Victoria Granucci bio, family, ex-husband, net worth

Who is Victoria Granucci?

Victoria Granucci is a woman who came into the limelight after she got married to her now ex-husband John Mellencamp, a famous pop singer who has produced albums like The Lonesome Jubilee. 

Not just as an ex-wife of John Mellencamp, but she is also popular as the mother of The Real-Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Jo Mellencamp.

Victoria was a model who worked as an extra on music videos. 

Victoria is a Latin feminine name that means “victory.” In Roman mythology, it is the name of the goddess of victory.

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Victoria has an interesting life. To know more about her life, stay until the end of this article.

quick facts

Full nameVictoria Granucci
BirthdayNovember 26, 1958
Place of birthScranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Age64 years old
Sun signSagittarius
TraitsPositive: energetic, adventurous, and wild

Negative: reckless and impulsive
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Height5 feet 6 inches
Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-SpouseJohn Mellencamp
ChildrenTeddi Jo Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp
Favorite actorsTom Hanks, Johnny Depp
Favorite moviesForrest Gump, Les Miserables
Dream travel destination       England

interesting facts

1. Victoria Granucci was in the show business before she met John Mellencamp

Victoria was into creative arts and began pursuing a career in Hollywood right after she finished high school.

Granucci was a model and an actress who worked on music videos, films, and television shows before meeting her musician husband, John Mellencamp.

2. Victoria is John Mellencamp’s second wife

Before Victoria, John was married to Priscila Esterline. John and Victoria were married for eight years. 

3. John Mellencamp cheated on Victoria

Victoria called it quits after she found John cheating while he was on tour in 1994.

4. Victoria has appeared on John Mellencamp’s Jack and Diane music video

Victoria has starred in John’s second single, “Jack and Diane,” from his fifth studio album, American Fool.

The song was one of his most successful hits, which were on number one spot for four weeks in Billboard Hot 100. 

This music video got Victoria lots of attention.

Victoria Granucci childhood

Victoria Granucci was born on November 26, 1958, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. Her sun sign is Sagittarius. Her parents’ identity is unknown, and so is the information about her childhood.

Victoria attended high school in her hometown. She has not acquired a college degree. She had a passion for the entertainment industry from an early age.

It is best proved because she worked in many films and TV shows right after her high school graduation.

She grew up listening to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. She believes that their song influenced her. Her favorite actors from the movie industry are Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp.


Victoria Granucci is a divorcee. She was once married to John Mellencamp, a famous American musician. 

Victoria met John Mellencamp on a blind date organized by John’s friend. John first saw Victoria’s picture and convinced his friend to invite her on a blind date with him.

Victoria and John developed a good bonding on their first date. They got married in 1981, soon after John divorced his first wife, Priscilla Esterline.

At the time of their wedding, Victoria was 23 years old and John Mellencamp was 30 years old.

Victoria Granucci John Mellencamps
Victoria Granucci, John Mellencamp, and their children

Their marriage was a private wedding ceremony. Only their family members and some close friends attended the wedding.

The couple, however, got divorced in 1989, nearly after eight years of their relationship. She got divorced at the age of 31. She never remarried after that.

Before the divorce, Victoria Granucci and John Mellencamp welcomed their first child Teddi Jo Mellencamp on July 1, 1981. The couple welcomed their second child Justice Mellencamp in 1985. 

After three years of divorce, Victoria’s ex-husband John Mellencamp got married to Elaine Irwin in September. Fortunately, Victoria and John are still friends.

The reason behind Victoria’s and John’s divorce was John cheating on her when they were on tour.

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp, also known as Johnny Cougar, is an American musician, painter, actor, and film director who is most famous for his brand of heartland rock.

He was born on October 7, 1951, in Seymour, Indiana, USA.

Before marrying Victoria, he was married to Priscilla Esterline. 

After the divorce from Victoria, he married Elaine Irwin.

John is a Grammy Award-winning artist who has many hits like “Jack and Diane,” “Hurts So Good,” “Pink Houses,” and more.

Victoria Granucci children

Victoria Granucci and Teddi Mellencamp

Teddi was born on July 1, 1981. Victoria’s elder daughter Teddi Jo Mellencamp is an actress and a fitness coach. She is renowned for appearing in three seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

On July 7, 2011, she got married to Edwin Arroyave. The couple has three children: Dove Mellencamp Arroyave, Cruz Arroyave, and Slate Arroyave.

