On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C posted in Child Custody on Thursday, August 18, 2011
John Mellencamp is the personification of heartland rock. It’s the music of blue-collar America, with Midwestern values and a straightforward musical approach to rock ‘n’ roll. It has been popular in St. Louis and across the nation since the 1970s.
Mellencamp’s career continues with critical acclaim and commercial success, but his latest marriage has come undone. The rocker recently announced that the divorce from his third wife, model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, has been declared final.
She plans to drop her former husband’s last name. According to the terms of the divorce settlement, Irwin will get primary physical custody of the couple’s two teenage sons, Hud, 17, and Speck, 16.
Mellencamp will share in legal custody of his sons.
Irwin and Mellencamp said they had come to “an amicable settlement of all issues involving property and maintenance rights, the custody and support of their children, and all other issues.”
Mellencamp is to pay child support and for the boys’ higher education.
The couple had married 18 years ago, but separated in September of last year. Then he filed for divorce early this year.
They had lived on an estate spread over 56 acres near his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.
The pair said they will both continue to live in Indiana, but it wasn’t clear if she will get the Lake Monroe estate or if he will or if it will be sold.
Since the pair separated, Mellencamp has publicly acknowledged being in a relationship with actress Meg Ryan.
He has three other children from his previous two marriages.
Though the Mellencamp divorce agreement runs 31 pages, no other details were made public.
Source: People: “John Mellencamp Officially Divorced” by Hilary Shenfeld: Aug. 15, 2011