Christie Brinkley, John Mellencamp Split NOT Over “Redneck Ways,” Despite Report
Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp recently split, but his alleged “redneck ways” are not to blame for the breakup, despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively help correct this claim.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Brinkley and Mellencamp had amicably ended their relationship. On Wednesday night, however, the New York Post published a mean-spirited and inaccurate story about the former couple. The article claims Brinkley called off things with Mellencamp “because she couldn’t take his hellbent political opinions and his redneck ways.”
A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “If you know John, you know he doesn’t do well at social gatherings and at tables filled with nice folks, particularly the Hamptons set. He shoots straight from the hip. She may have liked that he’s a cowboy, but in the end that’s what drove her away.”
But a rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the report is “total lies.” In fact, we’re further told Brinkley will be posting a statement on Instagram to combat the false allegations. And while their romantic relationship may be over, it’s clear the former supermodel still has a lot of love left for the rocker. It’s a shame a tabloid newspaper tried to muddy that.
UPDATE: Just as Gossip Cop was told she would, Brinkley has posted a message on Instagram shooting down the New York Post story. “While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back… I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here,” she writes.
The star goes on to say, “As to the problem JOHN and I faced it’s just Milage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry. PS John has more friends and invitations to sit at fancy tables in the Hamptons than I do, and in that setting he’s very funny and charming.” Check out the full post below.
While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back… I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here… On the heels of a mutual statement made due to pressure from media outlets regarding the status of our relationship, John Mellencamp and i which clearly explained that distance and work were all that stood in the way of our relationship…comes this convoluted article Which cherry picks lyrics from a Mellencamp song ,Peaceful World, (which was written right before we went to war w Iraq )…and another more obscure song, The West End , which is about Seymour Indiana and how big box stores have ruined the small towns ..and somehow Richard Johnson extrapolates from these old lyrics that John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a Trump fan and that "hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways" were the reasons we parted. John and I are actually both patriotic Americans who do our fair share of working to bring Americans together John primarily thru his work with Farm Aid and thru his music , which by the way he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign "Our Country". I was a delegate from the 1st congressional district of NY for Al Gore and have been on the campaign trails speaking out on behalf of our environmental health and nuclear disarmament. We both believe that we stand a better chance of overcoming the problems America faces when Americans of every race religion ethnicity , gender, black lives ,blue lives, come together in mutual respect and love and that's why we are both voting for Hillary. As to the problem JOHN and I faced it's just Milage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry. PS John has more friends and invitations to sit at fancy tables in the Hamptons than I do, and in that setting he's very funny and charming. #nypost @nypost @pagesix #pagesix #richardjohnson #truth