Dorothea Hurley
Dorothea Hurley

Who Is Dorothea Hurley? How Did Her Childhood Go?

American karate instructor and restaurateur Dorothea Hurley. She is well-known for being the spouse of the musician Jon Bon Jovi. She is also praised for her charitable work, which she does with her spouse.

2014 saw the public’s attention drawn to Dorothea Hurley after she was transported to Beth Israel Medical Center’s emergency room. While chopping onions, she cut her hand unintentionally. The wound bled profusely, scaring her loved ones and supporters greatly. Fortunately, she received stitches and recovered swiftly.

Who Is Dorothea Hurley?

The restaurateur and karate instructor were born into a family of three kids. Calvin and Coleen Hurley are her two siblings. Donald Hurley and Dorothy Pawlyk are her parents. The US state of New Jersey is where Dorothea was born and reared. 

There, she attended Sayreville War Memorial High School. She began learning karate in high school and has been practicing ever since. She has received many honors for her karate achievements. In the US, she is a greenbelt karate master. She is a karate instructor who married musician Jon Bon Jovi and thus gained some notoriety.

How Did Dorothea Hurley’s Childhood Go?

During most of her formative years in New Jersey, Dorothea Hurley was raised by her parents, Donald Hurley and Dorothy Pawlyk. She attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey, where she met Jon Bon Jovi after he attempted to use test answers as a form of test-taking assistance.

The two quickly grew close and spent time together throughout their four high school years. Dorothea started taking karate lessons in high school and won multiple junior championships. In 1999, she was ranked as the fourth-best green belt bearer in karate, and in 2002, she was ranked as the fourth-best black belt holder.

When Did Jon Bon Jovi And Dorothea Hurley Get Married?

In the first half of the 1980s, Jon Bon Jovi dated actress Diane Lane. However, when Lane started seeing Richie Sambora, a bandmate of Jon’s, soon after, Jon split up with Lane. Jon’s friend Bobby and Dorothea Hurley were dating simultaneously, but their relationship ended in the middle of the 1980s.

Jon and Dorothea began dating in 1985, and on April 29, 1989, when they were both on tour, they were wed at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. When their family and friends learned that no one had been invited, they were furious with Jon and Dorothea, but neither cared. As a result, nobody attended the wedding.

Their first daughter Stephanie Rose was born on May 31, 1993, their first son Jesse was born on February 19, 1995; their second son Jacob was born on May 7, 2002; and Romeo Jon was born on March 29, 2004. Dorothea Hurley was the mother of all of these children. While attending Hamilton College in November 2012, their eldest child Stephanie overdosed on heroin; she was brought to the hospital and later recovered.

Who Is Jon Bon Jovi?

Jon Francis Bongiovi Junior, best known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, was born on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. He is an American citizen and holds the zodiac sign of Pisces. He is well-known for his work as an actor, record producer, singer, and songwriter.

Carol Sharkey, a former Playboy Bunny who later worked as a florist, and John Francis Bongiovi Senior, a barber, reared Jon. Carol and John Senior were both US Marine Corps personnel. After graduating from Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he met Dorothea, Jon first attended St. Joseph High School.

Dorothea Hurley
Dorothea Hurley

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In 1975, he started playing the guitar and the piano and started a band named Raze. In 1978, he started another band called Atlantic City Expressway, and in 1979, he changed to John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones. Together with Richie Sambora, Alex John Such, David Byan, and Tico Torres, he founded The Rest band in 1980 and Bon Jovi in March 1983.

The newly formed group issued its first two albums in 1984 and 1985. Their third album, “Slippery When Wet,” followed in 1986 with its two singles, “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name,” both of which peaked at #1 on multiple US charts. The group has so far put out 14 albums and is among the top-selling rock acts in the US, with more than 100 million albums sold.

Since 1990, Jon has been pursuing a solo career. He was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and the US Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Along with acting in numerous TV shows like “Sex and the City,” “The West Wing,” and “30 Rock,” he has also participated in several films, including “Moonlight and Valentino,” “Little City,” and “Vampires Los Muertos.”

Jon is a sports enthusiast who formed the Philadelphia Soul arena football team in 2004 and later served as its principal owner. He no longer controls the team, but in 2011 and 2014, he tried to buy a 15% stake in the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills. He is a philanthropist like his wife, and in 2005 he gave $1 million to the Angel Network charity. He has also assisted many individuals in north Philadelphia and raised money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti disaster.

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