Enquirer: John Mellencamp is a womanizing, temperamental douche


As we’ve already seen this week, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp did the official rollout of their new (-ish) relationship. First was a People Magazine story with quotes from a “source” close to Meg Ryan which verified various gossip about Meg basically being John’s jumpoff. According to Meg the source, however, the relationship started after John and his wife Elaine were already separated. After the People Magazine piece, John and Meg stepped out for one of the unsexiest photo ops ever – John was unshaven, smoking a cig, and Meg looked like a sixty-year-old, Joker-faced Annie Hall. Anyway, the Enquirer has the story I was waiting for – a piece sympathetic towards John’s estranged wife Elaine. According to the Enquirer’s sources, John has been screwing around on Elaine for a while, and Elaine just took it. But John openly flaunting his relationship with Meg was a ho too far, apparently. Oh, but the best part is where the Enquirer contacts John for a comment, and then they print his comment complete with “bleeps”.

John Mellencamp’s 18-year-marriage blew up over his relationship with Meg Ryan – but those close to the superstar rocker say his wife has been upset for year over his wandering eye.

Sources close to his family tell The Enquirer that John’s wife Elaine, 41, moved out of their Indiana home after John and Meg were photographed walking arm-in-arm in New York.

“Elaine has gone through hell,” said a close source. “I’m sure John has had intimate relationships with other women, but I think Elaine turned a blind eye until it was publicly revealed that he’d become close to Meg.”

John also has a nasty temper, according to the source. “John has had screaming matches with Elaine and their staff for years. He’s been known to hurl plates of food at the TV if he didn’t like what was being said,” the close source divulged.

When the Enquirer contacted Mellencamp to ask for his side of the story regarding the split, he raged: “What the —- is this! What are doing calling my cell phone, man? You want me to whip your ass? I’ll come down there and whip your —— ass. Call my —— publicist.”

When we contacted Elaine, she said, “I can’t imagine discussing personal matters like these with a complete stranger.”

Despite their formal statements of amicability, an insider reveals: “Elaine has simply had enough. When it looked as if John started flaunting his relationship with Meg, she walked out. It’s going to be a massively expensive divorce. Elaine is going to take him to the cleaners, but in my opinion, he deserves it.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

Ugh, John is not coming across well. And what the hell is going on with Meg? Was she always this strange, or has the Botox just leeched into her brain? I mean… most people still can’t forgive her for dumping Dennis Quaid and hooking up with Russell Crowe, but at least you could understand that – that was back when Russell was fine as hell, and every woman wanted a piece of that. But John? Who understands that attraction? Who looks at John and says “Compulsive womanizing douche who verbally abuses everyone? Damn, let me break up THAT marriage!”



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  1. jzhz says:

    I’m still trying to figure out why his wife married him, let alone why Meg Ryan is into him. He looks like a troll – and apparently, he behaves like one, too.

  2. Bella Mosley says:

    Someone needs to explain to John that he is not, nor ever has been, a catch. He appears to have an exaggerated opinion of his worth. He gets mad at the tv and throws plates at it? Sounds as if he is not firing on all cyclinders either. Maybe a nice convalescent home would be appropriate.

  3. Chris says:

    “He’s been known to hurl plates of food at the TV if he didn’t like what was being said,” the close source divulged.”

    When he hurled the plates I wonder if he yelled “Just because I’m middle-aged that don’t mean I wanna sit around and watch TV.”

  4. brin says:

    I’m surprised the marriage lasted as long as it did. This reminds me of Sean & Robin Wright Penn. These d bag guys are all pigs. Hope Elaine does take him to the cleaners like Robin did Sean. Oh, and someone please give Meg & John a tin cup.

  5. Marjalane says:

    Please- doesn’t anyone else think Elaine Irwin looks like a (much) prettier version of Boobs Lively?

  6. lili says:

    How does NE get his cellphone number? Is the wife selling the story and giving them all the information?

  7. Roma says:

    @Marjalane: I thought that too!

    I believe that a lot of these wives do know what is going on but as long as it stays private, they turn a blind eye. It’s only when it shows up in national media that they make a big show of walking away because they’ve been publicly humiliated at that point.

    My take? Don’t want to be embarrassed? Then leave the very first time you find out he’s boning someone else. You still get your money and that way you get to keep your dignity.

  8. Rita says:

    “He’s been known to hurl plates of food at the TV if he didn’t like what was being said,” the close source divulged.”

    He’s in real trouble if he thinks his food is talking to him.

  9. samihami says:

    So he cheats on the beautiful Elaine Irwin to go with trout face Meg Ryan? There really is something wrong with him. And what a fine example he is setting for his sons!

    And their love is so grand he takes Meg to the finest places, right? It looks like the place they are exiting has a “B” rating from the board of health. Or maybe the establishment got downgraded the moment these two losers showed up.

