John Mellencamp splits after eighteen years of marriage
John Mellencamp and his wife Elaine have announced through a spokesman that they are ending their twenty year marriage.
"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 the former Elaine Irwin first met when she came in to shoot the cover of his 1991 album Whenever We Wanted. At the time, she was 23 and he was 40. The couple wed on September 5, 1992 and have two sons, Hud and Speck whom they say they will continue to raise in Indiana.
No details have been released about the split. This was Mellencamp's third marriage.
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