- John Mellencamp is an American musician and song-writer who is known by his nickname Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. If that does ring the bell, then you might have listened to songs like Hurts So Good, Small Town, and Pink Houses. He is the one who has won one Grammy Awards and got nominated for Twelve Grammy Awards.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Engaged Life With Fiance, Meg Ryan
- Parents, Siblings, and Family
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
John Mellencamp is an American musician and song-writer who is known by his nickname Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. If that does ring the bell, then you might have listened to songs like Hurts So Good, Small Town, and Pink Houses. He is the one who has won one Grammy Awards and got nominated for Twelve Grammy Awards.
John Mellencamp was born on Seymour, Indiana, in 1951. His birthday falls on every 7th of October. His nationality is American and possesses a white ethnical background. He earned his education from Vincennes University.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
After completing his education, John began his professional singing career when he found Tony Defries of MainMan Management in 1975. Then, he recorded his first album named The Chestnut Street Incident. Though the album didn’t sell more than 12,000 copies, John released his new record, The Kid Side in early 1983.
Eventually, John came strong with the song I Need a Lover, which became his first hit. After tasting success, he dropped his fifth album named American Fool. The album became the best-selling and got massive hits on Jack & Diane and Hutt So Good.
Furthermore, John was well praised and received the Billboard Century in 2001. He also amassed the hit button by releasing hits like Small Town and Pink Houses. He even garnered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
As of 2019, John’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. He has also purchased Soho Loft worth $2.3 million, which has 1,800-square-foot which he uses as an art studio.
Engaged Life With Fiance, Meg Ryan
After having three unsuccessful marriages, John has reunited with his girlfriend, Meg Ryan. The couple first met after he divorced his ex-wife, Elaine Irwin, in the year 2011. After dating for over three years, the couple broke up in the middle of 2014.
Then, John dated Christie Brinkley – former supermodel in September 2015. After a year, their break up news was confirmed in August 2016. Afterward, the patch-up story of John and Ryan swirled around the internet in July 2017. The couple surprised their fans by revealing their engagement news in November 2018.
Talking about his married life, John exchanged his vows with three wives – Priscilla Esterline, Victoria Granucci, and Elaine Irwin. He has five children from his marriages: Michelle, Teddi Jo, Justice, Hud, and Speck.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
John was born in the Mellencamp family to parents – Richard Mellencamp and Marilyn Lowe. His parents raised him along with brothers Ted and Joe and sisters Janet and Laura.
Moreover, John was born with Spina bifida – congenital disability causing incomplete closing of spinal and membrane. So, he had to undergo surgery.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
John stands tall at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 68kgs. He had black and grey hair color and brown eyes color.