John Mellencamp And Wife Of 20 Years Split
Posted on Fri Dec 31, 2010 03:07 PM PDT

JMellencamp051510_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After 20 long years together John Mellencamp and his wife, model Elaine Irwin, have decided to separate.

While they have yet to confirm whether they will legally file for divorce, they did release an announcement through Mellencamp's publicist saying:

    "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."

John and Elaine Irwin first met when she posed for his album cover Whenever We Wanted. She became Elaine Mellencamp shortly thereafter.