Posts Tagged ‘John Mellencamp’

Elaine Irwin to Weather Divorce from John Mellancamp ‘Just Fine,’ Says Pal

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Elaine Irwin and John Mellencamp will remain friends as they end their 19-year marriage, a longtime pal told PEOPLE.

“There will be no war between Elaine and John Mellencamp,” Kris Gebhardt, John’s former trainer and 11-year friend of the exes, tells PEOPLE. “They are both levelheaded people who are great parents. They have a lot of respect for each other.”

According to Gebhardt Irwin, 41, will get through her breakup from John, 59, without a problem.

“No one is happy with a split, but Elaine is a trouper, a doer and a woman who can exist on her own just fine,” Gebhardt says. “She’s a gem and so is John.”

He also stated that the couple’s split had nothing to do with Meg Ryan.

“Divorce doesn’t happen over one thing,” Gebhardt says. “Things changed, directions differed and ambitions have taken their own course. It took awhile to get to this stage. It was not a sudden decision and not about another person.”

Irwin, was engaged to John after only ten weeks of dating. She was only 23 at the time.

The x-couple have two sons, Hud and Speck.

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Meg Ryan And John Mellencamp are dating.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Reports surfaced that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have been dating for several weeks!

People who have seen them together say they’re so comfortable with each other

There has been speculation that Ryan may have been the cause of Mellencamp’s divorce but there is no substance to the report.  Others are saying that their romance began some time after the split between Mellencamp and his wife took place.

Queen of romcom Ryan, 49, was known for a long string of romcom’s but probably her most famous was early in her career when she played against Billy Crystal in “When Harry met Sally.” She was previously married to Dennis Quaid and they have a son together.  After the split with Quaid Ryan adopted a daughter.

Mellencamp, 59, has married three times and has a total of five children.



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Rocker John Mellencamp and wife Elaine split after 20 years together

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Rocker John Mellencamp and his model wife Elaine have announced that they will split after 20 years together.

Mellencamp 51, was previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar or John Cougar is an rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and acts on occasion.  He and Elaine met in 1991 when the model was hired to pose for the cover of Mellencamp’s “Whenever We Wanted” album.

After a whirlwind romance (10 weeks) the couple got engaged. The following September, they were wed and have been married for the last 18 years.  They have 2 sons together, Hud and Speck.

In a statement on Thursday, the couple said, via a spokesperson, “John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple.”

Mellencamp has five children in total.

They are Michelle from his first marriage to Priscilla Esterline (1970–81); daughters Teddi Jo and Justice from his second marriage to Victoria Granucci (1981–89); and 2 sons from his most recent marriage.

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