Have you ever asked yourself how cool it could be to be the daughter of a world-renown Rockstar? What’s more, imagine living most of your life on an island and seeing the beach whenever possible. That would be a big deal, wouldn’t it?
Well, not according to Justice Mellencamp, daughter to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp and Victoria Granucci. To her, it was just like any other childhood. That which one forges lifelong friendships-she has the same friends right from the third grade till now.
Education and Early Life
Hilton Head Island, just like any other small town, has that feel of a close-knit, picturesque environment where everybody knows everybody. That is where Justice and her sister Ted Mellencamp lived from 1989. They are as close as any sisters can be.
She went to Sea Pines Montessori before shifting to Hilton Head Preparatory School, where she graduated high school. In school, she had a liking for gymnastics and painting, perhaps a nod to her father’s artistic tendencies. She, unlike her sister Teddy, hasn’t gone into showbiz.
She proceeded to Indiana University, where she was away from the small-town life for the first time. It didn’t quite work out for her due to the shock that came with being miles away from home. Little wonder she only lasted one year before deciding to go back home.
She and her husband met at Sea Pines Montessori when she was only 4. They were first friends for a long time before their parents allowed them to start dating in high school. They have two kids, a boy, and a girl, to whom Justice says, she’s their professional photographer.
She now spends most of her time as a mother, wife, and professional hairstylist in her Island home. Although she missed out on the chapter most people look forward to (graduating college), she says she has no regrets for how her life turned out. For her, family trumps all.