Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp really are boning, after all


I hate being wrong. I especially hate making a bad call about a wife-dumping/jumpoff-grabbing situation. On Sunday, I WRONGLY made a judgment call and gave John Mellencamp the benefit of the doubt regarding the report that John had basically dumped his model-wife Elaine after 20 years of marriage, all for Meg Ryan’s jacked face. Well, I’m sorry. I apologize for giving Mellencamp the benefit of the doubt. He’s a jag. I shall never make the same mistake again. So… People Magazine just put up this story – a confirmation that John spent New Year’s with his jumpoff, Meg Ryan. It’s looking more and more like this is the formal rollout for John and Meg as a couple, and more and more like Meg was in the picture when John and Elaine were still very much married:

The new year brings new beginnings for Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp.

The pair have spent time together on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City in recent days, enjoying a fresh romance just as Mellencamp has announced his separation from wife Elaine after 18 years of marriage.

A source close to Ryan, 49, says the actress and the rock star, 59, began dating about seven weeks ago, and that Mellencamp and his wife had been separated for some time before that.

The pair have been spotted having coffee at Espresso Love, one of Ryan’s favorite spots on the Vineyard, and grocery shopping at Gourmet Garage in New York’s SoHo neighborhood – where observers tell PEOPLE they seemed happy and at ease.

“She usually comes in by herself or with her daughter. I thought that was her husband because they seemed for comfortable and familiar with each other, just like an old married couple,” one observer says.

Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including two sons with Elaine.

Ryan has been married once, to actor Dennis Quaid. They divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage. They have a son, Jack Henry, who is 18. Ryan also has a daughter, Daisy True, 6, whom she adopted from China.

[From People]

“A source close to Ryan, 49, says the actress and the rock star, 59, began dating about seven weeks ago, and that Mellencamp and his wife had been separated for some time before that.” So… a “source close to Ryan” confirmed that John and Elaine were separated for months? I’ll be very interested in seeing if a “source close to Elaine” has a different take on the state of the marriage, won’t you?



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  1. Str8Shooter says:


    WTF did she do to her FACE?? That pic looks like one one of those bodies where they superimpose an old woman’s head onto a younger body!

  2. mln76 says:

    Well John dumped his first wife who was in the Jack and Diane video for Elaine. He likes blondes.

  3. Oi says:

    Its OK Kaiser, most of us agreed with you too.

    Really wish she hadn’t destroyed her face like that.

  4. albeli says:

    Her face is weird, but his is weirder.

  5. brin says:

    His wife is beautiful…..she should have no problem finding someone new.

  6. Attagirl says:

    Please Meg, puhleeeeze stop jacking with your face! You’ll start scaring small children and dogs!!

  7. carrie says:

    he likes blondes,he likes The Grinch:he’s in love with Meg Ryan

    OT: maybe she’s very nice,funny,interesting or sex is better with her

  8. nnn says:

    He looks like a peacock and she looks like the Jocker !

  9. birdgherl says:

    He’s a troll.

  10. tiki says:

    she is so not attractive anymore. he’s downright ugly. relieved they’re past reproducing age. have fun, you two wild and crazy kids.

  11. Tess says:

    Good Grief.

    First The Grinch stole Christmas then The Cougar was next.

  12. Jen says:

    Meg looks like Jim Carrey as the Grinch in the top picture.

  13. NayNay says:

    OMG! What the hell did she do to her face. She used to be kind of cute, but now, UGH!!

    Isn’t this like the second or third married man she went after?

  14. irishserra says:

    Meg looks like a Whoville resident with her face jacked up like that.

  15. Tia C says:

    Doesn’t Meg have a history of not taking the bonds of matrimony too seriously as well? I seem to recall something about her cheating on Dennis Quaid with Russell Crowe. Not that Quaid was an angel, either, but still.

    Sounds like these two are perfect for each other! Til their heads get turned by the next one…

  16. Dorothy#1 says:

    I am surprised she did this. Didn’t she break up with Dennis Quaid because he was cheating? Why would she do that to another women??!

  17. Anti-icon says:

    Well, we have our gut instincts about things, and also we have the need to be fair…..but, I called this. Sometimes, when a person leaves a marriage of a serial cheater (as was reported the case between Meg Ryan/Dennis Quaid) the victim (the non cheater) doesn’t get good counseling, internalizes, and then BECOMES a CHEATER, and often with the (conscious or unconscious) action of targeting Married People. I know, it’s the oldest story in the book………

    Eliane Mellencamp (victim) is a beauty and she will carry on in good grace and motherhood….and she will find love….better than Mellencamp. Trust.

  18. Lori says:

    This makes my stomach hurt, I love John and hate to hear this. I knew he was probably a cheater, but Meg Ryan???

