He tells the Associated Press:
“I’m shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea,” Bon Jovi explains. “Steph is a great kid. Great GPA. Cool school … everything about it is idyllic. She was doing great, then a sudden and steep decline.”
Reflecting back, Bon Jovi says when he first became a father he wasn’t sure how best to raise a little girl, but he and his wife provided a loving, stable home for their daughter.
“I didn’t have any sisters,” he says. “We bring home this girl the first day. Now what? Where’s the manual? There was no manual. So you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down,” he says. “I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household … No one knows the future. It is what it is.”