Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship following a year of dating.


The now 62-year-old supermodel and 64-year-old singer began dating in September of last year after meeting at a Hamptons party. Both divorcees, the two bonded over their children and their age.  “When it comes to relationships, there is something nice about just being the same age,” Brinkley told People.

Brinkley has been married and divorced four times, and Mellencamp three. When asked about the possibility of marriage to Mellencamp on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show last November, Brinkley stated,I’m leery of discussing my relationship because I don’t want to jinx it.” Still, the couple showed no hesitation in embracing their relationship at first, sighted holding hands multiple times. Brinkley even showed her affection by wearing a tour t-shirt emblazoned with her new beau’s name at a concert by ex-husband Billy Joel last December.

Despite her budding romance, Brinkley stated a couple months ago that “you never really know what’s going to happen. John and I are two people that have very full lives. We’re just trying to enjoy each other when we can see each other and try not to put too much [pressure] on it.”


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Unfortunately, some pressures were too much for the couple. The rep for both Brinkley and Mellencamp told People, “Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship.” The rep added that “they vowed to remain best of friends.”

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