'I'm not going to do well with it': Jason Momoa reveals fears about his daughter turning 13

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The last time Jason Momoa cried was when his daughter Lola turned 13.

Like many, the milestone of his eldest child becoming a teenager hit the Aquaman star hard.

In an interview with Men's Health magazine, the actor revealed he was struggling to accept that she would so soon become an adult.

One of his biggest struggles, Momoa said, would be when she began to date. The actor hopes that he has set a strong example with his wife Lisa Bonet on how men should treat women.

"I'm not going to do well with it," he said. "I'll just hate it if she brings home some dips--- bad boy."

"I'm like, 'If you find a man who treats you better than I [treat Bonet], good luck!' "

It's a challenge he has already negotiated with step-daughter Zoe Kravitz, Bonet's daughter with Lenny Kravitz, who was a teenager when he met Bonet.

"I hope and pray my daughter is that talented and loving and open and close to her family (as Zoe)," he said.


Spending plenty of time with his kids is also important for Momoa, who shared how he ensures they all stay grounded - painting an idyllic childhood picture of Lola and her 11-year-old brother Nakoa-Wolf (Wolfie).

The actor revealed that the silver lining of 2020 has been having that extra time has brought them all closer together.

With no TV at home and no phones for the kids, the pair instead spend their free time hiking, skateboarding, playing guitar or with their head in a book.

"I can't believe it - they love reading," he shared. "I'm like, 'Stop reading! Get outside.' It's insane."

The actor also recently revealed how his own upbringing – living apart from his father, had influenced his parenting style.

"I didn't know what it takes to be a dad," he told InStyle Magazine. "And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so'. I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open."