01:06 PM EDT 08/15/2016
Originally posted 08/12/2016 12:30PM
Originally posted 08/11/2016 05:30PM
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 ...."
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
"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."
Originally posted 07/06/2016 04:35PM
These days, Christie Brinkley seems to have it all.
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
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."
Originally posted 04/05/2016 04:40PM
This week, Everlast, the erstwhile frontman for House of Pain, whose deathless hit "Jump Around" was apparently being played at Donald Trump rallies, took to Twitter to inform Trump that a cease-and-desist order was coming his way if he didn't stop using the song.
Christie Brinkley Stuns as She Celebrates Her 62nd Birthday with Boyfriend John Mellencamp in N.Y.C.
Originally posted 02/03/2016 12:20AM
Christie Brinkley is truly a Timeless Beauty.
Originally posted 12/18/2015 03:40PM
The friendliest of exes!
Originally posted 11/09/2015 06:10PM
Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp may have gone public with their love, but she's keeping the details on lock.
Originally posted 10/16/2015 10:55AM
Has John Mellencamp finally found the Diane to his Jack?
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