Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet: COVID sees demise of another A-list couple

In announcing their separation, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet described the “squeeze and changes” of the “transformational times” we’re living in, suggesting that their 17-year  relationship and five-year marriage was challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Momoa, 42, and Bonet, 54, also said in their statement: “A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception … feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring. And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.”

It’s not entirely clear what the couple, who share two teenage children, mean by “a revolution is unfolding,” but the “seismic shifts” could refer to the continuing societal changes caused by the global pandemic, when a number of other celebrities saw their relationships end in high-profile breakups.

“The pandemic represented a substantial shock to many aspects of American life,” according to the 2020 American Family Survey, the first major survey of family dynamics since the pandemic began. It’s also well-documented that the pandemic put pressures on personal relationships when couples and families were forced to live for months in lockdown.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Actors Olivia Wilde (L) and Jason Sudeikis attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) 

Consider the other notable breakups in 2020 and 2021: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis; Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick; Bill and Melinda Gates; Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik; Elon Musk and Grimes; Kanye West and Kim Kardashian; John Mulaney and Annamarie Tendler; Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas; Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez; and Dell and Sonya Curry.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors¬†Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. 721384 (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner) 

Some of those couples, such as Affleck and de Armas, got together during the pandemic and quarantined together before breaking up. Others, like Lopez and Rodriguez, documented their lives together in quarantine on social media.

And, of course, some quickly moved on after their breakups and found new love elsewhere, adding to that sense that we are living in an era of “seismic shifts.” Affleck and Lopez famously rekindled their love affair from the early 2000s, and comedian Mulaney bounced out of his second stint in rehab in early 2021 and into a new romance with Olivia Munn, with whom he just had a baby boy.

A year since her split from West, Kardashian is dating “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, while her rapper ex-husband has been linked to several different women over the past year. Rodgers, the controversial Green Bay Packers quarterback, began to secretly date Shailene Woodley during 2020 lockdown, around the same time that he abruptly called things off with Patrick.

Karl Glusman and Zoe Kravitz in 2019, attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) 

For Bonet and Momoa, the “seismic shifts” hit close to home in other …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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