Who is John Mellencamp’s ex-wife Victoria Granucci? Wiki Bio

Victoria Granucci was born in the USA on 26 November 1958 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is best known as the ex-wife of popular pop singer John Mellencamp.

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Childhood and education

Victoria was raised by her parents in the USA, and grew up watching movies and TV series while she was also very keen on listening to pop and rock music – she dreamed about becoming an actress or a singer, and had a crush on John before meeting him. She studied at a college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1980.

Victoria’s career

Victoria appeared in small roles in several movies, but most of which did not include any lines – she also appeared in her husband John’s “Jack & Diane” music video. She is a column writer, who has been writing only for the Noblemania website.

Love life and marriage with John Mellencamp

Victoria met John Mellencamp while she was still studying at college, and the two began dating in 1979 – it was John who fell for Victoria and he asked their mutual friend to call her at her home and invite her to a party at his place. They met at the party, and dated for two years before marrying in 1981. Victoria gave birth to their daughter Teddi Jo Mellencamp, on 1 July 1981, while their second daughter followed in 1985.

The marriage lasted for eight years before their divorce was finalized in 1989 – it was speculated that the reason behind the divorce was John’s infidelity, as he slept with other women while on tours – John went on to marry Elaine Irwin in September 1992, whom he divorced in 2010. Victoria’s second daughter is now a married woman and has recently given birth to her first child, while her older daughter Teddi has two sons – Victoria often talks about how much she loves being a grandmother.

Hobbies and other interests

Victoria is a family woman who enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters and her grandchildren.

John Mellencamp

She has been a big fan of the movie industry throughout the years – her favorite actors are Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp, and some of the movies she enjoys watching the most include “Forrest Gump” and “Les Miserables”. She grew up listening to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, and believes she was influenced by their songs. Victoria isn’t a big fan of the social media networks and is only active on Facebook. She did some travelling while married to John, occasionally accompanying him on his tours – she went to Europe with him, and her dream travel destination is England. She is a lover of animals, and is a religious person who goes to church at least once every week.

Appearance and net worth

Victoria is 60 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, and her net worth is over $2 million, most of which she gained as a divorce settlement – her ex-husband John’s net worth is over $25 million.

Who is John Mellencamp, Victoria’s ex-husband?

John J. Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana USA on 7 October 1951 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. John is a musician, songwriter, painter, and an actor, best known for his heartland rock songs. John was born with the spina bifida birth defect, and underwent surgery while he was still an infant – he became interested in music at the age of six, and founded his Crepe Soul band after turning 14. As the band was not very successful, he went on to play in local bands such as The Mason Brothers and Trash – his girlfriend Priscilla Esterline became pregnant, which led to John marrying her in 1970 at the age of 18.

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She gave birth to their daughter, Michelle in December 1970, who went on to give birth to her first child at the age of 18, making John a grandfather at 36. John enrolled into the two-year long Vincennes University in 1972, where he was high and drunk most of the time, but played in several bands, and eventually stopped using drugs and alcohol before his graduation in 1974. His first album “Chestnut Street Incident” was released in 1975 under the name of Johnny Cougar – John disliked the name but MainMan Management insisted on the name or they would not publish his album. The album ended up being a failure as it sold only 12,000 copies, then after he was let go from MainMan Management, he signed to Riva Records and moved to London, England.

He toured to promote his next album – “A Biography” – which was released in 1978 – the single “I Need a Lover” became a number one hit in Australia. His next album was released in 1980 entitled “Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did”, while the album which made him popular worldwide was “American Fool”, released in 1982 – the single “Hurts So Good” from the album won him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His 1983 album entitled “Uh-Huh” was released under the name John Cougar Mellencamp, and reached the Top 10 in the US – the first album he released under the name John Mellencamp was “Whenever We Wanted” in 1991.

He signed to Columbia records in 1998, and released three albums entitled “John Mellencamp”, “Rough Harvest”, and “Trouble No More”. He has since released several more albums, including “Plain Spoken”, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies”, and “Other People’s Stuff”.

John is currently residing five kilometers from Bloomington, Indiana, near Lake Monroe, while he also has houses on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina, and in New York City. He is a father of five as he has a daughter with his first wife Esterline, two daughters with Victoria Granucci, and two sons with Irwin.

In 2010 after his third divorce, he began dating actress Meg Ryan, and the two were together until the summer of 2014. He started dating supermodel Christie Brinkley in September 2015, and although they broke up a year later, they reunited in the summer of 2017, and became engaged in November 2018.

John is also an actor, making his debut appearance in the “Falling from Grace” movie in 1992, which he directed as well. In 2001 he appeared in the “After Image” movie, and then in 2002 played in the “State of Mind” movie. His last role was in the film “Madison”, shot in 2005.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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