Crusty lovers Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp are kind of sweet together in Rome


Aw, crusty love! Crusty ITALIAN love. Here are some new photos of Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp in Rome, Italy this week. Meg brought her daughter Daisy, John brought his smokes, and they’re all having a grand old time. I actually can’t complain too much about these photos, because I honestly, genuinely find them cute. Here. Nowhere else. Rome agrees with them, and I like seeing the two of them being affectionate (and crusty). There are a few photos where Meg seems like the Sienna Miller of the relationship – you know, the “Pay attention to me! We have to be touching! We have to be canoodling! You have to pay attention to me at all times or you don’t really love me” type of woman. But as the photo set went on, it just seems like John might be a little drunk and Meg is just being sweet to him. I especially like the photo of his head on her shoulder.


At one point, as they were sitting on this little bench, a dude came over and tried to sell John a red rose for his lady. John and Meg both refused the flower, reportedly telling the flower salesman “Romance is dead.” Okay, that’s not so sweet. Meh.

One of the last reports about Meg and John was that they were planning a quick wedding just as soon as his divorce from his third wife, Elaine, comes through. That WAS supposed to be this month. Meg’s rep denied the story at the time, but I still think there’s a good chance these crusty lovers will make it official at some point. They’ve been together all year now – well, actually, they probably got together last year, but officially it’s just this year. Will Meg jump into a marriage with a dude who refuses to buy her a red rose?




Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. brin says:

    They look drunk and homeless.

  2. Cute and happy for them, but after seeing her on talkshows I think she is a real cow. Why did she have to dick with her lovely face? The good lookers are never happy with perfection. Fools.

  3. dorothy says:

    Sweet? In the last few years she always looks like she just rolled out of bed and slapped on clothes. Honestly, they both look like they haven’t had a shower in days.

  4. Mirales says:

    WHY would anybody buy roses from one of those street vendors in Rome?? They are annoying and relentless. Personal experience.
    Mellencamps people also denied the wedding too. said that marriage had not even been discussed by the two.
    yes, There are a cute couple. And Not attention whores like most Famous couples. Too bad the paparazzi wont leave them alone.

  5. Michelle says:

    Honestly, stop using the word Crusty.

  6. velourazure says:

    quite cute but i don’t see this lasting.

  7. Michelle says:

    velourazure It’s already laster longer then Ryan Reynolds last three relationships.

  8. Maritza says:

    They do seem in love, I hope it lasts.

  9. Esmom says:

    Meh. How can she stand kissing that walking ashtray? It infuriates me that he refuses to do anything about his smoking even after he was given a sentence of sure death if he continued. And even after his own son pleaded so publicly for him to stop. Selfish ass.

  10. really says:

    I can’t stop laughing from: CRUSTY LOVE……………. oh my, love this blog!

  11. LadyJane says:

    Only an American would wear those sandals in Rome. Hideous.

  12. CooCooCatchoo says:

    She had such a beautiful face. I wonder if she can sue her plastic surgeon for malpractice. The surgery wrecked her career.

  13. poopie says:

    i agree that the most beautiful/cutest are the ones that have to MESS with their face/hair, etc. Meg Ryan was just adorable and i LOVED her hair. WHAT HAPPENED? she looks like a blowfish with those lips and the hair is total rats nest. as for this romance with Mell i just don’t see it.

  14. Happymom says:

    @Esmom-I”m guessing it doesn’t bother her since she chain smokes too. Half the photos I’ve seem of them-they’re both puffing away. They’re perfect for each other. Ick.

  15. The Truth Fairy says:

    I kind of like that he didn’t dump his wife for a younger bimbo. They seem really happy together.

    • sandy says:

      no he cheated on his wife with meg and then dumped his family cuz he knew he was guilty. and of course meg didnt care the bimbo

  16. arock says:

    @ brin- hahahahhaha.
    if you look closely you can see the coffee cup with coins

  17. Jana says:

    I always thought she was going to age well. She went about it backwards. She should do less on the mouth, less on fillers in her face, but get her eyes done.

  18. says:

    LOL @LadyJane!!!

  19. Ann says:

    “Only an American would wear those sandals in Rome. Hideous.”

    First thing I thought when I saw the photo!!

  20. Judy says:

    LadyJane, those hideous sandals were the first thing I noticed too! I have a pair of sparkly gold Steve Madden ballet flats in my closet that would have been perfect w/ that dress.

  21. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    It seems that by dating John Mellencamp that Meg has turned back the clock, she looks beautiful, the chemistry is sparkling.

  22. gemmaa says:

    @lady jane – EXACTLY what I thought upon seeing those sandals. VILEVILEVILE.

  23. dannyexplosion says:

    I’m cool with what I see here…. Does everyone have to be super expensive looking all the time. They appear to be living in the real world to me.

  24. Delta Juliet says:

    Poor them. They look so dirty and unkempt! Even when I do the no make-up, casual thing, I still brush my hair!!!

  25. sauvage says:

    Good Lord, could you guys please stop making smoking a character flaw? Yes, it’s an addiction, yes, it’s unhealthy, but please stop acting like it’s in one category with child molesting!

  26. Lee says:

    The words “crusty” and “lovers” have no business ever being in the same sentence together. Ever. Makes my gag reflex work overtime.

