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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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