When the couple attended the Academy Awards, there was a slightly awkward exchange on the red carpet between them and the host/model, Ashley Graham. While the model spoke to Momoa about his current work, she asked him to do the Haka dance from ‘Game of Thrones’ – and it did not go over very well with him or his wife.
In fact, he immediately shot a glance in Bonet’s direction, at which point they both sort of stared back at the host with expressions that said, “You cannot be serious right now,” followed by Bonet politely declining for him. After all, the man was on the red carpet in a crazy expensive suit and trying to enjoy a night with his wife. Rude.
Seeing Things Differently
Momoa’s role in Apple’s TV+ series, 'See', has changed the relationship between him and his wife, and in the best way possible. In the series, Momoa plays the part of a blind man, which is something that’s new to him. In a recent interview with People, he said that the entire experience has made him more attentive to Bonet.
He also revealed that it’s helped him “feel energies and auras,” rather than taking things in as they’re first seen. “Now I’m a little bit more attentive to my wife’s energy,” he said, “Now I’m connected.”
On Baby Names
Momoa and Bonet’s children’s names are pretty amazing, and they’re anything but conventional. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, given the fact Bonet changed her own name to Lilakoi Moon back in the 1990s. When she gave birth to her daughter in 2007, they chose the name Lola “Lolani”, which means “royal hawk,” because there were “hawks flying around overhead during the birth.”
Their son, Nakoa-Wolf, actually has a much longer name on his birth certificate: Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. That’s a definite tongue twister!
While Momoa’s acting career is still evolving, Bonet has taken a step back from hers. She prefers to focus on her family life along with different types of art, but she doesn’t have as much of an interest in being on screen.
She reported that acting was how she “made her way,” but that it isn’t really her passion. We can respect that, Ms. Bonet. But the fans do hope to see more of you in the future! She has not completely shut down the option of acting in the future, so maybe it’s not off the table just yet.
An End or a New Beginning?
In January of 2022, through an Instagram post, Bonet and Momoa shocked the world, announcing their separation. The announcement, however, was phrased in a way that was very on-brand with the couple. As great believers of love and the mysterious ways of the universe, the two declared that their marriage is over but their love is just evolving in a different direction.
They expressed their devotion to one another and their family and politely asked to learn about this new phase of their lives away from the public eye. Our hope is that they find their way either back to each other or to a different place of peace and happiness. Knowing them, we have a feeling they will be alright.