John Mellencamp Files For Divorce From Wife
Posted on Wed Jan 19, 2011 08:38 AM PDT

JMellencamp051510_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - John Mellencamp officially filed for divorce Friday in Indiana from his model wife, Elaine Irwin, after 18 years of marriage. The papers list him as the petitioner and Elaine as respondent.

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

Mellencamp has recently been linked to Meg Ryan, and while friends of the couple insist they are absolutely just friends, reps for the pair have declined to comment.