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Christie Brinkley Dismisses 'Unfair' Report She and John Mellencamp Split over His 'Redneck Ways'

Originally posted 08/11/2016 05:30PM

Christie Brinkley is setting the record straight on her split from John Mellencamp.

Though Mellencamp, 64, and Brinkley, 62, exclusively announced their breakup to PEOPLE on Tuesday, citing "the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands" as the reasoning for their inability to "maintain the relationship," a report alleged on Thursday that the 64-year-old musician's "hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways" as the reason for the split.

Brinkley took to Instagram on Thursday to deny that she broke it off due to differing political viewpoints.

Brinkley began, "While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back ... I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here ...."

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Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp Split After a Year of Dating as Rep Says 'They Vow to Remain Best Friends'

Originally posted 08/09/2016 12:40PM

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer John Mellencamp have split after a year of dating, a rep for the pair tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," a rep for both Brinkley and Mellencamp tells PEOPLE. "They vowed to remain best of friends."

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Christie Brinkley: Life, Love & Having It All

Christie Brinkley: Life, Love & Having It All

Originally posted 07/07/2016 10:40AM

The model opens up about dark times after her divorce, staying sexy at 62 and finding love with singer John Mellencamp

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WATCH: Tour Christie Brinkley's Quirky Hamptons Home — 'Everybody Needs a Unicorn in the House'

WATCH: Tour Christie Brinkley's Quirky Hamptons Home — 'Everybody Needs a Unicorn in the House'

Originally posted 07/06/2016 01:45PM

Take a tour of the supermodel's Hamptons abode

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Christie Brinkley on How She Found Love at 62 – and Bonded over Age – with 'Silent Cowboy' John Mellencamp

Originally posted 07/06/2016 08:00AM

Opposites attract. At least that's Christie Brinkley's romance philosophy.

When Brinkley first met her boyfriend, singer John Mellencamp, 64, last year, "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, we're really opposites. He's kind of a throwback from another time, like a silent cowboy,' " she recalls. "But then we talked and realized that we do have a lot of shared interests."

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Christie Brinkley Lashes Out After Turning the Hose on Woman Who Allegedly Urinated on Her Hamptons Property: 'The Land of the Pee'

Christie Brinkley Lashes Out After Turning the Hose on Woman Who Allegedly Urinated on Her Hamptons Property

Originally posted 07/05/2016 08:00AM

Christie Brinkley celebrated her Independence Day weekend by turning the hose on a reveler who she says was urinating on the beach property at her Hamptons home.

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What Pickup Line Did Christie Brinkley Admit She 'Fell for' Four Times?

Originally posted 07/02/2016 02:40PM

Christie Brinkley is a sucker for a good pick up line – well, one in particular.

The iconic supermodel drinks and dishes about her life and loves in the next episode of PEOPLE's List in honor of her new Prosecco line Bellissima.

Chatting with bartenders at N.Y.C. hotspot Dexler's, Brinkley is asked her "favorite" pick up line.

"Will you marry me?" she says with a laugh. "I fell for it four times."

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Cheers! Christie Brinkley Is Launching a Prosecco Line

Cheers! Christie Brinkley Is Launching a Prosecco Line

Originally posted 04/14/2016 12:30PM

The model will introduce her Bellissima lines in Las Vegas later this month

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See Christie Brinkley Wearing Rollers, and More of the Week's Best Hair Moments

See Christie Brinkley Wearing Rollers, and More of the Week's Best Hair Moments

Originally posted 03/17/2016 09:55AM

Hollywood is having a great hair week

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