There is something about high school romance. For most couples, it quickly ends immediately after graduation while for some, it is an enduring feeling that continues right after graduation. Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi are one sweet celebrity couple who met in high school, fell in love after some time, and eventually tied the knot at Graceland Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas.
It’s no news that celebrity marriages don’t really last but for these two, it is entirely a different ball game as they’ve been together for about three decades and counting. Being a notable singer, information about Jovi’s personal life and family has always been a subject of interest, as people are always curious about the woman he married. Join us as we unveil everything about Jon’s wife, Dorothea Hurley.
Dorothea Hurley Biography (Age)
Hurley was born to Dorothy Pawlyk Hurley (mother) and Donald Hurley (father) on the 29th day of September 1962, on the American soli, precisely in New Jersey. She is an American belonging to the White ethnicity.
Apart from the names of her parents, Dorothea Hurley hasn’t disclosed much about her family background, childhood, and family members. Similarly, it is not clear if her parents gave birth to other children or not.
Jovi’s wife is a graduate of the renowned Sayreville, New Jersey-based institution Sayreville War Memorial High, where she met her future husband. However, there is no record about her going to college to further her education.
Though most people easily recognize Hurley as the wife of celebrity singer Jon Bon Jovi, she, in her own right, is quite successful. At least, her 6-figure net worth is proof she loves making her own money and not totally depending on the wealth of her celebrity husband.
Dorothea is a karate coach as well as a restauranteur. She jointly manages the JBJ Soul Kitchen Restaurants which are situated in Toms River and Red Bank New Jersey, along with her husband of many years. According to the restaurant’s official site, about forty percent of customers at JBJ Souls have earned meals through volunteering while sixty percent of meals served at the restaurant are usually paid for through donations.
As revealed by multiple online sources, Jovi holds a 4th-degree black belt in the combat sports and was formerly a coach at her personal dojo. She is said to have also graced the cover of Black Belt Magazine.
Family: Husband and Children
Dorothea Hurley has a wonderful family that she has been able to keep together and united for so many years. She and her husband got married in the year 1989 at Graceland Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States, and their union has been 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 oldest child, Stephanie, was born in New York, on May 31, 1993. She earned herself a wide media coverage in the year 2012 when she was found overdosed on heroin. The incident which took place in her first year at Hamilton College almost resulted in her death if not for the timely intervention of the medical team.
Following the incident, more hard substances were found in Stephanie’s room which subsequently led to the arrest of her roommate, Ian S Grant. However, charges against Stephanie and her roommate were later reduced, according to reports. Since then, this Bongiovi has distanced herself from hard substances.
Jesse, the first son of Dorothea Hurley was born on the 19th of February 1995. He attended Poly Prep in Brooklyn, where he played lacrosse and football before joining the University of Notre Dame to major in political science and business economics. While in college, he was a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.
Recently, Jesse launched a wine business alongside his dad and Gérard Bertrand, an accomplished winemaker from France. The brand (Hampton Water) which has been well-received, was recently introduced in the city of Los Angeles.
On his father’s side, Louis and his siblings are of Russian, Slovak, Italian, and Russian ancestry. Dorothea’s husband was born on 2nd March 1962, in the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Apart from singing, he is also a songwriter, actor, philanthropist, and record producer.