Jon married Dorothea Hurley, a karate instructor, in 1989.They have four children, Stephanie, Jesse, Jacob and Romeo Jon.It says a lot about the importance of fending off one’s own ego in order to find happiness. –Dave Zinczenko I met my future wife in 1980, in high school, We were in the same class. Dorothea was going out with one of those guys who joined the service. I never felt I was in competition with nobody else because it’s just the best you can do. You just gotta be on a path to be the best you can be.
Filled with the group's now-signature power ballads underscored by soaring guitar riffs and well-crafted melodies, the album went gold.He left town, and hey, you know the five-second rule when you drop a piece of toast on the ground? Richie Sambora suspected that Bon Jovi would get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he saw that they absolutely dominated in the fan vote, but he didn’t know for sure until his longtime buddy Steve Van Zandt called him up at 2 a.m. During a show in New York in 1983, the band caught the attention of record executive Derek Shulman, who signed them to Poly Gram.It was Shulman who anglicized John Bongiovi's name to Bon Jovi.He met keyboardist David Bryan in high school, and the two formed a ten-piece rhythm and blues band called Atlantic City Expressway.Jon also performed with bands called The Rest, The Lechers and John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones.In 2006, Bon Jovi established what is now called the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.The organization helps fund "innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness," according to its website.Jon Bon Jovi has also acted in such films as Musician, actor. By his early teens, he was hanging out at local clubs, convinced that one day he would be a rock star.Idolizing local rising stars such as Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Jukes, Jon was playing in clubs by the time he was 16.