Christie Brinkley was rumoured to split from John Mellencamp after dating for one year because of their different point of views in politics. However, the American model and actress then made a clarification through her Instagram account.
“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…”she began.
“On the heels of a mutual statement made due to pressure from media outlets regarding the status of our relationship, John Mellencamp and I which clearly explained, that “distance and work” were all that stood in the way of our relationship….”she revealed.
“then comes along this convoluted article which cherry picks lyrics from a Mellencamp song, Peaceful World, (which was written right before we went to war w Iraq)..”she recounted. “and another more obscure song, The West End, which is about Seymour Indiana and how big box stores have ruined the small towns .. and somehow Richard Johnson extrapolates from these old lyrics that John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a “Trump fan”, and that “hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways” were the reasons we parted.”
The 62-year-old star then declared that she and John are “actually both patriotic Americans” and they try to bring Americans together using John’s work with Farm Aid and his music. Brinkley also mentioned that her former boyfriend also gave a song for Hilary Clinton to support her Our Country campaign.
“I was a delegate from the 1st congressional district of NY for Al Gore and have been on the campaign trails speaking out on behalf of our environmental health and nuclear disarmament.” she continued.
“We both believe that we stand a better chance of overcoming the problems America faces when Americans of every race religion, ethnicity, gender, black lives, blue lives, come together in mutual respect and love and that’s why we are both voting for Hilary.”
The mother of three also admitted, “As to the problem JOHN and I faced it’s just Mileage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry.”
“John has more friends and invitations to sit at fancy tables in the Hamptons than I do and in that setting he’s very funny and charming.” Brinkley added.