  10. radiobleep says:

    I can verify that he is in fact a douche. When I was in promotions for a major market radio station, he and his band came in for an acoustic set. He was such a jerk. His drummer, Kenny…..last name escapes me, was the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet.

  11. TXCinderella says:

    He just looks dirty and smelly. Look at that nasty jacket he is wearing in the first pic. I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. He is an idiot and a troll, and he does have a history of moving on to the next best thing, but Meg Ryan? Blech! She used to be so cute, but then she went and mucked up her face because she was afraid of aging gracefully. If Elaine left John, then good for her. She will have no problem finding eone else as she is very beautiful.

  12. Leticia says:

    I’m sorry that she spent her 20s and 30s with this hideous jerk. And a poster above is right, Lively does resemble her.

  13. The wife is gorgeous! She really aged well.

  14. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @Rita!!!! Thank you that was funny as hell..

  15. happygirl says:

    Oh, Rita. LMAO.

    @ Marjalane – She DOES! I never noticed that before, but you’re right!

  16. Molly says:

    This guy is completely run down, disgusting and tired looking. Not sure what the attraction is there……

  17. Lori says:

    Yes Marjalane: Elaine >Boobs Lively!

  18. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    Ok, I hate myself for this, but in the top picture Meg Ryan resembles Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, right?

  19. Hollowdoll says:

    She should just brush the hair into her face like cousin Itt. Might as well, I mean it’s already almost there anyways. What a bummer I always like both of them.

  20. poopie says:

    these two over rated fuglies deserve each other. go live in your little pink house.

  21. mary jane says:

    Way back when….. Mellencamp did an enormous amount of work for American farmers through Farm Aid.

    He’s not all bad.

  22. badrockandroll says:

    Just for a bit of balance …

    Meg Ryan had many reasons to leave Dennis Quaid; he was tempermental, a drug user, and not entirely faithful. I think that he’s cleaned up his act now, but it does suggest that she has a type, doesn’t it? (And both Quaid and Crowe are part time musicians too).

    Mellencamp released one of his finest albums in 2010, which may account for the resurgence of his “I’m entitled, I’m a rock star” attitude. Anyone know whether Elaine was wife #1, or whether Mellencamp was married when they hooked up?

    Not saying that either of them are justified, just saying that leopards (or cougars), whether they are boy or girl, don’t change their spots.

  23. Justaposter says:

    Well I open up CB in my browser, drinking my coffee minding my own business. Just scrolling along to read the headlines. I take a sip of coffee and then I see John looking like a troll (JZ you totally nailed it!)

    Needless to say, I nearly choked to death. Death by CB and Mellencamp is not the way I wanna go!

  24. LindaR says:

    I have never liked this arrogant, bandy-legged twerp, not his music, his personality, nothing. You just have to look at him to know he’s an ass but lucky me, I saw him in an interview years ago and was able to form my impression from what came out of his mouth. I have also seen Meg Ryan interviewed and she is a twit as well. They deserve each other.

  25. Lady LaLa says:

    Throwing plates of food?! What would the
    Farmers say???

  26. Diane says:

    LOL Lady Lala !

  27. Crash2GO2 says:

    Jeeze, I’ve seen guys looking just like him asking for handouts on the side of the road.

    On second thought – they are more clean cut and don’t look drunk like he does.

    I weep at what Meg has done to her looks.

  28. Kiska says:

    Elaine is a goddess. Lucky to be rid of that POS.

  29. Wendy City says:

    John’s neck is nasty!!!

  30. Weeble says:

    Well he’s hideous, but maybe the wife stayed and Meg wants him because he’s got that good good….you know.

  31. bluhare says:

    A 60 year old Joker Annie Hall!! HAHAHAHA!! Best description of her ever!

  32. Madison says:

    Big fat DUH!!! He did the same to wife No.1 wife No.2 and now wife No.3.

  33. Mistral says:

    I heard that she met him when she was still in high school. She was doing track and field, he was trying to shoot a video or something and saw her… I don’t know…It was a looooong time ago I read anything about it so I probably have some details wrong. Point is, if my memory is correct, maybe she was a naive teen living out the teenage dream of marrying a rock star (he was pretty big back in the 80s, yes?). Older guy then goes on to destroy confidence of younger girl?…

  34. Anti-icon says:

    Rock stars are the worst. Their egos are legendary, but when their “genre” is folk, or down home, like Mellencamp, people assume he’s chill. Throwing plates of food! Here’s your country version of Mel Gibson. Hope Elaine cleans up financially like Robyn Gibson did (at least I hope Robyn got it and it’s not still all on lockdown because of his new trick……)

  35. Sparkly says:

    I love that. “What are you doing calling ME about what a douche I am? Are you really calling me on that? I’ll whoop your ass. Talk to someone who cares.”

    Gold, man.

  36. Kim says:

    Elaine = beautiful & classy.

    John = a washed up d list rocker with no class.

