Quote: "I am just a lucky guy. I got it right the first time. It is just that simple. And I would not trade it." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi on his 27-year marriage to wife Dorothea.
Quote: "I'm gonna be the Secretary of Entertainment when Mrs. Clinton gets in." Jon Bon Jovi jokes about finding a job in Hillary Clinton's inner circle if she becomes U.S. President. The 54-year-old rocker campaigned for the former First Lady in June (16), appearing at a rally in his native New Jersey.
Fact: Jon Bon Jovi stunned guests at a wedding in Florida at the weekend (02Jul16) when he took the stage with a band, led by singer Lourdes Valentin, at the reception. The rocker joined the wedding covers act for a rendition of Bon Jovi's 1986 classic Livin' on a Prayer. Valentin tells The Associated Press she knew Bon Jovi would be a guest at the wedding and she prepared the song specifically for him, but did not expect him to join her onstage.
Fact: Rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Bono and The Edge helped a bride-to-be celebrate her upcoming nuptials in style last week (ends17Jul15) by posing for photos with the bachelorette party at a restaurant in East Hampton, New York. The stars were dining out at Moby's on Thursday (16Jul15) when they came across the all-girls bash and offered up their congratulations. The U2 musicians were in the Big Apple ahead of their eight-show residency at Manhattan's iconic Madison Square Garden.
Quote: "He quit, he’s gone. No hard feelings. Being in a band isn't a life sentence." Jon Bon Jovi insists there are no plans for his longtime bandmate Richie Sambora to rejoin Bon Jovi after the guitarist walked away from the group 18 months ago.
Fact: Shock jock Howard Stern is celebrating his 60th birthday with an all-star party - rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and John Fogerty are all slated to perform at his milestone bash on 31 January (14) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Stern's actual birthday was on Sunday (12Jan14).
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has placed his New York City penthouse on the market for almost double what he paid for it in 2007. The five-bedroom SoHo duplex is up for sale at $42 million (£26.3 million) - $18 million (£11.3 million) more than he bought it for six years ago. The impressive spread even features two kitchens.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation charity is funding a second Soul Kitchen restaurant to aid the poor and developing a new 50-unit apartment complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for single parents and returning veterans.
Quote: "There's hundreds of people employed for periods of time. For a year at a time, we keep the economy moving." Jon Bon Jovi on planning his group's upcoming world tour.
Quote: "I guess if the right knock on the door came... but it would have to be a lot because I'm just too excited about the band and other things I've got going on in my life to really wanna sit in a trailer." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi insists he's done with acting after roles in films like New Year's Eve, Cry Wolf, Midnight & Valentino and U-571.
Quote: "My first manager tried to annul it. No one knew! My wife and I eloped on a day off in L.A. We jumped on a plane to (Las) Vegas and said, 'We'll be back before the bar closes.' We went to the Graceland Chapel, the cab driver was the witness, and 24 years later it's still (going strong)." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's former manager tried to annul his quickie wedding to childhood sweetheart Dorothea over fears the marriage would be bad for business.
Quote: "In there hangs a picture of Frank Sinatra. You touch the picture of Frank and then you come out." Jon Bon Jovi on his band's dressing room ritual before every show.
Quote: "Out of all the rest of the guys, I have the least amount of luggage. I have one little bag. I'm simple. The most diva thing about me is that I only fly at 9.30am, not all night. If I could invest all of my money in those Star Trek transporters, then I would. I want to get there (but) I have little patience for it. I have my own seat and no one's going to sit there." Jon Bon Jovi is the most low-maintenance member of Bon Jovi - except when it comes to flying.
Fact: Jon Bon Jovi's Sicilian relatives run a lingerie business.
Quote: "I couldn't think of a better place to spend the last day on Earth than with you, Letterman." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi jokes about the end of the world prophecy during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday night (20Dec12).
Quote: "It was the Stones and the Beatles and The Who and of course Bruce (Springsteen) and Billy (Joel) and Eric Clapton... It was crazy... What a night!... Everybody felt like that fan, like you were 18. I was down in the pit taking pictures of the Stones... I'm trying to get Mick Jagger's attention like everyone else like, 'Look at me!' I was a groupie!" Jon Bon Jovi couldn't contain his inner teenage rock fan at 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief in New York on Wednesday (12Dec12).
