John Mellencamp Split

John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin have split, the couple confirmed.

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Rocker John Mellencamp and his model wife Elaine Irwin have separated after 20 years of marriage, ending the week's string of engagement announcements on a low note.

A spokesman for the couple said in a statement, "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 and Irwin wed in 1992 after she appeared on the cover of his album Whenever We Wanted, and he referred to the supermodel as his "LA doll" in the hit Small Town.

While the pair has not filed divorce papers yet, this will be the third marriage Mellencamp has seen crumble. His first, to Priscilla Esterline, lasted 11 years and ended in 1981, and his second, to Victoria Granucci, lasted eight years from 1981-1989.

Mellencamp and Irwin have two sons, Hud and Speck, and intend to remain in Indiana to continue coparenting.

So the question is: Who cheated? Because A) Mellencamp has a history (the end date of his first marriage and start of his second are no coincidence) and B) Why else would you wipe out a 20-year marriage? Ideas?

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Comments on "John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin separate"

Jerry Aldini January 03, 2011 | 9:49 AM

I just saw him in concert and noticed that he changes the lyrics to small town to conceal his embarrassment that his bringing an LA Doll (wife # 2) to a small town did not work. "Instead of 'Married and LA Doll brought her to this small town' he NOW sings 'My wife was 13 when I wrote this song'..." what lyric will the hoosier hick sing now

Ugh January 01, 2011 | 5:14 PM

"So the question is: Who cheated? Because A) Mellencamp has a history (the end date of his first marriage and start of his second are no coincidence) and B) Why else would you wipe out a 20-year marriage? Ideas?" - Wow. Ignorant comment. If you have baggage, check it. If this is your outlook on marriage and divorce then I suggest you try really hard to think outside of your little box and realize that there is a larger world based in a reality that doesn't adhere to your preconceived notions and personal beliefs.

Chimelle January 01, 2011 | 5:07 PM

Marriages (contracts) end for many reasons. Sometimes people grow apart and find that they are meant to walk different paths in Life. Not all divorces are a result of anger, resentment, or adultery. Some former husbands and wives remain good friends - they simply can not live together while holding differing life goals and desires. I don't have any intimate knowledge of the Mellencamps relationship, but for the sake of their two sons I do hope that they remain friendly. I wish them both much luck and happiness.

phil December 31, 2010 | 12:34 PM

"married an LA doll" in Smalltown does NOT refer to Elaine. Song was written when Elaine was barely in her teens. The Scarecrow album came out in 1984-85

Denise December 31, 2010 | 10:54 AM

And yet you're not only reading it, your commenting on it Kim...

Kim Wilczyk December 31, 2010 | 9:12 AM

Who really cares? With so much going on in the world this kind of stuff is non-essential.

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