Dorothea Hurley - Updated Apr 2024

Updated On February 12, 2024
Most Popular

Birth Sign

Dorothea Hurley


Dorothea Hurley is a Karate instructor, restauranteur, and celebrity wife from the United States. Moreover, Dorothea Hurley is popular as the wife of the American rock star and musician, Jon Bon Jovi.

Early Life

Dorothea Hurley was born on the 29th of September, 1962, in New Jersey, the United States of America. According to her birth date, she is 59 years old and she holds an American nationality. In addition, she belongs to Native Americans by ethnicity and has a birth sign of Libra.

She was the daughter of Dorothy Pawlyk (mother) and Donald Hurley (father). Moreover, she enjoyed Karate as a child. She started learning karate when she was quite young. When she was a senior in high school, she won several junior championships.


Regarding her academic qualification, Dorothea Hurley studied at  Sayreville War Memorial High School located in Parlin, New Jersey.

Career and Professional Life

Due to her interest in Karate, Dorothea Hurley has been practicing karate since she was in high school and won multiple junior championships. She is ranked as the fourth-best Greenbelt karate master in the United States of America and was made public in 1999. She had earned her fourth-degree black belt by the time her husband was featured in People Magazine’s 2002 edition.

Moreover, she also works as a karate instructor in New Jersey.  She currently shares ownership of her husband’s restaurant brand, JBJ Soul Kitchen. Instead of making a typical profit, the restaurant encourages customers to “pay it forward” by ordering meals ahead of time for the needy. She came to the limelight as the wife of singer and composer, Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi (musical career)

In June 1982, Jon Bon Jovi began his musical career by recording the song “Runaway.” After being included on the station’s compilation album of local homegrown talent, his song later became a local smash. Following that, Mercury Record offered him a recording contract to help promote “Runaway” in 1983.

On January 21, 1984, he formed a band and issued their debut album under their name. The group released “Slippery When Wet,” their seminal record, in 1980. Their fourth album, “New Jersey,” which was released in 1988, was a commercial hit. Following that, Bon Jovi and Sambora were requested to help with the production of Cher’s 1987 self-titled album.

They collaborated on the song “We All Sleep Alone” and later produced several tunes. On Alice Cooper’s 1989 album Trash, “Hell Is Living Without You,” they also produced and co-wrote a song by the same name. Later, the band got a part in early 1990. In 1990, this singer recorded the soundtrack for the film “Young Guns II,” also known as “Blaze of Glory,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Established his own recording company, Jambco Records

In 1991, Jon Bon Jovi established his own record company, Jambco Records, and worked on the albums Blood on the Bricks by Aldo Nova and Pretty Blue World by Billy Falcon. Destination Anywhere, his second solo album, was released in 1997.

Around the time the album was released, a short film with the same name was made, which was solely based on the songs from the album and starred Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, and Whoopi Goldberg. The movie debuted on MTV and VH1 in 1997.

This singer produced the soundtrack for the 2012 film Stand Up Guys, also known as Not Running Anymore. The movie “Not Running Anymore” was named a Golden Globe Award nominee on December 13, 2012. A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas, a single containing three new holiday songs, was released by him in 2020.

Acting Career

Besides singing, he has appeared in several movies and television series. Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, Homegrown, Little City, No Looking Back, Row Your Boat, Vampires Los Muertos, U-571, Cry Wolf, National Lampoon’s Pucked, Pay It Forward, Young Guns II and New Year’s Eve is just a few of his films appearances. His television appearances can be seen in Sex and the City, 30 Rock, Las Vegas, and The West Wing, as well as an extended run on Ally McBeal.


Dorothea has not yet earned awards or recognitions. But her husband as a singer has earned some of them. Her husband, Jon Bon Jovi has won MTV Europe Music Awards and BRIT Awards for Himself. His album “Blaze of Glory” also received numerous honors, including Golden Globe and American Music Awards.

Net Worth 2024

As of 2022, she earned a net worth of $3 million which she earned as a co-owner of restaurants with her husband. Moreover, her husband, Jon Bon Jovi is a legendary singer, he has a net worth of around $410 million.

Relationship Status

She married Jon Bon Jovi on 29 April 1989, while they were on tour in New Jersey, the couple snuck away and married secretly. When they were about 18 years old, the pair met at college. She was dating Bobby at the time, a friend of Jon’s.

Dorothea Hurley

Caption: Dorothea Hurley with her family (Source: Zimbio)

He later dated Diane Lane, a famous actress. With marriage, the couple has four children, Stephanie Rose, Jesse James Louis, Jacob Hurley, and Romeo Jon.

Dorothea Hurley – Body Measurements

Dorothea Hurley

Caption: Dorothea Hurley with Jon Bon Jovi attending Food Bank for New York City Awards Dinner Gala (Source:

Dorothea stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and her weight is unknown. Moreover, she has light brown hair with hazel eyes, and her body measurements such as breasts, waist, and hips size are unknown.

Dorothea Hurley – Social Media

Dorothea Hurley does not use social media, in contrast to her well-known husband. She’s not on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.