Who is Jake Bongiovi? Millie Bobby Brown says fiancé’s father Jon Bon Jovi won’t perform at wedding

Millie Bobby Brown is engaged to Jake Bongiovi. (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)
Millie Bobby Brown is engaged to Jake Bongiovi. (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

Millie Bobby Brown says that her soon-to-be-father-in-law Jon Bon Jovi will not be performing at her wedding.

The Stranger Things actress announced her engagement to Jon Bon Jovi’s son, Jake Bongiovi, in April 2023. In an Instagram post at the time, the star shared a photo of herself and her beau hugging as she flashed her new diamond ring, with the caption: “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all”.

Opening up about their wedding plans during an appearance on Today with Hoda and Jenna, she said: “I feel like that’s asking me to go and like, do a full-on play for everyone,” she said.

“I think the man needs a break, he doesn’t stop! He’s always doing tennis or singing lessons,” she added. “I think he needs a break, maybe it’s a three-hour break!”

She also said that planning for the wedding hasn’t been too stressful as her fiancé, Jake Bongiovi, has been “very involved”.

“He’s very helpful during the whole process. I’ve never felt alone in it, which is very nice. I’m always like, ‘Is this a good idea, is this a good idea?’ But, ultimately, it’s just a very intimate day for the both of us and we’re both very excited,” she added.

Here’s the lowdown on Millie Bobby Brown’s fiancé.

Who is Jacob Hurley Bongiovi?

Jacob Hurley Bongiovi is a 21-year-old up-and-coming actor from New Jersey.

He will be playing Justin in a movie entitled Rockbottom, and Kellan in another named Sweethearts. Both movies are currently in post-production.

Born in May 2002, he is the youngest of three siblings; Romeo, Stephanie, and Jesse.

How is Jake Bongiovi related to Jon Bon Jovi?

Jake Bongiovi is the son of famed musician Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of American rock band Bon Jovi, who are best known for the 1986 hit Livin’ On A Prayer.

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea met in high school before tying the knot in April 1989. They have four children.

Speaking about their happy marriage to People last year, Bon Jovi said: “I was immediately drawn to her and that hasn’t changed.”

When asked the secret to their suceesful union, he replied, “Respect; having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out.”

He added: “We work hard at it, but we enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do. We’ve witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar.

“It’s just what I do, it’s not who I am. I write songs. I happen to be very good at performing them. That’s it.”

How long has Jake Bongiovi been with Millie Bobbie Brown?

In an interview to promote Enola Holmes 2, Millie Bobby Brown revealed that the pair bonded on Instagram and became friends.

They were first spotted together as a couple in June 2021, when photos of them holding hands in New York City appeared.

They made their red-carpet debut at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2022.

The actress’s engagement announcement on social media, which mentions having been together for “three summers”, suggests they’ve been together for more than three years.

What has Bon Jovi said about their engagement?

Jon Bon Jovi has shared his thoughts about his son’s engagement to Millie.

In an interview with Andy Cohen on Cohen’s SiriusXM show Radio Andy, the host asked Bon Jovi whether he worried his child was too young for marriage.

Bon Jovi said: “I don’t know if age matters, if you find the right partner and you grow together. My advice really is growing together is wise.

“I think that all of my kids have found the people that they think they can grow together with and we like them all.

“Millie is wonderful. Her whole family are great. Jake is very, very happy.”