It was far from a lonely ol’ night for Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp.
After enjoying a romantic dinner together at The Bowery Hotel in NYC on Sept. 14, the cozy twosome — he was affectionate with Christie throughout the night — were smitten as they rode off together in John’s waiting limo.
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The smiles continued two nights later, when Christie accompanied John to his performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Sept. 16. It may seems like an odd pairing, but mutual friends of the new couple are not surprised that the stunning supermodel, 61, and the 63 year-old rocker have hooked up. In fact, Christie and John first met more than 30 years ago when she was married to Billy Joel.
Christie and John in NYC on Sept. 16, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“John invited Billy to perform at a Farm Aid benefit in 1985,” says a source. “They all got along like a house afire.” All these years later, Christie and John are both single and have rekindled the spark they first felt.
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Until now, a lasting relationship has evaded both stars. John’s endured the heartbreak of three divorces, and hasn’t been spotted with on-again, off-again girlfriend Meg Ryan since last November.
“John and Meg just could never get on the same page,” says the source. Ending the relationship was tough on John — he had become close to Meg’s 10-year-old daughter, Daisy — and for a while, he hoped for a reconciliation.
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