It was the post that went down in divorce history.

“Ride or die. Brothers for life,” Lenny Kravitz wrote earlier this year on Instagram, alongside a photo of him and “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa sitting atop their motorcycles. What makes the post noteworthy is that Momoa had recently split from actor-wife Lisa Bonet, to whom Kravitz was married from 1987 to 1993. The pair share daughter, and actor, Zoë Kravitz, who commented, “Well isn’t this just adorable. Love you both so much.”

Lenny Kravitz reiterated the sentiment in August with a birthday tribute to Momoa, raising his let-love-rule status to a whole new level. The men clearly formed a connection, with Momoa having played a role in Zoë’s life since her teenage years.

In many ways, they elevated their so-called bromance to “bro hubs” territory. We often think of biological fathers and stepfathers being at odds with one another. But bro hubs are all about supporting each other for the greater good: the children.

Somewhere along the way, a genuine friendship forms and redefines what it means to be a family.

For the tens of thousands of Canadian couples who split up each year — the most recent divorce rate was 5.6 per 1,000 married people in 2020, according to Statistics Canada — the breakup process when children are involved entails navigating the complex road of co-parenting. Add a new spouse and things get even trickier. However, it’s a common setup for a significant portion of Canadians.

Recent figures show that 12 per cent of couples with children are considered stepfamilies, meaning their family includes at least one child from a previous marriage. It’s not surprising, then, that we’re seeing new types of relationships form from circumstance.

Celebrities like Kravitz and Momoa are shining a light on

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