JON'S OTHER HALF Meet Jon Bon Jovi's wife, Dorothea HurleyAFTER nine years of dating, Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley walked down the aisle in a surprise wedding ceremony. The Grammy Award winner admitted his and his wife's decision to elope "shocked a lot of people."

Who is Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea Hurley?

After nearly a decade of dating, Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley finally tied the knot in a surprise wedding ceremony that left many people shocked.

The Grammy Award winner admitted that the decision to elope caught many off guard, including their band, management, agents, lawyers, and even their parents.

Who is Dorothea Hurley, Jon Bon Jovi’s wife? Born on September 29, 1962, Dorothea Hurley-Bongiovi is an American karate instructor and restaurateur from Middlesex County, New Jersey. Together with Jon Bon Jovi, they are the co-founders of the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchen, which have locations in Red Bank and Newark, New Jersey.

In a spur-of-the-moment decision, Jon and Dorothea got married in Las Vegas on April 29, 1989, surprising everyone around them. Jon mentioned that despite the initial shock from others, he and Dorothea knew they made the right decision and have been happily married for 35 years.

The couple first met while they were students at Sayreville War Memorial High School and instantly felt a connection. They started dating in 1980, with Jon recalling that he was immediately drawn to Dorothea from the moment he laid eyes on her.

Jon and Dorothea are proud parents to four children. Their eldest daughter, Stephanie, was born on May 31, 1993. They also have three sons named Jesse, Jake, and Romeo. Jake, their second son, is engaged to “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown.

Despite the glitz and glamor of celebrity life, Jon emphasized that their relationship is built on hard work, love, and mutual respect, rather than falling for the trappings of fame. For the couple, marriage is about enjoying each other’s company and not getting caught up in the spotlight.