Victoria Granucci is an American actress who is famed for being the parent of a popular figure. She was married to an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, actor, and film director, namely John J. Mellencamp. He had crossed paths with the actress in 1979 following the breakup of his first marriage to Priscilla Esterline after spotting a photo of her at a friend’s house.
The two had been in a marital relationship for roughly 8 years and welcomed two children. However, she has kept her personal life under the wraps of the media and the public. Thus, many are curious to know about her life and whereabouts at the present. If you are also curious to know about her, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about her in this article.
Victoria Granucci has always been inclined to creative arts
Victoria Granucci was born on 26th November 1958 in Scranton, United States. It was revealed that she has always been inclined to creative arts. So, she must have watched tons of movies and television shows and listened to various genres of music as she grew up while nursing the dream to become a part of the entertainment industry.
According to her birthdate, she is currently 63 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Talking about her education, she is well educated as it is believed that she obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1980. Unfortunately, nothing much is revealed about her family background and education besides this.
However, she was already making a name for herself before she got married to John. Her fascination with creative arts inspire her to pursue a career in show business when she finished high school. As a result, she worked as an extra on music videos, movies, and television shows. She also became a model and some of her works include Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Thank God It’s Friday, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days, and Chips.
However, she only came to the limelight after she started working with John Mellencamp. She became famous after she was featured in the music video of John’s popular song titled “Jack & Diane“. It was the second single released from John’s fifth studio album titled American Fool in 1982. Before that, she used to work behind the scenes on several of his music videos.
To this day, the song is regarded as her and Mellencamp’s most successful hit single as it ranked number one for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the song was also picked as one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). So, we can say for sure that the music video of the song has remained her most popular project to date as it gained a lot of fame and success.
How did Victoria Granucci meet John Mellencamp? When did they get married?
Victoria Granucci had met John Mellencamp for the first time while she was in college. At that time, she was working as an extra on music videos and other projects like “Happy Days”, “Fantasy Island”, “Charlie’s Angels”, and “Chips”.
The two had started dating officially in the year 1979 after she attended a party at Mellencamp’s house. The couple decided to get married in the year 1981 and moved to Bloomington, Indiana thereafter.
However, it wasn’t the first marriage of Mellencamp as he was married to Priscilla in 1970. So, he filed for divorce along with his first wife in the same year he got married to Victoria. Unfortunately, John’s relationship with Victoria also couldn’t last forever as they decided to split in 1989.
As per the reports, the two had decided to part ways following the rumors of infidelity while on tour. The reason behind their divorce was “irreconcilable differences.”
Does Victoria Granucci have any children?
Victoria Granucci has welcomed two children with her ex-husband John Mellencamp. The two welcomed their first daughter Teddi Mellencamp on 1st July 1981. Teddi is an actress and she is known for being a part of the reality television series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Next Levels. Victoria’s daughter is married to Edwin Arroyave who founded Skyline Security Management and serves as its CEO.
Teddi has welcomed three children named Dove, Slate, and Cruz Aeeoyave with her husband. Additionally, she is also a stepmom to Isabella Arroyave.
Victoria and John had welcomed their second daughter named Justice Mellencamp back in 1985. She lives a secretive life with her husband, namely Michael Moore. Justice had met Michael at Head Preparatory School. The two had decided to walk down the aisle back in 2014. They held a small wedding ceremony at her father’s house in Dafuskie and only 40 guests were present. Justice and Michael have welcomed two children and they are currently living together in Bluffton, South Carolina.
What is Victoria Granucci up to these days?
After Victoria got married to John, she abandoned her career to focus on being a wife and a mother. However, she has embraced a private life after their marriage ended and has devoted all of her time to raising their children.
It is believed that she hasn’t gotten married after the divorce and has been living a private life. At the present, she is living life as a doting grandmother to her grandchildren. It seems that both Victoria and John are very proud of what their children have achieved. In 2014, she told the blog Noblemania, “My daughters have wonderful children and have really given me a whole new outlook on life.”
Victoria has continued to stay away from the limelight but it was revealed that she is currently living in Hilton in 2018. Furthermore, it was also revealed that she was working at a Pub. However, we don’t know if she still works with Reiley’s North End Pub. But what we know is that she enjoys spending time with her grandkids.