Over his illustrious decades-long career, rock star Jon Bon Jovi has managed to keep his family life private despite his celebrity status. Married for over 30 years to his high school sweetheart Dorothea, the couple has raised four children – Jesse, Romeo, Stephanie, and Jake – away from the spotlight.
Jon and Dorothea’s story began in their youth. Having grown up together in New Jersey, the high school sweethearts tied the knot on April 29, 1989, just as Jon was rising to fame with chart-topping albums. While some fans struggled to accept Jon’s marriage at first, the committed couple stood resilient.
“America wasn’t happy…and a lot of people tried to ruin a beautiful thing,” reflected Jon in a 2018 interview. “They tried to cheat us out of that moment.” However, Jon and Dorothea built a strong foundation that has kept them together through the tests of stardom.