"It's tough when u can't make it home to see your loved ones," the star wrote in his tribute.
We all have a special connection with our grandparents and it's always heartbreaking to see either of them pass. Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa had an incredibly special bond with grandmother Mabel who he affectionately called "grams." Sadly she passed away a year ago. Now the actor is paying tribute to his late grandmother on his Instagram with a series of photos. "I LOVED MAKING MY GRANDMA LAUGH it's been a year now I miss u grams. I wish she got to see this last movie she would have been so happy," the 43-year-old actor wrote in his caption. He included a series of images including screenshots of him FaceTiming his grandmother. Another included his "grams" sitting inside a Ford Thunderbird and one sweet snap of the two with Momoa's arms around Mabel.
"I would facetime her when I was playing FLIP in slumberland. and she was so giddy seeing me dressed up like a wild animal. I got the news when I was giving a speech to the UN on Aquaman. Talking about saving our beautiful planet," he added. "I think the scene didn't make the cut. but it was a hard day and she was right there with me. it's tough when u can't make it home to see your loved ones I'm sorry for that grams," Momoa continued. "today will be hard but i have the best angels watching over me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️mabel lemke"
While the Aquaman star regularly talks about his island home of Hawaii, he is equally proud of his Iowa roots. He once joked on Instagram that Hawaii spelled backward is (IIAWAH). “I loved where and how I grew up because both places were rooted in family,” he told the PEOPLE, “They are really very similar, except there’s more ocean one spot and more corn in the other.” A few years ago the actor recorded a special visit to his grandma Mabel in Iowa, where she lived at the time. "Needed to come home to Iowa and give my grams some aloha," Jason Momoa shared in a previous Instagram post. "Love u forever grandma #Mabel #thematriarch #raisedbywomen #loveuma #hawaiianiowan. HAWAII backwards is IIAWAH. IOWA Aloha j." He also documented the visit in a heartwarming 10-minute YouTube video, titled “Visited my home state of Iowa!” The Hollywood hottie clearly adores his family and beyond his sexiness we love seeing his warmth and his heart of gold!
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