John Mellencamp asks jumpoff Meg Ryan to get “pre-engaged”


Considering that I was completely wrong in my assessment of this “crusty love” couple at the beginning, I now feel the need to believe every tabloid report about them. When John Mellencamp initially dumped his wife of 18 years, and the rumors started bouncing around that Meg Ryan was the jumpoff, I honestly thought it was crap. It wasn’t. They declared their love through photo-ops, and there were lots of reports that there was some overlap between John’s marriage and his relationship to Meg. And of course, when the Enquirer got a hold of John and asked him about his temperamental douche ways, and his womanizing ways, his answer was a trail of expletives. Guilty! Anyway, Star Magazine has a report about John and Meg and how they are “pre-engaged”. Ugh.

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are headed to the altar!

“They are happily telling friends that are ‘pre-engaged’,” a source tells Star. John asked Meg to wait for him while he divorces his wife of 18 years, model Elaine Irwin. In the meantime, the rocker gave the actress a ring that belonged to his grandmother. And after just three months, the lovebirds are shacking up together in her Bel Air mansion.

“John’s had a crush on Meg for years, so this is a fantasy come true for him,” says the source. And Meg’s just as in love.

“She sees a future with John,” the source adds. “They’re trying to be hush-hush for now, but there’s no way they can hide the intensity of their relationship.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

As I said, I’ll believe it. Why not? What’s surprising to me is how open this jumpoff situation has been – and I think the photo-ops prove that they’re not ashamed of their crusty love. My favorite part of Star’s report is “John asked Meg to wait for him while he divorces his wife of 18 years, model Elaine Irwin.” Like he had to ask! Like Meg has so much to do these days.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago Elaine spoke to Us Weekly about the split, but not the jumpoff: “The only thing certain in life is change itself…Change is good, some would say it is our greatest teacher, and I am embracing it.” Sure. She must be quietly thrilled that she doesn’t have to have sex with John again, right?



Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Quixotic1205 says:

    I miss the cute , beautiful, sassy Meg Ryan of “When Harry me Sally”. Seeing her now and how she jacked her face makes me sad.

  2. Rita says:

    Pre-engaged? Huh. Isn’t every non-married couple pre-engaged? Most times the pre-engagement doesn’t work ’cause there’s another jump-off or is it jag-off? No, it’s jump-off.

  3. Hautie says:

    Is Elaine even 40 yet? She is incredible looking to this day.

    And she still does the Almay makeup commercials. So she still a nice income from modeling.

    I am puzzled by the hookup of Meg and John. I guess she must smoke like a chimney too. And they have that in common.

    But I always enjoyed the film’s that Meg have done. And I am happy to see she has not messed with her face any more.

  4. guesty says:

    pics of them in public are mind-numbing enough…a visual of sexy times is not a place i’m willing to go to on any level ever.

  5. Quest says:

    John Mellencamp? Ugh …pre-engaged with JM? Double-ugh

    What does that even mean? Is this even necessary, come on… for JM… Meg, really???? (cringing)

  6. brin says:

    They don’t seem like the traditional type. I see them as starting up a senior center commune of hippie crusty couples.

  7. mln76 says:

    Meg was such a pretty woman, why oh why did she f-up her face.

  8. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    They completely gross me out.

    Pre engaged huh… What a stupid thing to say. LOL

  9. devilgirl says:

    This is a gross couple.

    Irwin is free of that 200 cigarette a day smoker.

  10. REALIST says:

    Does John Boy go anywhere without his cigs? Meg, you idiot-run away, as fast as you can! John looks like the kind of guy you’d meet pumping gas at a truck stop.

  11. REALIST says:

    Find a nice smoke free man, Elaine…

  12. happygirl says:

    @Rita – I was asking myself the same thing. What the HELL does “pre-engaged” mean?

    @JD’s girl – Agree…STUPID thing to say.

    Still LMAO @ “crusty love” Haha!

  13. TXCinderella says:

    Pre-engaged? Isn’t that something people under the age of 18 do, like a promise ring? That seems very immature.

  14. poppy says:

    aw, so sweet that two cheaters have found true love.
    disgusting freaks. they deserve each other.

  15. candy says:

    Old people regress, it’s part of life. These two want to pretend they are in high school again, what can you do.

    John’s soon-to-be ex has been given her freedom papers. It sounds like she’s looking forward to her new life. She’s so amazingly beautiful life will continue to be good to her, if not better now that she is away from that toxic little man.

