While many of us have been holed up for months now, hoping to finally see our friends and families again in a safe setting, some celebrities have had the privilege to quarantine with their spouses and older children, including rocker Jon Bon Jovi, lead singer of Bon Jovi.
When the new coronavirus became a true threat to the world, Jon sprung into action alongside his wife, Dorothea, to make sure that he and all his children were together for the long haul of quarantine. So, who are Jon Bon Jovi’s children? Most are all grown up!
Jon Bon Jovi and his family quarantined in New Jersey.
When news that the pandemic was starting to really get bad, Jon left Manhattan with their youngest son and planned to wrangle up the rest of his kids so they could all be together. He told People, "I said, 'We've got to get out of town. We've got to get all the kids back...We spent more time in that house than we have in over a decade."
He found the time spent inside with his family to be therapeutic, though his older children didn’t stay for too long due to their demanding work schedules. "For about a month, our whole family was intact. Then the big kids finally said, 'We're out,' and made a run for it," he told People.
Jon Bon Jovi's oldest daughter, Stephanie, has had a rough past.
Stephanie is the oldest child and the only daughter of Jon and Dorothea. In 2017, Jon and Stephanie performed “I’ve Got The Girl,” a song that he wrote for Stephanie, during a concert. While he usually played old home videos of her singing the song in the background on a monitor, this time she joined her dad on stage instead.
In 2012, Stephanie was arrested on drug charges after a suspected heroin overdose while she was attending Hamilton College. At the time, she was transported to the hospital after campus police found her unconscious with a small amount of heroin in her possession.
Jon opened up about the experience to The Mirror. “It was my worst moment as a father,” he shared, “The first thing she said [is] ‘I’m alright...But then she said, ‘This is what happened.’ … [As a parent,] you wake up, you shake it off and put your shoes on and say, ‘OK, I am on the way home.'”
Jon Bon Jovi also has three sons — Jesse, Jacob, and Romeo.
Jesse is Jon and Dorothea’s second born and first son in the family. Jesse is a businessman particularly working as an entrepreneur in the wine industry. Jesse, alongside his dad, launched a rosé called Hampton Water.
Before working with Hampton Water, he attended the University of Notre Dame where he played football. Jesse credits his father for pushing him to become the best version of himself.
“I think his fans probably know this, but my dad is an incredibly hard worker,” Jesse told Closer. “He would often wake me up in the summer to let me know he just finished a six-mile run. He works harder than anyone I’ve ever met, and I think it shows.”
Jon’s second son, Jacob, also plays football and attends Syracuse University. Lastly, the Bongiovi family is rounded out by the youngest child, Romeo, who still lives with his mom and dad while finishing high school.