Jon Bon Jovi: I don’t like rock’n'roll lifestyle but I’m not a saint
Jon Bon Jovi has said he has no regrets about picking marriage and a family over the much coveted rock and roll lifestyle.
After a few years of chart success, Jon married high school girlfriend Dorothea in 1989 and the couple now have four children together.
He told Best Life magazine recently: “I don’t look at this week’s hot starlet and think about trading in or trading up. I don’t have a mistress on the side or another family across town. You’re never going to read that story about me. I have no regard for that whole lifestyle.”
“It’s a shallow pool, man. When you’ve been at it this long, you know it’s a real shallow pool.”
But he admits that he’s “not been a saint” by any means: “I missed tons of birthdays and school plays. But it’s not like Dorothea came in halfway through the movie and didn’t know who she got.”
“I did the drug thing very young and wised up very young too, because I was into drugs a little too much. I’ve never been a drug guy. I’ve always felt I didn’t have the mental stability to handle drugs.”
“[Still,] family man, what a concept. I mean, how’d I end up the poster boy for that?”