Millie Bobby Brown’s Boyfriend – Who Is Jake Bongiovi?

Millie Bobby Brown's boyfriend is Jake Bongiovi, the son of rockstar Jon Bon Jovi.

By Rick Gonzales | Updated

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Lately, Millie Bobby Brown has been making headlines for all the right reasons. The popular young actress, who continues to shine as Eleven in the wildly popular Netflix sci-fi hit, Stranger Things, has been turning heads recently, not only for who she is but also for the young man in her life. So, let’s take a look at Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend, Jake Bongiovi.


If the last name has a familiar ring to it, it should. Jake Bongiovi is the son of legendary rocker, Jon Bon Jovi. Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend was born on May 7, 2002, in New Jersey, which seems fitting for his Jersey-born and bred parents.


Come on. You had to know that Millie Bobby Brown met her boyfriend the way most Gen Z’ers do things – over social media. True story.

As Millie Bobby Brown told Wired, “We met on Instagram.” She didn’t go into much more detail other than, “And we were friends for a bit, and then, what can I say?”

Interestingly, you can see Millie Bobby Brown talk briefly about meeting her boyfriend, Jake, right around the 57-second timeframe, where she is answering Wired’s Most Searched Questions.


After Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi began speaking to one another over social media, it sparked furious rumors about the pair dating. It was noted that Millie was beginning to like Jake’s Instagram posts, which only got the tongues wagging a bit more when he returned the likes in kind.

Not long after they began liking each other’s posts, Jake shared the first Instagram of the couple sitting in a car.

Shortly after this, the pair was seen more and more together out and about, and the rumors of Millie Bobby Brown and her new boyfriend caught fire.

The two eventually made their first official red-carpet debut at the 2022 BAFTAs in March. Since then, the couple has not been shy about publicizing their romance on both of their social media accounts.


Well before Jake Bongiovi came into this world, his parents already had two children. Jon Bon Jovi met his future wife, Dorthea Hurley, and the mother of their four children back when they attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.

As the story goes, Jon Bon Jovi, who was known then as John Bongiovi, Jr., was attempting to peek at Dorthea’s test answers to help himself out.

Apparently, though, at the time, Dorthea was dating Jon’s best friend, Bobby. So, while they knew each other quite well, they were just friends for a few years. It was only when Bobby joined the service that Jon Bon Jovi made his move, and it was a move that would last a lifetime.


It can’t be easy being the children of such a massive rock star, but for all intents and purposes, Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend has done a splendid job of keeping his life on an even keel. Jake Bongiovi is the third of four Bon Jovi kids. He has a sister, Stephanie Rose (29), an older brother Jesse (27), and a younger brother, Romeo Jon (18).

Although Jake appears to have kept himself away from the bad press, the same can’t be said for his older sister. Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend was only 10 years old when Stephanie was attending Hamilton College. It was then that she was found in her room unconscious after overdosing on heroin.

Stephanie was rushed to the hospital where she was unresponsive for some time. When she woke up, her first call was to her father. Bon Jovi described receiving that phone call as the worst moment in his life.

“It was my worst moment as a father. The first thing she said was, I’m all right, but then she said this is what happened. You wake up, you shake it off and put your shoes on and say okay, I am on the way home.”

For the Bon Jovis, the nightmare didn’t end there. After Stephanie was released from the hospital, she and a friend were arrested for drug possession when the police found marijuana and a criminal amount of drug paraphernalia in Stephanie’s dorm room.

To her and to her close-knit family’s credit, Stephanie has since cleaned up her act tremendously and has forged a great career.


Jake Bongiovi, who bears a striking resemblance to his father, grew up in New Jersey. In high school, he attended The Pennington School, making a name for himself not by being the son of Bon Jovi, but by leading students in an organized walkout.

The walkout took place in 2018, shortly after Nikolas Cruz brutally opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 in total. Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend was 15 at the time when he and a fellow classmate, Rickey Eng, saw on an Instagram post that there was going to be a national student walkout.

“It’s enough. It’s happened too many times that we watch it,” said Bongiovi at the time. “And we cannot let it go away this time.” They didn’t and they received the full support of The Pennington School’s administration.

So, with Bongiovi and Eng leading the way, nearly 400 of the school’s 500 students walked out. They gathered at the campus gym where they read the names of the Parkland victims. Five days prior to this peaceful walkout, the campus had been locked down because there had been a suspicious person lurking at a nearby school.

In talking about the decision to help lead the student walk out with Eng, Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend said at the time that he was influenced by the passion of his peers. He said at the time, and remember, young Bongiovi was only 15 years old then, “He’s (his father, Jon Bon Jovi) really been some sort of an inspiration to me, as well, but I think it was really special that it was more the students inspiring each other,” Bongiovi said. “Our bravery spouts from each other.”


Although Jake Bongiovi calls himself an actor (he has one acting credit for a soon-to-be-released film called, Sweethearts), Jake is a college student. At least that was the announcement made back in 2020, when Jake was accepted to Syracuse University. In fact, it is also said that while Millie Bobby Brown has kept herself extremely busy with her film career, she too has enrolled in classes, but at Purdue University.

“Jake goes to Syracuse University and puts a big value on higher education so he’s absolutely cheering Millie on in this,” an unnamed source explained to Hollywood Life. “His whole family is not big on the fame game,” the source continued, “they really encourage their kids to stay grounded and that’s one of the things that they love so much about Millie, she’s totally down to earth and hasn’t let any of the Hollywood stuff go to her head. They are very proud of her for getting into Purdue, it’s a great achievement.”


It is clear, by looking at both Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi’s social media that they are deeply into each other. Both constantly post pictures of them together, whether it is a night out or on vacation.

It is nice to see a young couple into each other as much as Millie Bobby Brown and her boyfriend, Jake Bongiovi, are. Here’s hoping that it lasts.