Crusty love never dies: Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp are back together!


Back in August, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp confirmed that they had split up after more than three-and-a-half years together. While I believe Mellencamp left his wife for Meg back in the day, I sort of liked John and Meg together. They made some kind of crazy-wonderful sense. They had a crusty love. Just last week, I actually got an email from someone wanting a Crusty Love Update, so here you go: Crusty Love 4 Eva!!!! They’re back together. YAY!

Things aren’t tumblin’ and crumblin’ down after all for John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan. After apparently breaking off their three-year relationship in late August, Ryan, 52 and Mellencamp, 63, are rekindling their romance.

“They are back together and it’s brand new,” a source close to Mellencamp tells PEOPLE. “They’re really happy about it.”

The pair were seen looking comfortable and relaxed together in New York City on Oct. 15 as they strolled through Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. The news of their reunion isn’t completely out of the blue – the Indiana-based musician recently made it clear that he still carries a torch for the When Harry Met Sally actress.

“She’s an angel sent to me, and I’m very happy,” he told the Today show on Sept. 25. “And, you know, nothing’s over ’til it’s over.”

Just a day later, the rocker told the Associated Press: “I’m very happy with the time I’ve spent with Meg Ryan. She’s a beautiful girl, and I know that I will never, ever, ever be with a funnier girl than her. Not gonna happen. I’m grateful for the three and a half years we’ve been together.”

“Nothing’s over,” he said when asked if they might reunite. “I never say ‘die’ for anything. Do you ever quit on anything?”

The “Jack and Diane” crooner also mentioned that Ryan had taken a photograph that appeared on the musician’s new album, Plain Spoken. Another Mellencamp insider says the couple faced difficulties such as the distance between his home base in Indiana, and hers in New York City. “There were disagreements over style of life and logistical problems which clouded their relationship,” the insider says. “But there is no doubt that he cares for her a great deal.”

“They are a great couple,” adds the Mellencamp source. “All their friends were hoping it would work out.”

[From People]

Well, I don’t see how getting back together after a few months solves the long-term problems of living in two different states, but sure. Maybe they’ve agreed to compromise after taking a breather. If these two were younger and in the first flush of it, I might have suggested that there were disagreements about whether they should marry. But I doubt it. I truly think Meg couldn’t give a damn if she ever remarries. And Mellencamp’s probably a little gun-shy about marriage these days too (didn’t his ex take him to the cleaners?). Anyway… Crusty Love Never Dies!!!


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  1. Aussie girl says:

    Ok totally unrelated but what did she do to her lips..? I know there been that way for years but can someone please explain to me about lip work. If you have fillers in your lips, do they eventually go away..? And if so why would she go back for more?

    • Cora says:

      It depends on what kind of lip treatment she had. Some lip augmentation procedures are temporary, some are permanent.

    • Esmom says:

      And permanent ones can be removed — I remember when Lisa Rinna, whose lips were arguably more horrific than Meg’s, made a big deal about getting hers removed.

  2. Ollyholly says:

    RIP Meg Ryan’s face, I miss thee.

  3. Mebee says:

    Does anyone know the details on the jacket she’s wearing in the picture where they’re both wearing suits? I think it might also be the header pic. Love that jacket!

  4. Luciana says:

    While growing up, I adored Meg Ryan and I even copied some of her hair styles. It’s really sad to see what she has done to her face. It makes me wanna cry.

  5. Meow Mix says:

    Actually his ex didn’t take him to the cleaners as I understand. He was on Howard Stern and said that is ex wife asked for nothing. She just walked away from the whole situation.

  6. GingerCrunch says:

    People used to say I looked like Meg Ryan back in the day. Thankfully I haven’t heard that in a looooong time. Her style remains pretty great, though.

  7. Esmom says:

    Little ditty about Meg and John
    Two crusty kids doin the best they can

    Thank you for this crusty love update. My day somehow feels a bit brighter with this news. 🙂

  8. Kay V says:

    What on earth is crusty love, & is there an ointment for it?

  9. Size Does Matter says:

    I thought this was such an odd pairing when they first got together, and now that they have broken up and become a couple again, I still think it’s an odd pairing.

    Love Jack and Diane, though.

    • Cooperateguy says:

      Odd??? She was with both Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe. JM is same type of guy.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        How are they the same type of guy? I don’t see it at all.

      • Aub says:

        Haha, I didn’t get it either, but then I thought about it. Dennis Quaid, Russell Crowe and John Mellencamp are all scruffy-type manly men, and I don’t know about Dennis Quaid, but it’s known that Crowe and Mellencamp are jerks with big egos in real life. So she’s attracted to scruffy jerks.

  10. Cooperateguy says:

    WTF is with the “Crusty”? They are not OLD and probably bathe more than you do.

    • TOK says:

      Right? Is this just shade because they’re in their 50s/60s? I hate to break to the youngsters here, but as you get older, unless you have health problems, you don’t feel like “an Old Person.” You feel like you.

      Anyway, I like these two together. Rock on, JCM and Meg.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s an old joke, lighten up folks!

  11. Pat says:

    At first glance (and at second glance also, honestly) I thought they were Sean penn and Charlize theron.

  12. ella says:

    Something about that top picture looks really strange to me. The water bottle and cigarette overscaled. Don’t John and Meg look miniature? On second thought, is THAT John Mellencamp? It looks nothing like him!

  13. Melinda says:

    I love the crusty love stories. This headline made me crack up!