Victoria Granucci and Justice Mellencamp

Victoria’s younger daughter Justice Mellencamp is an island girl. She is a professional hairstylist. Justice is married to Michael Moore. Victoria has two grandchildren from Justice. 

Victoria Granucci road to fame

Fame is something a majority of people in the world desire. For people in the minority, fame might be an unnecessary burden. 

“With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself- for survival and living day to day with what comes up”- Monroe Quotes.

Marrying a famous singer gained the limelight to Victoria Granucci. However, she always manages to detach herself from the fame she gained by marrying him.

Victoria Granucci career

Victoria worked in the entertainment industry before her marriage as well; still, she was an unknown personality back then.

Victoria didn’t struggle much, but her ex-husband John had struggled a lot for success in his past. He traveled from Indiana to New York in 1975 and had his debut from an album named Chestnut.

victoria-granucci pregnant with second child
Victoria Granucci pregnant with second child

He failed at the initial stage. But he didn’t give up. He finally saw success with albums Nothin’ matters, and What if it did.

Talking about her career, Victoria played extra in a couple of films and music videos. Some of the movies and TV shows she worked in include Happy Days, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, Charlie’s Angels, Love Boat, and some more.

She also worked as an extra on various films such as Grease, Thank God It’s Friday, and a couple more.

Victoria Granucci is a column writer as well. She has been writing for the Noblemania website. She now works at a bar, Reilly’s North End Pub.

victoria granucci Jack and Diane

She also appeared on her husband, John’s music video Jack and Daine.

Jack and Diane is the second single from John Mellencamp’s fifth studio album “American Fool.” The album was released in 1982.

Jack and Diane were some of the most successful hit singles.

It has been noted that she had also worked behind the scenes in many of John’s music videos.

Victoria also went on a tour to Europe with her ex-husband John Mellencamp when they were together.

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Victoria Granucci‘s Novato home proposal mired in a brawl

In 2006, Victoria Granucci made a purchase: a piece of land in the Black point area that would turn into a decade-long ordeal for her to sort out.

The property was unfit for sewage treatment and required separate plumbing arrangements. The previous owners, Lucy, and Emery Mitchell had acquired the necessary permit a year earlier from the adjacent Novato County.

They meant to build the sewage facility under the Stone Tree Golf Course. 

Victoria Granucci’s vision for a single-story home was put on hold when Novato County contested her proposal for sewage crossover.

City officials and various environmental groups invoked the ‘Urban Growth Boundary Ordinance’ passed in 1997, making it illegal to extend the city’s water and sewage lines. 

The city has admitted that the initial permit was made in error, thus absolving Victoria Granucci of the violation, but not the uncertainty burden. While Granucci has applied for separate validation on multiple occasions, no decisions have been made. 

“This has been hanging over my head and has been very stressful for me to have to deal with this. And the longer it lasts, the more stressful it becomes. What started to be just a simple process turned out to be an over 10-year project, said Granucci.”

Although the Novato Planning Commission may be willing to provide an exception for this case, multiple groups are concerned that it would open a gateway for numerous other projects.

Victoria Granucci net worth

Victoria Granucci has a net worth of over USD 2 million, most of which was gained as a divorce settlement with John Mellencamp.

Her ex-husband John has a net worth of over USD 25 million; whereas, her daughter Teddi Jo Mellencamp has a net worth of USD 12 million.

Victoria Granucci now

64 years old lady Victoria Granucci loves being with her family. She admires her life and speaks about how thankful she is to become a grandmother. 

“Focusing on being a grandma. My daughters have wonderful children and have really given me a whole new outlook in life,”- said Granucci.

After getting divorced from John Mellencamp, Victoria detached herself from the entertainment industry, keeping her personal life. 

In 2018, there was news that she started living in Hilton Head and worked at Reiley’s North End Pub. Well, we can’t confirm if she still works there.

Victoria Granucci has a deep affection for animals. She is a religious person and goes to church at least once a week. 

Victoria is not active on social media platforms. So far, none of her verified social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., are seen.


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