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Christie Brinkley Defends Ex John Mellencamp, Slams 'Salacious' Tabloid Story About Their Breakup

by Alex Ungerman 3:30 PM PDT, August 11, 2016
Playing Christie Brinkley Defends Ex John Mellencamp, Slams 'Salacious' Tabloid Story About Their Breakup

Christie Brinkley is setting the record straight on her breakup.

After recently splitting with 64-year-old John Mellencamp, the 62-year-old supermodel took to Instagram on Thursday to slam a tabloid report claiming that political and lifestyle differences caused the split.

"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," Brinkley said in the lengthy post, which specifically points to a Page Six story claiming she couldn’t take Mellencamp's "redneck ways."

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“Distance and work were all that stood in the way of our relationship," Brinkley added, noting that the "convoluted" story implied that “John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a Trump fan.”

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Brinkley went on to defend her ex against the mischaracterization of his beliefs, noting, "he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign 'Our Country,'" and going on to reveal, "We are both voting for Hillary."

"As to the problem John and I faced, it's just mileage," she concluded. "Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry."

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"PS 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, in reference to the story's insinuation that Mellencamp objected to Brinkley’s "Hamptons lifestyle."

Read below to see Brinkley's entire post:

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... 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...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 )...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. John and I are actually both patriotic Americans who do our fair share of working to bring Americans together John primarily thru his work with Farm Aid and thru his music , which by the way he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign "Our Country". 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. 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 Hillary. As to the problem JOHN and I faced it's just Mileage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry. PS 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. #nypost @nypost @pagesix #pagesix #richardjohnson #truth

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Brinkley's statements echo what a rep for the former couple told ET on Tuesday.

"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," they said. "They vowed to remain best of friends."

Watch the video below for more on the split.

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