Dorothea Hurley is the wife of the singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist, Jon Bon Jovi. Professionally she is a karate instructor and restaurateur.
Dorothea was born to Dorothy Pawlyk and Donald Hurley on September 29, 1962, in New Jersey, the USA. She completed her schooling at Sayreville War Memorial High School.
Wife of Jon Bon Jovi
Dorothea Hurley walked down the aisle with Jon Bon Jovi on April 29, 1989, at Graceland Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas. They had eloped during their New Jersey Syndicate Tour. Neither their family members nor their friends were in attendance.
The pair first met in college and started dating. But, they broke up in the early ’80s.
After their separation, Jon started dating actress, Diane Lane. However, the pair eventually parted ways when the singer found out about Diane’s relationship with their bandmate, Richie Sambora.
Dorothea and Jon got back together not long after his breakup with Diane and we know the rest!
Reason For Their Strong Relationship
Jon and his wife Dorothea, who share 40 years of romance and 30 years of marriage, revealed that mutual respect was the main reason for their long-lasting relationship.
Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out. I always said I was good at spotting potential too. I have a gift.
Continuing the statement, Jon revealed that they have seen things happen to people that were close to them and also to people they knew from afar.
We work hard at it, but we enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We’ve witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar. It’s just what I do, it’s not who I am. I write songs. I happen to be very good at performing them. That’s it.
Mother of Four
Dorothea and Jon first welcomed their daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi on May 31, 1993. She has done liberal arts degree from The New School and is currently working as a freelance production assistant.
Jesse James Louis
After two years of giving birth to Stephanie, they welcomed their son, Jesse James Louis on February 19, 1995. In 2017, he completed a BA in Political Arts and Government from the University of Notre Dame. He is the co-founder of Hampton Water Wine Co.
The 26-year-old is dating reality TV producer, Jesse Light since 2019.
Jacob Hurley Bongiovi
Their third child, Jacob Hurley Bongiovi was born on May 7, 2002, in New Jersey. He is an athlete who played football during his high school days and is rumored to be joining the team at Syracuse.
Regarding his personal life, he is dating actress, Millie Bobby Brown.
Her youngest son, Romeo Jon was born on March 29, 2004. The 17-year-old is currently attending high school at Manhattan.
Karate Instructor and Businesswoman
Dorothea Hurley was interested in Karate as a child and started practicing at a young age. She has won several junior competitions during her school days.
Hurley has also been named the 4th best greenbelt karate master in the US. By 2002, she had already become a 4th degree black belt.
As of now, she is working as a karate instructor in her home state of New Jersey. Apart from this, she is also the owner of a restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen alongside her husband.
Although we aren’t certain about Dorothea Hurley’s net worth, her husband, Jon Bon Jovi is estimated to be worth $410 million.
- In 2007, her husband bought a $24 million penthouse in New York but listed it for sale in 2013 for $42 million. He later sold the house for $34 million in June 2015.
- Jon bought a $12.88 million condo in Manhattan’s West Village in 2015. He later listed the property for sale in June 2018 for $18 million but sold it for $15 million .
- In September 2017, he bought a $18.94 million apartment in Greenwich Village.
- Similarly, in 2018, he purchased a $10 million home in Palm Beach, Florida. He later sold it for $20 million in July 2020.
- In 2019, he acquired a New Jersey mansion for $20 million.
Daughter’s Drug Overdose
Dorothea’s firstborn, Stephanie was hospitalized after taking opioids at Hamilton College in November 2012.
She was arrested after authorities charged her with possession of drugs and marijuana. She was later released as charges were dropped under New York State’s Good Samaritan law.
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