  27. ladybert62 says:

    They both look drunk and sorta dirty (maybe it is the photos). I dont think they are cute – he has had 3 wives and is now going for a fourth? Wow, how many has she had? I dont think this one will last either.

  28. maggiegrace says:

    The thing about the sandles is that Peggy Ryan has freakishly huge feet. I can never figure out exactly WHAT is so jacked about her face? Her cutlets? Her puffy lips? Seriously wondering….

  29. what yousay?! says:

    I’m just really pleased to see Meg Ryan looking like “Meg Ryan” and not the over the top plastic woman (as opposed to usual tom-boy)that she has been for the past few years now….even if it means wearing tiva sandals (someone needs to do a worldwide purge of those shoes)

  30. Jojo says:

    I’m sorry people – while I find a charm to this coupling, I find even more charm in Kaiser’s use of crusty. Why ever would you want it to stop?! If you can’t take the crust, get out of the blog! 🙂

  31. Kaiser says:

    Thanks to all of the defenders of the CRUST. That’s just how they look to me – they ARE crusty.

  32. Tiffany says:

    Gack! I am so glad I am not the first person to only see the sandals and jacked face.
    Why wear those in one of the world’s fashion capitals?

  33. says:

    I agree. The minute I read “Crusty Lovers” I almost peed my pants. Too funny! That aside. I hate her shoes. Good God woman, how about a pretty pair of flats? Flip flops even! Those Nike earth person shoes are the WORST. Ugliest. Shoes. Ever.

  34. Ally says:

    If romance is dead, it’s those sandals that killed it.

  35. KCT says:

    Meg Ryan is no longer the cutie pie from Who’s Got Mail. She’s a hippie flower child, mother earth, say, CRUSTY LOVER now, and wears ugly Nike Earth sandals and doesn’t comb her hair. But maybe that’s why he loves her.

  36. Melinda says:

    I probably wouldn’t have read this with out the promise of some crust talk.

  37. lrm says:

    oh well i think the sandals are cute and look comfortable…
    and i love teva’s….
    they have their place though perhaps not with every outfit, everywhere one goes….
    but their original purpose of a water /river shoe for outdoor recreation means they should not be purged of this world!!! They were an ingenious invention at the time, for people who need them for their lifestyle.
    well, i did not know i had such poor taste-lol. though this summer i’ve been wearing the made in Southern [lecce]italy leather flats, one in red, one in brown different styles-that i got last year while there….but i do love my Teva’s as well as my Earth shoes, I must confess….
    I think it’s the ‘wearing a fashion uniform’ that looks ugly-whether it’s those damn skinny jeans, mu mu dresses, or teva’s….people need to go with what they like and look good in, not just wear whatever is fashionable in their city/state and wear it daily for years on end…i hate alot of so cal fashion, where i live. so much of it is tacky and trashy. and sold for obscene amounts of money in stupid boutiques…

    anyway, Rome accepts everyone-and everyone looks hotter/feels hotter there.

  38. lrm says:

    oh, and at least she’s not wearing white running shoes-if you really want to talk american.

    other than that, i saw people wearing many styles of shoes in italy-including chuck taylors very popular-
    which is partly why i think they took my husband for a roman all the time, speaking italian to him [that and the nose-he looks the part what can i say….]

  39. katieKoo says:

    Those hideous SHOES!!

  40. Amanda says:

    Meg Ryan has not changed her look since the 1990’s. Girl, update yourself!

    Agreed about the plastic surgery and that it ruined her looks. I think she would have aged really nicely if she had done it naturally. Kind of like a perky Lauren Hutton. Oh well.

  41. OtherChris says:

    Hey, I own those shoes!

  42. stella says:

    Meg is practical and smart not to mention unpretentious by wearing those shoes. She’s not some bimbo who needs to teeter on 4 inch heels to feel like a woman while walking all over Rome. And her man doesn’t seem to mind. Comfort is for smart people.

  43. Anti-icon says:

    You know, I agree with everything you said. Crusty love/Romance is Dead kind of agrees with these two.

  44. Dingles says:

    I just can’t believe that is the same woman who was the gorgeous pixie in French Kiss and You’ve Got Mail. I had always considered Meg Ryan to be one of the most naturally beautiful women out there and I’m so SAD that she ruined her face like that. If she had just kept things natural, or at least had less drastic procedures, she’d still be beautiful. “Growing older” and “being beautiful” are NOT mutually exclusive, ladies!

  45. Kosmos says:

    #20, I totally agree…those sandals are BAD. She’s got nice legs and they would look so much better in a nicer pair of sandals. Her hair, not so good either, what is she doing? I agree, they look connected as in a relationship, so good for them….yes, I agree with someone who said, Stop using the word Crusty!! Just stupid…

  46. weasel says:

    they are PRADA sandals. anyone who has been to rome will agree that you need practical footwear to walk on the cobblestone streets.

  47. Angie says:

    love these two together!

  48. AJ says:

    They look like any other normal couple walking around the city. Her sandals are great. I own them and they are extremely comfortable. Her dress is pretty and her hair is pushed back with a headband. So what? Leave them alone for crying out loud and get a life of your own.

  49. debbie says:

    as the stomach turns

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  52. realme says:

    yep another knotch on johns bedpost