Dorothea Hurley Bio - Jon Bon Jovi's Wife

BY PALISTHA Updated on 16 March, 2021

Jon Bon Jovi's wife Dorothea Hurley has always stayed away from the spotlight. Image Source: JBJ Soul Foundation Instagram.

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Birth Name Dorothea Hurley
Birth Day 09/29/1962
Birth place New Jersey, USA
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Parents Dorothy Pawlyk Hurley and Donald Hurley
Husband/Wife Jon Bon Jovi
Children Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, Jacob Hurley Bongiovi, Jesse Bongiovi and Romeo Jon Bongiovo
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Brown

Dorothea Hurley is the wife of the famous musician, actor, and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi. Known for his songwriting skills, Jovi has been in the news since the start of his career. On the contrary, his wife, Dorothea, has rarely talked about her personal life to the world.

While Jon Bon Jovi's wife is not keen on sharing a lot of her life, she has always been a support system for him. She also helps run her husband's restaurant business.

Early Life And Family

Dorothea was born in New Jersey on September 29, 1962, to parents Donald Hurley and Dorothy Pawlyk Hurley. She was brought up in New Jersey and attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, where she met her future husband. The two were friends throughout their school days as she was dating Jon's best friend at the time. But, Jon has admitted to being in love with her from the first day.

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Jon Bon Jovi's wife Hurley has been practicing karate since her high school days. She won numerous junior championships and, in 1999, was named the fourth-best greenbelt karate master in the country. She had already become a 4th-degree black belt holder, as stated in her husband's profile in 2002 People Magazine.

Marriage And Kids

After meeting in high school, Hurley and Bon Jovi were friends, and she was dating one of his friends. The two only started their relationship in their twenties and were very happy with each other. After a few years, the couple eloped to Las Vegas and got married without any of their friends and family members.

Jon was on tour with his band Bon Jovi in Los Angeles, and Dorothea was also with him there. The two didn't want to wait too long, so without informing anyone, they got married in 1989. While they were happiest they had ever been, their marriage came as a shock to their family as well as Jovi's fans. Both of their family members were angry with them, and their decision also created mass hysteria among the Bon Jovi fans.

Even after being surrounded by such negativity towards their wedding, the loved-up pair was happy with their decision and continued with their life. And after thirty years together they are closer and happier than ever. The famous artist has, on multiple occasions, credited his wife for making his life better than he hoped it to be.

Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea share four children from their three decades of marriage. They have one daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, and three sons, Jacob Hurley Bongiovi, Jesse Bongiovi, and Romeo Jon Bongiovi. All four of their children grew up in a loving home and have done great for themselves.

Restaurant Business

For years, Hurley stayed away from the spotlight, and details about her work were not readily available. She currently co-runs her husband's restaurant chain. The food establishment named JBJ Soul Kitchen Restaurant encourages its customers to pre-purchase meals for the homeless.

Dorothea Hurley Bio.

Along with the restaurant business, Dorothea has joined her husband on many philanthropic activities. The pair recently started a new food bank in their hometown to aid families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The newly formed organization, JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank, is operated under the singer's foundation. Well, one can expect Dorothea Hurley's net worth to be of a grand amount. As for her husband, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Jon Bon Jovi's net worth is estimated at $410 million.


  • She is an accomplished karate instructor and won numerous championships when she was young.
  • According to Jon Bon Jovi, the song, Bobby's Girl was about his wife, Dorothea Hurley.
  • Jon and Dorothea's daughter, Stephanie, overdosed on the heroine in 2013 and has since recovered well.

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Published on 28 June, 2020

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