- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Education
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life, ex-husband John Mellencamp
- 5 Hobbies and interesting facts
- 6 Social media presence
- 7 Appearance, clothing style
- 8 Net worth
Victoria Granucci is mostly recognized as the second and former wife of famous American singer John Mellencamp. He was obsessed with her beauty, and fell in love with her as soon as he saw her photo, not even knowing Victoria in person. However, life separated them, and they divorced, so Victoria got back to her calm routine without any media attention. What is she up to now? What is her age? Let’s find out more details about her current life.
Early life and family
Victoria Granucci was born on 26 November 1958, in Burbank, California USA, so under the sign of Sagittarius, and holding American nationality. Nothing at all is known about her family, as Victoria was off media radars before she started dating and married John Mellencamp. That’s why her parents’ names, ages and professions are not available, and there is still no information about her siblings (if she has any). It is known that she now lives in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she moved right after her divorce from John Mellencamp.
Little is known about Victoria’s education except that she attended Glendale Adventist Academy, and matriculated in 1976. There is no information about any colleges or universities Victoria ever entered or graduated from.
As Victoria got into the limelight only when she started dating John Mellencamp, little is known about her earlier career, except that she worked in the same industry as John since her teenage years, as an extra on the sets of various films and multiple music videos. She could be seen in the background or in the crowd in such productions as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Happy Days”, “Chips”, “Fantasy Island”, “Love Boat” and more. After she gave birth to her second child, Justice, she decided to be a full-time mom and quit all her part-time jobs. When she divorced her celebrity husband and returned to her home in Hilton Head Island, she started working in “Reilley’s North End Pub”. There is no information on the position she is holding at the moment.
Personal life, ex-husband John Mellencamp
Victoria met John Mellencamp on a blind date. She didn’t even guess John literally became obsessed with her beauty, as he saw her picture on the wall at his friend’s house and begged him for a blind date with Victoria. When they met, they instantly felt a mutual warm feeling and started dating. This happened in 1980, and less than a year later, John divorced his first wife Priscilla Esterline, with whom he lived for over a decade (they married in 1970) and had a daughter named Michelle.
John and Victoria married in 1981 and their first daughter, Teddi Jo, was born the same year. Four years later they welcomed their second daughter, Justice, who was born in 1985. Their relationship seemed flawless, and Victoria even appeared in John’s video entitled “Jack and Diane” which now has over 16 million views on YouTube. In the video they walk holding hands, hugging and eating fast food, enjoying their time together. However, the fairytale went bad, and John cheated on Victoria while he was on tour. She couldn’t forgive him and just forget that case, so she insisted on divorce. The couple officially separated in 1989, John later confessing that he regretted his behavior: ‘It’s just like anything:
Once you make enough mistakes, you understand what the penalties are. Back then I had the best of both worlds. I’d come home to Indiana, had two beautiful kids, a nice wife, the whole bit. Out on the road I was still 19,and she just got sick of it. Can’t blame her. So I lost my kids. I thought, man, what have I done?’, he shared in one of his interviews for the Daily Mail. Nevertheless, John felt much better as time went by, and married again in 1992. His third wife was Elaine Irwin with whom he would live for more than 18 years, and then divorce in 2010.
Current life without limelight, current boyfriend John
Victoria seems to enjoy her new role of a grandmother. Her daughters gave birth to their kids, and Victoria tries to spend as much time with them as possible.
She often shares her photos with them on her Facebook page, and doesn’t hide much from the audience. Her older daughter is an actress – Teddi Jo appeared in the popular series entitled “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Her younger daughter, Justice is a hairdresser and colorist. As for now, Victoria has five grandchildren: Trent Mellencamp Moore and Dylan Carter Mellencamp Moore (Justice’s kids) and Bella, Slate and Cruz Mellencamp-Arroyave (Teddi Jo’s kids). Victoria is also a big friend with John Mellencamp’s sister, Lynn; they kept their relationships warm even after John and Victoria’s divorce, and still meet from time to time to have a drink together.
As for her current relationship status, Victoria seems to be dating someone named John. A tall man appears in many photos posted on Victoria’s Facebook page, holding her grandkids on his knees and walking with them holding hands. Victoria hasn’t tagged him on any photos, only sharing that her granddaughter Dylan Carter calls him “Joan” instead of “John”. However, she hasn’t confirmed that they are dating, nor ever dropped his surname.
Who is John Mellencamp, Victoria’s first and yet the only husband?
John Mellencamp was born in October 1951, in Seymour, Indiana USA. He was also known as John Cougar Mellencamp (one of his stage names).
While he was studying in Vincennes University, he started playing in local bands, and performed in several local events. John became a popular singer when his first album entitled “Chestnut Street Incident” was released in 1976, accompanied by Larry Crane on guitar, and Mike Wanchic on guitar and backing vocals (it is worth saying that Mike works with John since 1976 and never quit the band). John himself used his stage name Johnny Cougar for that album. All in all, John Mellencamp has released 24 albums and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. His singles were nominated for Grammy Awards many times, and he won one in 1983 (Best Male Rock Performer for the “Hurts So Good” song).
John holds the world record for the biggest number of songs by a solo performer which reached the top position in the Hot Mainstream Rock Track chart. All in all, John has five children from three marriages. He also had an affair with Meg Ryan, a popular actress.
Hobbies and interesting facts
She is still good friends with Lynn Mellencamp – Victoria calls her “sister-”out-law” – and they sometimes meet to spend a weekend day together, enjoying drinks in the cafe or just shopping. Victoria spends a lot of time with her grandchildren.
Social media presence
Victoria is not very active on social media, but has a couple of profiles on social media platforms, on which she posts her photos and some news. Thus, her Instagram profile is closed to random readers, and has only 86 subscribers who are most likely her friends and relatives. She also has a Facebook page which is more open for network users than her Instagram account, and one can see a lot of photos of her grandchildren and other relatives she spends time with..
As for other members of her family, her ex-husband John Mellencamp has over 60,000 subscribers on his Instagram account, however, his and Victoria’s daughter Teddi Jo once admitted he doesn’t use social media and is a private person, which may mean this Instagram profile is managed by a hired person. As for Teddi Jo herself, she is far more popular and active on Instagram than her parents – her profile has over 730,000 subscribers. Victoria’s second daughter, Justice, is also active on Instagram, though has less subscribers as she doesn’t appear on TV or on stage, since she is a hairdresser in a salon called “Platinum Design”.
Appearance, clothing style
Victoria has long naturally blonde hair which she likes to wear straight, though her hair is a bit curly; she also wears bangs. She has blue eyes, and wears glasses. There is no information about her height, weight and vital statistics, though one can see she keeps fit and has a very slender figure, taking in consideration her age. As for her clothing style, as she lives in South Carolina, she prefers light and short pieces of clothes, such as shorts, short cotton dresses, T-shirts and hats to feel comfortable in the climate she lives in.
— John Mellencamp (@johnmellencamp) June 13, 2019
Victoria’s current net worth is estimated by sources at over $1 million, largely from her divorce settlement. She mentioned she works in the “Reilley’s North End Pub”, but she never shared her position there, so one can’t even suggest how much she earns per month. Her daughters from John Mellencamp are grown-ups already, so she doesn’t get any on-going alimony from John. However, according to her photos, she lives a good life, having a lot of opportunities to eat out a lot and spend vacations in various places around the globe. As for her ex-husband, John Mellencamp’s net worth is estimated by sources at $25 million, as of 2019. Their older daughter, Teddi Jo, who is a popular actress and the star of the TV series entitled “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, has an impressive net worth of $12 million.