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We always knew someone gave love a bad name for Jon Bon Jovi. You could feel the pain in the rock ‘n roll god’s voice every time he mentioned an angel’s smile being up for sale.

But Diane Lane was responsible for such heartbreak?!? Who knew? (That these two were an item … that Bon Jovi was suave enough to bag such a beautiful actress … that the repercussions of that affair would be etched in Best of the 80s CDs forever …)

20 years later, the painful effects are still felt for Jon. He turned down the opportunity to view the premiere Hollywoodland in Southampton last weekend. The movie stars Ben Affleck as George Reeves, the original TV Superman.

J. Bon Jovi
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We’re gonna avoid the obvious consternation at Affleck playing the role of Superman and comment on who stars as the woman Reeves had an affair with back in the day: Lane.

See, When Bon Jovi split from his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, in the mid-’80s, he got to see Lane naked many, many times. But the relationship ended badly, leading to the band’s classic, “You Give Love a Bad Name”

The result did drive Jon back into the arms of Hurley, who he married in1989 and has had four children with.

We love Jon Bon, don’t get us wrong. But we’d take being promised heaven and then being put through hell if it meant we could recreate the hallway railing scene from Unfaithful with Lane.


That imagery even puts this picture of Jessica Simpson to shame.