Jon Bon Jovi reacts to criticism over son’s engagement to Millie Bobby Brown

Son of the ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ singer is engaged to ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown

Peony Hirwani
Wednesday 03 May 2023 14:36 BST
Millie Bobby Brown gives close-up of engagement ring after Jake Bongiovi’s proposal

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Jon Bon Jovi has shared his thoughts about his 20-year-old son Jake Bongiovi’s engagement to Millie Bobbie Brown.

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

“I don’t know if age matters, if you find the right partner and you grow together,” Bon Jovi responded. “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,” he said.

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

Last month, Brown, 19, shared a black-and-white photograph with Bongiovi, sporting an engagement ring on her left hand.

She captioned the post with lyrics from Taylor Swift’s song “Lover”.

“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ‘em all,” she wrote, adding a love-heart emoji.

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Bongiovi also shared a post on his own account, simply writing “forever” alongside two photographs of the couple in the same location.

The couple made their relationship official when Brown posted a photograph of Bongiovi kissing her cheek while they rode on the London Eye in 2021.

They made their red carpet debut in March 2022, when they attended the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London holding hands.

The pair have often declared their commitment to each other in several Instagram posts. Brown called her boyfriend her “partner for life” on one occasion, while Bongiovi has called her the “girl of my dreams”.

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