Random couple alert: John Mellencamp went on a date with Christie Brinkley

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A little more than a year ago, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp called off their three-year relationship/engagement. Then they were seemingly back together in November 2014, and I just sort of assumed that they were back together for real all of this time. Probably not, though. It looks like there was some other split, because Mellencamp is moving on… with Christie Brinkley!

Look out, Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp’s got a new girl in his life. The famed American singer-songwriter was spotted out at dinner with supermodel Christie Brinkley in New York City on Monday, Sept. 14, prompting many to speculate that the pair might be getting romantic.

Now a source confirms to Us Weekly, that it was, in fact, their first date.

Uptown Girl Brinkley, 61, was all smiles when stepping out with Mellencamp, 63, right behind her. The pair both wore jeans and looked casual.

Mellencamp split from actress Ryan in August 2014 after three years of dating, but the exes remained close following the breakup.

“I’m very happy with the time I’ve spent with Meg Ryan,” he told the Associated Press shortly after. “She’s a beautiful girl and I know that I will never, ever, ever be with a funnier girl than her. Not gonna happen. I’m grateful for the three-and-a-half years we’ve been together.”

Brinkley, whose ex-husbands include Billy Joel, Richard Taubman, and Peter Cook, has been seemingly on the market since her divorce from Cook in 2008.

[From Us Weekly]

I think this is a weirder match than Ryan and Mellencamp. When he was with Meg Ryan, he made her seem more down-to-earth, and their Crusty Love gave me a sense a peace. But Christie seems way too high-maintenance for Mellencamp, right? I get the feeling that she’s not the kind of woman to wander around NYC clothed in scarves, overalls and bulky sweaters just to hold hands with Mellencamp while he chain-smokes.

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  1. paola says:

    61???????
    I demand a recount!

    • snowflake says:

      I demand the name and phone number of her surgeon! That is what good plastic surgery looks like. Maybe she can pass it on to Kim kardashian =-O

    • pinetree13 says:

      How is she so beautiful and way better looking than me and I’m half her age :’(

      Also, can anyone link a tutorial on how to style my hair that way. *Swoon* I love her hair.

    • Dagmarunger says:

      She had a fab facelift with doc who did her daughter’s nose. Compare pics of her pre FL circa her divorce proceedings time. She looked haggard compared to the perky girl today!

  2. Armenthrowup says:

    61 old year old woman in showbiz (who used to be married to musician) goes on a date with 63 year old man, also in showbiz, also a musician. How in the name of bejaysus can this be described as RANDOM? :P

    • paola says:

      Because she looks 30 years younger than him!

      • vauvert says:

        Whoever does her work is fantastic. I want his/her number. I am sure she takes excellent care of herself but no one looks like that at 61 without touchups.

      • Pandy says:

        Paola – so true!! I would go under the knife with her surgeon. She looks amazing.

    • Esmom says:

      Because, as Kaiser so eloquently pointed out, she’s not nearly crusty enough for him.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Makes sense to me. Hasn’t he always dated models of some type? Meg was the random one for him as in not his normal type at all, but like he said, she’s funny. I have a feeling, John likes his women high-maintenace arm candy that he fights with alot because they have nothing in common.

      Too bad he’s smoking again. Last concert of his I went to, he said he’d quit.

    • OhDear says:

      And it’s actually age appropriate (meaning a man is actually dating a famous woman his own age and not like 40 years younger than him)!

      • pinetree13 says:

        Right?!?! A 63 year old famous man with a woman ONLY 2 years younger than him!?? Amazing!

      • FarmGrrrl says:

        I know! I so appreciate that he wants a woman round about his age! It’s about time an older celebrity man passes over a young gold digger in favor of maturity and experience. And I gotta say, as “done” as Christy clearly is, she looks pretty great. Not a fan of a lot of work, but she has some of the best I’ve ever seen!

  3. saras says:

    Brinkley is proof that beauty and money cannot guarantee a charmed life! Nasty men she has had to deal with but you only get what you put up with!

    • vauvert says:

      Well, by all accounts she is not exactly a peach… beautiful, yes, but why do we assume that all three exes were jerks and she was just an innocent bystander?

      • saras says:

        I am sure she is not perfect but just pointing out that money and looks is not the be all end all. People need to empower themselves in other ways and not feed into the stereotypes. Live your best life and never let people treat you poorly: )

      • Maria says:

        Um, because husband #2 has also been married 4 times (twice to women his daughter’s age)…so he clearly has his own issues; husband #3 was an absolute fraud who took $ from her, and husband #4 cheated with a teenager for a full year before being caught, and his latest ex-wife actually reached out and apologized to CB? Girl has issues, yes, but don’t discount the terribleness of his exes either.

    • Jan says:

      @Maria
      And Mellencamp is also thrice divorced and by all accounts didn’t treat his exes well. What could Christie see in him besides him being a smelly walking ashtray. Yuck!

    • pinetree13 says:

      I agree Saras. Lots of times we are all like “If only I looked like X, Y, or Z my life would be PERFECT!” and I think it is a good point to remind ourselves, that actually, even the most beautiful people can actually be very, very unhappy. Just like fame and money, looks aren’t necessarily the be all and end all of life. (though I would love to look like Christie ha ha)

    • Jib says:

      She was married like, what, four times? I tend to think she might be the jerk.

  4. EN says:

    I have a feeling that she will keep looking 25 y.o. until one day she suddenly looks 95 y.o. and then in a couple weeks she’ll die. Are we sure the woman is not a vampire or an alien?

  5. Samtha says:

    It’s nice to see a celeb dating someone his own age for once…

  6. minx says:

    Well, I give him credit for not being intimidated by tall women–Elaine Irwin, Christie Brinkley.

  7. boredblond says:

    Maybe she wants someone to call her ‘girl’. His ex was a model, so I’m sure he knows about the upkeep. Saw the pics of them..boy she still looks great..she and Beverly Johnson are the two that truly have defied time…surgery, genes, whatever..I dunno.

    • Esmom says:

      To me Christie looks like she’s had a crap ton of work done. For a while she was looking kinda scary, I remember recoiling from some photo of her. Seems the work has settled a little at this point.

      • Tessy says:

        I agree about all the work. She looks like a crazed Barby doll to me. I can’t imagine what she would have looked like if this is settled. She better quit before she does more damage.

      • Jib says:

        Oh, my God, thank you, everyone is raving about her “work,” I think she looks terrible and about a year or so ago, she was scary looking. I thought I was Imagining things! I still think she looks like the Joker.

  8. Lis says:

    I just wanted to give him credit for not trolling for younger women and actually dating women around his own age. But other than that, bring back crusty love!

  9. Jayna says:

    I’m sure she called the paps. There’s nothing that matches up with these two. Meg and John were a great match,but he was never going to move to NYC where Meg lives with her daughter. He has said he will never move from Indiana. Christy is a Hamptons socialite. John is a moody artist, who said he works on music all day and/or paints all day in his home. Christy is rays of sunshine. Nope, not seeing it. And he doesn’t look happy anyway in the photo with Christy. He was crazy about Meg.

  10. Emmygrant says:

    Sure she looks good but I think she needs to stop w the procedures now while she’s ahead and allow herself to age gracefully. If she stops now, she will still look good in 10 years but be a little softer in the face.

  11. Alice says:

    I bought his first album back in the day when he was Johnny Cougar. That’s all.