10 Celebrities who Eloped in Las Vegas
Posted in Lifestyle on Jan 17th, 2019
Celebrities have money, good looks, and plenty of dating opportunities. Many stars choose to settle down with their significant other during a traditional wedding ceremony, only to experience a traditional courtroom setting for a divorce a few months or years later. While many celebrities who opt for less formal nuptials remain happily married for decades. This article discusses ten stars who eloped in Las Vegas, Nevada and catches up with where they are now with their love life.
10. Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi first began dating in high school. The couple fled to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1989 when Jon was on a break from touring with his band Bon Jovi. The wedding was so last minute that they didn't even have rings to seal the deal. An Elvis impersonator married the pair. They both received flack from their parents, and Jon's band manager wasn't happy about the impulsive ceremony either. However, almost thirty years later and they're still happily married. Jon Bon Jovi is worth approximately $300 million and has four kids with Dorothea. Together they run a pay what you want Soul Kitchen in New Jersey which helps feed the indigent in the area. The Bon Jovi's haven't been able to escape the maladaptive rockstar cliches entirely. In 2012, medics rushed their daughter Stephanie to the hospital due to a heroin overdose. Jon balks when people question how he remained faithful to one woman while groupies throw themselves at him after gigs. Jon told People Magazine, "Somehow I became the poster boy for a long-married rockstar...But I'll accept the mantle because I'm so happy."