Jon Bon Jovi says his life is about maintaining healthy ‘family dynamic’

Jon Bon Jovi says his life is about maintaining a healthy “family dynamic”.

The ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ singer, 62, has been making headlines after revealing he had scores of other women at the height of his fame and wasn’t a “saint” in his marriage to 61-year-old karate teacher Dorothea Hurley – but has now said he refuses to let his vanity dominate their household.

He told Lewis Howes on the ‘School of Greatness’ podcast: “I’m always going to be the narcissist lead singer in the house, but there’s no platinum records hanging in my house.

“(As well as) admiration and mutual respect… (I prioritise being a) good listener and know it’s not all about (me.)

“It’s about we. It’s about both of us, it’s about all of us. It’s about the family dynamic.”

Jon and Dorothea have been married since 1989 and have four children – Stephanie, 30, Jesse, 29, Jake, 21, and 20-year-old Romeo.

When host Lewis, 41, asked Jon how he and Dorothea navigated their relationship when his band Bon Jovi was at the peak of their pomp.

The host asked: “When you’re coming off stage in front of 80,000 people and you’re ‘The Man’, and you’re selling out the biggest tour in history back to back… and then you go home and someone’s upset at you… how do you get over your ego of being Jon Bon Jovi?”

Jon replied: “It might take a minute to walk it off when you’re on the road for a long time, especially in those younger years when we would be on the road for so long that you could carry the lifestyle home.

“But I haven’t even seen that guy in a long time, so it’s of no interest to me to even see that guy.”

Jon added he and Dorothea once moved home to avoid ruining their marriage by giving in to temptations.

He said they were based on Malibu, California, for four to five years surrounded by “beautiful people”, but told his wife: “We gotta sell this house (and) get the hell out here”.

Jon added he told his wife: “This is not conducive to a great relationship and a great life and a great career.”

He said: “was just, like, ‘I don’t want to be a part of this scene.’

“This is not who we are. It’s not who I am. I don’t (care.)

“That shallow (stuff) will ruin you, and I know grown men who still are playing that game, and it’s just sad and shallow.”