Quick Facts of John J Mellencamp

  • Full NameJohn J Mellencamp
  • Net Worth$25 Million
  • Date of Birth07 October, 1951
  • NicknameJohn
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • BirthplaceSeymour, Indiana, United States
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionSinger
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1976–present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseElaine Irwin (m. 1992–2011), Victoria Granucci (m. 1981–1989), Priscilla Esterline (m. 1970–1981)
  • Height1.72 m or 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight65kg
  • EducationSeymour High School, Vincennes University, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
  • ChildrenTeddi Jo Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Hud Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp

John J Mellencamp is a professional musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He rose to stardom after working as a singer in rock band Heartland rock. He has collected 22 top 40 hits in the U.S. Mellencamp was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and won one of them.

Mellencamp is married three times. His former wives are Priscilla Esterline, Elaine Irwin, and Victoria Granucci. So, who is his current spouse? How many children does he have? Know the details about Mellencamp in the section below.

Who Is John Mellencamp? Bio & Wiki

The popular singer, John Mellencamp aka John Cougar Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951, in Seymour, Indiana, U.S. Mellencamp belongs to the white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Furthermore, Mellencamp is the son of Richard Mellencamp and Marilyn Lowe. In addition, he grew up with his four siblings, brothers Ted Mellencamp, born on April 7, 1953, Joe Mellencamp and sisters Janet Kiel and Laura Hackman.

John Mellencamp photoshoot in a record studio
John Mellencamp photoshoot in a recording studio

Besides, John attended Indiana University Bloomington from where he earned his bachelor degree in 1972. Similarly, he is a graduate of Vincennes University in 1974.

Who Is John Mellencamp’s Wife? Married & Children

John is married to thrice in his life. Currently, Mellencamp is leading a single life. John married his first wife Priscilla Esterline in 1970. From their relationship, John and Priscilla share a baby, daughter Michelle Mellencamp, born on December 4, 1970. Unfortunately, after 11 years of marriage, the duo separated in 1981.

John Mellencamp childhood photo with his father & sibling
Victoria Granucci in left and John Mellencamp in the right

After his split with former wife, Mellencamp tied the knot with his second spouse Victoria Granucci. Mellencamp was attracted by Victoria’s looks. He requested one of his friends to fix a date with her. Well, his friend managed a date and the couple began dating. In 1981 Mellencamp and Victoria got married.

Additionally, John shares two children with Victoria, daughter Teddi Jo Mellencamp born on July 1, 1981, and a son Justice Mellencamp born in 1985. Unfortunately, the love bird failed to continue their relationship for long and divorced in 1989.

Similarly, John began dating Elaine Irwin, an American model. After dating for two years, the duo decided to take their relationship to the next step. The pair finally tied the knot in a private ceremony in front of their close friends, family member, and co-star in 1992.

John Mellencamp with Ex-wife Elaine Irwin,
John Mellencamp with ex-wife Elaine Irwin, HuffPost

Moreover, the share two kids from their relationship, Speck Mellencamp and Hud Mellencamp. However, their marriage did not last long due to internal conflicts so the pair divorced in 2011 after staying in a conjugal bond for 19 years.

Mellencamp’s Rumors & Controversy

Mellencamp was addicted to psychedelic drugs like weed. Moreover, in an interview with the Rolling Stone, he said:

“When I was high on pot, it affected me so drastically that when I was in college there were times when I wouldn’t get off the couch. I would lie there, listening to Roxy Music, right next to the record player so I wouldn’t have to get up to flip the record over. I’d listen to this record, that record. There would be four or five days like that when I would be completely gone.”

Besides this, he is currently free from other rumors and controversy.

How Much Is John Mellencamp’s Net Worth & Salary?

John Mellencamp’s net worth is around $25 Million as of 2019. Mellencamp summons a tremendous amount of money from his multiple professions.  Mellencamp holds credits for selling more records all over the globe, i.e. 40 million records.

John Mellencamp's home
John Mellencamp’s home

A Grammy Award winner, Mellencamp is also an actor. To date, he has starred in a number of movies and TV series. On average, Mellencamp earns a salary of around $78,938. Mellencamp owns a beautiful house in Seymour, Indiana. Currently, the multi-professional star is living a lavish life.