Lenny Kravitz On Fatherhood: “She Is My Best Friend”
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is known for his chic and sexy fashion sense, his effortless, masculine songs and his former marriage to Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet.
But little do many know that Lenny also would “spend days getting high” when first started in the industry.
Years later, Lenny is clean and sober today in part thanks to his daughter. When actress Zoe Kravitz was just 11-years-old she moved into her father’s home. Because of his new “roommate,” Zoe’s mere presence was the best thing that could have happened to him.
“I had to surround myself with energy and chaos and excitement and conflict,” Lenny Kravitz tells Men’s Journal of his drug and alcohol abusing past. “For a bit I was high all the time, just medicating... I suppose that was so I didn’t have to feel certain things.”
Zoe Kravitz, now a 27-year-old actress seen in such movies like X-Men: First Class, is the daughter of Lenny and ex-wife Lisa Bonet.
“It was the best thing that happened. I had to change my life,” says the 52-year-old. “I was in the middle of my craziness. I had to focus, and I wanted to focus, but all of a sudden, here it was. I began to slowly change my life. If that hadn’t happened, I don’t know where I’d be now.”
When asked about how he manages to deal with her dating possible guys like how he was, Lenny doesn’t shy away.
“She learned the game [from me], so people have to learn to deal with her,” explains Kravitz. “She is my very best friend. Even if she wasn’t my child, I would still love her.”
As far as what Lenny feels about his ex-wife now. Well, Zoe sums it up best when she shares just how…