  16. crab says:

    @TXCinderella it is! I got “pre-engaged” to my boyfriend in high school!! He gave me a tiny promise ring with a diamond chip in it!

  17. Lynda says:

    I agree…MR was so pretty in her movies with Tom Hanks. I miss that perky puss.

  18. adtwah says:

    @Rita – I was asking myself the same thing. What the HELL does “pre-engaged” mean?

    Here in the South, being “pre-engaged” could mean that the guy buys his girl a “promise ring.” I guess this means the couple agrees to date exclusively and not cheat. Mostly young couples do this, but the tradition is becoming archaic. Having said that, it’s obvious John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are a bit long in the tooth for promise rings.

  19. Sandy says:

    Hey sweety early fifties is not that old. LMAO

  20. Crash2GO2 says:

    What does ‘crusty love’ mean? If it means love between people over 40 I am properly offended!!!

  21. Kaiser says:

    Crash – No, not old. Just crusty. That’s how John Mellencamp looks to me. And Meg… well, I’m sure there’s some crust there too.

  22. daisydoodle says:

    maybe pre-engaged means he will only use his viagra with her exclusively.

  23. Happymom says:

    Hasn’t he had a heart attack already? Every photo seems to have him smoking-gross.

  24. Lucy says:

    he is nasty looking and meg is plastic. two old has beens loving all this attention. how romantic their love life must be as he pops the blue pill and she gets out her ky gel.

  25. original kate says:

    pre-engaged? how cute…maybe he’ll ask her to the prom!

  26. photo jojo says:

    I have sincerely not heard the term ‘pre-engaged’ since my days of Catholic school. WTH is wrong with these two?

  27. JM says:

    I call BS. Sorry but no adult that I know – let alone of their age – used the term “pre-engaged”. It JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN!

  28. Hmmm says:

    I imagine each is attracted to the other’s mind. As for “pre-engaged”? Is that like being “pinned”? Yeesh.

  29. JenJen says:

    Will Meg be moving to that same small town?

  30. Louise says:

    What is a pre-engagement? Either you are or you aren’t.

  31. Crash2GO2 says:

    He wants to give her a promise ring. *giggle*

    I catch your meaning Kaiser. Although now I want to scrub my brain. Blech.

  32. DrM says:

    Didn’t JM have to have his entire heart replaced practically??? Quintuple bypass surgery free lungs included??? And he STILL smokes???

  33. marisa says:

    wow. I’m more surprised that John still smokes after having heart bypass surgery.
    Hopefully Meg will stand by him when he’s smoking through his tracheostomy 🙂

  34. T. Redd says:

    Wow! John’s freakier than I thought! The word is that Meg has some SERIOUS hang-ups, phobias and (to put it nicely), eccentricities. Oh well, maybe she’ll prompt him to finally quit dying his hair (nice roots there, by the way, John).

  35. Theresa says:

    I can’t fault a man who appears to be enjoying a fairly mild and more age-appropriate love affair. I doubt they said “pre-engaged” to anyone, it’s the Enquirer after all, so take with grain of salt.

    Meg must do something for John and vice versa. Live and let live, is all I want to add.

  36. Dani says:

    John is a bad boy rocker dude. He has never made any apologies for who he is. Believe it or not, older people want to have love in their life too. Do you younger people think that when you hit 40 all your desires will automatically dry up? Oh how short-sighted on your part. You all will be there before you know it. Then you will find yourself looking back going, how the “H” did I become 40 years old? I do agree that his wife is a gorgeous woman. Perhaps she is the one who wanted out of the marriage. Who knows?

  37. Connie says:

    Has anyone noticed that almost every photo of them John seems to be holding on to Meg! Does he feel she will run away or perhaps doesn’t care about him, just the P.R. Now Meg wants John to stop smoking — good luck, this could be the kiss of death for this “pre-engaged” relationship.

    Elaine, you are a beautiful, classy person, hope you find your equal.

  38. Jen says:

    If Mellencamp did not stop smoking after a heart attack, or for the sake of his wife and sons, why does this bimbo think he will do it her for?

    Meg, go have some plastic (or brain) surgery and get real!

  39. sunny says:

    lmao megs turn to get dumped


    lady gag gag

  40. Erin says:

    Just because you get “older” doesn’t mean you can’t love someone, for God’s sake. That divorce was kept top secret. Who knows why the marriage broke up. Maybe Irwin wanted out. I don’t know why people make jokes about older people who are dating. Everyone gets there if you live long enough.