John Mellencamp, Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp Split

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Elaine Irwin Mellencamp and musician John Mellencamp attend the after party celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps on October 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Jemal Countess/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits.

A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting up. The two met when she was hired to appear on the cover of Mellencamp's 1991 album "Whenever We Wanted."

Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce.

Merlis says the Mellencamps "are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family."

He says they will continue to raise their two children in Indiana.

Mellencamp's latest album, "No Better Than This," was released earlier this year.
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