No one knows when they will meet their soulmate. Whilst some lucky people stumble across ‘the one’ early in life, the majority of us have to spend more than a few tearful nights consoling ourselves with Ben & Jerry’s before we finally find love.
As people, we are constantly changing, and most of us can attest to looking back at our past relationships and cringing. “What did I ever see in them?” But, in very rare instances, people fall in love when they’re just children and end up getting married.
One of these people is Jason Momoa, who rose to fame on Game of Thrones. The hunky actor initially repulsed audiences with his portrayal of the brutish Dothraki Khal Drogo, but we got to see a softer side to him when he fell in love with Daenerys.
When Khal Drogo’s untimely death took place at the end of season one, audiences were heartbroken that Daenerys had lost her “shekh ma shieraki anni” (“my sun and stars”), and, until season seven, it looked like she would never fall in love again.
Daenerys wasn’t the only person to be charmed by Khal Drogo. Off screen, Momoa is a pretty awesome guy, and fans of the show went wild when he met up with Emilia Clark, who plays Daenerys, last week after becoming friends in 2011.
Despite never appearing on the show together, Momoa is also friends with another familiar Game of Thrones‘ face, and he’s developed an incredible bromance with another one of the show’s most hunky actors Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane.
Now the actor has hit the headlines by opening up about his fairytale romance with his actress wife Lisa Bonet. In a recent interview, the Game of Thrones star revealed that he fell in love with her when he was just eight years old.
As is the case for many celebrity couples, rumors about Momoa and Bonet’s personal life have been rife. In 2007, people began to specular about whether or not the long-term couple were already married.
At this point in time, the now 38-year-old Momoa was best-known for his role as Ronon Dex on Stargate Atlantis, and 49-year-old Bonet had already hit the big time by playing Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
However, it has now emerged that the two finally got married last month after a twelve-year relationship and two kids together!
“Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet had an official wedding a few weeks ago at their house in Topanga, California,” an inside source revealed to US Weekly. “Apparently they weren’t officially married until then! They said they ‘made it official’.”
In an interview on James Corden’s The Late Late Show, Momoa confirmed the marriage and revealed that he had been in love with Bonet since he was just eight years old. He first saw the actress on The Cosby Show.
“Ever since I was like, eight years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, ‘Mommy, I want that one’,” the actor said of his new wife.
“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 laughed. “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 two, however, did not cross paths until many years later when they introduced by mutual friends at a New York jazz club.
“We just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Momoa said. “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–” Momoa said, imitating a scream. “I had f****** fireworks going off inside, man.”
“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.”
On the subject of Momoa’s incredibly famous hair, here’s a tutorial for anyone who’s looking to emulate his look:
We wish all the best to the newlyweds and hope that we can all find a fairytale romance like theirs!