For some people, it is how they become even more popular after marrying a super famous star. In the 1980s, Victoria Granucci would have boasted as one of the most visible celebrities by virtue of being the wife of Grammy Award-winning Rock star, John Mellencamp.
She is best known for her marriage to Mellencamp and even though she had built her brand before meeting Mellencamp, the new wave of popularity by marrying Mellencamp was nothing to compare with.
Even though they are divorced for years now, there is still that cloud of questions from fans to know what went wrong. To be honest, their relationship was worthy of emulation according to reports from way back. Victoria Granucci herself is a pretty woman and being a former model, you can imagine the hype that must have surrounded them at the time.
Quick Facts About Victoria Granucci
Early Life of Victoria Granucci
Today, people still want to keep up with her. However, Victoria Granucci is a private person and would do anything to protect herself from being in the spotlight as you would get to find out as you read on. As a private person, who preferred to be under the radar even when she was a model, her private information is like a pink diamond; very rare.
Normally, what you’d expect from someone of her status is that her private information is littered all over the internet. Sorry to burst your bubbles, but the only information about Victoria Granucci’s private life is her date of birth and relationships.
We do not have information on where she schooled and who her parents are. She is said to have completed her college studies in 1980. In some quarters, it is widely circulated that she is not a college graduate.
Who is Victoria Granucci?
Victoria Granucci was born on November 28, 1958. Where? We do not have that information yet. Best believe, when we do, we will update this article. Right from high school, Granucci was involved in showbiz. Before she burst into the scene as a movie actress, she tried out modeling.
Let’s be frank, with that body of hers when she was younger, every modeling agency should be arriving to have her onboard. Magazines should out-bid each other to have her grace their covers.
With a beautiful face like hers, she was made an extra on films, shows and even music videos like Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Thank God It’s Friday, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days and many more. With every appearance, people started taking note of her face and you know what they say about being on the faces of people? One day, they won’t be able to resist you.
However, it was her relationship with John Mellencamp that rooted her feet in the spotlight.
How John Mellencamp and Victoria Granucci Met
Before the couple’s romance blossomed into what it was then, Victoria appeared on Mellencamp music videos. One of those music videos that had Granucci on it was the viral music video, Jack and Diane.
Before she showed her face on the screens, she was heavily involved in the background of Mellencamp’s videos. As days passed by, Mellencamp who had just been divorced from his ex-wife Priscilla Esterline started to develop romantic feelings for his model.
The same year Mellencamp divorced his ex-wife, he fell in love with Victoria Granucci, and the romance quickly developed into a marriage.
In 1981, Mellencamp tied the knot with Granucci. The love grew and in a short while, they welcomed their first daughter, Teddi in July 1981. In 1985, the couple had their second daughter.
Victoria Granucci Quit Show biz to Become a Homemaker
The former couple would relocate to Indiana after their marriage. Granucci has also admitted that working with her ex-husband helped her gain a lot of experience. However, it is widely believed that she had to quit showbiz to focus on homemaking.
The Couple Divorced in 1989
The year was 1989 and fans were left sprawling when the news that the celebrity couple had ended their relationship. The news of the divorce spread like wildfire with many media outlets speculating on what could have probably been the cause.
However, in 1994, Granucci finally confessed that Mellencamp had an affair while on his music tour and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
It was easy for Mellencamp to move on. A superstar, a good looking man, multiple award winners, it was only a matter of time before another woman came his way.
Unfortunately, that was what happened as Mellencamp remarried. Victoria Granucci has remained single ever since then. After the divorce, Granucci relocated to South Carolina. To date, there is no real information on what she is on about.
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Where Are Victoria Granucci’s Children?
Her children with John Mellencamp are fully grown adults now. The second daughter, Teddi, has kids now, which makes Granucci a grandmother.
What Has Victoria Granucci Been Up To?
Various reports have surfaced that Granuccci works at Dailey’s North End Pub. However, she concentrated more on raising her daughter’s. At the moment, she is just enjoying being a grandmother to Teddi Mellencamp’s kids and being out of the limelight is just bliss to her.
On the internet, her photos are very rare to find because she rarely uses social media. While some fans think she is relatively active on Facebook, her footprints are hard to come by on the app.
Victoria Granucci’s Net Worth
According to reliable reports, the actress is worth $10 million. Yeah, don’t wonder. Remember who her ex-husband is, the great John Mellencamp. Without a doubt, her net worth must come from the divorce settlement.
However, that is not to say she didn’t make money when she was in showbiz. She worked on television shows and movies, surely this also helped shape her wealth profile.
For Victoria Granucci, being a grandmother is just bliss. After her split with John Mellencamp, she has gone low-key and we think it is the best for her.