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Date of Birth: 1951 , October-7
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name John Mellencamp
Birth Name John J. Mellencamp
Father Richard Mellencamp
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Seymour, Indiana, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer and songwriter
Net Worth $25 million
Affair with Christie Brinkley
Girlfriend Meg Ryan
Married Thrice
Married to Elaine Irwin , Vicky Granucci and Priscilla Esterline
Children Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Hud Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp
Divorce Elaine Irwin (1992 - 2011), Vicky Granucci (1981 - 1989) and Priscilla Esterline (1969 - 1981).
Education Vincennes University
Awards American Music Award for Jack & Diane
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Instagram

Quick Timeline of John Mellencamp

1951 Born in Seymour, Indiana, United States
1965 Formed his first band, Crepe Soul
1974 Graduated from Vincennes University
1969 Married to Priscilla Esterline
1970 First child, Michelle Mellencamp
1976 Released his debut album, Chestnut Street Incident
1992 Began his acting career
1989 Divorced with Victoria L Granucci
1992 Married to Elaine Irwin
2011 Began dating Meg Ryan
2015 Began dating Christie Brinkley
1982 Won Grammy Award
2001 Won Billboard Century Award
2017 Re-United with Meg Ryan
2018 Net Worth $25 million

Detail Timeline of John Mellencamp

October 7 , 1951

Born in Seymour, Indiana, United States

John Mellencamp was born as John J Mellencamp in Seymour, Indiana, United States of America to Richard Mellencamp. He is also known by the name Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. He is an American and is of German descent.

1965

Formed his first band, Crepe Soul

John has been active in music since he was in his early teens. When he was just 14 years old, he formed his own band Crepe Soul. He also played for Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn and the Mason Brothers. He also played for Trash and Snakepit Banana Barn when he was in his teens. 

1974

Graduated from Vincennes University

When he was in his high school, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. After his high school graduation, he got enrolled at Vincennes University. He also graduated from there in 1974. He became involved in music after that.

1969

Married to Priscilla Esterline

In his late teens, John was spotted with Priscilla Esterline. He had romantic love affairs with her and she became pregnant from this romantic love life. His first daughter Michelle Mellencamp was born at the end of 1970. They got married in 1969. As a loving spouse, they were togehter for more than a decade and they got divorced in 1981.

December 4 , 1970

First child, Michelle Mellencamp

He became father for the first time in his life in 1970. He and his first wife, Priscilla Esterline welcomed their first child together on 4th of December and that time it was a daughter and they named her Michelle Mellencamp.

October 1 , 1976

Released his debut album, Chestnut Street Incident

John Mellencamp is a well known singer and songwriter from United States. His first album Chestnut Street Incident was released on 1st of October 1976. Their second album, A Biography was finally released on 6th of March 1978. 

1992

Began his acting career

He is one of the talented American celebrities. He is also an actor and has been active in acting since 1992. His debut acting role was in the movie Falling from Grace. He is also the director of this movie.

July 7 , 1989

Divorced with Victoria L Granucci

It seems like his first married life was dissolved because of his extra affairs with Victoria L. Granucci. They got married to 23rd of May 1981. As a married couple, they became parents two times and they got divorced on 7th of July 1989.

September 5 , 1992

Married to Elaine Irwin

On 5th of September 1992, John got married to Elaine Irwin. Elaine Irwin is a makeup artist. She is famous for her work in the movies like Happiness Is, Struggle and many more. They also had two children from this married life. They got divorced on 12th of August 2011.

2011

Began dating Meg Ryan

In the late 2011, John was seen dating Meg Ryan. Meg Ryan is an actress from United States and she has also established herself as a producer. In the early 2014, news came out that they are separated but they reconciled in October 2014 and again broke up in 2015.

2015

Began dating Christie Brinkley

American fashion model Christie Brinkley was seen with John Mellencamp in September 2015 and news broke out that they are seeing each other. She is known for her appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is also an actress. 

1982

Won Grammy Award

 Grammy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the music world and it's an honor if anyone wins this award. He has also been honored with his award several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 1982 for Best Male Rock Performer. 

2001

Won Billboard Century Award

In 1991, he won his one and only Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Special Music Industry Humanitarian Award. He also got his one and only nomination in Billboard Century Award in 2001 and was honored this award that year.

2017

Re-United with Meg Ryan

In mid-2017, after 2 years of break-up, John and Meg Ryan united and are dating currently.  The couple is also reported to be planning for wedding.

2018

Net Worth $25 million

John Mellencamp has enermous fame and money with his successful career, though has kept his properties detial under cover. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be $25 million.

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One of the great names in American music, John Mellencamp is a well-known Ameican singer and songwriter. He is famous for being a member of the rock music band Heartland rock. He is also an actor and a painter.

John Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951, as John J Mellencamp in Seymour, Indiana, the United States of America to Richard Mellencamp. He is also known by the name Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. He is of American nationality and belongs to the German descent.

John has been active in music since he was in his early teens. When he was just fourteen years old, he formed his own band Crepe Soul. He also played for Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn, and the Mason Brothers. When he was in his high school, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol.

After his high school graduation, he got enrolled at the Vincennes University and graduated in 1974. He became involved in music after that. His first album Chestnut Street Incident was released on the 1st of October 1976.

Their second album, A Biography was finally released on 6th of March 1978. He has also acted in the movie Falling from Grace. Also, he won an American Music Award for Jack & Diane in 1982.

In his late teens, John was spotted with Priscilla Esterline. She became pregnant with John. His first daughter Michelle Mellencamp was born at the end of 1970. Just a year before the arrival of their first child, the pair got married. However, after being married for over a decade, they got divorced in 1981.

Besides Priscilla, John has married twice, however, both ended with divorce. It was claimed that his first married life was dissolved because of his extra affairs with Victoria L. Granucci. They got married on May 23, 1981. As a married couple, they became parents to two daughters: Teddi Jo and Justice. They got divorced on July 7, 1989.

On 5th of September 1992, John got married to Elaine Irwin; makeup artist. They also had two children: Hud and Speck. They got divorced on the 12th of August 2011.

In late 2011, John was seen dating Meg Ryan; an American actress and producer. In early 2014, news came out that they are separated, but they reconciled in October 2014 and again broke up in 2015.

Again in 2017, the couple reunited and is reported to have planned for their wedding. Now, besides all those separation rumors, they are going strong at the moment.

Josh is also not free from relationship rumors. He and American fashion model Christie Brinkley was seen together in September 2015 and news broke out that they are seeing each other. 

Josh has been earning a lucrative amount of salary and monetary benefit with his successful career. As of 2018, John Mellencamp' net worth is estimated to be $25 million.