A romance with musician John Mellencamp may be firing up for supermodel Christie Brinkley. Casually dressed in jeans and high-top sneakers the gorgeous blonde dined at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan with rocker John Mellencamp on Monday. He was also dressed casually – and sporting a beard with some grey in it.
An eyewitness told ET that the couple spent about an hour at the restaurant before being whisked off in a chauffeured car. The observer also noted that John was affectionate with Christie, touching the small of her back to guide her as they left the restaurant.
An insider revealed to ET that though the two recently attended a special screening of Bill Murray’s new movie “Rock the Kasbah” – individually – this was their first date. “It’s not like that. This is the first time they’ve been out together.” Though the dinner date on Monday was the couple’s first date, it may not be their last either. Both were smiling – Christie a little more than John – as they were photographed leaving the Bowery Hotel.
John Mellencamp, 63, ended a three year relationship with Meg Ryan earlier this year. Christie Brinkley, 61, has not been romantically linked to anyone since her divorce from Peter Cook in 2008. Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell interviewed Christie – who has been married four times – in January 2015 and the former face of Covergirl opened up about her dating life since her divorce from Cook. She explained that she felt invisible to men her own age and thought that “a ten year span is fine.”
Maybe the “Jack and Diane” singer is just the man to make Christie feel as if she’s in the romantic spotlight again? There is no ten year age span – but Mellencamp is no stranger to life with a supermodel. Third wife Elaine Irwin – to whom he was married for 18 years – was a Ford model who graced the cover of dozens of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self, Elite and Vogue. John Mellencamp ended a long-term relationship with actress Meg Ryan earlier this year.
Christie Brinkley is no stranger to life with a musician – her second husband was “Piano Man” Billy Joel to whom she was married for 9 years. The Brinkley-Mellencamp romance could work out for both of because they do have a few things in common. Both Christie and John have children and neither is a stranger to long-term marriages. Do you think the stunningly gorgeous supermodel and rock musician make a good match?
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