Are Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp in Love After His Split?
New insights on John Mellencamp's divorce...
John Mellencamp's divorce from his wife, Elaine, shocked us Monday when the news hit the press. Now we have word on exactly what might have led to the destruction of their 18-year marriage, as insiders suggest that John Mellencamp is now an item with actress Meg Ryan.
John Mellencamp has five children from his three marriages; the most recent of those marriages to former supermodel Elaine Irwin. Mellencamp and Irwin wed in 1992 but announced on Dec. 30 that they planned to divorce.
Know why? John Mellencamp has been dating Meg Ryan since October -- at least -- as they were spotted holding hands walking through New York together in the fall. Then Monday John Mellencamp, 59, and Meg Ryan, 49, were seen again in Manhattan (Meg's pictured here during the date) as they joked and held onto each other's arms while shopping for groceries at a branch of the Gourmet Garage.
So it's totally clear what led to John Mellencamp's split...and while Meg Ryan's not exactly known for her stable love-life, we hardly expected this of her as she once revealed how hurt she was when ex-husband Dennis Quaid allegedly cheated on her: "Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful," Meg Ryan said after their divorce. "I am not a victim. I was there. I was in that marriage for a really long time."
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Ryan's also said she owns breaking Russell Crowe's heart and using him as her marriage rebound: "I was a mess," Meg's said. "I hurt him too at the end. I couldn't be in another long relationship. It wasn't the time for that."
John Mellencamp, we hope you keep a notepad closeby. The way this winds up could make for some really heartwrenching breakup songs.
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