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Marriage to Lisa Bonet, Vanessa Paradis “the perfect woman at the wrong time” and the desire for a stable relationship. Inside Lenny Kravitz's 60th birthday

Sixty years on May 26, For Lenny Kravitz time seems to have stopped: singer, producer, actor, with a decidedly multitasking thirty-year career, he started playing at a very young age, producing his own music, before the rest of the world noticed him. At the time he called himself Romeo Blue, but he would soon go back to being Lenny, a name inherited from an uncle who died in the Korean War. It's the years Let Love Rulerecorded in 1989, and the first collaborations, such as the one with Madonna for the song Justify My Love, of 1990.

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And they are also the years of important first loves. The one with Lisa Bonet, first of all, the Denise de The Robinsons. And to think that Kravitz's mother, Roxie Roker, was the Helen Willis of The Jeffersons, another very famous sitcom of the time. Was it destiny? Who knows, what is certain is that the story between them was really important. From the first meeting in 1985, to a concert, to the wedding two years later, until the birth of their daughter Zoe, today 35 years old, who followed in her mother's footsteps and is an actress like her. «My heart started pounding. I didn't know what to say, but I had to say something. I knew this chance meeting was my only opportunity. I couldn't screw it all up”, he will say of her years later in his autobiography Let Love Rule. The marriage ended in 1991, but the affection and closeness remained, reaffirmed by both.

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet at the time of their love.

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet at the time of their love.

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After her, other loves, always well-known names. Among the most famous and lasting stories, the one with Vanessa Paradis, lasted from 1992 to 1997. Jailboat was the work: Kravitz produced her first album in English. At the time no one knew the reasons why they said goodbye, only in 2019 he would say: «I was madly in love with her. Vanessa was the perfect woman, but she arrived at the wrong time.” It would have been him, shortly after their breakup, who introduced the actress and singer to Johnny Depp, with whom Paradis had a very long history and two children. Also important are her story with Natalie Imbruglia and that with Nicole Kidman, which began after the end of the marriage between the Australian actress and Tom Cruise. Even in this case, however, the times were not right and the relationship remained secret for a long time: the two it took them more than ten years to confirm that they had been together before.

Today Lenny Kravitz would be single, even if at the beginning of 2023 some gossip wanted him alongside the Mexican model Ana Paula Valle and it is not clear whether they are still dating or not. What is certain is that the artist today is much more inclined than in the past to stable relationships. “The desire has always been there,” he said last year Esquire. «There haven't always been the tools to do it… I've grown up enough. I got stronger. I have become more disciplined. I have become more open to being so,” he said about love and marriage. Today, at 60, with a formidable career and over 40 million records sold all over the world, perhaps he will also find space for another emotion.

Lenny Kravitz and Vanessa Paradis in 1994

Lenny Kravitz and Vanessa Paradis in 1994

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Lenny Kravitz and Mick Jagger

Lenny Kravitz and Mick Jagger

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Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz in 2022

Lenny Kravitz in 2022

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Lenny Kravitz in 2024

Lenny Kravitz in 2024

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Lenny Kravitz in 2023

Lenny Kravitz in 2023

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Lenny Kravitz in 1992 at Zuma Malibu California

Lenny Kravitz in 1992 in Zuma, Malibu, California (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)

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Source: Vanity Fair

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