Who is Jason Momoa?
Jason Momoa is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his roles as “Khal Drogo” in the first two seasons of the HBO fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” and as “Aquaman” in the 2018 American superhero film “Aquaman”.
Jason Momoa’s full name is Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa. He was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He is 43 years old as of March 2023.
Jason Momoa’s parents
Jason Momoa was born to his parents – Joseph Momoa (father) and Coni Lemke (mother) as an only child. He was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, United States by his mother. Months after his birth, his parents divorced, and Jason moved with his mother to Norwalk, Iowa, where he completed his elementary and high-school education.
Momoa is of mixed descent – his father has Native Hawaiian ancestry, while his mother is of German, Irish, and Pawnee heritage ancestry.
About Jason Momoa’s father – Joseph Momoa
According to reports, Jason Momoa’s father, Joseph Momoa was a painter. He is of native Hawaiian ancestry. He got married to Coni Momoa (Jason Momoa’s mother) and they have only one child.
The couple got divorced six months after Jason was born which made Jason move to Norwalk, Iowa where he was raised by his mother. He later moved back to Hawaii to reconnect with his father as they never had a close relationship during his upbringing.
About Jason Momoa’s mother- Coni Momoa
Coni Momoa (nèe Lemke) was a photographer popularly known as the mother of Jason Momoa. She is of German, Irish and Pawnee heritage. She got married to Joseph Momoa (Jason Momoa’s father) but they divorced a few months after Jason was born.
According to reports, Coni Momoa sacrificed everything as a single parent in order to raise and provide for her child. Jason Momoa often credits his mother for his success and expresses gratitude for the immense love she has for him.
Jason Momoa’s siblings
According to reports, Jason Momoa was born as an only child and does not have any brothers or sisters.
Jason Momoa’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Jason Momoa is divorced and does not have a wife. Momoa was previously married to American actress, Lisa Bonet. They got married in October 2017 but announced their split on January 12, 2022.
The marriage produced two children. Currently, Jason Momoa is believed to be dating Mexican actress Eiza González. The pair became an item a month after the announcement of his split from ex-wife Lisa Bonet.
Jason Momoa’s past girlfriends
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Jason Momoa has been romantically linked to about four women, three of whom he met on set. Here is a list of the women Jason Momoa has been romantically linked to:
- Jason Momoa was engaged to actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon in 2004.
- Jason Momoa was rumoured to have dated co-star Emilia Clarke in 2011.
- Jason Momoa got married to Lisa Bonet in 2017.
- Jason Momoa is believed to be in a relationship with Eiza González in 2023.
About Jason Momoa’s relationship with Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Simmone Jade Mackinnon is an Australian actress best known for her role as Allie Reese on the American action drama television series “Baywatch Hawaii”. She was born on March 19, 1973, in Mount Isa, Australia. She is 49 years old as of March 2023.
Jason Momoa and Simmone started dating in 1999 after he landed the role of Jason Loane in “Baywatch Hawaii” where Simmone Jade also starred. According to online reports, the pair got engaged in 2004 after dating for about six years. Sadly, the seemingly sweet couple called off their engagement two years later in 2006 and went their separate ways.
Reports have it that their relationship came to an end after Jason Momoa met Lisa Bonet for the first time. Interestingly, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa welcomed their first child together in July 2007, a year after his split from Simmone, meaning Jason and Lisa must have hooked up in 2006.
In an interview with Confidential in 2007, Simmone said:
Honestly, it is a shock and of course, this news has been upsetting. I’ve moved on with my life. I’m happy.
About Jason Momoa’s rumoured relationship with Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”. She was born on October 23, 1986, in London, United Kingdom. She is 36 years old as of March 2023.
Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke won the hearts of Game of Thrones fans when they played lovers Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen in the acclaimed series. Rumours about Momoa and Emilia Clarke being in a relationship circulated when they shared a series of cosy pictures in 2021 with Jason adding a heartwarming caption to the post which read:
Moon of my life, you are wonderful forever.
Fans also discovered an old interview Jason had on “The Graham Norton Show” in 2019 where the actor said he tries to visit Emilia Clarke every time he’s in the United Kingdom. In an episode of Dax Shephard’s podcast “Armchair’s Expert” in 2019, Emilia Clarke praised Jason Momoa for his support during a particularly difficult scene they shot together.
