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John Mellencamp and Wife End Marriage

12/30/2010 10:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Mellencamp is ending his marriage of 20 years.

John and his wife, Elaine Mellencamp, a model, have split, although his rep isn't saying if they've filed divorce papers yet.

The couple says they "are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family."

John and Elaine will continue to raise their two kids in Indiana.

A 20-year marriage is a good run for sure, so we ask ...


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What do John Mellencamp and Kid Rock have in common? Both of them sing songs to pander to the "American Heartland" - and both are un-original and derivative. If you want to hear this stuff by the original masters of the form - listen to Springsteen or Seger (both of whom these clown copy, to no good effect).

1362 days ago


I seen him say in an interview a few years back that marriage meant you could pick your nose if you wanted, go without brushing your teeth and farting...I'm surprised it lasted this long.

1362 days ago

Mrs Butters    

She got tired of living with as " has been" it's depressing

1362 days ago


20 years!! I called it. She is finally bored with Jack. Elaine Irwin is mine..all mine..muhahaha.

1362 days ago


Maybe he ought to call up Nancy Wilson of Heart. They both have more than music in common - She just divorced her hubby after 24 years of marriage.

I've been married 20 years. I can't imagine divorcing someone after all that time and history together. I mean - that's your family, and families go through ups and downs. Wonder why they can't work it out?

1362 days ago

Rodeo Clown    

Don't know about the infidelity, but anyone who has followed John over the years knows he does not drink.

1362 days ago


20 years and they're giving that up? I never would have dreamed how nice it is to be with someone you have a 20 year history with but we are in our 18th year now - every year is different but you choose to stay in the tough ones and you're glad you did in the good ones. Honestly, if you find a nice person you love and who loves you, stick it out. It's worth it.

1362 days ago


JM looks like an the old mixed race(white trash are part black) black man down the street that runs a junk yard. JM is a greasy junk yard looking barnyard man, just white trash but he got some good blues (talent) music. Elaine stay for money and sex. Love you JM.

1362 days ago


i expect she finally got tired of his stinking cig breath.

1362 days ago


I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary. Love springs eternal.!!!!

1362 days ago

kim purdy    

He totally looks like a washed up alcoholic

1362 days ago


OMG, THAT'S John Melloncamp?!?!????????? Wow, how deflating. Maybe rock stars oughta not be photographed or go on tour after they hit 50 or so, since the sex appeal is gone. :-(

1362 days ago

Mrs Butters    

It's sad when a woman leaves a celeb due to "has been" status

1362 days ago


She was probably in a coma and after 20 years she woke up and YIKES!!!!!

1362 days ago


Johnnie's gonna have to find himself a new Cougar.

1362 days ago
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