Who is Meg Ryan dating? Here's how 'volatile' relationship with John Mellencamp led to broken engagement
Meg Ryan was spotted with an engagement ring, but who is she engagd with?
Actress Meg Ryan, the sweetheart of the '90s, has kept herself out of the spotlight in the past few years. Occasionally, we do get a few glimpses of her in and about town. Recently, there was much interest as she was spotted flashing a sizeable engagement ring on her finger. She was looking chic and chirpy in black, and was stepping out for lunch in Santa Monica, according to Daily Mail.
It's not quite clear whether the ring is from her current love life, after she and John Mellencamp, 69, called off their engagement in October of 2019. The two had been dating since 2010, and announced their engagement in November of 2018. After the break-up, Mellencamp began seeing skincare expert Jamie Sherrill, but he is still in touch with Ryan. However, there were several rumors of them getting back in 2020, though neither of them confirmed it.
A source told OK! Magazine in September: 'Meg's recent move to Montecito, California brought her closer to John, who's been in LA a lot more since that's where Jamie's business is... John and Meg have been talking and reminiscing about the good times." Their friends and family were reportedly not too surprised, as they've faced many rough patches in their love story. The insider added: 'It's the same thing every time. He makes her mad, they break up, she misses him, and they eventually start talking again."
The source went on: "Sure, John thinks Jamie's a lovely lady, but he and Meg are soulmates. The feeling among their friends is that it's a matter of when, not if, they'll get back together." Their relationship was also called 'volatile'. “John and Meg have had a volatile relationship from the beginning,” the source close to Mellencamp told People in 2019. “They love each other, but there are disagreements which can become issues.”
Ryan was previously married to Dennis Quaid, from 1996 to 2001. She shares one son, Jack, with him. However, after her infamous affair with Russell Crowe, she and Quaid divorced. Ryan later commented, "I empowered myself by not staying in the thing with Russell. I felt it was going to be repeating some similar patterns that I'd just gotten out of and it was a drag because I was crazy about him."
Back in 2006, Ryan adopted her daughter Daisy Ryan from China. Meg Ryan was the favorite rom-com queen, but soon quickly fell out of favor with the audience and there could be several reasons for this. It was perhaps her complicated personal life or the mere fact that viewers were growing out of the cheesy mush of romcoms and had other interests. Yet, all said and done, she still has a place in our hearts with films like 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'You've Got Mail'.