    I feel bad for Elaine. No woman deserves a cheating man. She should have left him a long time ago but probably tried to keep it together for the kids and she probably really loves John.

    A few years from now she will so happy they arent married and she will have a much hotter, nicer boyfriend.

    It has to be some comfort that he ran into the arms of a troll/joker face!

    Meg = hideous surgery & a husband stealer (this isnt first time she has bedded a married man).

  37. Kim says:

    He must be going blind. Going from beautiful classy Elaine to hideous, fugly, joker face Meg =(

    Ewww! He must wear bag on his head when sleeping with her & vice versa!

  38. Ruffian9 says:

    Damn, I used to love him too.

  39. echolocate says:

    I had the same thought as badrockandroll. Meg likes guys who are trouble. It might be a coincidence that they’re sometimes already married. Bad boy types can be really charming and persuasive, and he probably really went after her. Her self-esteem has never seemed especially high, even if she’s no picnic to deal with herself at times.

    Unfortunately, he’s trollish, and small, and not nearly as choice a bad boy as she used to get in the past.

    I’ve been struggling to figure out–is it that Meg Ryan is no longer attractive at all for her age, or is it that she’s no longer attractive because we all know she used to be (look like) Meg Ryan? If she were some anonymous person, would she seem as jacked up facially to us? Because in these photos, Sgt. Pepper/cleaning woman get-up and all, she’s still out of Johnny’s league.

  40. Karen says:

    FYI re hating her since she left quaid, he WAS a cheater – know a gal (one of many rumored) he rolled with while he was making Everybody’s All American- we all forget when we preach that these folks don’t live like us!

  41. Kath says:

    @echolocate – yup, jacked face and all, Ryan is still out of his league. I just feel sorry for Meg, and I usually can’t stand anyone involved in cheating. Have things really gotten so bad for her that she has to go for a married jackass?

  42. MM says:

    1. Your take on Mellencamp is pretty harsh based just on speculation. Regardless he IS a fantastic artist and puts on fantastic concerts.

    2. Russel Crowe was Ryan’s jumpoff after she’d supported Dennis Quaid through a lot of drugs, drinking and womanizing. She’d finally had enough. And Quaid was douchey enough to let her take the big hit, by acting the innocent victim. He was a big douche in that relationship.

    3. Her face is NOT that bad. She was always quirky-cute, not a classic beauty. As she ages she just happens to look a little more quirky than cute.

    4. Part of the reason BOTH of them don’t look that hot is that they smoke. Smoking wrecks your face as well as everything else.

  43. guest says:

    Here’s another thing about Meg Ryan that annoys me.

    She’s been on the cover of at least 2 issues of Allure magazine (that I know of, anyway). It’s usual for 2 pages of the interview to feature old photos of the celeb, and current comments by the celeb of their old style, good or bad.

    Meg Ryan apparently refuses to take part in that.

  44. to says:

    re: dennis quaid.

    my 2 girlfriends were in NY and met dennis q in a hotel bar and they say he asked them to have a threesome. mind these are gorgeous north san diego ladies. and this was around the time his twins were in the hospital…so dennis q was probably the same with meg and meg has eluded to it as well. she got a rough pr deal from her divorce and it was probably underserved.

  45. kelly says:

    Hurling plates of food is extremely gratifying. I recommend it.

  46. mia says:

    Mellencamp is a troll-a bridge guarding troll.

  47. Anti-icon says:

    Meg did get shafted by the media surrounding her divorce from Quaid. He was in the press talking about how his heart was broken, and all his effort was toward staying sober. He was really good……in the press. Ryan took her lumps and remained largely silent…..the only thing she said was that the marriage was long broken before Crowe, but everyone assumed it was drugs….that Quaid had struggled with. Infidelity wasn’t much discussed in the press……

  48. Iris says:

    Didn’t Mellencamp dump his wife of many years for the model above? I seem to recall her romping about in one of his videos and then poof! Divorce-a-roonie for previous longtime wife. Loved his music once, appreciate his super liberal politics but I wouldn’t want to be his girlfriend.

  49. Hakura says:

    @echocolate – I’ve been trying to figure out the same thing… if she just looks so awful to us because we know what she used to look like.

    My first reaction to seeing her ‘recent’ appearance was a resounding “Yeugh.” But I don’t know how likely it is that I would’ve paid attention to her if she was some random passing woman at the mall.

  50. Trippin says:

    Two has beens. He better keep moving or someone will throw a dollar bill in his basket. If a female celeb went around looking like Mellencamp they’d say she’s crazy. They look like an alkies.

  51. HEY!. There is always 2 sides to a story. They are the only ones that knows the absol truth. It’s there life. Let them live it like they want! ..I suppose being in the public eye has alot to go with it! and They have to deal with that also. BUT I would get annoyed if ppl followed you everywhere to take pic all the time!…NO PRIVACY AT ALL!!!…My opinion!!..Everyone has one…..Use it!!!