When he says woman are smarter than men, that's something he apparently believed as a high schooler, too, as he has admitted to copying her answers in history class.
They drifted apart as the band found stardom, and Bon Jovi had his noted romance with Diane Lane, though that came to an end as Lane and Sambora circled each other instead.
Did it matter that the band's latest album didn't even go gold?
Not any more than it would affect stadium grosses if one of U2's albums flopped.
Last year, U2 was the top-grossing touring act in the world, with Bon Jovi in second place, pulling in 0 million from 68 shows.
The year before that, Bon Jovi was in the top worldwide spot.
In votes dating back to 2013, every act who's led in this poll ended up as part of the next class.
And he reaps the rewards of that leadership, as Forbes reported last year that "Bon Jovi keeps the bulk of the [band's] earnings, whereas bands like U2 split proceeds evenly."But at home, he may be less boss-like. You see women with it everywhere in Hollywood and, urgh..." But he tried to make it sound as if his marriage was not such a unique one among his contemporaries.
Bon Jovi hasn't offered a great deal of insight into the inner workings of his 23-year marriage, but he has said, "'The fact she's independent and isn't needy or possessive helps, and she is just a very strong woman… More recently, asked by London's Observer what kind of husband he was, he laughed, "One that runs away a lot more often than not. "'I've been cognizant of the fact that relationships have been breaking up around us, but it hasn't made me cling to her or the other way around.
These are the two bands that millions of international fans turn out to see every year, whether they've got a hit record or not.
Believers in romantic karma could claim that these are the kind of spoils that come to big rock stars who can manage to keep their marriages together instead of succumbing to a wandering eye or heart.