Millie Bobby Brown She is engaged to her longtime lover Jake Bongiovi It caused fans to go crazy, after they shared the exciting news on Tuesday.
The actor, 20, is no stranger to the limelight as the son of ’80s legend Jon Bon Jovi, 61, and his wife, Dorothea Hurley.
But while the Bon Jovi family seems to be one of the most close-knit families in show business, they still have their fair share of struggles.
The 61-year-old musician revealed his own battles with mental health, while his daughter, Stephanie, was hospitalized after a drug overdose.
As Millie and Jake prepare to start their lives together, MailOnline takes a look at his famous family’s struggles…
tough time! Jon Bon Jovi’s family is seen as one of the most close-knit families in show business, but they still have their fair share of struggles.
marriage! The second son of ’80s hitmaker Jake Bongiovi, 20, recently announced his engagement to Millie Bobby Brown, 19.
On the outside, Bon Jovi and his wife Dorethea are one of Hollywood’s most stable couples, having been married for 34 years.
The high school sweethearts tied the knot in Las Vegas in 1989 after nine years together, and they welcomed four children, Stephanie, 30, Jesse, 28, Jake, 20, and Romeo, 19.
Dorothea previously revealed that she and John tried to keep their children safe from the spotlight, saying the people: “We don’t really drag kids into things.
“I’ve never pointed at the TV and said, ‘There’s Dad!'” “We are just trying so hard to give our children a normal life.
In 2012, John and Dorethea’s eldest child, Stephanie, who was 19 at the time, was hospitalized after taking opioids.
Speaking about the ordeal in a 2013 interview, he says womankisa: It was a terrible moment. It was my worst moment as a father.
By no means would she put needles in her arms. But there’s so much synthetics in the world and so many temptations, accesses, and pressures that you and I didn’t know a generation ago…
I feel like it was a horrible tragic life lesson, but I thank God every single day because it’s perfect. It has happened and gone. I personally know people whose sons and daughters, where the situation was much worse. It could have been Stephanie.
Famous Family: Jake was born to famous parents Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley on May 7, 2002 (all pictured with his siblings Stephanie and Jesse in November 2013)
Close bond: Dorothea previously revealed that she and John tried to keep their kids safe from the spotlight, telling People, “We don’t really drag kids into things.”
Scary: In 2012, John and Dorethea’s oldest child, Stephanie (pictured in 2015), who was 19 at the time, was hospitalized after taking opioids.
In 2016, Bon Jovi spoke about his devastating mental health struggles, admitting that the past three years had been “the worst of his life,” after Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora abruptly left the band after 30 years.
His exit hampered the hitter, with this and the ensuing row with his scoring left John at his lowest point.
Tell woman: ‘It was a very difficult time from which I’m not fully recovered yet but my wife was exceptional. Without it, I’m not sure how to handle it.
The star also previously revealed that he suffered a breakdown in 1991, after exhausting the release of Bon Jovi’s third album Slippery When Wet, and back-to-back touring.
While seeking help from a psychiatrist, he contemplated suicide by jumping out of a moving car.
He added, ‘I’m not ready to share it in full but it wasn’t pretty. But I work for it. It was similar to that period in the past.
I found acting at that time which gave me a release. There was no release this time but there was just as much difficulty.
Rock star John, whose full name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr., has also dabbled in acting but is best known as the founder of his band, Bon Jovi.
He formed the band in 1983 with David Brian, Tico Torres, Phil X, and bassist Hugh MacDonald and have gone on to release an astonishing 15 studio albums.
John also made his solo debut with his 1990 album Blaze of Glory and had a slew of hits with his band, including It’s My Life and Livin’ On A Prayer.
His wife, Dorothea, is a karate instructor in New Jersey, and the couple first met when they were in school together.
Despite the struggles of the Bon Jovi family, they’ve proven to be one of the most cohesive units in show business, with Jon previously opening up about his long-running romance with his high school sweetheart in a 2020 interview.
After they grew up together and slept together. And we really love each other. He said in People: We want to hang out.
I was instantly drawn to her from the moment I saw her – and that has never changed – in 40 years.
John added, ‘We enjoy each other and never fall into the trappings of what celebrities can do. We’ve seen it happen over the years to people close to us and people we’ve known from afar.
The family lived in New Jersey for many years before moving to a lavish mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, until they sold the property for $20 million in August 2020.
On the same day, he purchased a new beachfront mansion in Palm Beach for $43 million, according to reports at the time.
John is believed to be a huge fan of the South Florida area and is often seen spending time at the seaside resort with friends, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.
Jon and his wife also run the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which aims to end hunger and homelessness through its Soul Kitchen restaurants and food bank.
PRAISE: John has previously credited his wife for supporting him, after he struggled with his mental health following Richie Sambora’s departure from Bon Jovi in 2013
Millie and Jake revealed their engagement on April 11, writing on Instagram: “I love you now, baby, I want them all.”
While Jake also shared an announcement post on his own page, simply writing “Forever” along with two photos of the couple.
Celebrating the good news, the cute couple took part in a beach photoshoot — with Millie in a crochet dress while Jake donned a cream polo.
The announcement confirms some of the speculation that has been circulating on social media over recent weeks, after she caught a glimpse of the ring in a recent blog post.
Appearing behind the wheel of a convertible in a photo last month, Millie looked away from the camera and raised her hand in the air, showing the prominent diamond ring on her finger.
While she also sparked rumors in August when she was seen wearing a gold diamond ring on her wedding finger during a PDA-filled outing.