John Mellencamp Yanks 'Mellencamp' from Wife Elaine Irwin! He Wants His Name Back!

Fri, January 21, 2011 5:32pm EDT by 12 Comments
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Even though they were married for 18 years, John won’t let Elaine use ‘Mellencamp’ after the divorce!

Unkindest cut of all indeed: Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp, 41, who has two sons with the musician — Hud, 16 and Speck, 15 — will be asked to return to her maiden name after the divorce is completed. RadarOnline obtained the petition for dissolution of marriage filed by John Mellencamp in Indiana and article six clearly states, “wife should be restored her maiden name of ‘Irwin’.”

Looks like the 59-year-old doesn’t think his third wife deserves to keep her hyphenated last name.

It’s the latest insult added to injury for Irwin, who has seen Meg Ryan getting pretty cozy in NYC and in Martha’s Vineyard with John. The actress has been seeing Mellencamp for a few weeks now since his September separation according to People and things continue to simmer for Meg and Mellencamp.

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Porl Wright

Posted at 11:50 PM on August 19, 2013  

Oh wait, you’re serious…let me laugh even harder….too late of course, she’s moved on.

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Golddiggersunited

Posted at 12:48 PM on March 13, 2014  

uh, what are you talking about. HE was the one who divorced her and moved on. She of course ran into the arms of the first rich boytoy in Hollywood. Gotta keep up with the lifestyle!

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Posted at 3:26 AM on June 28, 2013  

Sunny, did you know Irwin already knew Penske a loooooooong time before she left John Melloncamp? No? Now you do!

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sunny

Posted at 1:14 AM on October 30, 2011  

john is notorious for cheating on his wives and then divorce and marry the one he is cheating with. get rid of guilt i would say. same thing happened to elaine. john cheated with meghag and he felt guilt and desolved the marriage so that in his own sick love trench mind, he wouldnt be condsidered an adulterator. so i rest my case. john needs to dump the meghag and quit playing mellencock and go back to elaine and the boys where he belongs.

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Posted at 5:01 AM on August 22, 2011  

It has been brought to my attention that this website is owned by Elaine Irwin’s boyfriend. What an objective article, Hollywood Life, NOT!

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Jay T

Posted at 12:42 PM on February 21, 2011  

Sad….. cool peepz but I must say Elaine is 1,000 x’s the woman the Megster is….!

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Posted at 3:27 AM on June 28, 2013  

Nah, she’s not. Not even close.

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babygirl

Posted at 2:13 PM on January 23, 2011  

You can do way better than Mellencamp, Elaine!

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C02much

Posted at 3:33 AM on January 23, 2011  

If he wants her to drop his name, my guess is she did something to really pi** him off. Did he catch her cheating? Women are so quick to simply assume it’s the husband who cheats….

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H2OBUG

Posted at 3:44 AM on January 22, 2011  

Wow, what a neat guy. So far the only one smearing the Mellencamp name is John. It’s just a petition, and an Indiana judge will decide if she can keep the same name as her children. Does she even want it anymore? Elaine is quite accomplished and can stand on her own name. Sounds like Meg found herself a real gem.

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Marian

Posted at 12:00 PM on February 21, 2011  

Agree it should be the wife’s decision alone whether she wants to keep the Mellencamp surname. I don’t think he has a legal choice although he can request all he wants.

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Oregonite

Posted at 3:42 AM on January 22, 2011  

Please stop with the plastic surgery Meg. As it is, your next role may be playing the Joker in a Bat Man flick. You should have just aged gracefully. It certainly would have been better then the alternative…

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