A Look at Lisa Bonet’s Parents, Ex-Husband and The Kids They Have Together

Lisa Bonet’s parents are Allen Bonet (father) and Arlene Bonet (mother). She was married to actor Jason Momoa from 2017 to 2022 and to Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993. Through her two marriages, Lisa has three children. She welcomed a daughter named Zoe Isabella Kravitz with Lenny in 1988 and another daughter and son respectively named Lola Iolani Momoa and Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa with her second husband.

A lot of chapters make Lisa Bonet’s life interesting. From the early days of her career to her prime and personal life, there’s so much to be talked about when it comes to the beautiful American actress. Lisa Bonet is popularly known for her overly significant role in The Cosby Show. Born on November 18, 1967, the delectable actress was formerly into beauty pageantry, and she also made several guest appearances on television soap opera when she was a child.

However, she stepped into the limelight following her role as Denise Huxtable on the popular Cosby Show, where she starred alongside Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby. In the year 1987, she left the Cosby Show for a short while to star in the spin-off sitcom, A Different World, which concentrated on Denise Huxtable’s college life. In that same year, when Lisa Bonet was 19, she was given a role in Angel’s Heart, where she played the role of a 17-year-old girl, Epiphany Proudfoot.

While Lisa’s outstanding performances have made her a well-known figure in the American movie industry, little or less is known about her parents, family, and love life. Because of that, we have decided to bring you all you need to know about her personal life.

Who are Lisa Bonet’s Parents Allen Bonet and Arlene Litman?

Lisa Bonet’s father, Allen Bonet was an opera singer of African American background from Texas, while her mother Arlene was a music teacher of Ashkenazi Jewish background from Pennsylvania. While she was growing up, Bonet experienced lots of challenges as a result of her biracial identity. She is the only child of her parents, and her parents separated when she was very young.

Lisa’s father Allen Bonet was born on 13th February 1935 in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America to African American parents, Jennifer Abbey and George Bonet. George (Lisa’s grandfather) passed away in 1969, just a year after his mother died in 1968.

Allen Bonet died on 9 November 2018, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He had been ill for a while before he died due to heart attack. He was around 83 years of age at the time of his death.

Arlene Joyce Litman was born 11 February 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Eli Litman and Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg. She was a music teacher of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage from Pennsylvania.

Arlene Joyce Litman died on 3 March 1998 in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. She died of Breast cancer.

Having a music teacher for a mom, and an opera singer for a dad, one would think that  Lisa Bonet would end up as a musician. Nevertheless, she had her mind on other things. As mentioned earlier, she ventured into beauty pageantry but didn’t do that for long. It was after a few stints in the industry that she landed a role in the TV sitcom The Cosby Show.

Not fitting in was always an issue for her. The actress confessed in an interview that her maternal family, who were Jewish, found it hard accepting her for reasons she believed it has to do with her biracial roots. However, Lisa managed to overcome by shielding herself against all forms of segregation.

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Lisa Bonet and Mother

Sadly, Lisa Bonet’s biological parents are both late. Her father, Allen died in 2008 of natural causes, and her mother passed away in 1998, long before Allen.

Who is Lisa Bonet’s Ex-Husband and What Does He Do?

Lisa Bonet was happily married to actor Jason Momoa for 16 years before they announced their divorce in early 2022. The name Jason Momoa will surely not sound new to lovers of the epic HBO series Game of Thrones.

The couple began their romantic relationship in the year 2005. Although there was a widely held speculation that the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde tied the nuptial knot in 2007, the duo did not make it official until October 2017.

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Lisa with her husband Momoa

Bonet’s ex-husband, Momoa is the only son of his parents and was born in 1979. Of Hawaiian descent, the talented actor gained widespread popularity when he played the role of Kahl Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

While this was one of his greatest moments on TV, he is also popularly known as Aquaman in the superhero films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and in the film Aquaman.

The longtime couple announced that they are in the process of divorcing via a joint statement on Momoa’s Instagram account on January 12, 2022 as Bonet does not have any social media account.

Before Jason, Lisa married American singer Lenny Kravitz. It is not known when they met, however, on her 20th birthday in Las Vegas, Lisa eloped with the singer. It had happened that while they were getting acquainted, they found out that they both have similar backgrounds. The two got to know that Bonet’s mother and Kravitz’s father are both Jewish and felt more connected with each other. It had seemed like a perfect bond, and the lovebirds sealed their love in a lavish wedding held in 1987. However, six years later, they split in 1993.

How Many Children Does Lisa Bonet Have?

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Lisa Bonet’s Kids with Momoa

Through her two marriages, the beautiful actress is now a mother of three. While still married to Lenny Kravitz, Lisa welcomed her first child, a daughter named Zoe Isabella Kravitz in 1988.

Zoe has since followed in her parent’s footsteps and has established herself as both an actress, singer, and model. As an actress, she is perhaps best known for her role in X-Men: First Class, The Divergent Series, and Mad Max: Fury Road, etc.

From her second marriage, Lisa Bonet has two children, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Their daughter Lola was born on July 23, 2007, while Nakoa-Wolf joined the family on the 15th of December 2008. Lisa has been enjoying a blissful union, and their marriage has lasted for over a decade and counting.

Does Lisa Bonet Have Any Siblings?

After her parents’ separation, Bonet’s father got married again to another woman named Deborah. With her, he had seven children who are now Lisa’s half-siblings. They are five girls and two boys. For the ladies, they include Anjanine, Bria, Chiara, Kadhja, and Aleia, and for the men, Kaemon and Kolin Bonet. What do Lisa’s siblings do for a living? Find out more about them below.

Anjanine Bonet – she is the oldest child of Allen and his second wife Deborah. Born in 1983, she is a graduate of the prestigious Yale University. She seems to have followed in the footsteps of her father as she is now a musician, a career path she chose when she was very young. According to reports, Anjanine currently resides in California.

Bria, Lisa’s second half-sister was born in 1987. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and stays in Louisana. Also, Kadhja Bonet, born in 1988, is one of Lisa’s half-sisters, who has a striking resemblance to her. She is also a musician and is in a serious relationship with her partner in San Pablo, CA. The youngest of Lisa’s half-siblings is Aleia Bonet. Like most people in her family, she is also associated with the performing arts.

Lisa’s two half brothers – Kaemon and Kolin did not toe the line of their father. They make their earnings from different lines of work. While Kolin is into computer games creation, Kaemon is a corporate worker. Lisa’s mother, Arlene also went into another relationship but did not remarry.

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Felix Peters
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Felix Peters has over 6 years experience in content creation and editing. When he is not slaying dragons in fantasy game worlds, he is travelling the world one book at a time. His fiction has appeared on Wattpad, Medium, and Creative Freelance Writerz


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