Jon Bon Jovi, the multi-talented artist, made a Valentine’s Day love proclamation to his wife of 33 years, Dorothea Hurley, whom he met in high school.
The New Jersey native shared a black-and-white flashback photo of himself and his wife tenderly hugging each other.
“With you, every day is Valentine’s Day,” the celebrity captioned his image. In September 2020, Bon Jovi and Hurley opened up about their four-decade relationship. He disclosed the key to a great relationship when they revealed it:
“Mutual admiration. having grown up and matured together. And we get along well. “We’d want to get together.”
Hurley, on the other hand, claims to have a talent for “I’m also seeing a lot of promise.” “I have a talent,” the karate instructor stated. Apart from their feelings for one another, the pair enjoy living a modest life despite Bon Jovi’s popularity.
Bon Jovi enjoys sharing sentimental images with his wife, for whom he waited years. He adores her, as seen by his Valentine’s Day Instagram post.
The pair married in the 1980s and had four children together: boys Jacob, Jesse, and Romeo, and a daughter Stephanie.
Hurley and Bon Jovi met at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey. They waited nine years before getting married, and they eloped in Las Vegas in 1989.
Hurley and her renowned husband created the JBJ Soul Foundation together in 2006 and have also built three pay-what-you-can restaurants throughout the country.
About their marriage, Bon Jovi stated that, despite his celebrity, Hurley keeps him grounded. The “It’s My Life” singer revealed that his children’s mother is unquestionably his rock:
“We work hard, but we have fun together, and we’ve never fallen for the trappings of what celebrities can accomplish.”
The singer-songwriter added that they have witnessed what individuals close to them have gone through as a result of their celebrity over the years, including some they were not so close to. Moreover, Bon Jovi stated that his career does not define him but rather his vocation, adding that he creates “songs” and happens to be “quite excellent at singing them, that’s all.”
Bon Jovi and his wife are frequently asked what keeps their marriage going. In November 2016, Hurley announced that “it works in certain ways.” “We matured in tandem rather than in different ways.” Meanwhile, her spouse described her as the “glue” that holds “it all together.”
Hurley once stated that she and the musician, whom she let “cheat off her in history” at school, had always put their family over all else. Stephanie is the couple’s eldest child, having been born on May 31, 1993.
According to reports, the 29-year-old works as a camera operator. She has previously worked with the Comedy Central series “Impractical Jokers” and truTV, according to IMDb.
Stephanie has encountered her fair share of difficulties. In 2012, she was arrested for drug use after a suspected heroin overdose while in college. The accusations, however, were later withdrawn.
Stephanie’s father quickly handled the situation. He described her actions as “human,” adding that the family will eventually overcome the issue.
Jesse, Bon Jovi and Hurley’s eldest son, was born on February 19, 1995. Jesse, 27, is a businessman who owns Hampton Water Wine Co.
Jesse graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied political science and government, according to his LinkedIn page.
Jesse proposed to his fiancée, Jesse Light, in August 2022, in his East Hampton house, in front of family and friends. At the time, the bride and groom-to-be celebrated their engagement on the terrace of the Surf Lodge in Montauk, New York.
Jacob, also known as Jake, was the couple’s third child and was born on May 7, 2002.The 20-year-old is a Syracuse University student in New York.
Jake made news in 2018 when he helped organize a national student walkout to protest the government’s failure to respond to mass shootings in the United States. The demonstration took place that year in the aftermath of a tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
Romeo, the actor and restaurateur’s youngest child, was born on March 29, 2004. Romeo, who is 18, is a high school student in Manhattan.
The youngster’s parents showed joy about “finally” being empty nesters by “looking forward” to his graduation.