Time to Thirstily Brush Up on Some Jake Bongiovi Facts After His Marriage to Millie Bobby Brown

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Remember when Stranger Things started and you couldn't possibly imagine a world in which the kids grew up and became cooler than you? Yeah, well now Millie Bobby Brown is out here with a successful makeup line, $14 million in her bank account, and a new husband. What is time? *sobs*

In case you haven't been paying attention, Millie and Jake Bongiovi just got married in a super under-the-radar ceremony (they somehow managed to avoid paparazzi!) after about four years of dating. And if you've decided you need to know more about Jake—other than his status as an elite nepo baby—then same.

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He Is a Professional Model

Behold, a photo of Jake looking at a photo of Jake.

He Is Kickstarting His Acting Career

On top of starring in Rockbottom this year, Jake is in the upcoming film Sweethearts along with Kiernan Shipka.

He told Man About Town, "I love movies. I love films. I grew up watching the greats. That’s really a special connection that I had growing up with my dad, even, is how we’d watch movies all the time. Every weekend we’d watch a movie and it was the classics, like The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Then as I got older, I started to understand how wonderful artistic expression is within film. And that’s what really grasped me. Going out on these auditions and having the grit and the mindset to keep going, keep putting myself out there, is to try to be a part of that world."

He Went to School in Brooklyn

Jake grew up in New Jersey but went to school at Brooklyn's Poly Prep. He then spent a year at Syracuse University before dropping out to focus on his acting career. IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING.

He and Millie Fell Fast

The Damsel star told The Sunday Times that she knew Jake "was going to be a huge part" of her life immediately. "After we met we knew we never wanted to leave each other’s side," she said. "You can’t pinpoint why [someone is 'the one'], it’s just the feeling of knowing that that’s the person you want to spend the rest of your time with. I think so much of life is overthinking. The one thing that made clear sense to me was him. So I didn’t really have to do much thinking."

He Is Pretty Under the Radar

While Jake is obviously on Instagram (where he treats us to non-stop cute posts about his love for Millie)...

...he's otherwise pretty low-key. Meaning: he doesn't do a lot of press (at least not yet!).

That said, Jake does regularly accompany Millie to her red carpet premieres, and he showed up in a getting ready video she filmed with Vogue:

His Parents Got Married Super Young

Jake's rockstar dad Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Bongiovi were high school sweethearts and have been going strong for over 30 years. Jon told People that the secret to making it work is "having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out."

He Has a Ton of Siblings

Turns out Jake is a middle child! He has an older sister named Stephanie and two brothers named Jesse and Romeo. Here's a throwback pic of the family together when Jake was younger. Cuuuuuute!

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He Used Millie's Mom's Ring to Propose

Millie told the Sunday Times, “I’ve always loved that ring, it’s always stuck out to me, so she gave it to Jake. They were in cahoots about the whole proposal. I love that I can always keep a piece of my mum with me.”


He Connected With Millie on Instagram

Millie revealed as much on her WIRED Auto Complete interview, saying, "We met on the old Instagram, we were friends for a bit, and then what can I say?"

The Way He Proposed to Millie Is Truly Wild

Basically, he popped the question underwater due to their shared love for diving. And—whoops—Millie dropped the ring due to being so shocked. Full story below featuring Millie's iconic dog.

He Helped Millie Learn to Love Herself 🥹

Millie told Glamour that before she met Jake she was "so afraid to be a strong woman in a relationship." But after being with him, "I just felt I could be loud. He embraced that and encouraged that. And I fell in love with myself while being with him."

She added, "He was a really big, huge part of me loving myself and becoming a woman. It was like, ‘Wow, I really love this person because he allows me to love myself.'"

I'll give you several moments!

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