Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, has often been in the news for the wrong reasons. But now, she’s in the spotlight for an adorable moment with her father.
Jon Bon Jovi and his daughter just hit a new level of father-daughter goals! The rocker invited his daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi on stage during the band’s Vegas performance and they danced to Bon Jovi’s, “I Got the Girl,” which was written for Bongiovi. Though her parents have tried to shield their children from the spotlight, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi still led a troubled life and was always in the news for the wrong reasons. To know more about Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, keep reading Stephanie Rose Bongiovi’s wiki.
#1. She is the Eldest of 4 Siblings
John Bongiovi Jr met Dorothea Hurley when they were students at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey. After dating for years, the couple decided to take the next step. Bongiovi and his band were at the Los Angeles leg of their New Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989, when he secretly whisked Hurley away to Las Vegas. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony at the Graceland wedding chapel.
The couple has four children, the eldest being Stephanie, who’s now 23 years old. Stephanie has three younger brothers: 22-year-old Jesse Bongiovi, 14-year-old Jacob Bongiovi, and 12-year-old Romeo Bongiovi.
In an interview, Jon Bon Jovi reflected back to when he first became a father, and he wasn’t sure how to raise a little girl. “I didn’t have any sisters,” he said. “We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where’s the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down.”
#2. “I Got the Girl” was Written for Stephanie
Even if you’re not a fan of Bon Jovi, you probably heard and still like the rock group’s addictive single, “It’s My Life” from their 2000 album, Crush. The album had another single, “I Got the Girl,” which was written by Jon Bon Jovi for his daughter. When Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was seven years old, she joined her dad on stage for the first time and danced with her father to “I Got the Girl.”
Now, 16 years later, the Bon Jovi frontman relived that moment again. “Everybody’s got a little girl in their life. Their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their mamma — it all goes by so fast,” He continued, “And they start out as little bitty babies and their future’s looking bright. And I wrote this song for that little baby, who’s now not such a little baby anymore.” He then invited Stephanie to the stage.
They danced to the remainder of the song with Bon Jovi occasionally pausing to strum the guitar while the audience cheered.
#3. She Had a Near Fatal Drug Overdose
Stephanie Rose studied at Hamilton College in New York. In 2012, Bon Jovi and his wife had a scare when they heard that their daughter almost died of a drug overdose. The incident happened in 19-year-old Stephanie’s college dorm room in upstate New York while she was at school.
Officers and a medical team were called to the dorm at around 2:00 a.m. to assist Stephanie, who was unresponsive after possibly overdosing on heroin. She called her father from the hospital. “It was my worst moment as a father,” Bon Jovi recounted, “The first thing she said, I’m all right but then she said this is what happened. You wake up, you shake it off and put your shoes on and say OK, I am on the way home.”
The police searched her dorm room, where they found additional drugs. Stephanie and another student, Ian S. Grant, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. But they were released soon after and were charged with misdemeanors.
Bon Jovi said he had no idea about his daughter’s drug use when he opened up about the frightening incident. “She was by no means sticking needles in her arms. But there’s a lot of synthetic stuff in the world and a lot of temptation and access and pressures that just a generation ago you and I didn’t know about,” he said. “I wasn’t aware of it, not because I’m not home but because it is a different world. Our world is far more relatable to our parents’ world than the kids’ world,” he added. Stephanie has since sobered up and the family has moved on from the incident.
The band is currently on their This House Is Not for Sale tour, for the album they released in November of last year.