When he was about 26 years old and just starting what was to become a four-season run of Stargate: Atlantis, fate brought them together one night at a Los Angeles jazz club.

“We happened to be in the right place, at the right time, mutual friends,” said Momoa. “I almost feared my hair for her, in fact.” How by accident?

“I had huge dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around, I was with my best friend and I see her and I’m just like “- he paused and remembered the struggle to keep a straight, cool face. “She says, you know, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I thought I turned to my friend and was, like, [teen girl shriek of excitement]. I had fucking fireworks inside me, man! “

He didn’t have a car, so “I convinced her to take me home because I was staying in a hotel.” But first they stopped at 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood, where Bonet ordered a Guinness, which happens to be Momoa’s favorite.

“That was it,” he said. “We had Guinness and grits and the rest is history.”

Of course, Momoa’s arrival in Bonet’s life was preceded by a bit of history.