The pair have maintained a mutual admiration for each other but there has not been enough confirmation that they were an item.
About Jason Momoa’s marriage to Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet is an American actress. She is popularly known as the ex-wife of Jason Momoa. She was born on November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California, United States. She is 55 years old as of March 2023.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s love story began in 1987 though they officially met in 2005 at a Los Angeles Jazz Club. In an interview with Esquire in 2019, the actor described Lisa Bonet as his childhood crush and explained how he instantly fell for her after seeing her on the Cosby Show in 1987. At the time of their meeting in 2005, Lisa had divorced her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz with whom she shares a daughter, Zoë Kravitz who was born in 1988.
On July 23, 2007, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet welcomed their first daughter together named Lola Iolani Momoa. The following year, the pair welcomed their first son, Nakao-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaena. In July 2014, the pair starred in their first film together. The film “Road to Paloma” was co-written, produced, and directed by Jason.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet got married secretly in October 2017 in an intimate ceremony in Topanga, California, United States. The following month, they made their red-carpet debut as a married couple at the “Justice League” premiere in Los Angeles.
Sadly, the couple announced their separation on January 12, 2022, in a since-deleted Instagram post. The post reads;
We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformation times. A revolution is unfolding and our family is no exception..feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring. 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. We free each other to be who we are, learning to become our devotion, unwavering to this sacred life and our children.
They sparked reconciliation rumours at the “Batman” premiere on February 28, 2022, which Jason attended with their two kids. Momoa’s stepdaughter, Zoë Kravitz, starred in the film.
The following month, during an Access Hollywood interview, Jason Momoa confirmed his split from Lisa Bonet on the Oscars red carpet.
We are not back together. We are family.
According to reports, the former couple has chosen to remain friends and has not let their split sour things between them.
About Jason Momoa’s relationship with Eiza González
Eiza González is a Mexican actress and singer. She was born on January 30, 1990, in Mexico City, Mexico. She is 33 years old as of March 2023.
Following his split from ex-wife Lisa Bonet in January 2022, Jason Momoa started dating Eiza González. While they have managed to keep their romance out of the spotlight, reports have it that the pair has been seeing each other since February after meeting through a mutual friend.
Months after their relationship made headlines in 2022, rumours emerged that the couple has broken up. However, while news of their split was still spreading, the couple were seen together in London on multiple occasions. In July 2022, they were spotted riding a motorcycle in Malibu, further confirming that they are back together.
Jason Momoa’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (February 2023), Jason Momoa is the proud father of two children whom he shares with his ex-wife Lisa Bonet. Momoa’s two kids are named Lola Iolani Momoa and Nakao-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.
Jason Momoa is also the stepfather of actress Zoë Kravitz. Momoa’s ex-wife Lisa Bonet had Zoë Kravitz in 1988 with her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz.
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About Jason Momoa’s children
a. Lola Iolani Momoa
Lola Iolani Momoa is the first child of Jason Momoa and his ex-wife Lisa Bonet. She is an American child actress. She was born on July 23, 2007, in the United States. She is 15 years old as of March 2023.
According to reports, the real meaning of the name Iolani is “Royal hawk”. Lola made her acting debut in a short film titled “Canvas of My Life” which was directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza.
b. Nakao-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa
Nakao-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa is the second child of Jason Momoa. He was born on December 15, 2008, in the United States. He is 14 years old as of March 2023.
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the name “Nakao” means warrior while his first middle name “Manakauapo” refers to the dark and rainy weather conditions when he was born.
In an interview with Instyle in 2020, Jason Momoa opened up about how growing up without a father has shaped his parenting. He said;
I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad, and I don’t want to just tell my son. I really want to connect and I want him to be vulnerable and open.
Jason Momoa and Zoë Kravitz’ relationship
Zoë Kravitz is Jason Momoa’s stepdaughter. Zoë Kravitz’s mom, Lisa Bonet was previously married to Lenny Kravitz with whom she had Zoë. Momoa became Zoë Kravitz’s stepdad after he and Lisa Bonet married each other. Momoa and his stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz share a good relationship.