Famously known as the Aquaman, Jason Momoa is a one-time pretty boy who has transitioned into a true action hero in recent times. With his perfectly chiseled body and tough guy scar, he has landed some of the biggest roles of his career. This has helped him build an illustrious career over the years. But beyond his exploits as an actor and filmmaker, the accomplished actor is a well-known family man. His wife and kids are so endeared to him, that he values them more than his own life. It’s very apparent that Jason Momoa’s family means everything to him; that’s why this article was written to guide you through his family life as well as how he got the permanent scar on his eyebrow.
Quick Facts About Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet’s Interesting Love Story
Jason Momoa got enchanted by the love of his life, Lisa Bonet right from an early age of 8. As a kid, the Justice League actor fell head over heels in love with the actress, the very first moment he saw her on The Cosby Show, where she portrayed the character of Denise Huxtable. Unfortunately for Jason, Lisa Bonet got romantically connected with rock singer Lenny Kravitz in 1986.
In the following year, the two love birds got married as they eloped to Las Vegas. Then in 1988, they welcomed a daughter named Zoë Isabella Kravitz on December 1st. However, what seemed like a never-ending love story met a dead-end 3 years later, when the couple separated and legally divorced in 1993.
Having given a second chance to land his dream girl, Jason Momoa didn’t hesitate to introduce himself to Lisa, when fate brought them together through mutual friends at a Jazz club in Los Angeles in 2005.
Before long, the two got romantically involved. They started their family in July 2007, when Jason Momoa’s wife gave birth to a daughter christened Lola Lolani Momoa, with the middle name Lolani meaning “royal hawk”.
In December 2008, Jason Momoa’s family got expanded with the arrival of a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. His unique name has the following meaning; Nakoa (warrior), Mana (strength/spirit), Kaua (rain) and po (dark).
The pair who has been one of the cutest couples in Hollywood have been together for over 10 years and are still strongly bonded. Although it was believed that they tied the knot in November 2007, the two officially became man and wife in October 2017, when they held a private wedding ceremony at their residence in Topanga, California. Despite their age difference of almost 12 years, Jason Momoa and his wife Lisa seem to be a perfect fit.
Who Are Jason Momoa’s Family Members?
The CinemaCon Award winner is the only child of his parents, Joseph and Coni Momoa. He was born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in Nānākuli, Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1st 1979. His father is a Hawaiian who worked as a painter, while his mother who is of German, Irish and American descent was into Photography.
Following the divorce of his parents at a young age, Jason Momoa was raised single-handedly by his mother. While growing up in Norwalk Iowa, his mom showered him with so much love and care. As a result, the actor has grown into an alpha male who stands for love and family. Below are the details of Jason Momoa’s family members.
Professionally known as Lisa Bonet, Jason Momoa’s wife legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon in the year 1993, after her first marriage ended. She was born Lisa Michelle Bonet in San Francisco, California on November 16th, 1967. She is the daughter of Allen Bonet (father) who worked as an Opera singer and his wife, Arlene (née Litman), a music teacher.
Having majored in Acting while at the Celluloid Actor’s Studio located in North Hollywood, Lisa forayed into acting as a child actress. She made a guest appearance in an episode of St. Elsewhere before scoring her break out role of Denis Huxtable in The Cosby Show. In subsequent years, she reprised the role in A Different World and The Earth Day Special.
After a long break from acting, the actress returned to the acting scene in a Road to Paloma in 2013, starring alongside her husband, who served as the director and producer. They equally co-starred in the Sundance series The Red Road. Her acting skills can further be seen in High Fidelity, Enemy of the State, Biker Boyz, Drunk History, Girls, Ray Donovan, among others.
Jason Momoa’s Kids
- Lola Iolani Momoa
- Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa
As previously stated, Jason Momoa has two kids, a son named Nakoa-Wolf and daughter, Lola, whom he shares a strong bond with. When he is not tied down by his acting career, he spends quality time with them; going on vacations or attending fun-filled events. More so, he often posts pictures he took with them on his social media handles.
Having been away for several months, Jason Momoa’s family gave him the surprise of his life, when they showed up at the filming location of Justice League in Queensland, Australia.
Interestingly, Lola and Wolf have been part of environmental social activism. They stood with their parents alongside some Hawaiian protesters, when they raised global awareness about the construction project going on the sacred Hawaiian mountain Mauna Kea, which was eventually stopped.
Jason Momoa’s stepdaughter, Zoë Kravitz is an actress who has also proved her mettle as a singer and model. Following the separation of her parents (Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz) when she was 5, Zoë lived with her mother, Lisa until she turned 11, before moving to Miami to stay with her dad, Lenny. She is an alumna of Rudolf Steiner School situated in Manhattan. She equally had a brief stint at the State University of New York at Purchase before dropping out to pursue a career in acting.
Zoë Kravitz is best known for her roles of Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class, Christiana in The Divergent series and Bonnie Carlson in Big Little Lies. She is additionally a vocalist who has shown off her singing prowess as the leader of two musical bands, Elevator Fight and Lolawolf. More so, she has made appearances in commercials for Vera Wangs and was named the face of the brand’s Princess Fragrance in 2009.
The actress has also appeared in fashion magazines such as Elle and Venus Zine. With regards to her personal life, Zoë exchanged marriage vows with her boyfriend of 3 years, actor Karl Glusman in 2019. She has also remained an important part of Jason Momoa’s family. She is very close with her half-siblings and equally her stepdad, whom she shares a matching tattoo with, which reads “etre toujours ivre”, meaning “be always drunk”.
Lenny Kravitz, a Grammy award-winning musician has blended into Jason Momoa’s family. He has remained best of friends with his ex-wife, Lisa Bonet since their divorce. He has also built a very close relationship with Jason and his kids as well. During Momoa’s birthday in 2019, the record producer and multi-instrumentalist took to his Instagram handle and wished his brother, as he called him, a happy birthday. The two also have matching friendship rings which they have shown off on different occasions.
It’s noteworthy that Lenny is not only just a musician, he is also an actor and furniture designer. He is the founder of a New York City-based company called Kravitz Design, through which he launched a collection of furniture products in 2015. As an actor, Lenny Kravitz has appeared in The Hunger Games film series, The Butler, Star, Precious and Being Mick.
Following his contributions in the music industry, the multi-award-winning rock artist was honored with the Order des Arts et des Lettres in 2011 – one of the highest awards given in France.
How Did Momoa Get The Scar on His Eyebrow?
Jason Momoa who was a one-time pretty boy now has a tough-guy look, thanks to his packed up physique and the scar on his eyebrow. Although many thought he got the scar from a surfing accident or while dancing Haka, the actor actually got it from a brawl that took place at the Bird Cafe located in Hollywood in November 2008
He stated that he was attacked by a man named Dominic Bando, whom he suspected to have been part of a gang initiation. The man shattered a pint of glass on his face which got him hospitalized for some weeks, as he received up to 140 stitches in the face. Thankfully, the accident left him with a permanent scar and not eye blindness.
Having engaged in a brawl, Jason Momoa’s attacker also sustained four injuries to his hand, which was managed with 15 stitches. Eventually, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, for which he was handed a five-year prison sentence.
With the badass image gotten from the scar, Jason Momoa’s acting career has grown intensely, as he has subsequently landed some of the biggest roles of his career after the incident. He has often been cast in tough-guy roles which can be seen in Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Braven, Frontier, See, to mention a few.