Legendary supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer John Mellencamp have called it quits after nearly one year of dating, People magazine reports.
A rep for the two told the publication, "Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship. They vowed to remain best of friends.”
Just two months ago, Brinkley opened up about their relationship and admitted that she didn’t think they were a match initially. She shared, "I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, we're really opposites. He's kind of a throwback from another time, like a silent cowboy.' But then we talked and realized that we do have a lot of shared interests.”
At the time, she said, "John and I are two people that have very full lives. We're just trying to enjoy each other when we can see each other and try not to put too much [pressure] on it.”
In September, Christie and John sparked dating rumors when they were snapped grabbing dinner at the Bowery Hotel in NYC. They met at a Hamptons party last year.