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Why Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea Hurley, skipped doc screening after his scandalous marriage remarks

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Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, Dorothea Hurley, did not miss the screening of his new documentary, “Thank You Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story,” because the rocker gave love a bad name, Page Six has learned.

His rep confirms to Page Six exclusively Saturday that the karate instructor, 61, wasn’t able to attend because she contracted COVID-19, and therefore she had to quarantine at home since it is contagious.

“As of this morning, she’s feeling well and recovered,” the spokesperson adds.

Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi.
Dorothea Hurley did not attend Jon Bon Jovi’s doc screening because she got COVID-19. Getty Images for Hampton Water
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi.
“She’s feeling well and recovered,” Bon Jovi’s rep adds. WireImage

A separate insider also tells Page Six Saturday that Bon Jovi, https://cdn.thefoxposts.com/vimedia/2024/04/28/6fba4c851cd885b3961eb532b812642a.gif, was “super sad” his spouse couldn’t make it to his screening.

The Grammy winner — who tested positive for COVID-19 himself back in 2021 — understandably supported Hurley’s decision as he knows how serious the illness can be.

In April 2022, Bon Jovi told the Star Tribune that coronavirus made him realize “how volatile we are and how fragile life is.”

“It didn’t matter if you were young or old, American or Egyptian, no matter who you were or where you were from, the COVID-19 pandemic affected you,” the “It’s My Life” singer added at the time, also sharing that he and his family were “double vaxed.”

Jon Bon Jovi performing.
In 2021, Bon Jovi contracted COVID-19 himself. Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Jon Bon Jovi performing.
He said he realized at the time “how volatile we are and how fragile life is.” Getty Images

When Hurley was noticeably absent from the Hulu doc’s red carPet Thursday evening, though, there was speculation she stayed behind because of eyebrow-raising remarks her husband recently made to press.

Earlier this week, the “You Give Love a Bad Name” singer admitted that he hadn’t “been a saint” in his 34-year marriage.

“These are all the wonderful clichés of rock stardom,” he said in an interview with the Independent, published last Sunday.

“It’s about never lying about having been a saint, but not being a fool enough to f–k up the home life, either.”

Jon Bon Jovi at his doc screening.
Bon Jovi went solo to the screening of “Thank You Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” earlier this week. Getty Images
Jon Bon Jovi at his doc screening.
Hurley’s absence fueled speculation that she did not attend because of Bon Jovi’s comments about their marriage. Getty Images

Bon Jovi also praised Hurley’s tolerance for his infidelity, of which he wrote about in his 19https://cdn.thefoxposts.com/vimedia/2024/04/28/6fba4c851cd885b3961eb532b812642a.gif hit single, “Bed of Roses.”

He sings on the track, “Now as you close your eyes / Know I’ll be thinking about you / While my mistress she calls me / To stand in her spotlight again.”

Bon Jovi has been married to Hurley since 1989 and shares four kids with her: Jesse, 29, Jake, 21, Romeo, 20, and Stephanie, 30.

Jon Bon Jovi waving.
Bon Jovi said on “Good Morning America” Thursday that “every day is a challenge” with his wife. GC Images
Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley.
The rocker has also admitted to cheating in the past. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images
Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley with their son and Millie Bobby Brown.
The couple has been married for 34 years and shares four kids. Getty Images

Following the sit-down with the Independent, the “Livin’ On a Prayer” singer told “Good Morning America” that “every day is a challenge” with his wife.

“The magic for me has just been growing together with Dorothea,” the Grammy winner said Thursday, hours before the doc screening, adding, “Every day is a challenge and a change.”

He then concluded, “But if you’re growing together, hopefully things will work out.”

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