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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.

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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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61.

kasey    

he looks like a white james brown...

1354 days ago
62.

Jamie    

She's a model? Ummm ... are they just handing that title out to anyone now?

1354 days ago
63.

LongJohn69    

What the hell, John? Did she leave you for one of those guys on the "Lucky Charms" boxes? They can't be THAT much taller than you. Or can they?

1354 days ago
64.

lola    

I have seen her out without her makeup and you wouldnt recognize her at all. She is very bitchy

1354 days ago
65.

femonanon    

He rocks the right way...I LOVE him.

1354 days ago
66.

Superman    

WTF? Any divorce is a failed marriage!

1354 days ago
67.

Jack    

She was probably just tired of his family... They can't go anywhere without telling everyone they are related to John like he is freaking Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton... Just a bunch of drug users and tanned bleach blonds... Such a sad sad life......

1354 days ago
68.

Jack    

She was probably tired of his family living through him like he was freaking Jimmy Page. They can't seem to go anywhere without mentioning that they are related... Just a bunch of drug users and tanned bleach blonds... What a sad sad way to live...

1354 days ago
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Johnsoncounty    

This is a guy who pretends to be for farmers but doesn't have a clue about the farming business. Supported John Edwards and his cheating ways, is always angry at the world, supports socialized government, and is limited in his musical talent. She probably got tired of living with an angry, depressed liberal. That takes a toll on anyone.

1354 days ago
70.

Anon    

47% of you think it was successful? Explain that successful-marriage-ends-in-divorce thing again? Idiots?!?

Took that blonde only 20 years to realize what a pompous, pious blowhard he is.

Posted at 5:53 PM on Dec 30, 2010 by If sense were common everyone would have it.

Wow, I thought the opposite. 53% thought it was a failure? If they married, raised their kids and now they want to go different directions now that the kids are raised, what's the harm?

This doesn't look like a Kelsey Grammar where there are young children at home thinking their dad's absence is work-related. That is a failure, even if Camille is repulsive. It's sad for the kids. This could be the rumors that John has cheated, or wants to, but also that she doesn't care because she's ready to jump ship herself.

1354 days ago
71.

becky    

By looking at this picture they both might want to jump on the band wagon and go to rehab!!!

1354 days ago
72.

k    

He isn't aging well at all. I saw an interview with him and he didn't have his false teeth in. Ew! He's had heart attacks, still smokes and is pushing 60 - she is 20 years young then he is so my guess is... Elaine moved on.

BTW #10 your comment was great! LOL

1354 days ago
73.

bill    

i saw him on david letterman last night after seeing this story on here. it was a show from a couple weeks ago and i kept wondering if he knew it was over then. dave got started on him about being a smoker and he said jokingly{or not} that his whole family didn't like him and he was never home anyway.

he did a new song solo. he is a good singer, songwriter, guitarist

i didn't like his early music, back then i liked hard rock better. now a days it's some of the stuff i'll actually listen to and not change the channel or turn off the radio.

1353 days ago
74.

Jeff_GA    

How can a divorce result in a sucessful marriage? Right about now, 43% TMZ's readers think like Hommers - Doh!

1353 days ago
75.

Itsmyopinionsothere    

She's HOT.....He's NOT

1353 days ago
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