Best known for his roles as Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo in the TV series “Game of Thrones” (2011–2012) and as “Aquaman” (2018) himself, Jason Momoa is an American actor who has been active in the industry for two decades and a half now. His long hair and muscled physique helped him land the most remarkable roles.
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Born as Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa on August 1, 1979, this 43-year-old actor made his acting debut in the American action drama TV series “Baywatch: Hawaii” (1999–2001). His other notable projects include “Bullet To The Head” (2012), “Road To Paloma” (2014), “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” (2016), “Justice League” (2017), “Braven” (2018), “Sweet Girl” (2021), “Dune” (2021), and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021).
Although Momoa’s overall persona exudes nothing but masculinity, some fans were still curious about his sexuality. So, is there more than the actor’s macho persona? Is Jason Momoa gay?
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Jason Momoa’s Failed Marriage
Jason Momoa was married to actress Lisa Bonet. They were together for almost 17 years —married for five —before they decided to call it quits and go their own separate ways.
The pair had a 12-year age gap, with Bonet older than Momoa. But this wasn’t a factor in them falling in love and starting a family together. The couple had two children together —Lola, 14, and Nakoa-Wolf, 13.
The relationship was a dream come true for Momoa. He shared that he had first fallen for her when he was only 8 years old. He used to watch the American TV sitcom “The Cosby Show” (1987), where Bonet was part of the cast. That’s when he started to develop a huge crush on the actress, who was 20 years old at that time and was married to rocker Lenny Kravitz.
Bonet was Momoa’s ultimate “childhood crush”, as he told Esquire in 2019. And marrying her proves that “anything is f****** possible.”
It must have been fate when the two met in 2005 in a Los Angeles jazz club. Bonet was already divorced from her ex-husband, Kravitz, at that time. Momoa and she fell in love and started dating right away. Two years later, the couple welcomed their first child, Lola. They had their second child, Nakoa-Wolf, another year later.
In 2007, the couple tied the knot in a secret intimate wedding ceremony in Topanga, California. Everything seems to be going well between them, even with their blended family — with Bonet’s ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz, and their daughter, Zoë Kravitz, who is now a 34-year-old actress.
The fans were, however, shocked when the couple announced their break up in 2022, only five years after they got married.
According to PEOPLE, the decision to finally call it quits wasn’t made overnight. A source told the outlet that the couple was “amazing for years until they no longer were.”
A source told PEOPLE that the split up was due to their “diverging career trajectories.”
The couple was seen going to events together, which sparked rumors that they were getting back together. This was, however, denied by Momoa.
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Jason Momoa’s Girlfriend
After his divorce from Lisa Bonet, the Aquaman actor dated Mexican actress Eiza González. The pair met through work and mutual connections. It was in May 2022 when PEOPLE confirmed that the couple was dating.
But right after the news about them dating broke out, they were said to have split.
The pair was, however, spotted together in London several weeks later. There were also several sightings of them together after. They were, in fact, involved in a motorcycle accident in Calabasas, California. Luckily, neither Momoa nor González was hurt during the accident.
Although they appear to still see each other whenever their schedules allow, a source said that they were no longer in a relationship.
Despite all the high-profile relationships Momoa had in the past, it is unknown if he was currently dating anyone. The Aquaman actor was known to be really private about some aspects of his personal life, so he could be dating someone at the moment and just choose to keep it away from the media.
Jason Momoa’s Past Relationships
Aside from his long-term relationship with his ex-wife, Lisa Bonet, and his short-lived romance with Eiza González, Momoa was also linked to other women. Here’s a quick peek at the actor’s dating history.
The actor dated and was actually engaged to Simmone Jade Mackinnon. This was before he married Bonet. The two dated for five years. They got together in 1999, got engaged in June 2004, and broke up in 2006. He started dating Bonet shortly after.
Momoa was also rumored to have hooked up with his Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke sometime between 2011 to 2013. They, however, denied the dating rumor and insisted that they were just close friends.
The actor was also linked to Latina actress Melissa Villaseñor in December 2022. This was after Momoa hit her Instagram DM. The comedian talked about it during her guest appearance on the World Record Podcast.
She also shared some details about their interactions. This triggered many questions which made her clarify things on Twitter.
Being the comedian that she is, she also inject some humor on the incident by tweeting:
No, their relationship never went beyond that Instagram interaction. The two never really dated.
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Is Jason Momoa Gay?
The answer must be clear by now. No, Jason Momoa is not gay. He has never been romantically linked to anyone of the same gender. All his past relationships were with women. He was, at one point, married to a long-term partner and the mother of his two children. The Aquaman actor is, without a doubt, a very straight man. Aside from giving the public absolutely no reason to question his sexual preference, the actor is confident about his sexuality, too.