Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp Are Dating

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Here’s a little ditty about John Mellencamp and Christie Brinkley—namely, that the two are romantically connected.

Following Mellencamp’s split from ex-girlfriend, Meg Ryan, he was spotted in NYC earlier this week leaving The Bowery Hotel with Brinkley, sparking rumors that the two were a new couple.

A source dished to Entertainment Tonight that the 63-year-old musician and the 61-year-old former Sports Illustrated cover girl are definitely an item.

This is the first public relationship for Brinkley since her 2008 divorce from ex-husband, Peter Cook. Earlier this year, Brinkley told ET that most of the men she’s dated have been in their late 30s and early 40s, saying, “[With] men my age, I feel quite invisible to them.”

With her dating Mellencamp, two years her senior, it appears that’s no longer the case.