Jon Bon Jovi Through The Years — Happy 50th Birthday!

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Nothing says rock-n-roll like entering your sixth decade, right? Or something like that. Anyway, today is rock legend Jon Bon Jovi’s 50th! Since 1983, Bon Jovi has toured with and without his eponymous band for almost three decades, sold over 130 million albums worldwide, and spawned some of the greatest rock anthems ever, and somehow doesn’t show the wear and tear of life on the road. While singing of those striving youths of New Jersey, Jon’s also cashed in on his other skills, showing off his lusciously feathered locks and hard-rock abs as a model and actor. In 1996, Gianni Versace personally selected him as the face of Versace‚Äôs spring ad campaign. And we have a soft spot for his 1999 guest stint in an episode of Sex and the City, where he played Seth, a guy who frustratingly became disinterested with Carrie after sleeping with her. (The opposite is hardly true — we’ll never be disinterested with him!) Showing his softer side, singer has donated to charitable causes and raised money for the Special Olympics and Red Cross. Jon’s still giving love a good name: He and wife Dorothea Hurley currently raise their family in Jersey. Wish JBJ a happy birthday as you check out how he’s aged (barely) through the years:

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