Momoa pops open a Guinness and takes an extended swallow. “You understand, I met my spouse over a pint of Guinness,” he says. “I knew it was love when she ordered it first.”
Proper. His spouse. That might be Lisa Bonet, former little one star of The Cosby Present, extensively (and, belief me, credibly) thought-about some of the lovely individuals alive, and whom I’d noticed strolling alongside the yard’s periphery in an extended, flowing skirt and cutoff T-shirt. The pair have been collectively since 2004, when a mutual good friend launched them at a jazz membership. However Momoa’s attachment to Bonet goes again additional, to when he first noticed her on TV on the age of 8. He remembers considering, “I’m going to stalk you for the remainder of your life, and I’m going to get you,” he advised James Corden on The Late Late Present final yr.
“If I see one thing I really like, I need to study the whole lot about it. There are simply so many issues I need to do.”
I perceive grand, public proclamations of affection, I inform him, however what about their day-to- day relationship? Say, Tuesdays.
“I get in bother identical to another dumb fucking male,” Momoa says. “We love one another, have an incredible household collectively, however a relationship is figure.” He asks me how lengthy I’ve been with my companion. Twelve years, I inform him. About the identical for him, he says, and displays on how a lot an individual can change over such an extended interval. “That poor girl met me after I was 26,” Momoa says. “I used to be a maniac. I needed to do all of these items, however I didn’t have an outlet, so I’d simply destroy. She’s caught with me by means of too many me’s.”
DESPITE HIS EXOTIC LOOKS, Momoa spent his childhood in Norwalk, Iowa, a city of about 9,000 exterior of Des Moines. He was born in Honolulu, son of a Hawaiian father and Midwestern mom. However his mother and father break up when Momoa was younger, and his mother took him again to her hometown. “I grew up the place everybody was a wrestler or soccer participant, and I used to be the skateboarder, an outcast,” Momoa says. He spent summers along with his father on Oahu, however he was an outsider there, as properly. “I wasn’t actually accepted as a Hawaiian,” he says.