Jason Momoa ‘Didn’t Know’ How to Be Dad, Grew Up Without One

first_imgSelf-taught. Jason Momoa initially struggled to raise his 11-year-old son, Nakoa-Wolf, after growing up without a father at home.“I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad,” the actor, 41, told InStyle on Tuesday, November 10. “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.”- Advertisement – The Game of Thrones alum, who also shares daughter Lola, 13, with Lisa Bonet, went on to say that he also had a difficult time raising his two children after his character was cut from the HBO show.Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad Pink SuitJason Momoa Broadimage/Shutterstock“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” the Hawaii native explained. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”He and Bonet, 52, welcomed their daughter and son in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The Cosby Show alum is also the mother of daughter Zoë Kravitz with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Momoa spoke about the New York native during the aforementioned Saturday Night Live appearance, calling Lenny his “brother.”Bonet gushed in March 2018 about how “fantastic” her blended family is, telling Net-a-Porter: “It’s full on family love.”Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad Children Lisa BonetJason Momoa and Lisa Bonet AFF-USA/ShutterstockThe Emmy nominee never wanted to burden Zoë with their 1993 split, she added at the time. “I didn’t want to pass on those heirlooms, and this fresh wound of a divorce,” Bonet said. “I think there are probably times when these thresholds can either sink you, or you can see who you are and rise and dust yourself off.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Momoa has a close relationship with his 31-year-old stepdaughter, the High Fidelity alum told Rolling Stone in 2018. Zoë first met the Aquaman star in high school, and he joined her and her friends in drinking 40s at the time. Momoa now calls the actress “Zozobear.”Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad ChildrenJason Momoa Courtesy of Jason Momoa/InstagramThe Baywatch Hawaii alum also has a tight bond with Lenny, 56. “I’m a huge fan of the artists I meet on Instagram love spreading the aloha,” Momoa captioned a December 2018 photo of himself and the “Low” singer rocking matching rings. “I got @lennykravitz a present made by @leroyswoodentattoos amazing bone skull ring. Check him out insta. Mahalo Lenny for coming to support me on @nbcsnl aloha.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Govt prepares strategies to revive domestic tourism during ‘new normal’

first_img“Health protocols should be properly implemented in the field because of the high risk of infection. If an imported case occurs, it will be difficult to fix a bad image of the tourism area.”Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said his ministry had prepared standard operational procedures (SOP) for various sectors in tourism and the creative economy.The ministry has also coordinated with flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia and hotels to prepare packages at low prices to attract tourists as destinations reopen.Read also: In absence of tourists, pleasure ships sink at Labuan Bajo Port“We are synchronizing the plan with other ministries, institutions and task forces,” Wishnutama said after the Cabinet meeting, predicting that the tourism sector would have about one month to prepare after regions applied the “new normal” phase.He added that the ministry would coordinate with regional heads to disseminate information about the programs and to conduct simulations and trials of the new procedures prior to the “new normal”.Wishnutama said the ministry had prioritized quality over quantity as well as the importance of tourist hygiene, health and safety even before the pandemic. The ministry would prioritize domestic tourism during the “new normal”.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry to prepare “special strategies” to revive domestic tourism in regions safe from COVID-19 for the transition to the so-called “new normal”.However, Jokowi has asked the ministry not to rush to open tourist areas, urging it to gradually identify which areas are ready. The President has said tourist destinations should have COVID-19 basic reproduction rates, or R0, below one to be eligible for reopening.“I ask the Tourism [and Creative Economy] Ministry to prepare promotional programs for tourist attractions and local products. We should closely monitor conditions before opening [tourist areas] so visitors can travel safely,” the President said during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday. He reminded his Cabinet that the COVID-19 outbreak would change tourism trends, with issues such as hygiene, safety and security becoming major considerations for travelers.Read also: Health protocols to be priority in tourism recovery strategy: OfficialsThe disease, Jokowi added, would also shift entertainment demand to options such as solo tours, wellness tours, virtual tours and “staycations”.“[Tourism] actors must really anticipate the trends and must investigate which direction [the tourism sector] will go. We must innovate, improve and quickly adapt to the trends that are likely to occur in global tourism,” said Jokowi.last_img read more

Pedestrian killed on I5 near Woodburn

first_imgWOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police says a pedestrian has been killed on Interstate 5 near Woodburn.Police say the pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck just before 6 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes about four miles north of Woodburn.last_img