Has Christie Brinkley Found Love With John Mellencamp?
Christie Brinkley swore off marriage after her last disaster with ex-husband Peter Cook but had a recent dinner date with John Mellencamp. Are there little pink houses in the uptown girl’s future?
At 61, Brinkley is still as gorgeous as back in the day when she was one of the most famous cover girls but her romantic history has been rocky. Her marriage to music man Billy Joel produced a daughter, Alexa Ray, though ended in divorce. She then married Richard Taubman after surviving a helicopter crash. That marriage was short-lived and reportedly cost her a fortune to get out of. She had a son, Jack, with Taubman though it was believed he signed away his parental rights. Brinkley thought she found love again with Peter Cook. The two shared a life out in the Hamptons and had a child, Sailor, before Brinkley discovered Cook’s philandering ways. The two went through an ugly divorce and custody battle in which both traded accusations about unfit parenting.
Mellencamp was also married three times and also had a long-term relationship with actress Meg Ryan. He broke up with Ryan last year and released a statement expressing love for her. Though they seemed an unlikely pair at first, he was reportedly very close with her son with Dennis Quaid and the daughter, Daisy, she adopted as a single mom. There had been talk that the two were headed to the altar though they were at odds over where to live with Ryan wanting to set up house in New York City while Mellencamp was resistant to leaving Indiana. There was talk recently that the couple reconciled though that isn’t likely if he has moved on to former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Brinkley.
Brinkley and Mellencamp were spotted having dinner at NYC’s Bowery Hotel. They arrived separately but left together in Mellencamp’s chauffeured car. Brinkley looked radiantly happy as she left the hotel with Mellencamp walking closely behind. There is talk that it was the couple’s first date and that they were physically affectionate with one another.
Is this the beginning of a new romance? Has Christie Brinkley finally found the one or is John Mellencamp rebounding after Meg Ryan? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.