Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet to split after 16 years: 'The love between us carries on'

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Jason Momoa has announced that he and Lisa Bonet are separating but said the love between them “carries on”.

The 42-year-old Aquaman star said the couple are sharing the news so they can go about their lives “with dignity and honesty”.

In a post shared on Instagram to his more than 16 million followers he wrote: “We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Jason Momoa and  Lisa Bonet attend Tom Ford: Autumn/Winter 2020 Runway Show at Milk Studios on February 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TOM FORD: AUTUMN/WINTER 2020 RUNWAY SHOW )
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet attend Tom Ford: Autumn/Winter 2020 Runway Show (Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images)

“A revolution is unfolding, and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring.

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“And so, we share our family news – that we are parting ways in marriage.

“We share this not because we think it’s newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty.

“The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived.”

Actors Lisa Bonet (L) and Jason Momoa attend the world premiere of
Actors Lisa Bonet (L) and Jason Momoa attend the world premiere of "Conan The Barbarian", 2011 (Getty)

He added: “We free each other to be who we are learning to become.”

They officially married in late 2017, but have been a couple for 16 years and have a son and daughter together.

Actress Bonet, 54, rose to fame as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show and also starred in the spin-off, A Different World. She was previously married to Lenny Kravitz.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25:  Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz and Zoe Kravitz  at Entertainment Weekly's Party to  Celebrate the Best Director Oscar Nominees held at Chateau Marmont on February 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)
Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz and Zoe Kravitz at Entertainment Weekly's Party, 2010 (Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)

Momoa became a household name following his role as Khal Drogo in the hit HBO series Game Of Thrones.

He also recently starred alongside Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya in sci-fi blockbuster Dune.

Talking about their relationship in late 2020, Momoa said: “My wife is very sophisticated and smart and [our kids and I are] kind of like animals that need to be trained a little better. I’m constantly a work in progress, and I’ve just been trying to get better as a father and a husband.”

With reporting by PA

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