From a Struggling Parent to Superdad: 8 Things That Make Jason Momoa the Most Perfect Father Ever
The Hollywood star, who always wanted to become a dad, welcomed his daughter in 2007 at 28, followed by a son in 2008. Today, Jason Momoa’s children are 15 and 13, and this dad is enjoying every minute of raising them. Thanks to his cool parenting style, combined with strict and sometimes unexpected rules, the 43-year-old Momoa is not only one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but also one of the most devoted and lovable fathers out there.
He struggled to feed them but never gave up.
Right after his job was finished in Game of Thrones, Momoa admitted that he struggled to make ends meet and take care of his young family. He even revealed, “We were starving. [....] I couldn’t get work.” The actor added, “It’s very challenging when you have babies, and you’re completely in debt.”
Luckily, it didn’t take him long to find fame and become the big movie star he is today.
He teaches his son to be vulnerable.
Despite his imposing stature and muscular physique, Momoa has the softest heart, and he makes sure to raise his son to be in touch with his feelings as well. He noted, “I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open.” And Momoa is perfectly leading by example at home. He explained, “I’m a warrior. [...] But I’m also the first one to say, ’I have a lot of problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems.’”
His public persona also proves that he is never afraid to show his feminine side. For example, when he once dressed in a pink outfit for an interview, including 2 pink scrunchies for his hair, the actor said, “We all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both.”
He loves passing his passions to them.
Despite his busy schedule, Momoa makes sure to dedicate plenty of time to his 2 kids. And for him, this means transmitting his passion for physical activities to them. The actor says that his mom introduced him to skateboarding and rock climbing, and he “absolutely loves her for that.”
He explains that it taught him creative freedom and fearlessness that has served him well both professionally and personally, and this is the reason why he is, in his turn, doing the same with his own kids.
He always wanted to be a dad.
The actor, whose parents got divorced when he was young, explained that it was tough not having his dad around at all times. Consequently, Momoa revealed, “I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad.” And he was afraid of not being a good dad or repeating the same mistakes with his own kids.
On the other hand, having a somewhat absent dad made him always dream of becoming one himself. He noted, “I always thought being a dad was cool!” He continued, “I was a little envious of not having a dad around, so I always wanted to be one myself.”
He’s very attached to them.
Even when he has to travel for a movie and be far from his kids for a long period of time, Momoa does his best to keep them nearby. The actor admitted, “I bring my kids’ paintings. I love having all my babies’ stuff.” He added, “It makes me happy, just because I miss home.”
Also, the doting dad revealed that he is not ready to see his baby girl all grown up and dating, explaining, “I’m not going to do well with it.” He added, “I’ll just hate it if she brings home some bad boy.” He then humorously noted, “If you find a man who treats you better than I do, good luck!”
He’s a fun dad.
The 43-year-old movie star is a goofy kid at heart who genuinely enjoys doing fun activities with his kids. He admitted, “I’m trying to be as adult as possible. But the truth of it is, I just love to play, and it’s fun to be creative and use your imagination.” He added, “My kids keep me young, and doing the things you love to do, just playing.”
For instance, Momoa noted that he started binging Friends again because his daughter, Lola, is a fan of the show. He said, “And then we moved on to the next one, and so it’s Seinfeld. So, it’s kind of fun that they actually like ’90s pop culture.”
They can’t watch all his movies.
But being easygoing with his kids doesn’t mean that they can do anything they want. The actor has set strict rules when it comes to the movies that his little ones are allowed to watch. He explained that although his daughter and son are big fans of his acting, some of his work is “off the list.” This means that they didn’t get to see their dad in Baywatch, Game of Thrones, or Conan the Barbarian.
He doesn’t want them to enter Hollywood.
Despite having become one of Hollywood’s biggest and most beloved stars today, Momoa hasn’t forgotten how tough the journey to success has been for him. This is the reason why he doesn’t want his kids to follow in his footsteps and become actors. He explained, “It’s very hard on people and I don’t want them to have that pressure.” He added, “I’m tough, I can handle it, but I wouldn’t want to put someone I love [through] that.”
He admitted, however, that one of his kids is already planning to do it, but the protective dad is not a fan of the idea. He noted that he’ll try his best “to keep ’em out of it” and make them go for other things instead.
What do you think of Jason Momoa’s parenting style? Do you have any strict rules or a set of restrictions that your kids must follow?