"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 read.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have recently announced via social media that they are separating.
The announcement was made via Momoa's Instagram account, where he shared a joint statement on behalf of him and Bonet since she is not on 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 from Momoa, 42, and Bonet, 54, 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 also included how they will always be there for their children, Nakoa-Wolf, 13, and Lola, 14., "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, adds PEOPLE.
The couple started dating in 2005 after being introduced by mutual friends at a jazz club and bonding over their mutual love for Guinness.
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."
"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 going out for a meal, and that's where they hit it off, said Momoa. "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."
This is Momoa's first marriage and Bonet's second. She was earlier married to rockstar Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993 with whom she shares her child, actor Zoë Isabella Kravitz.
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