With divorces and separations common among celebrity couples, it is heartwarming to witness one enduring marriage in Hollywood - Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hurley.
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi have one of the most solid marriages in Hollywood. They will be celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary this coming April 28. They have four kids together (Stephanie, 18, Jesse James, 18, Jacob, 9, and Romeo, 7.)
Dorothea and Jon have been dating since High School. Once, she and the rocker broke up, but he started to missing his sweetheart and went back, begging her to take him back. During the New Jersey Tour, Dorothea and Jon went to Las Vegas and got married -April 28, 1989. It was a spur-of-the-moment ceremony at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is a fan video of an interview of Jon Bon Jovi. What struck me was what he said at 5:10 of the video, "I don't like change.....".
Some other interviews by Jon Bon Jovi:
Certainly Dorothea appears to be made of impressive stuff, "I wouldn't trade her in for anything," he says fondly.
"The fact that she's independent and isn't needy or possessive helps and she is just a very strong woman (being a karate instructor can't harm).
"I've been cognisant of the fact that relationships have been breaking up around us, but it hasn't made me cling to her or the other way round.
"And although everyone says we're about the only couple still together in the rock business, it's not really true. There's Bono and his wife Ali and Bruce (Springsteen) and Patti. We're not the only ones."
So there will be no trading his wife in for a younger model, as is a rock star's wont?
"No. I find that women are much sexier when they age gracefully. I want to see them in cowboy boots and blue jeans and not with so much liposuction that they can't even close their eyes.
"You see women with it everywhere in Hollywood and, urgh..." he grimaces, leaving the sentiment unarticulated yet completely understood."
In the 2002 interview: Rocker Jon Bon Jovie says his 13-year marriage has survived touring, groupies, and fame because his wife Dorothea keeps him grounded. "She's been there for me for the ups and the downs. She was there for me before there was an up," adds Bon Jovi. "She's the muse for all the syrupy ballads I write."
Cheers to you both!!!!