Jacob Hurley Bongiovi?
Jacob Hurley Bongiovi is a celebrity kid, who gained popularity as the son of the legendary singer Jon Bon Jovi. He also made headlines for his relationship with the actress, model, and brand owner Millie Bobby Brown. Jacob was born under the Zodiac sign Taurus on 7 May 2002, in New Jersey, USA, of British and Irish descent As of 2022, he is 19 years old and holds American nationality.
Early life, Education and Family
Jacob was born to Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley, who is a karate instructor and restaurateur- she co-owns and manages the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, the chain of non-profit community restaurants entitled JBJ Soul Kitchen that serves food to paying and in-need customers.
His parents met in high school – at the time, Dorothea dated Jon Bon Jovi’s friend and band member, Bobby. They began dating in their 20s and tied the knot in 1989 in Las Vegas.
Regarding his education, Jacob attended Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York City and later enrolled at the boarding Pennington School, where he displayed an interest in sports, particularly football. After matriculating in 2020, he began his higher academic journey at Syracuse University in New York; he hasn’t disclosed which subject he chose to study.
Jacob has three siblings – Stephanie Rose, Jesse and Romeo Jon. Stephanie, the oldest child, is a TV operator who has previously worked on TruTV and Comedy Central Series “Impractical Jokers”. She became a central focus of media outlets in 2012, after she overdosed on heroin at her dormitory at Hamilton College, and was arrested on drug charges, which were later dropped. Regarding this incident, Jon Bon Jovi talked to a media outlet and disclosed: ‘It’s human. This tragedy was something that I had to face too, so we’ll get through it. And people’s warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we’re good.”
Jesse graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and government. In 2017, he launched the rose brand entitled Hampton Water Wine with his father and the winemaker Gerard Bertrand. Talking to Thrive Global, Jesse discussed the inspiration behind the brand, saying. ‘Our goal was to establish Hampton Water as the go-to year-round rose; a brand that challenged ‘traditional’ gender roles through our ‘Pink Bottle Boys’ brand extension. Real men drink pink!”
The youngest of the Bon Jovi family, Romeo Jon, is currently attending a high school in Manhattan. He’s very shy, and it appears that he’s not a fan of social media.
According to his Instagram description, Jacob considers himself an actor even though he still has no credits under his belt. It might suggest that he plans to launch an acting career, or maybe he is currently working on a project.
While his dating history remains unclear, it’s believed that he is in a relationship with the “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown. She is also known for her roles in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, “Enola Holmes”, and “Godzilla vs. King “, and besides her prominent acting career, she’s also established herself as a model and entrepreneur, launching her make-up and skincare brand “Florence by Mills”.
They often feature on each other’s social media platforms. In 2021, Jacob posted a photo with Millie which sparked controversy and rumors, so many believed that they began dating during that year. Later, they were spotted walking and holding hands in New York City.
What is his net worth?
Considering he is still in college, and hasn’t yet launched any career, it’s too early to talk about his net worth.
On the other hand, his father’s wealth is estimated at over $400 million, earned through his career spanning four decades as a world-renowned musician and singer.
Physical stats and Trivia
Jacob is 5ft 9ins tall (175cm) and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs), and has a very fit and muscular physique, maintained through active involvement in sports. His hair is blonde, further adorned with blue eyes.
Regarding his appearance, he has been called by various media the spitting image of his father.
In 2018, he and his friend Ricky Eng supported the Pennington School national Walkout to protest against government inaction following a school shooting in which 17 students died. Talking to a media outlet, Jacob said: ‘It’s enough. It’s happened too many times that we watch it. And we cannot let it go away this time.
He also revealed what drove him to share his opinion and act: ‘Jon Bon Jovi’s really been some sort of an inspiration to me, as well, but I think it was really special that it was more the students inspiring each other. Our bravery spouts from each other.’
Battling Corona Virus
In March 2020, Jacob contracted the coronavirus and was sent into quarantine. Later, his father disclosed that the whole family was quarantined, and they took all the necessary precautions to prevent any additional spreading. Jacob was visited by his doctor, and he quite quickly recovered without having severe symptoms and major complications.
He has amassed quite a following on Instagram – over 300,000. He often deletes photos from his account, and seems to be very secretive regarding his life and interests. It appears that he’s not active on other social media such as Twitter, TikTok or Facebook.
Briefly about Jon Bon Jovi
John Francis Bongiovi Jr., best known as Jon Bon Jovi, is a musician, actor and songwriter, who founded the rock band “Bon Jovi” in 1983. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, he developed an interest in music at the age of 13, when he began playing both piano and guitar. When Jon was 16 he met David Bryan, and the two formed the band Atlantic City Expressway. Throughout his teenage years he played with other bands, performing at various clubs and locations.
In 1980, he recorded his first professional track after his cousin, producer and studio owner Tony Bongiovi, who at the time was working on the “Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album”, recommended Jon for the song “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.
In 1983 Jon and his high-school friend David Bryan, the bassist Alec John Such, drummer Tico Torres, and guitarist Richie Sambora became the founding members of the rock band “Bon Jovi”. In 1984 and 1985 ,they released two albums with the lead single “Runaway”, which landed in the Top 40 charts. However, their third album, “Slippery When Vet”, garnered global recognition and worldwide success, and sold over 28 million copies. The album featured several TOP 10 singles, including “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name”.
He would go on to release 12 more albums with the band, selling more than 100 million copies globally, making them one of the bestselling American rock bands.
In 1990, he recorded the song “Blaze of Glory” for the movie “The Young Guns II”, which received major acclaim, a Golden Globe award, and nominations for an Academy Award and a Grammy.
Jon Bon Jovi also launched a solo career, and put out two albums entitled “Blaze of Glory” and “Destination Anywhere”. In 2006 he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, and in 2018 into the US Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to his prolific music career, he has also dipped his toes in various other avenues and fields, including political activism, philanthropy, acting, and sports. Jon is the founder of the non-profit organization “The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation”, which focuses efforts on dealing with homelessness and hunger in the US.
He launched his acting career in the 1990s, and has starred in a number of films, including “Moonlight and the Valentino”, “The Leading Man”, and “Little City”.