Rocker/actor Lenny Kravitz took his turn on Oprah’s Master Class opening up on his life, marriage to former Cosby kid Lisa Bonet and their daughter Zoe. Kravitz eloped with Bonet in 1987, had daughter Zoe in 1988, and divorced in 1993.
On the episode, the 49-year-old spoke highly of the relationship with Bonet and making their blended family work. He also discusses his close relationship with Zoe. Peep the excerpts below.
His relationship with ex-wife Lisa Bonet:
Zoe’s mom and I were incredibly and deeply in love. It was a magical relationship and magical time in my life. She really helped to bring out the best in me and inspired me.We were very young and it was wonderful and we had Zoe. I see now what it was all about . It was really all about bringing this beautiful, child to the planet and also sharing the love that we had.
Zoe’s mom and I now are best friends. It’s interesting because thats how the relationship started. But it makes you feel really good when you can do that. When we’re all together now, her man, her kids, Zoe and me. Its one big happy family. It’s beautiful and it just shows you, what can be done.
How his relationship with his mother and grandfather helped:
I was really fortunate to see how my mother was with her father. My grandfather would come up to the house and be with us all day and be with my mother all day. Then my grandfather would leave and them I would see my mother on the phone, she would be on the phone for like an hour, ‘Who you talking to? I’m talking to daddy. He was here all day he just left and now you’ve been on the phone with him for an hour?’
That’s how they were. They were so close that even though he would be at the house all day, once he got home they would find the next thing to talk about and they would be on the phone. Now thats the kinda relationship I have with my kid. That’s a really powerful relationship and its a beautiful thing.
His relationship with daughter Zoe:
I know that Zoe has to be who she is. Im not trying to stifle that, nor did I ever try to stifle that. I tried to give her the same steps and made sure she had her foundation and I was stern at times. But we got on so well and we do get on so well, that we were able to talk and not to hold things in and she was free to express and I’m defintely not a jealous father. A lot of fathers are jealous and I understand having to go out into the world and find yourself. So when it was time to let go, it wa really simple.
Peep pics of the blended family and video below