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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet ‘parting ways in marriage’ after 16 years together

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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have announced their decision to part ways in a cryptic Instagram post.

The Aquaman star, 42, and actress Bonet, 54, were married for four years but had been together since being introduced at a jazz club in 2005.

They share a son and daughter together.

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.

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

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

The couple explained that they weren’t announcing their separation “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…”

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa are separating after 16 years together (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa are separating after 16 years together (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

“Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our Children,” they concluded. “Teaching our Children What’s possible ~ Living the Prayer.”

“May Love Prevail,” they ended it signing off as “J & L.”

The post was coupled with abstract images of a sunset, flags and what is reportedly close-up images of their two children holding birds.

Actress Bonet, 54, rose to fame as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show before starring alongside Micky Rourke and Robert De Niro in Angel Heart as a 19-year-old. She was previously married to Lenny Kravitz.

Recently Momoa confessed to Esquire that he had been obsessed with Bonet during her stint on the Cosby show when he was young.

“I mean, I didn’t tell her that. I didn’t let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids,” he laughed, adding “if someone says something isn’t possible, I’m like, ‘Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f***king possible’.”

After the couple were introduced by friends at a jazz club the stars celebrated going to a cafe for some grits and Guinness.

“In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do,” High Fidelity star Bonet told Porter Magazine.

“He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style!”

The couple welcomed the birth of their daughter Lola in 2007 and son Nakao-Wolf in 2008.

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.

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