Jason Momoa restored his wife Lisa Bonet’s car: relationship goals?


Prepare yourselves for a whole lotta pretty. This story includes true love, classic convertibles, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa, although not necessarily in that order. Jason posted this short teaser video to his Instagram on Tuesday of a classic 1965 Mustang GT convertible that he’d had restored. Honestly, that would have been enough for me, but the story behind it ups the emotional factor x10. Jason’s caption alongside the video read as follows:

Aloha everyone, this is 14 years in the making. I wanted to surprise my wife with her first car she ever bought and bring it back to life and into our family, Mahalo to @bigkemdizel for bringing me to @divine1customs to meet Misha, I could not have done this without the love and support they put into this project. Link in BIO! full video on our YouTube Channel! Directed by @da_bray , this was Damien’s directing debut for our company @on_the_roamthis last year and he put this all together to show the amount of love that went into this restoration. Thank you to everyone involved and the crew! @ppgrefinish

As always big Mahalo to @colterwall for the music from Imaginary Appalachia, sleeping on the blacktop & Caroline.

Please give the full video a watch on YouTube. link in bio & story. Aloha J

#1965mustang #firstcar #lisabonet

The link to the full video is here. It’s only seven and a half minutes long but it takes you through the restoration and Lisa’s reaction when she sees it. The story is that this Mustang was the first car Lisa purchased at 17 years old, At 17, Lisa was making Cosby Show money, so this isn’t your usual first car purchase, even though the mass production model retailed for less than $3,000. This particular model is only one of three that were made, due to all the customizations. The before shots show the car was trashed, rusted out and undriveable and by the end, it’s a gawd damned piece of art. Yes, I’m getting emotional but I have good reason! The first car I drove was my dad’s 1970 Mustang. They were making hard tops that year, but Dad custom ordered a convertible cloth top. That thing was a beast, heavier than a house and no power steering. It taught all three kids to drive. By the time it was my turn, Dad had bought his 1990 Mustang convertible, so the old Mustang was mine to drive exclusively. She was rusted and all her dents and crunches (compliments of my brothers’ tenure with her) had been Bondo-ed but not painted so she was a patchwork of colors and textures. She looked much like the befores of Lisa’s car. In 2000 my dad had her restored and I can still remember the feeling of seeing her reborn for the first time*. Everyone remembers their first car and the freedom that came along with it, even if it wasn’t as beautiful as Lisa’s ‘stang. Jason of course went to the best of the best to look after his wife’s baby and he was right to, if you watch the care with which they restored each individual part, this car will last forever.

Lisa generally surrounds herself with beauty. Never was this more evidenced than last weekend when her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz, posted this birthday salutation to her current husband, Jason, who turned 41 on August 1:

Yes, sure, the sentiment of a blended family operating as a loving unit is lovely but holy Hannibal – don’t stare too long or the hotness contained in that shot will sear your irises. And this did not go unnoticed – by anyone. But the best part of all, when this dropped, the internet spent the day celebrating Lisa for it, as they should. Lenny. Jason. Mustangs – talk about living your best life.

*My brother still owns our 1970 Mustang, btw


Photo credit: Instagram and WENN/Avalon

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  1. TeamMeg says:

    #RelationshipGoals Helllo! omg that car is SO gorgeous, I can’t even believe it. (As are all the people who will be driving around in it!) ❤️ Love Jason & Lisa, and Lenny and the whole family & scene. Icons of cool.

  2. Tammy says:

    It came out so beautiful.

  3. Stacy Dresden says:

    True love and yes my irises have been seared by the man beauty!! Sweet lawd!

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She’s a goddess. Her men are gods. Can you imagine them being your parents? And that car…. My first was a Camero Z28. White, black interior. I loved that car so much I’ve actually been nostalgic lately for another go. This could be considered serendipitous.

  5. Petey says:

    There are a lot of blind items about him cheating, most recently with Emilia Clarke. It was also common gossip back in the day that Lenny Kravitz had a hard time being faithful and that’s why they split.

    • Darla says:

      I don’t believe that about Emilia. Please don’t slander her that way. I think they are just good friends who laugh when they’re together and people made something out of that. Whether he’s been 100%, I really don’t know, I don’t believe any of the famous ones are, and few of the nonfamous ones. But I would not put that on Emilia with no evidence.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      They are not without faults. Any of them. Lenny Kravitz in the 80s? Please. And Lisa? In the 80s? And yet here we are. These celebrities have endured, so far, the daily shit show that is social media and an ever-expanding acting and music landscape. Maturity may have just won out here, but who really knows.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Some people have agreements in their relationship that do not necessarily adhere to societal expectations. If their relationship works for them and they aren’t harming anyone, who cares?

