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 33-year-old is an accomplished actress, model and inspiration.
“It was the best thing that happened. I had to change my life,” says Lenny. “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 he’s pushing 60 soon, what keeps this man’s body so tight and right? Find out on the next page…