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Jon Bon Jovi's four children were born to follow in his incredible footsteps. The iconic rock 'n' roller is the proud father of his adult children, Stephanie Bongiovi, Jesse Bongiovi, Jacob Bongiovi and Romeo Bongiovi.

Jon shares his famous family with his longtime wife, Dorothea Hurley. The couple, who first met in 1980, married nine years later in 1989. The "Livin' on a Prayer "welcomed her first child when Dorothea gave birth to their eldest daughter, Stephanie, in 1993.

Less than two years later, Jon and Dorothea expanded their offspring when their son Jesse arrived in 1995. They then completed their family with the birth of their son Jacob in 2002, followed by their youngest son, Romeo, in 2004. .

Although Jon traveled the world for his legendary rock star career while raising his children, he never let music get in the way of his family. "It's just what I do, it's not who I am," he told People" explaining that he didn't take his job too seriously."I write songs. I happen to be very good at performing them. That's it."

The Grammy winner's eldest son, Jesse, echoed his dad's sweet sentiments while chatting exclusively with Closer Weekly in June 2019. Jesse said that while his dad is still on the road, he can't help to remember all the fun times they had together at home.

"My favorite memory growing up is when me and my youngest brother, Romeo, played football against my dad and younger brother, Jacob.",he remembers. "We never lost ! "

Jesse also revealed his father's best advice. When they launched their father-son winery, Hampton Water, in early 2019, his son said Jon told him to "take YOUR time " And "to be patient ".

"I apply this to all aspects of my life now, especially when there is an important decision to be made.“, he explained. “Once it's out, it's out. It's best to take your time to make sure everything is done exactly the way you want, because there's no turning back. »

Jon is an amazing artist, but he's an even better dad!

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Stephanie Rose Bongiovi

Years earlier, in 2012, Stephanie was arrested for drug trafficking after a suspected overdose while attending Hamilton College. At the time, she was taken to hospital after campus police found her unconscious with a small amount of heroin in her possession.

The 'It's My Life' singer once opened up about the 'horrendous' experience while chatting to The Mirror. "It was my worst moment as a father," he candidly shared of the moment he received a phone call from his daughter in the hospital at 2 a.m.

"The first thing she said was 'I'm fine,'" he recalled. But then she said: 'That's what happened. ... As a parent, you wake up, you shake yourself, you put your shoes on and you're like, 'OK, I'm on my way home .'"

Stephanie's charges were later dropped due to a local law in Kirkland, New York, where the liberal arts college is located, which prohibits the prosecution of those who have suffered drug overdoses. Today, Stephanie would be a model.

Jesse Bongiovi

The second child of Jon and his wife, Jesse, was born on February 19, 1995. Since growing up, Jesse has enjoyed much success like his father. Although he does not sing, the businessman is an American wine entrepreneur.

Before Jesse launched Hampton Water with his father in March 2019, he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. There he played football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

​Jesse has accomplished a lot so far in his young life. While chatting with Closer, he credited his dad for pushing him beyond his comfort zone.

"I think his fans probably know this, but my dad is an incredibly hard worker," Jesse said. He often woke me up in the summer to let me know he had just finished a six-mile run. He works harder than anyone I've ever met...and I think it shows.


Jacob Hurley Bongiovi 

The star's third son arrived on May 7, 2002. Although still young, it seems that Jacob, who is also called Jake, has many goals in life.

In June 2020, he celebrated his high school graduation by sharing a photo in his cap and robe alongside his dad. "Congratulations, everyone," Jake captioned the father-son snap.

Months earlier, Jon's son revealed he would be attending Syracuse University in the fall of 2020. 'And they said it was impossible,' Jake wrote alongside a photo with balloons orange.

Like his older brother, Jake also enjoys playing football. Additionally, his Instagram shows that he enjoys modeling, golfing, and hanging out with friends.

Romeo Jon Bongiovi 

Romeo Jon Bongiovi became famous because of his parents.


He has yet to share his exact profession.

Romeo may follow in his parents' footsteps in the future.

Jon and Dorothea's youngest son, Romeo, arrived on March 29, 2004.

Romeo has been spotted with his father and mother countless times, but sadly there isn't much information about him.

We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for any exciting future announcements!

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