Last December, Brinkley happily shouted out Mellencamp by wearing a tour T-shirt bearing his name when she attended her ex-husband Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC.The two appeared happy during their latest sighting together in May in Los Angeles, when they held hands during a dinner date at celeb hot spot Craig's."I'm leery of discussing my relationship because I don't want to jinx it," Brinkley, who's been divorced four times, admitted last November during an appearance on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show when asked about possibly marrying Mellencamp.You've been subjected to my private life enough so I'm just trying to keep my private life private," she continued about the media coverage that has followed her dating life.
Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981.
She spent twenty-five years as the face of Cover Girl), has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.
"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," a rep for the pair confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
"They vowed to remain best of friends." Brinkley, 62, and Mellencamp, 64 were first linked together in September of 2015 after they were spotted on a date together at the Bowery Hotel in New York City.
He doesn’t want to blow it again,” his friend tells .
“Christie’s as sweet as can be, but she’s all about business.“Of course it hurt Meg to see him with another girl,” another source adds. ” So, are these two in it for the long haul or will this just be another failed attempt?"She’s re-entering the relationship with realistic expectations. They're not trying to rush anything but John has high hopes for their reunion."And I feel like I was so dragged through the press that I [don't want that again]."...But perhaps Brinkley's next beau will be a younger man? Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are taking another shot at love.