Lisa Bonet is known in the late 2010s for her marriage with Jason Mamoa, and as the mother of Zoë Kravitz. She gained popularity during the 80s as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Many people marvel at Lisa Bonet’s youthful beauty and physique. Is veganism her secret?
Lisa Bonet is not a vegan–she eats a “primarily vegan” diet but enjoys eating a few organic animal products. She was a vegan at one point in the past.
Let’s take a closer look at the Angel Heart star’s healthy lifestyle secrets.
How old is Lisa Bonet?
Lisa Bonet’s age has been a topic of much interest as she seems to have never aged since her Cosby days – not to mention having a husband younger than her.
Born on November 16, 1967, she turned 54 in 2021. When Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa started a relationship in 2005, she was 38 and he was 26. They have a 12-year age difference, which seemed to work out for them considering they stayed together for 17 years. The couple was married from 2017-2022 and shares two children together: Lola Iolani Momoa and Nakoa-Wolf Momoa.
Lisa Bonet has three children. Her eldest child is Zoë Kravitz, from her marriage with rock star Lenny Kravitz. Their elopement during the 80s made news as she was so young then and was well on her way to a successful career in television. There were rumors that she got fired from A Different World because of her pregnancy, which Bill Cosby denied.
Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet divorced in 1993, but maintains a “friendly relationship” even years after the breakup.
Going vegan and back
In an interview with Phil Donahue in 1990, young Lisa revealed that she didn’t eat meat or dairy products, believing that these increase the risk of diseases and colon cancer.
Her choices go beyond health reasons. The actress also considers the manipulation within the agriculture business to be skewed to keep a few people richer, while the majority keep getting sicker.
While it’s unclear as to when and why Lisa Bonet’s diet changed from strictly vegan to “primarily vegan,” but the actress maintains that she tries her best to stay away from animal products.
How does Lisa Bonet stay young?
Lisa Bonet seems to follow the trifecta of healthy eating, regular exercise, and meditation to keep herself looking (and feeling) young. Along with eating mostly plant-based food, she has cut gluten off of her diet as well.
According to The Things, the actress prefers organic, whole foods which are raw and unprocessed. Examples of these are vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, and milk that are produced without pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or growth hormones.
She likes to eat products that have high nutritional value, an interest she shares with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.
Yoga is Lisa Bonet’s meditation practice of choice. She considers this a must in managing stress and anxiety, not to mention the health benefits it offers. She practices at least once a week.
How old was Lisa Bonet in The Cosby Show?
Lisa Bonet was 16 when The Cosby Show premiered in September 1984. She played Denise Huxtable in the show, the role that turned her into a household name in the 1980s. She played the same character in A Different World, a spin-off show featuring Denise living life as a college student at the fictional Hillman College.
The sitcom ran for six years, from 1987 to 1993. Lisa had to leave the show in 1988 when she became pregnant with daughter Zoe, but was able to return to The Cosby Show for two seasons afterward.
What is Lisa Bonet’s net worth?
Various sources report conflicting figures, but most estimate Lisa Bonet to be worth $10 to $14 million. This range consists of her earnings from work in television and in movies.
After leaving The Cosby Show, Lisa Bonet concentrated on acting in movies during the 90s through 2006. She starred alongside Will Smith in Enemy Of The State in 1998. Her other notable film role was in High Fidelity (2000), where she joined John Cusack, Jack Black, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.