Dorothea Hurley

Inside Biography

Dorothea Hurley is an American karate instructor and restaurant owner best known for getting married to singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, who is the frontman of the rock music group, Bon Jovi. The couple shares four children; a daughter and three sons together.

Born in New Jersey

Dorothea Hurley was born on September 29, 1962, in New Jersey, the United States of America, to her father Donald Hurley and mother Dorothy Pawlyk.

It's unknown if Hurley is the only child of her parents or the karate instructor has a sibling. She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

As for her education, Hurley has studied at Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.


As we mentioned earlier, Dorothea Hurley is a karate instructor and restauranter. She was a junior champion in karate during her high school.

After having children, she returned to her karate work in New Jersey so that she could give her kids some stability. In 2002, Hutley revealed that she was a degree blackbelt holder.

In 1992, it was revealed that she had once reached the status of the 4th best greenbelt karate master nationally.

She owns a restaurant in her home state of New Jersey where she also does her karate job. She has a chain of restaurants called JBJ Soul Kitchen. In her restaurants, customers are requested to pre-purchase food for homeless people and help the community.

Married Life and Children With Husband Jon Bon Jovi

We don't need to tell you that Dorothea Hurley is a married woman. She has been married to the popular singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, whose real name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr.

Hurley and Jovi first met while they both were in high school. The pair were introduced when the musician attempted to cheat on a test by looking at her paper. She was 18 years old at the time.

CAPTION: Husband-Wife Duo Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi SOURCE: Today Show

The two started off as friends because she was dating his best friend Bobby at the time. Hurley and Jovi only started their relationship when they both were in their 20s.

During the New Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989, the karate instructor eloped with Jovi and tied the knot in Las Vegas.

CAPTION: Jon Bon Jovi, his wife Dorothea Hurley and their children SOURCE: Youtube

The husband-wife duo shares four children; a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born May 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born February 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 2002) and Romeo Jon (born March 2004).

Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million

Being a successful karate instructor, restaurant owner and businesswoman, Dorothea Hurley certainly earns a decent amount of money. She earns most of her money from her restaurants.

The exact net worth of the businesswoman is not available, but according to multiple online sources, she has a total fortune of $ 1 million.

Meanwhile, her husband Jon Bon Jovi has a whopping net worth of $410 million. The couple lives in a luxurious mansion worth $20 million in Middletown, New Jersey.

by Arsad, 29 Aug, 2019

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