Victoria Granucci – Bio, Facts About John Mellencamp’s Ex-Wife

While some people would do anything to be famous and stay in the spotlight, some others have the fame but would do anything to stay away from the spotlight and the privileges that come from being famous. This ironic twist is the story of the former wife of John Mellencamp (multi-award winning singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer), Victoria Granucci.

Although Granucci didn’t become famous by getting married to the legendary rock and roll star, her marriage to him brought her closer to the limelight. However, she prefers a simple and quiet life – before her marriage to John, while married to him and even after the marriage ended. Here is all you need to know about the woman in whose arms John Mellencamp found love for the second time.

Victoria Granucci’s Biography

Victoria Granucci was born on 26th November 1958. That is just about the only info known about her background as she will not reveal facts about her parents, siblings and childhood. Concerning her educational background, it is a known fact that she went to high school but the name of the institution is not known and there are no facts available to prove she attended college.

Before her marriage to John Mellencamp, Vickky already had a booming career in the entertainment industry, working as an extra on the set of films and music videos. Some of the films and TV shows she worked on as an extra are Happy Days, Fantasy Island, Charlie’s Angels, Chips, Love Boat, Grease and many more.

She became more famous after working as an extra on Grammy-award winning rock and roll singer John Mellencamp’s music video. Their love story actually began with a blind date. According to sources, John saw Vicky’s picture at a friend’s house and persuaded the friend to invite her over. Mellencamp was reportedly still married to his first wife Priscilla Esterline at this time. After the date, the duo began dating and John would later divorce Priscilla to marry Victoria in 1981.

Victoria Granucci’s marriage to the singer further made her famous. After tying the knots in 1981, the couple relocated to Indiana and in July of the same year, they welcomed their first child together; a daughter named Teddi and another named Justice came in 1985.

Granucci also appeared on stage alongside her husband in the music video of the song – Jack and Diane. The video brought Victoria a fair amount of fame across America and internationally. She returned to a life of privacy when her marital relationship with John came to a halt due to John’s infidelity.

Also Read About: Cassandra Harris – Bio, Facts, Family Life of Pierce Brosnan’s Ex-Wife

Other Facts About John Mellencamp’s Ex-Wife

  • Life after divorce from John Mellencamp

After the divorce, John Mellencamp remarried and moved on with his life but Vicky has remained single ever since. She left Indiana to reside in Hilton Head, South Carolina and retired from her job as an actress to live a life far from the eyes of the public.

She rather chose to devote her time caring for her children. Her first daughter Teddi is an actress and was featured in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Teddi is married to Edwin Arroyave and they have two lovely children – Cruz Arroyave and Slate Arroyave. According to Teddi, her mom is just focused on being a grandma and Victoria also confirmed she is enjoying her role as a grandmother.

Victoria Granucci
Teddi Mellencamp poses with family during her wedding in Indiana – Image Source

Although her marriage to John didn’t have a happily ever after ending, Victoria once told in an interview that she is still very close to John’s family since they share two children.

  • Her net worth

Victoria Granucci does not have her net worth open to the public. Notwithstanding, her ex-husband is one of the richest in the entertainment industry with a net worth of $25 million. Meanwhile, Victoria is no longer in the showbiz industry and is said to currently work at a bar, specifically Reilly’s North End Pub.

  • Body features

The former actress is of average height and so far, there is no information about her exact body measurements. She is blonde haired and has no real presence on any social media platform.


A Timeline of Elvis Presley’s Career Beginnings, Artistry and Legacies

Among the facets of American art, music is one of the most significant subgroups. In this subgroup, there are very few names that carry...

Timeline of Mark Zuckerberg’s Career Achievements, Personal Life and Philanthropy

Harvard University has produced many notable alumni over the years. The Ivy League institution also holds the record for producing some of the most...

A Timeline of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Body Building, Acting and Political Career

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a former professional bodybuilder who later became a household name across the world as a result of his career as an...

Sam Raimi Net Worth: Here Is How Much The Filmmaker Has Made

Samuel M. Raimi is a multi-talented filmmaker well known for creating the Evil Dead series that generated a cult following, he is also known...

Why Did CocoSori Disband and What are the Former Members Doing Now?

For a few years, the not so popular k-pop; J-pop duo CocoSori, created by MOL Entertainment, thrilled their fans with heartfelt music and stirred...


Hailie Mathers: Everything To Know About Eminem’s Daughter

There is not an Eminem fan out there that does not know a thing or two about her, since the day she was born...

Michael Bloomberg – Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Age and Height

Michael Bloomberg is an American billionaire, a businessman, author, politician and philanthropist who grew from a middle-class family, worked his way up from a...

Kristy McNichol – Bio, Age, Brother, Family, Gay, Where is She Now?

Kristy McNichol is an award-winning American actress cum singer who garnered fame through the ‘80s and late nineties. Her noteworthy performance could be seen...

Edie Falco Biography, Husband, Kids and Net Worth: All You Need To Know 

If you have followed either The Sopranos or Nurse Jackie, the characters you must definitely have loved are Carmela Soprano and Jackie Peyton both...

How Old is Bernie Sanders and How Many Kids Does He Have?

Bernie Sanders is a name anyone who is an American political enthusiast would be familiar with. As a result of his fame, many have...

Get the Latest Gist, Profiles and Trends Straight To Your in your inbox

Related Stories