October 3, 2022

John Mellencamp Calling It Quits After 18 Years of Marriage

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John and Elaine Mellencamp are throwing in the towel according to a recent announcement. Image by rtilden.

John and Elaine Mellencamp have been together for 20 years and married for 18, but have decided to call it quits and separate. The Mellencamp’s representative won’t report if they have filed divorce papers yet.

John, 59, and Elaine, 41, have two sons together and plan on raising them together in Indiana. They are proud of the way that they have parented and the way they have been a family, but are ready to separate as a couple. At this time there is not specific information.

John became famous in the late 70’s early 80’s. Back then he was know as John Cougar and his hits included “Hurts so Good” and “Jack and Diane.” He later dropped the name Cougar and became known as John Mellencamp.

He met his wife, Elaine, who was a model, when she was hired to appear on his album cover, “Whenever We Wanted.” They were engaged 10 weeks after the shoot, and when they married when she was 23 years old.

Elaine, continues to model, as she is the face of Almay Cosmetics. John continues to tour and is currently doing his “No Better Than This” tour.

This is the third marriage for John Mellencamp. He also has three other children from previous relationships.

This week has seen a lot of action from celebrities getting engaged including LeAnn Rimes, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.