Jon Bon Jovi shares emotional tribute to late mother Carol with intimate home video clip

Rock icon Jon Bon Jovi honored his mother, Carol Bongiovi, with an Instagram post featuring family memories.

Pop Culture & Art July 11, 2024
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Jon Bon Jovi, mourning the recent passing of his mother, Carol Bongiovi, shared a poignant tribute on Wednesday via Instagram. 

The post included a snippet from the band's "Story of Love" music video, showcasing intimate home videos. Alongside the clip, Bon Jovi wrote, "Momma, We carry you with us Always ❤️❤️." In the video, he is seen singing and playing guitar in front of a wall adorned with family photographs.


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Carol Bongiovi passed away on Tuesday at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., just days before her 84th birthday. Jon Bon Jovi, speaking on behalf of the family, expressed their profound loss to PEOPLE, highlighting Carol's indomitable spirit and influence on their lives.

A former Playboy bunny and entrepreneur, Carol founded Bon Jovi's fan club and played a pivotal role in the band's early years. She met her husband, John Bongiovi, Sr., while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959. The couple raised their family in Sayreville, N.J., before settling in Holmdel, N.J.

Bon Jovi has credited his parents, including his father, as essential figures in his success, emphasizing their unwavering belief in his abilities. Reflecting on their impact, he described how their encouragement shaped his determination and career trajectory.

The "Story of Love" track, from Bon Jovi's 2020 album, resonates with personal significance, featuring lyrics that reflect familial bonds and enduring love. Jon Bon Jovi's tribute underscores the deep emotional connection and respect he holds for his late mother, celebrating her life and legacy through cherished memories.


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