Quote: "If you were to die and go to heaven, that's the line-up you wanna be part of." Jon Bon Jovi feels lucky to be part of the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief event in New York on Wednesday (12Dec12), which will also feature Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sir Paul MCCartney and the Rolling Stones.
Fact: Singers Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Kevin Jonas have been recruited to serve on a new advisory board in their home state to help raise and allocate funds to projects set up to help areas of New Jersey following last month's (Oct12) superstorm. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has already raised $16 million (£10 million) and was created by governor Chris Christie's wife Mary Pat.
Quote: "That's one band I'd buy a ticket for every time. I have to. I love them. They've still got it. Their faces look like Mount Rushmore but they have full heads of hair and are skinny." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has paid $1,500 (£937) for a pair of tickets to see The Rolling Stones play at their upcoming 50th anniversary gigs.
Fact: Rocker Mark Hoppus followed in the footsteps of stars including Michael Jackson, Shakira and Jon Bon Jovi by addressing students at England's prestigious Oxford University on Monday night (15Oct12).
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's father, John Sr., and brother, Matthew, are teaming up to create their own sauce. Bongiovi Pasta Sauce was reportedly created by the hitmaker's great grandmother, who lived in Sicily, Italy.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has become the new face of over-the-counter U.S. painkiller Advil.
Quote: "I'm extremely proud of him. It's an amazing thing that he's doing. Everybody's trying to help out, the world is in trouble in a lot of different ways. Jon's always been a philanthropic monster." Rocker Richie Sambora is proud of his Bon Jovi bandmate Jon Bon Jovi for helping to feed the needy with his new charity restaurant in New Jersey.
Quote: "In Colombia, he is the biggest thing. I grew up being in love with him. So when I saw him, I was like, 'Oh, my God, it's Bon Jovi!' But when he saw me, he was like, 'Oh my God, it's Gloria!' Its just insane." Sofia Vergara found meeting her idol Jon Bon Jovi on the set of upcoming movie New Year's Eve an odd experience - because he's a huge fan of her show Modern Family.
Fact: Katherine Heigl has replaced Halle Berry as Jon Bon Jovi's romantic interest in director Garry Marshall's VALENTINE'S DAY follow-up, NEW YEAR'S DAY. The star-studded cast includes Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Ice Cube, Ashton Kutcher, Glee star Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Biel.
Quote: "I heard the idea mentioned and I thought: 'Great, go put it together, show me a story, let me see what it looks like.'" Jon Bon Jovi is open to the idea of a musical based on the band's hits.
Quote: "You're not going to see me Tweeting." Jon Bon Jovi is yet to embrace social networking sites such as Twitter.com.
Quote: "She's the real deal. She's absolutely the real deal in every way, shape and form. She's a writer, she's a singer, she's a beautiful girl. Apparently, she's got her head on straight. I think she's going to be Loretta Lynn. Like she's going to be around... She's good. She's real." Jon Bon Jovi is a big fan of country star Taylor Swift.
Quote: "It's flattering but, you know, there's a senior section in the back. And that's what I qualify (for)." Jon Bon Jovi jokes about his inclusion on People magazine's list of sexiest men.
Quote: "I'm just happy to still have it for 48 years... It's all mine. I like it. At my age I still have it." Jon Bon Jovi is pleased he's kept his trademark hair over the years.
Quote: "Living On a Prayer, probably the one (song) that they'll write about in my obituary. I didn't think (it) was worthy of a record. So it goes to show you what you know." Jon Bon Jovi never thought his band's most famous song would be a hit.
Quote: "I stare every single night at a portrait of Sinatra. And he's got such a smirk on his face... Some days I think he's smiling positively, some days I think he's looking at me going, 'So, what have you got', you know? But every night I go and I look at that picture of Frank and I go, 'OK, here we go', every single night." Jon Bon Jovi salutes his hero Frank Sinatra before every one of his band's gigs.
