Jake Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi’s 20-year-old son, reveals he is not planning to pursue his music career because there is ‘really no follow up’ for his father’s work
Jon Bon Jovi’s lookalike son has no plans to follow in his rock ‘n’ roll footsteps.
He said Jake Bongiovi, 20, is instead intent on continuing to pursue a career as an actor. man about the city magazine.
When asked if he envisioned a career in music, he said, “I think I’m going to leave that to my dad! There’s really no follow up act there.”
Unusual Similarity: Jon Bon Jovi’s lookalike son has no plans to follow in his rock ‘n’ roll footsteps
He shared: “There was always music playing in the house, all different kinds of music from all different kinds of worlds. But what spoke to me were the people on the screen, not the voices through the speakers.
However, Jake – who has dated Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 18 – says his father’s experience in the industry has been hugely beneficial to him.
In the new issue of the magazine, he said, “My father’s influence has been a wonderful learning curve. It’s great to hear them directly from a personal source, their experience comes through artistic expression.”
Jake said, “As long as you can get your identity – who you are and what you originally planned to do – and keep your power, that’s the point.”
Cover star: Jake Bongiovi, 20, instead intent on continuing to have a career as an actor, he tells Man About Town
And despite being far from a household name, Jake said he’s been targeted by trolls who have “a lot of bad things to say”.
“None of my friends or family would say that to me, and these are the people I care about,” he added.
Besides music, Jon Bon Jovi has earned a range of acting credits including the films Moonlight and The Leading Man.
New love: However, Jake – who has dated Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, 18 – says his father’s experience in the industry has been hugely beneficial to him.
“What I share with my dad is our love of movies,” said Jake, who moved from London to New York to pursue acting.
John shares Jake and daughter Stephanie, 28, and sons Jesse, 25, and Romeo, 16, with wife Dorothea Hurley, 59.
He met Dorothea in 1980 while attending high school in New Jersey before starting a family later.