Bon Jovi has has accompanied performances of I Got the Girl to home movies of Jon Bon Jovi‘s daughter, Stephanie, dancing as a young girl for many concerts and during their most recent show in Las Vegas Jon brought her on stage to dance in person.
Part way through the song Jon Bon Jovi said: "Everybody’s got a little girl in their life, their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their momma. But it all goes by so fast. And they start out as little bitty babies and their future’s looking bright."
And I wrote this song for that little baby, who’s now not such a little baby anymore.
The song was released on 2000's Crush and was written for his daughter Stephanie.
Bon Jovi also mentions how many of his band members have daughters. His daughter Stephanie is now 23 years old.