  19. daisydoodle says:

    a friend of mine always says “there’s a lid for every pot”

  20. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @DOROTHY She had an affair with Russell Crowe..

    this doesnt surprise me one bit.

  21. southerncheerleader says:


    We live in a world where nobody cares about anybody else.

    VALUES & DECENCY have looong since left the AMERICAN culture.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I gave them the benefit of the doubt too. Huh. Anyway, will be curious to see if the “separated some time ago” is confirmed by Elaine. If so, then no big deal, but if he got involved with Meg while still married, that’s lousy (and confusing).

  23. Mshuffleupagus says:

    John Mellencamp looks EXACTLY like internet sensation Keenan Cahill in that pic. Meg Ryan’s face continues to look like a car accident in slow motion.

  24. RHONYC says:


    my mouth is hanging O-P-E-N!

    elaine irwin is an beautiful, angelic, princess vampire who hasn’t aged a day since 24. i mean she’s like the real-life ‘princess buttercup’.

    wtf is he thinking?

    what? wrinkled old bodied birds of a feather must fly together???

    smh. 🙁

  25. fanny says:

    She seems to have a cute pointy chin now. I think it’s in the eyes … she just didn’t get enough sleep before she went out on this shoot. I love her as an actress and I’m sure they would both look better without the camera up their noses. But why can’t women find men who aren’t taken. It would be nice if people gave relationships a chance to work out their troubles BEFORE taking over.

  26. Riley says:

    John Mellencamp looks rather doughy which makes me think that he may have stopped smoking— finally.

  27. Marjalane says:

    Me thinks Elaine Irwin is the big winner in this trollfest.

  28. Diane says:


  29. Vanessa says:

    Wow. Hyoogely disappointed in John. Swine.
    Expect as much from Meg-the joker-Ryan.

  30. Kim says:

    EWWWWWW! he must wear a bag over his head or need Lasik. He was married to a gorgeous woman, Elaine, for 18 yrs and Meg Ryan is plastic fugly! Those lips are HIDEOUS!!!! I cant imagine kissing those disgusting bumps from all the injections. She has the worst surgeon in Hollywood. She looks like a joker freak!

  31. Kim says:

    irishserra- EXACTLY! I couldnt place it but she looks like one of the who’s from whoseville. She looks awful!

  32. Delta Juliet says:

    Kaiser…I hate to admit to this, but I have kind of stopped with the whole “benefit of the doubt thing”. It’s almost never the case anymore……

  33. Madison says:

    At least now he’s dating someone closer to his own age and whose face looks as bad as his, neither have aged well.

  34. KateNonymous says:

    Well, that’s too bad. Mr. Nonymous and I sometimes come up with long-time celebrity couples who fly under the radar, and Mellencamp and Irwin were one of those. Disappointing.

  35. Jackson says:

    @Marjalane – agreed!

  36. huh? says:

    Meg Ryan is still alive???

  37. mln76 says:

    I am dating myself but I am pretty sure John left his wife who was with him before he was a rockstar (as I said in an earlier post she was in the Jack and Dianne video) to be with Elaine who was at the time a Victoria Secret model. I can’t exactly say this time he traded her in for a newer model but he did dump her in a similar that he did his first wife. Elaine can be comforted by the fact that at least she looks so much better than her.
    And Johns’ first wife is probably laughing her ass off in Indiana somewhere.

  38. fitzcaraldo says:

    she’s a sour puss. He’s barely talented enough for notoriety. they’re perfect together.

  39. BellaLuna says:

    He didnt quit smoking. I just saw a pap picture of him with a cigarette in his mouth the other day but i dont remember where

  40. OtherChris says:

    I’m not sticking up for them at all, but you never know what’s going on in that marriage. Elaine may very well have done the leaving–she’s a LOT younger and might have grown tired of an older guy. I saw this happen with two of my friends. The guys they hooked up with when they were in their 20s were 10-15 years older than them. By the time my friends hit their 40s, they wanted someone younger and their own age and the marriages ended.

  41. bagladey says:

    Can’t Meg Ryan find a man who’s unattached? She got involved with Russell Crowe when he was in a long term relationship with his (now) wife, now she’s stepped up her game this time by grabbing a married man, with kids.

  42. Roxanne75 says:

    I hope it works out..we need some happiness in the world…especially in the Hollywood world…

  43. NayNay says:

    Maybe her and Leann should hang out. They seem to have the same taste in men…. MARRIED.

  44. Bodhi says:

    Elaine is his 3rd wife so I bet numbers 1 & 2 are laughing together!

  45. Dorothy#1 says:

    Southerncheerleader you are so right!

    Johnny Depp’s Girl – Dennis Quaid cheated on Meg for years!!! I did know about Russell Crow. but I figured she was just sick of being cheated on!

