Lisa Bonet Gives a Rare Interview. Shares Her Thoughts on Marriage and Cosby.
If there were ever a true couple living their best lives, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa are it! In a recent, and rare, interview with Porter, Bonet opened up about her love for Momoa, their marriage and, because everyone wants to know, her thoughts on Bill Cosby and his allegations of sexual assault.
Jumping straight into the bad before the good, Bonet was asked about her thoughts on Bill Cosby and whether her views of him have changed since the formal lawsuits, and public assignation of character, against Cosby have surfaced.
Her answer. . .
“No, it’s exactly as I remember it,” she says. But did you have a sense that anything was happening? “There was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but… There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed.” You sensed a darkness? “Always. And if I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free.”
At the time, Bonet was branded a rebel who tested the patience of the most popular sitcom dad in the country. She showed up late on set and posed topless in Interview magazine, contrary to his wishes. Cosby famously opposed her role in Angel Heart, in which she performed a nude sex scene with Mickey Rourke. “I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so’,” she says about Cosby’s current situation. “I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.”
When asked about how she met Momoa, who is 13 years her junior, and if it was love at first sight, she said:
“I can’t say it was full-on from the moment we saw each other, but we have been together from the day that we met,” she says. He needed a ride home that night, so Bonet took him, stopping at a café along the way for Guinness and grits. “In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do.” She laughs. “He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style!” They’re a picture of happiness now. Lenny and Jason are friends, the kids are all tight, Thanksgiving is a big event at their house – Bonet’s two families getting along famously. “It’s fantastic. It’s full-on family love,” she says.
She was also asked if he was a superhero sex symbol when she met him:
“He wasn’t when I met him! There’s a theme. What’s cool about Jason is that he’s an alpha male who stands for love and family. And to circle back to my own wounds, having an absent father, then to be fully met by a man of that stature, is really incredible. Jason embodies a rare form of masculinity in this day and age – he’s a leader; he’s generous. Just in terms of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic, you can go down the line.”
I've always loved Lisa Bonet and her free spirit. She was the first woman I saw on television who dared to dress in a way that showed her creative side, her personality and her moods all in one outfit. Lisa and Jason live in California in a home she describes as her "sanctuary" with their 10 year old daughter Lola and their son Nakoa-Wolfe who is nine. Lisa's daughter from her previous marriage to Lenny Kravitz is 29 year old Zoe Kravitz who is living a life as free as her parents.