Jon Bon Jovi is a father of four, but there’s no doubt who his mini-me is! The rocker’s eldest son Jesse Bongiovi holds a striking resemblance to his famous father. Everything from his hair to his facial features (and even his height!) is exactly the same.
All grown up, 20-year-old Jessie is a now junior on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.
Back in 2012, Jessie told the New York Post how much he looked up to his famous father. “[My father] has an unbelievable commitment that I look up to," the athlete said. “He’ll come home Saturday mornings, I’ll sleep in and he’ll be like, ‘I just ran five miles. What did you do today?’ He’s always working hard at musical stuff. It inspires me to come out here and work hard.”
While Jesse looks the most like his dad, his older sister Stephanie has proven she’s inherited good genes from both her parents.
Today Jon's daughter turns 21. Happy birthday Stephanie Rose Bongiovi!! pic.twitter.com/GM24lqmhql— Bon Jovi ∞ (@BJTillTheEnd) May 31, 2014
In 2013, Stephanie suffered a drug overdose while attending New York’s Hamilton College. However, the 22-year-old bounced back and now looks happy and healthy as ever.
“I feel it was a terrible tragic lesson of life but I thank God every day because she is whole,” Bon Jovi said regarding his experience. “It happened and it has gone. I know personally people whose sons and daughters, where it was a lot, lot worse. That could have been Stephanie.”
The youngest Bongiovis – Jacob, 13, and Romeo, 11 – aren’t quite grown yet, but if they’re anything like their siblings, we can bet they’ll grow up to be beautiful, young adults, too.