Jon Bon Jovi & Diane Lane

Diane Lane and Jon Bon Jovi
Diane Lane and Jon Bon Jovi  

Jon Bon Jovi and Diane Lane dated from March to July, 1984.


Jon Bon Jovi is a 62 year old American Musician. Born John Francis Bongiovi Jr. on 2nd March, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA and educated at Sayreville War Memorial High School, he is famous for Bon Jovi in a career that spans 1975–present and 1965–present. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Diane Lane is a 59 year old American Actress. Born Diane Colleen Lane on 22nd January, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA, she is famous for her roles as Lauren King in the 1979 romantic comedy film A Little Romance, Charity Royall in the long-running PBS performing arts anthology series Great Performances, Ellen Aim in the 1984 action crime neo-noir film Streets of Fire, Vera Cicero in the 1984 musical crime drama film The Cotton Club, Lorry Dane in the 1987 drama neo-noir thriller film The Big Town, Katya Yarno in the 1987 thriller film Lady Beware, Connie Summer in the 2002 erotic thriller film Unfaithful, Frances Mayes in the 2003 romantic comedy-drama film Under the Tuscan Sun, Sarah Nolan in the 2005 romantic comedy film Must Love Dogs, Toni Mannix in the film Hollywoodland, FBI Special Agent Jennifer Marsh in the 2008 Streets of Fire, Infidelity, Martha Kent in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. in a career that spans 1971–present and 1976–present. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingMar 1984 - Jul 1984 4 months, 2 days
Total Mar 1984 - Jul 1984 4 months, 2 days

Diane Lane and Jon Bon Jovi dated briefly in the 1980s, and he reportedly wrote "You Give Love a Bad Name" about her.
How They Met: The pair began dating around 1985 — Bon Jovi’s debut album had been released the previous year and Lane was perhaps best known for her role in The Outsiders.
When They Peaked: Lane has been complimentary whenever her relationship with Bon Jovi is broached in interviews. In 2017 the actress told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that she and the rocker dated for “five months, I was 20,” noting that “every girl should have such a wonderful experience when she’s that young."
Recalling the brief period, Lane said, “I have some photos of him packing for the tour ... Just all the jockstraps were lined up on the floor for the whole band to get through the whole tour. An ocean of jockstraps.” That is some vivid imagery.
After Lane’s admission sparked a series of follow-ups from Cohen and fellow guest Jim Parsons, she apologized to her ex on air. “Forgive me, Jon,” she said over Cohen and Parsons’s banter. “It’s been 30 years and they’re still talking about us.”
The Breakup: It’s long been rumored that Lane is the red-manicured villain of Bon Jovi’s 1986 chart-topper “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Lane herself refuted the claim in 2007, laying out the facts for Esquire: “I never wear red nail polish.” Case closed.
From Lane’s perspective, the split was simple, inevitable: She was 20. “Going out with somebody for five months is long when you’re 20,” she told The Advocate in 2008. “The fact that he was away and traveling on his tours was probably how we lasted so long.”
Bon Jovi’s former tour manager Rick Bozzett had a different take. In his memoir, Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi, Bozzett implied that the split could be traced back to Lane’s relationship with the band’s lead guitarist, Richie Sambora.
“The very thing that made Jon feel so passionate toward Diane Lane in the first place ended up being the reason for their sudden, unceremonious breakup,” Bozzett wrote. “Diane was young and wild and loved to party. But she loved to party so much that Jon caught her partying with Richie Sambora. That wasn’t a good day for Jon’s relationship with Diane, to say nothing of Jon-Richie relations.”
Lane appeared to deny Bozzett’s implication, reportedly telling the New York Daily News, "Some people will just try and sell a book, and I can't blame them. They can make up what they like. What was that line from the Cars' song, 'Let the Good Times Roll'? 'Let them say what they want, baby!’"
That said, she also admitted her memory of the relationship was “a little fuzzy,” given it had ended 25 years prior.
In 1989, Bon Jovi told Rolling Stone that his short time with Lane and the reunion with his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley “say everything about my career with this band.”
“It took us some time to find ourselves, in our personal lives as well as our career,” he explained. “So I did that. I went out and had a ... whatever you want to call it. I went out with a girl for ten months, a year maybe.” It’s unclear whether Bon Jovi is referring to Lane, considering she’s said they were together for five months on multiple occasions. “You come to terms with who you are and what you’re about. That lifestyle is not for me,” he continued.

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Relationship Timeline

August, 1984 - Breakup

March, 1984 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Jon Bon Jovi
Diane Lane
Jon Bon Jovi
Diane Lane
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 9" (175 cm)
5' 7" (170 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


Posted commentsView all comments (5)

teresa feltonJan 2, 2013

Jon, on your tour bus u had cinderdella band. U r gentle man and I left my notebook behide. One time u were on plane and u forgot something.u saw me and said u wait for me. Issue yes,iwant make sure everything was o.k.all the people had leftand the band members. How is your mother?did she got my farv.flower? Did she found nice girls for her sons? She fix me up! She is very nice person talk to!

hotJul 23, 2010

More on them!add more on diane too!

Isolde88Apr 1, 2010

They were adorable!

fergusonMar 20, 2010

More on them!Great couple!

maryMar 27, 2009

hi my name is mary

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