Oscars 2019: Jason Momoa Says His Kids 'Were Blown Away' by Aquaman — and His Son Even Cried!
The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC
Jason Momoa‘s children know the difference between real and make-believe, but it’s still hard to watch their dad get banged up onscreen!
Walking the 2019 Oscars red carpet wearing custom coordinating blush-colored designs by the late Karl Lagerfeld, the Aquaman star and his wife, actress Lisa Bonet, dished about how their two kids — son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 10, and daughter Lola Iolani, 11 — were “blown away” by his superhero film.
“They had a great time,” Momoa, 39, told ABC. “I hadn’t seen it until they saw it, so it was a very special moment I’ll remember forever. They were very proud of me. It was a beautiful moment.”
“I’m pretty sure Wolf cried when he thought you got hurt,” Bonet, 51, chimed in of their son.
“He did. I’m like, ‘I’m right next to you, buddy,’ ” the actor recalled.
Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter.
Momoa and Bonet attended the Los Angeles premiere of Aquaman alongside their children and Momoa’s mother Coni in December, where the spouses shared a steamy smooch on the blue carpet.
Days later, the actor swooned over Bonet to PEOPLE.
“My wife is amazing,” he said of raising a family with the former Cosby Show actress. “Her ultimate art form is being a phenomenal mother.”
“We are a perfect fit,” Momoa added.
Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Oscars coverage to get the latest news on film’s biggest night.
RELATED VIDEO: Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s Hilarious Picks For Music to Play Off Long Oscar Speeches
In November 2017, Momoa opened up about his marriage on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
“Ever since I was, like, 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, ‘Mommy, I want that one,’ ” he joked. “I’m like, ‘I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I’m going to get you.’ ”
“I’m a full-fledged stalker,” he continued. “I didn’t tell her that until we had two babies. Otherwise, I’d be creepy and weird. But yeah, [I’d] just always wanted to meet her. She was a queen, always.”
The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.