Who is Jon Bon Jovi’s wife? Dorothea Hurley Wiki Bio

Dorothea Hurley was born in New Jersey USA, on 29 September 1962 – she is holding American nationality and her sun sign is Libra. She is a karate instructor who became somewhat popular after marrying Jon Bon Jovi, a famous singer.

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Childhood and early life

Dorothea spent her early years in New Jersey, growing-up with her parents Donald Hurley and Dorothy Pawlyk. She studied at the Sayreville War Memorial High School located in Parlin in New Jersey, where she met Jon Bon Jovi after he tried cheating using answers on her test – but the two became best friends, and spent time together during all four years of high school.

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Dorothea began taking karate lessons at high school, and went on to become junior champion several times – she was named the fourth best holder of the green belt in karate in 1999, and then the fourth best holder of the black belt in 2002.

Dorothea’s career

Dorothea is currently working as a karate instructor in New Jersey, while she is also a restaurateur. She and her husband are owners of the JBJ Soul Kitchen chain of restaurants, which are known as a place where you can pay for food in advance so that the homeless could later take that food.

Marriage with Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi was dating the actress Diane Lane in the first half of the ‘80s, but Lane soon began simultaneously dating Richie Sambora, a member of Jon’s band – not long after that, Jon broke up with Lane. At around the same time, Dorothea was dating Bobby, Jon’s friend, but the two broke-up in the mid ‘80s and Jon and Dorothea started dating in 1985 – while on a tour, they married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on 29 April 1989. Nobody attended the wedding as nobody was invited – once their families and friends found out, they were angry at the two, but neither Jon nor Dorothea cared.

Dorothea gave birth to their daughter called Stephanie Rose on 31 May 1993, their first son Jesse was born on 19 February 1995, their second son Jacob on 7 May 2002, and Romeo Jon followed on 29 March 2004. Their oldest child Stephanie overdosed on heroin in November 2012 while attending Hamilton College – she was taken to hospital and eventually recovered.

Who is Jon Bon Jovi?

John Francis Bongiovi Junior, better known as Jon Bon Jovi, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey USA on 2 March 1962 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He is popular for his career as a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Jon was raised by his parents Carol Sharkey, a Playboy Bunny who became a florist, and John Francis Bongiovi Senior, a barber – both Carol and John Senior were members of the US Marine Corps. Jon attended St. Joseph High School, later switching to and matriculated from Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he met Dorothea. He began playing guitar and piano in 1975 and formed a band called Raze – in 1978, he formed a new band – Atlantic City Expressway – before switching to John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones in 1979. He formed The Rest band in 1980, and then in March 1983 Bon Jovi, together with Richie Sambora, Alex John Such, David Byan, and Tico Torres.

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The newly founded group released their first two albums in 1984 and 1985, and their third album “Slippery When Wet” followed in 1986 with its two singles “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” reaching #1 on several US charts. The band has so far released 14 albums, and are one of the bestselling rock bands in the US, selling more than 100 million album copies. Jon has also been working on his solo career since 1990, and was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, as well as into the US Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

He has appeared in several movies too, such as “Moonlight and Valentino”, “Little City”, and “Vampires Los Muertos” among others – he has acted in various TV series including “Sex and the City”, “The West Wing”, and “30 Rock”. Jon is also interested in sports, and founded the Philadelphia Soul arena football team in 2004, becoming its primary owner – he no longer owns the team, but tried purchasing 15 percent of the Atlanta Falcons in 2011, and the entire Buffalo Bills in 2014. He is a philanthropist just as his wife, and donated $1 million to the Angel Network foundation in 2005 – he has also helped numerous people in north Philadelphia, and helped raise money for the Haiti earthquake victims in 2010.

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Dorothea’s interests and hobbies

Dorothea is a family woman who enjoys spending time with her wider family as well as her children. Travelling is one of her main passions, and she has been with her husband on most of his tours, while the two have recently traveled to Peru in South America. She likes watching movies and TV series in her spare time – her favorite TV series is “Friends”, and her favorite movies are “After the Promise” and “Wall-E”.

She is a philanthropist, and co-launched the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation with her husband in 2006 – the foundation has so far built more than 500 houses for the poor.

Appearance and net worth

Dorothea is 57 years old, and has long brown hair and brown eyes. Her net worth is over $2 million, while her husband’s net worth is over $300 million.

Author

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1 Comment

  1. Your information you posted in your bio on Jon and Dorthea
    Bon Jovi is TOTALLY INCORRECT.
    Dorothea had a boyfriend that went into the military The boyfriend of hers was a friend of Jons. In one of their classes Jon sat right behind her and during a test was leaning over trying to cheat by getting answers off of her test. He really did not know her until after that. But once her boyfriend went into the military he said he waited about 3 weeks and and then made a move on Dorothea they WERE BOTH SENIORS in HIGH SCHOOL. Yes they went to the same school but they weren’t dating those 4 years like you CLAIMED they were. They Graduated from high school in 1980 Z they were together for 4 years after that then John started spending too much time on it’s much time on getting his career going that when it started to get going they broke up, this was around
    end of 1984 -1985. After that Job
    was introduced to Diana Lane through some friends. They Dated for only about 5 months.
    Jon broke it off because she started spending (partying) to much with Richie. After that I think he date a few girls but
    Realized He still loved Dorthea and to her house and begged her to come back. Said he knew then she was the only girl for him. You Really need to correct your incorrect information.
    1. They did not date all through high school like you claimed.
    They started dating in 1980–84.
    You stated Jon and Diana were together for along time and the were together from 1980–1985.
    wrong. AThere wre other mistakes miss information about Jon,Dorthea and Diana.
    you need to fix . you are a bad reporter because you made big
    Information mistakes and didn’t correct them. I think this is terrible for a reporter to do.

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