Quote: "I drink too much every day but it has never been a problem. I don't have a problem. If you drink anything, you drink too much. If you drink a few coffees you are drinking too much coffee." Jon Bon Jovi loves a glass of wine.
Quote: "That is out my bedroom window. I look out and it's working for me." Jon Bon Jovi is a big fan of Eva Mendes' steamy new Calvin Klein billboards, which he can see from his New York home. The ads feature the actress semi-naked as she models the fashion label's lingerie.
Quote: "There's a couple of girls from high school who get slapped by their mothers every Christmas. They tell them they screwed up big time." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi remembers the women who regret turning him down.
Quote: "You can't tell me you haven't gone to a karaoke bar somewhere and sung that song." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi insists his band's biggest hit LIVIN' ON A PRAYER is the world's most popular singalong track.
Fact: Jon Bon Jovi's birth name, Bongiovi, means good fisherman in Italian.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's mother, Carol, was one of the first Playboy bunnies.
Quote: "What a selfish, miserable, s**t life that would be. It's a terrible existence! What good are you doing? What purpose are you serving? What legacy are you leaving?" Jon Bon Jovi refuses to blow his fortune on luxury holidays.
Quote: "As she becomes more outspoken and independent, I pity the fool that comes to pick her up. In fact, I'll give him 20 bucks if he makes it out of the driveway." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi doesn't envy boys who date his 16-year-old daughter Stephanie.
Fact: U-571 and Pay It Forward star Jon Bon Jovi is to be the subject of James Lipton's indepth U.S. chat show INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO. The rocker says, "He (Lipton) made us sit there for four hours! He wouldn't stop asking questions. But it worked. I think it's gonna make for an interesting programme."
Quote: "People say, 'Do you like playing stadiums, Jon? I don't wanna be in stadiums, I wanna be in an intimate club.' F**k that. I wanna play the desert and sell it out - more than once." Jon Bon Jovi likes big gigs.
Quote: "This ain't such a romantic life at the end of the day, trust me; it's f**king stressful. How psychotic is it to sit in an empty room like this, go onto a stage with 70,000 screaming maniacs, get back in the car and there's total silence, and then go back to a hotel room and sit there all by yourself... That'll f**k your head up. It's a lonely existence." Jon Bon Jovi insists life on the road is far from ideal.
Quote: "Richie gave me a birthday present; it's an autographed Martin guitar from Bob Dylan (and) Leonard Cohen says his favourite version of Hallelujah is mine - pretty cool. Those are the guys I really care about." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi on the support of his heroes.
Quote: "For every picture someone took with me I took 10 with other people. I really felt a part of that." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi will always remember his visit to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Fact: Jon Bon Jovi's American football team Philadelphia Soul has won the Arena Football League Championship. The team, which the rocker co-owns, beat defending champions San Jose 59-56 on Sunday (27Jul08) to take the title.
Quote: "(Richie) Sambora's doing great. He's available, he's free. He's interviewing girls out there currently. He was in rehab but he's out. He got out early for good behaviour." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi assures his bandmate, guitarist Richie Sambora, is on the road to recovery since checking into rehab last year (07).
Quote: "Why do I need something that's going to grind my teeth all night and won't let me get it on with my woman?" Rocker Jon Bon Jovi doesn't do drugs.
Quote: "I've always wanted to be Irish. Deep down I've always thought that if I had been born Irish I could have been a real hard man." Jon Bon Jovi wishes he had been brought up in Dublin.
Quote: "I'm going to do yoga. I went for my first time, and I enjoyed it. I'm a 21st century man." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has become the latest celebrity to discover the benefits of yoga.
Quote: "There's three things I told my kids. I said, 'Never leave the house without sunglasses, don't start your day without coffee, and never, ever own a mini-van." Jon Bon Jovi offers his children rules to live by.
Quote: "The lightbulb goes dead, I throw out the lamp. I don't know how to fix anything. Hey... I'm a singer." Jon Bon Jovi admits he's no handyman.
