Jon Bon Jovi reveals how his 30-year marriage to childhood sweetheart Dorothea has stood the test of time

It can’t be easy being married to a world famous musician, especially if he’s as famous as Jon Bon Jovi.

The entertainment industry can be full of temptations that can present obstacles in even the most stable of marriages.

Some may be skeptical, but Jon Bon Jovi and his wife have shown that true love can survive as they celebrate 30 years of marriage.

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Jon and Dorothea met at Sayreville War Memorial High School in their New Jersey hometown.

They dated for a while until the rock legend’s career kept them apart and Dorothea got tired of waiting for him.

The two separated after four years of dating and Jon was seen out with many famous Hollywood ladies. But behind the scenes he was pining for his high school sweetheart.

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“I ran away and joined the circus, I went on the road so she wasn’t very excited about that prospect and said ‘why should I sit here and wait,'” he said.

“I was running around with the starlets and playing the games that all the young kids do, I had a movie star girlfriend.”

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But all Jon really wanted to do was get back home to Jersey

“I went to her (Dorothea) mom’s house and said to her ‘you got to come with me, you got be with me and she fell for it,'” he said.

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The two married in Las Vegas in front of an Elvis impersonator in 1989.

By 2004 the couple had four children together and Jon credits the success of his relationship to the woman he married.

“She’s the glue,” he told Today. “I’m the crazy visionary with all kinds of things flying, and the seams are all splitting. She’s the one following me with the glue and the thread and needle, keeping it all together.”

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The couple, who celebrated their 30th anniversary in April, said they have worked hard to give their kids a normal life.

“We never really drag the kids to things,” Dorothea told People. “I never pointed at the TV and said, ‘There’s Daddy!’ We try hard just to give our kids a normal life.”

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Dorothea knows there are a legion of fans who would gladly take her place, but devoted wife Dorothea celebrates the fact her husband is still adored.

“I think it’s great they love the music,” she said. “They love the band and are so loyal.”

The couple run two Soul Kitchen restaurants, which prepare hot meals for those in need, and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which builds affordable housing units.

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These two are a perfect example of not getting distracted from what’s really important.

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea are one of the music world’s most well-known couples, but they haven’t let fame ruin their love. This beautiful couple show that true love really does last forever.

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