Jon Bon Jovi reveals his inner circle was shocked due to his marriage with wife Dorothea

Jon Bon Jovi revealed that his inner circle was quite surprised when he eloped with his wife, Dorothea Hurley, three decades ago.

“It shocked a lot of people – shocked about everybody: the band, management, agents, lawyers, parents, you name it,” he recalled recently to PEOPLE’s magazine. He added that the moment which was supposed to be beautiful was being shamed by others, until he stood up for it. He explained that they decided that they are not living for anybody else and 35 years later, they are still married.

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The 62- year- old born John Francis Bongiovi Jr., made the last minute decision to marry his then fiancee while they were on a tour.

“We were in Los Angeles, California, the band was on the road on the ‘New Jersey’ tour and if you opened up the curtains of my hotel room, there’s big billboard of the five of us [Bon Jovi members] staring into my windows,” said Bon Jovi. He continued that his fiancee and them had a night off, which made him suggest to take an impromptu trip to Las Vegas.

The Living on a Prayer singer first met his wife at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey as students. They got married at the Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas in 1989 and have four children together.