  46. Ron says:

    Didn’t he have an album called Scarecrow? That was some foreshadowing.

  47. NancyMan says:

    Could one of you nice people who knows something about plastic surgery, please explain to me what Meg Ryan did to her face. Was it a bad nose job? Cheek implants? Her lips look like those of the joker in Batman…

  48. Crash2GO2 says:

    I think she has some cheek implants that really push up on her eyes when she grins like that. And yeah, she did get some kind of lip implant in the top lip. Add the odd nip, tuck and filler injection, and Tada! Sort of a nightmare version of Meg Ryan. Sadly.

  49. DrM says:

    Kaiser! For contrast do you think you could put up some old photos of J.M please? He was SOOOOOOOOO hot back in the day…haven’t seen a photo of him in ages until the ones you put up the other day. Holy Hannah…just about dropped my coffee! I wouldn’t have known it was him but for the headline…

  50. craigc says:

    Meg Ryan = Chuckie!

  51. JenJen says:

    Ironically,I recently saw her on a list of “Forever Young”.

  52. Eve says:

    At least now he’s dating someone closer to his own age and whose face looks as bad as his, neither have aged well.

    My exact thoughts.

  53. jrt says:

    he looks girly in the photo and she looks jokerlike….. they both have had too much plastic

  54. Kiska says:

    No pity party for Elaine Irwin. She probably woke up one day and came to her senses.

  55. Kath says:

    WTF happened to Mellencamp’s eyebrows? It’s like he waxed off the outer half of each.

    I think Mellencamp makes Ryan look good by comparison. He looks like he’s a trying WAAAY to hard with that dyed hair sprayed up 3″ from his scalp. Plus his face has gotten that doughy anonymous-old-guy look. At least Meg’s face is tight, she looks fit, and the hair/makeup/outfit combo is cute. It’s a shame about her plastic surgery mishap, but I still love her old rom-coms.

  56. original kate says:

    mr. original kate just walked by, looked at the header photo and said “who is that, and what happened to her face?”

    my thoughts exactly.

  57. JenJen says:

    They just showed a pic from March 08 of Meg,John and his wife! This doesn’t smell too good.

  58. Mizz Tickles says:

    As long as they are happy together then good for them 🙂

  59. mymy says:

    newsflash. People age. The man will be 60 years old this year and Meg will be fifty. While I think it is a shame Meg had plastic surgery. I really think the comments on this site are beyond mean. Are people this shallow? And I don’t think he cheated on his wife. I just don’t think they made a big announcement to the world. Meg and John seem cute together. Even if their looks are fading. Happens to the best of us. Will happen to you.But the world doesn’t have a mental image of you when you were younger and prettier. So you can go about your life. Ugly and all. Your outside will catch up to your ugly insides soon enough

  60. Mistral says:

    I will never get why beautiful women destroy their face with plastic surgery. When will this fuckery end?????

  61. Shay says:

    She looks hideous.

  62. truthzbetta says:

    The whole thing makes me think of that South American guy who wanted to know why we have such freakish looking people in Hollywood.

    Between his hair, her face and both their multiple midlife crises are there really any answers?

  63. guest says:

    iirc, John’s first wife was a regular person. He divorced her and married his second wife, Vicky, a very pretty, tiny blonde (believe she was in his “Rooty Toot Toot” video). He was unfaithful, which he admitted. He divorced Vicky and married Elaine Irwin.

    Two bitchy thoughts about Meg Ryan: Her posture is horrible, and her teeth are yellow.

  64. guest says:

    I’m reminded of Mellencamp’s “Check it Out”:

    “Sleeping w/ your back up to your loved one,
    This is all that we’ve learned about happiness. . .
    Check it out,
    Sometimes I question my own behavior,
    Talkin’ about the girls we’re seeing on the sly,
    Just to tell ourselves we’re still the young lions.”

  65. haribo says:

    #60, my thoughts exactly! beauty is only skin deep people.

  66. TXCinderella says:

    She now looks like the Wayland Flowers Madame puppet. Stop messing with your face Meg!

  67. Jazz says:

    Her career never recovered after the whole Russell Crowe thing. What the hell happened to her face??
    Wasn’t Meg hanging out with Tim Robbins around the time he split with Susan Sarandon? Hmmm.

  68. LT says:

    Her face. I can’t.

  69. Mary says:

    It so sad she afraid of aging so much to change into a feline mask. I wish these starlets stop destroying their faces and bodies to get back what they had when they were in the moment. Can’t they see how unatural they look.
    BTW you guys must look into Diane Canon I was shock at what she looks like now.
    She had a cuteface a bubbly personality, now its frightening.
    Kaiser, you should go back and do a montage of these A/B actors, before and after they paid someone to remove their real faces.