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Dorothea Hurley is an American Karate instructor and celebrity wife of the singer Jon Bon Jovi. Dorothea and Jon are parents of four kids.

Relationship Facts of Dorothea Hurley

Dorothea Hurley is married to Jon Bon Jovi {Compare Couple}.
Dorothea Hurley married on April 29, 1989.
💑 Anniversary in 16 days 💑
She is mother of Four (Stephanie Rose, Jesse James Louis, Jacob Hurley, and Romeo.
Dorothea Hurley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Dorothea Hurley?

Dorothea Hurley is married to Jon Bon Jovi. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and is best known as the founder and frontman of the legendary rock band, Bon Jovi.

The couple met when they were around 18 in college. At that time, she was dating Jon’s friend, Bobby. Later, he also dated actress Diane Lane.

Jovi has however, revealed that he was in love with her from the first day they met and even wrote the song called ‘Bobby’ Girl’ about her.

They eventually started dating and Hurley used to tour together with him and the whole band. On 29 April 1989, while they were on tour in New Jersey, the couple snuck away and got secretly married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

Only the two of them were present at the time and they did not even have wedding rings. They had not told anyone, not even their closest friends, band members, and their families. After they revealed that they got married, they received a lot of criticism from the management and her family. Their marriage is very impressive considering the fact that most rock stars have very short-lived marriages and get married multiple times in their lives.

From their marriage, they have four children. Their eldest daughter, Stephanie Rose was born on May 31, 1993. On February 19, 1995, she gave birth to Jesse James Louis. Around seven years later, on May 7, 2002, she gave birth to their third child, Jacob Hurley. Their youngest child, Romeo Jon was born on March 29, 2004. Jon)

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married135 years, 5 months

Dorothea Hurley: Biography in Details

Who is Dorothea Hurley?

Dorothea Hurley is an American Karate instructor and restauranteur. Since 1989, she is famous as the wife of American rock star, Jon Bon Jovi.

Dorothea Hurley: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Dorothea Hurley was born in New Jersey, the USA, on September 29, 1962. As of 2020, her age is 58. She was born to parents Dorothy Pawlyk (mother) and Donald Hurley (father). It remains unclear whether or not she has a sibling. 

As a kid, she loved Karate. She has been practicing Karate from a very young age. She won several junior championships when she was in high school. 

Her ethnicity is Native American.

In which school did Dorothea Hurley attend?

Talking about her education, Dorothea Hurley attended Sayreville War Memorial High School located in Parlin, New Jersey, USA. It was there she met Jon Bon Jovi during a school test when he tried to cheat on an exam by looking at her paper.

How much is Dorothea Hurley worth?

Dorothea Hurley has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2022. Her source of income is the chain of restaurants she owns with her husband. Her husband, Jon Bon Jovi is widely considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time and has an estimated net worth of around $410 million making him one of the richest rockstars alive.

Dorothea Hurley: Professional Life, Career

Dorothea Harley was interested in Karate from an early age. She was a junior karate champion all her life and won several championships while she was in high school. Reportedly, she gave up her interest so she could be there with her husband when he was doing tours all over the world with his band.

However, once she had children, she returned to New Jersey to work as a karate instructor so that she could give her children stability. In 2002, she revealed that she was a 4th-degree blackbelt holder. In 1992, she had the status of the 4th best greenbelt karate master in the US.

Currently, she co-runs her husband’s JBJ Soul Kitchen Restaurant chain. The restaurant is not a normal profit-seeking one and urges customers to “pay it forward” by pre-purchasing meals for the homeless.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dorothea Hurley has light brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches. She has not revealed her weight. Similarly, her body measurements for breasts, waist, and hips also remain unknown. Moreover, she also has not revealed her bra size, dress size, shoe size, etc.

Is Dorothea Hurley involved in any rumors and controversies?

In November 2012, her eldest daughter, Stephanie called her father at two in the morning and gave him terrifying news. She had overdosed on heroin at the dormitory of her college. She was subsequently admitted to a hospital and thankfully, she recovered. The police did not press any charges against her because of a local law that proscribes indictments of people who had overdosed on drugs.

After this terrible incident, both Jon and Dorothea were criticized by many and were even called bad and irresponsible parents. These terrible accusations forced her to respond saying she hoped the people who criticized them would never have to experience what her family did.

Throughout the years, Dorothea Hurley’s had ups and downs in his career as a rock star but he always had the love and support of his wife in every situation which is why the couple has been together for such a long time.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Unlike her famous husband, Dorothea Hurley is not active on social media sites. She is absent from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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