    • RB says:

      He has form. They both do. He was engaged to Australian actress Simone Jade McKinnon in the 90’s. She was on a trip home to Australia and heard that he had gotten Lisa Bonet preggers via a news article. I find it puzzling that this is always glossed over with this couple.

  6. Danielle says:

    There’s so much beauty in the video. Between the 2 of them, their children (who are absolutely gorgeous) and that car, it’s insane. I was hoping for an ID on the music too, but didn’t see any. If anyone knows it, please let me know so I can download it.

    • Waitwhat? says:

      It’s Colter Wall, and those are two songs from his album Imaginary Appalachia. If you don’t know him, it’s worth checking him out – especially because he just does *not* look like he should sing with that voice!

      • Danielle says:

        Thank you! I’m definitely going to check him out because I hadn’t heard of him but he’s the style of music that I’m a fan of. I’m always open to any other recommendations you may have.

  7. BnLurkN4eva says:

    That restored car looks incredible. I think I am going to have fantasies about driving around in that for awhile. It looks like everyone get on well in that blended family which is nice to see.

  8. thdr says:

    OMG she ist still sooo beautiful.

  9. fluffy_bunny says:

    Is he huge or is she especially tiny? He looks enormous. And super hot.

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Relationship goals? I’ll say! That car is fabulous! My late brother and two nephews (both old-school mechanics) are well into cars and motorbikes . So is my bestie’s husband. One of our crowd ran a country pub with his wife. He also was a mechanic amd panelbeater. The day of her 50th birthday, he called her to have a birthday cup of tea on the front veranda, as it was a beautiful Spring morning. When she appeared she found a 1940’s Ford something something (I’ve no idea about cars), fully restored, and with one of those specialist two-tone paint jobs that looked like iridescent pink icing dripping down a purple cake. It was wrapped with a huge pink bow, like you’d see in the movies. He’d been restoring it for a year, after searching for it for a year before that. It’s really beautiful, and she says it’s a joy to drive. Siiiiigh.

  11. Bella says:

    They are beautiful and so is the car!! I wish I could drive it. No, scratch that, I wish it was mine.

  12. adastraperaspera says:

    This is so great! Momoa seems like such a positive guy. My first car was a 1981 dark gray Berlinetta (Camaro). I would love to have that car back!!

  13. Noki says:

    I was sad to hear that he was with someone who supported him for seven years while he was broke and strugfling and the minute he got his big break he left her.

    • A says:

      And wasn’t she let to believe he was still with her, until she read about Lisa’s pregnancy?! There was such a huge mess with the way Jason and Lisa started, but somehow no one cares and they are celebrated as perfect?

      • sunhitsthesky says:

        This is such bullshit. Jason and Lisa met in 2005 and their daughter was born in July 2007. So you are telling me that whole time this woman thought they were together? While he was living with another woman? Also, what do you consider his big break?

      • H says:

        Yes, that was the Australian girl he was engaged to. She was planning their wedding while Jason was cheating with Lisa. I do believe she found out because of the pregnancy. It turned me off him. Besides the meet and greet I had with him ages ago when he was on Stargate Atlantis and he was drunk off his butt.

  14. jferber says:

    His hot self would be relationship goals enough for me! Wowza. She sure knows how to pick them!

  15. jferber says:

    Noki, I never heard this. If so, he sucks for that.

  16. Mary says:

    It was a lovely gesture but as a ’68 owner I do have an issue with it not being painted in the original color, oh noes! Also, how on earth does Momoa fit into a ’65 ???!!!!

    • MsCatra says:

      Yes, I had the same thought about the color. And I say this as a current driver of a black Mustang and as someone who has only owned black cars – it should have been original! Major points though for just doing a resto with the rest and not a mod, and for keeping the original rims

  17. Marigold says:

    We always loved mustangs in our family. My sister had a souped up white one and I had a plain little red one. My first vavoom car was a red Iroc Z28 in the 80’s. I loved that car.

  18. browniecakes says:

    Funny. Johnny Depp did the same thing for Amber. Also a classic Mustang. It was an episode of Overhaulin’ in Oct. 2015. Her dad was in on the surprise with Johnny.