In many cases, divorce breeds animosity between former lovers. But the rock legend says that he and Bonet started as best friends, and continue to be close today.
“Zoe’s mom and I now are best friends,” he said. “That’s how the relationship started, but it makes you feel really good when you can do that.”
Lenny and Lisa married in 1987, but divorced in 1993. There were rumors of infidelity, and Lenny spoke to OWN about how his father’s departure had an impact on him.
“My father was getting ready to leave and move out, and said, ‘You’ll do it, too.’ It messed me up,“ he said.
Although their union fizzled, Lenny said he likes where his relationship with Lisa is now, and realizes what the point of it all was.
“We had Zoe, which is, 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 [Lisa and I] had,” said Lenny. “When we’re all together now—[Lisa], her kids, Zoe, me—we’re all together, and we’re one big happy family. It’s beautiful and it just shows you what can be done.”