Entertainment Movies Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Announce Split After Nearly 5 Years of Marriage Momoa and Bonet announced their separation in a joint statement on Instagram Wednesday By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 12, 2022 08:34 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are calling it quits. Momoa, 42, announced their separation in a joint statement on his Instagram Wednesday. (Bonet, 54, does not have social media.) "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," the joint statement read. "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 statement continued. "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…" The statement concluded, "Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life our children. Teaching our children what's possible. Living the Prayer. May Love Prevail✨ J & L." Along with the announcement, Momoa shared several photos in his post, including one of a sunset sky, one of a person holding a baby bird and wearing a shirt that reads "May my soul shout love", and another close-up of the hands holding the young bird. Reps for Momoa and Bonet did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment. The Sweetest Photos of Longtime Loves Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet The couple started dating in 2005 after being introduced by mutual friends at a jazz club. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Momoa spoke about his first date with Bonet, saying, "We just happened to be in the right place at the right time." Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock "I actually had dreaded my hair for her. I had dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around and I see her and she goes, 'I'm Lisa.' I turned around to my friend and I [pretended to scream]. I had f—ing fireworks going off inside, man," he said at the time. "I convinced her to take me home, because I was living in a hotel." The two ended up sharing a meal at Cafe 101, where Momoa said they hit it off. "We sat down, she ordered a Guinness, and that was it," he added. "I beyond love Guinness. We had Guinness and grits, and the rest is history." Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. Frazer Harrison/Getty Jason Momoa Details His Incredible Love Story with 'Queen' Lisa Bonet In July 2007, the pair had their first child, Lola, and welcomed their second child, Nakoa-Wolf, in December 2008. (Bonet is also mom to Zoë Kravitz, 33, whom she shares with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz.) Though it was initially believed that Momoa and Bonet married in November 2007, the couple later wed in October 2017. From the start, Momoa was never one to shy away from his feelings for Bonet. In a 2013 interview, the Aquaman actor said, "My wife [is] a very pretty woman. She's beautiful and I love her... I'm a very lucky man." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "She's my dream woman," he told Huffington Post in 2016. "She's so amazing because I'm such a dip—-. She's an angel. She's amazing. God bless her. She's seeing this one through. I've done a lot of dumb things in my life." A few years later, Momoa told Esquire for its November 2019 cover story that getting to marry Bonet was a major accomplishment for him. "If someone says something isn't possible, I'm like, 'Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f---ing possible,'" Momoa told the outlet at the time.