Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hurley, were spotted strolling the streets of New York yesterday. The couple were all smiles, despite the upcoming publication of an explosive new book about his band, Bon Jovi.
The book, written by former Bon Jovi manager Rich Bozzett, reveals Jon’s relationships with actress Diane Lane.
Bozzett claims in Sex, Drugs And Bon Jovi that the rocker initially loved Lane’s partying lifestyle but was angered when she started a cozy relationship with Richie Sambora, the band’s guitarist.
Jon supposedly dumped his then girlfriend to party with Lane but reconciled and married Dorothea a few years later. Jon and Dorothea have four children together: Stephanie Rose, 17, Jesse James Louis, 15, Jacob Hurley, eight, and Romeo Jon, six.
They were childhood sweethearts and married now for 21 years, but in past interviews Bon Jovi has admitted to not always being as good a partner as he should have been in the early days.
“I’ve not been a saint. I’ve had my lapses.”
Jon’s reps are said to have made it clear they are unhappy about the former manager’s efforts to cash in on the band’s experiences from two decades ago.
A publisher had offered the band millions of dollars for a book on their experiences touring but the band turned it down. They wanted to keep the stories private.
Jon has said of his wife, “I wouldn’t trade Dorothea in for anything… The fact she’s independent and isn’t needy or possessive helps and she is just a very strong woman.”
Just to put the cherry on top, the rocker even more he says he wouldn’t dream of trading in his wife for a younger model.
“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…”
Oh Jon, you make women around the world still swoon.