Fact: Jack Nicholson made a rare TV appearance on Saturday night (13Oct07) in America when he closed comedy show Saturday Night Live by introducing a performance by show host Jon Bon Jovi and his band.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is set to add movie producer to his resume, after teaming up with his music managers, JACK ROVNER and KEN LEVITAN, to buy the rights to writer JESSICA BLANK's novel ALMOST HOME.
Quote: "(I drive) a Toyota hybrid and it's great... It goes like stink, it's plenty fast." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi likes his environmentally-friendly car.
Quote: "Matt Damon would be me and Ben Affleck would be Richie (Sambora)." Jon Bon Jovi has chosen the stars to play him in Bon Jovi: The Musical.
Quote: "I'm what you call a recovering Catholic. I have many major issues with the church." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi uses the pseudonym Humpty Dumpty when he checks into hotels.
Quote: "Those are my baby pictures, and most people's baby pictures aren't made public. I'm not embarrassed at all. We're talking about 25 years ago." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi insists 1980s photographs of him wearing Spandex and modelling a permed, mullet hairstyle never embarrass him.
Quote: "I wouldn't do it - unless they could make me tall." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has no plans to go under the knife and book himself in for some cosmetic surgery.
Quote: "If I had gone through the process of American Idol at that age and that time in my life, I would never have gotten to Hollywood!" Jon Bon Jovi doesn't fancy his chances as a hopeful on the TV talent show.
Quote: "I've never seen the show until Gwen Stefani performed on it. weeks ago." Jon Bon Jovi will appear on an upcoming episode of TV talent show American Idol even though he isn't a fan.
Fact: A Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by a glittering array of rockers including David Gilmour, Nick Cave, Jon Bon Jovi, Brian May and SIR Elton John sold for GBP1,950 ($3,800) on auction website eBay.co.uk yesterday (09DEC06). Proceeds from the sale will benefit the War Child Charity.
Quote: "I don't really wanna wake up alone on Christmas and on my birthday... and I don't want to wake up with the 32 flavours of Baskin-Robbins (ice-cream) either... I've got the better deal." Jon Bon Jovi explains why he's fiercely loyal to DOROTHEA, his wife of 17 years.
Quote: "They are the greatest rock band in my eyes and the only one in the world I'd open for " Jon Bon Jovi is still a huge fan of THE ROLLING STONES
Quote: "TICO says, `You know I love you, I've been staring at your ass for 25 years '" JON Bon Jovi shares an in joke with BON JOVI drummer TICO TORRES
Fact: A $1 million (GBP555,500) charity cheque Jon Bon Jovi stunned Oprah Winfrey with on her show last year (06) has funded a new 28-home neighbourhood in Houma, Louisiana for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The street is called Bon Jovi Boulevard.
Fact: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is teaming up with designer KENNETH COLE to create a collection of limited edition outerwear. The sales of coats and jackets will benefit homeless charity Help USA.
Fact: Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is ditching music for fashion - the LIVING ON A PRAYER hitmaker has joined forces with designer KENNETH COLE to produce an exclusive new clothing line.
Quote: "I've never seen the show... Ultimately, what I believe in the show is, that as artists, if any of these guys or girls are going to survive they're gonna have to start writing their own stuff, so until then they're just lounge singers." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has little respect for American Idol contestants.
Quote: "I don't think I'm as educated as you need to be, and, in the company of men like Mr (AL) GORE, you don't consider being a politician." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi plays down reports he's considering a political career in his native New Jersey.
Fact: Jon Bon Jovi's mother was one of the original Playboy Bunny Girls.
Fact: The BON JOVI stroller - designed by Jon Bon Jovi and TICO TORRES - is the latest must-have pram for celebrity babies in Hollywood.
Quote: "I can't f**king dance a lick. I move a little. I'm athletic. I like to run around. I'm more (MICK) JAGGER than BRITNEY (SPEARS)." Jon Bon Jovi attempts to explain his on-stage movement.
Fact: <p>Rocker JON Bon Jovi is to give fans of the Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team he owns, a treat when the team tackles the Los Angeles Avengers at home on 5 February (06) - he'll perform with his band BON JOVI during half-time. </p>
Quote: <p>"My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me." Jon Bon Jovi reveals the secret to staying married. </p>