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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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