High school romance has something about it. For most couples, it ends quickly right after graduation, while for some couples it is a lasting feeling that lasts right after graduation. Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi are a cute celebrity couple who met in high school, fell in love after a while, and finally entered into marriage at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
It’s not news that celebrity marriages don’t really last, but for the two of them, it’s a whole different game, since they’ve been together for about three decades, and the trend is growing. Since Jovi is a remarkable singer, information about his private life and family has always been a topic of interest, as people are always curious about the woman he married. Join us as we reveal all about Jon’s wife, Dorothea Hurley.
Dorothea Hurley Biography (Age)
Hurley was born to Dorothy Pawlyk Hurley (mother) and Donald Hurley (father) on September 29, 1962, on the American Soli, right in New Jersey. She is American and belongs to the white ethnic group.
Apart from the names of her parents, Dorothea Hurley has not revealed much about her family background, her childhood, and her family members. It is also not clear whether her parents gave birth to other children or not.
Jovis’s wife is a graduate of the prestigious institution Sayreville, New Jersey, Sayreville War Memorial High, where she met her future husband. There is no record, however, that she went to college for further education.
Although most people easily recognize Hurley as the wife of famous singer Jon Bon Jovi, she is quite successful on her own. At least her 6-digit net worth proves that she loves to earn her own money and does not completely depend on the wealth of her celebrity husband.
Dorothea is both a karate trainer and a restaurant owner. Together with her longtime husband, she runs the JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants located in Toms River and Red Bank New Jersey. According to the restaurant’s official website, about forty percent of JBJ Souls’ customers have earned their meals through volunteer work, while sixty percent of the meals served at the restaurant are usually funded by donations.
According to several online sources, Jovi holds a 4th-degree black belt in martial arts and was formerly a trainer in her personal dojo. She is also said to have graced the cover of Black Belt Magazine.
Family: Husband and Children
Dorothea Hurley has a wonderful family that has kept her together and held her together for so many years. She and her husband were married in 1989 at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States, and their union was blessed with four amazing children – a daughter named Stephanie Rose Bongiovi and sons named Romeo Jon Bongiovi, Jesse James Louis Bongiovi, and Jacob Hurley Bongiovi.
Their eldest child, Stephanie, was born in New York on May 31, 1993. She received wide media coverage in 2012 when she was found to have overdosed on heroin. The incident, which occurred during her first year at Hamilton College, almost led to her death without the timely intervention of the medical team.
After the incident, more hard substances were found in Stephanie’s room, which led to the arrest of her roommate Ian S. Grant. However, according to reports, the charges against Stephanie and her roommate were later reduced. Since then, this Bongiovi has distanced herself from hard substances.
Jesse, the first son of Dorothea Hurley, was born on February 19, 1995. He attended Poly Prep in Brooklyn, where he played lacrosse and football, before going to the University of Notre Dame to study political science and business administration. During his studies, he was a member of the Irish football team Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football.
Recently Jesse founded a wine business together with his father and Gérard Bertrand, an accomplished winemaker from France. The brand (Hampton Water), which has been very well received, was recently launched in the city of Los Angeles.
On his father’s side, Louis and his siblings are of Russian, Slovakian, Italian, and Russian descent. Dorothea’s husband was born on March 2, 1962, in the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Besides being a singer, he is also a songwriter, actor, philanthropist, and record producer.