Meg Ryan Has Left The Spotlight For A Quieter Life

    October 3, 2013
    Tobias Roth
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Meg Ryan left the spotlight and has not been seen in Hollywood in recent years, and she has finally come clean with her reason for doing so. She was featured on this week’s issue of People Magazine and told the story of where her life has turned, since exiting Hollywood’s spotlight. Once looked at as the one who appeared in almost every romantic comedy during a certain period, she now spends her time in New York being a mom.

She is certainly a well-known actress, appearing in major films such as Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and many others. She decided to leave that all behind and lead a much quieter life, after many years as the one who everyone watched in the big films. She simply felt overwhelmed and wanted to slow down the pace a bit. People Magazine had her as the feature story this week and in the article mentions how lately it is rare to find her in front of a camera and she does her best not to be recognized, whether she is vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard or simply hanging out in her neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.

The offers were still coming for her to work in film, but she just felt that she had enough of being in movies all of the time. Ryan, at 51, began to pull away from the spotlight after her divorce from fellow actor Dennis Quaid in 2001 after they were both unfaithful to each other, according to The Huffington Post. The couple had been married for 10 years and years later, she revealed that she had an affair with Russell Crowe on the set of Proof Of Life.

After retreating from the busy life that Hollywood kept her a part of, Ryan has chosen to spend the time as more of a family person and give more attention to her daughter Daisy, who is eight years old. She also lives with her boyfriend John Mellencamp, the rock and roll star, known for his hit “Jack and Diane.” Ryan’s friend and writer told People that living in New York makes you different and feels that Ryan is changing because of her move. She was also quoted saying “Los Angeles is just about movies. New York is about so much more than that, and so is Meg.”

Ryan left her life in Hollywood and decided to take things easy and good for her for doing so, too many of the celebrities in Hollywood simply have their lives displayed for all of the world to see and that is clearly not fair to them. After leaving that behind, she will be able to live a calmer live and spend more time with her family.


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  • Brandon

    Or is it that she just couldn’t get any more roles after she fucked her face up with too much plastic surgery?

  • Debbie

    Seriously Meg, I’ve loved you and your movies for year. But ditch the injected lips. You were beautiful, loved, and respected without it. It’s hard to tell who you really are……

  • debbie

    this is not true. go to her website and you will see all that she is doing. go to zimbio.com and you will see nothing but pictures of her/and or jm running around together. she was having an affair with jm while he was married to his model wife elaine irwin and helped spit up his marriage/family. i know i live in bloomington. when i see her i want to walk up and slap her. shes a piece of rag

    • http://idon'tknow lulu

      I agree…but you should slap them both!!!

  • amy

    meg is not leading a private life. she has many projects going on. she has not been in the spot light she hooked up with john mellencamp now shes all over the place. a quiet life NOT. yes debbie i believe to that she and john were having an affair and helped spit up the family. meg is known to be notorious for doing things like that so is john. nothing to worry about, becuz one of these days “hurt so good” will their theme song. as far as elaine she is one classy lady.

  • Kathryn

    Yeah, because publicly cheating on her husband with Russell Crowe (ruining her all-important good-girl image) and then being publicly dumped by him had nothing to do with her career slowing down. LOL I find it kind of funny that she is trying to act like she left the spotlight of her own volition.

    • Anne

      Yea, right, because we know no one else in Hollywood cheated/cheats on his/her spouse.

    • Mela

      Yes, it happens and I’m sure it destroyed her self image hence the reason for wanting to hide out. Guilt and condemnation leads to isolation. I don’t “find it funny”, so cast the first stone.

  • http://idon'tknow lulu

    I also am not a fan of hers nor mellencamp’s…I don’t think she works much because her cuteness was ruined with horrible plastic surgery…what’s the matter with these people…did they or did they not promise God to forsake all others…can anyone else trust them?

    • Anne

      Since you did not like her prior to any alleged surgery, your comment doesn’t mean much. It’s hard to believe someone would not be a fan of hers given the success of her work.

      • earlean baldwin

        please stop judging Meg Ryan we know these job is easy on the screen off screen that’s a different story. we go to work everyday and put on our employee shoes, but at the end of the day we become mom, wife, or both. May GOD bless Meg Ryan and all that faces her dilemma whether you are famous or infamous. I thank GOD for his grace and mercies.

  • Moxie

    She is so disfigured since all the plastic surgeries and botox injections gone wrong….it seems no mystery that she would leave the camera behind. Poor Meg. Hope she gives all that up before she reaches the MJ stage.

  • Cindy

    Wow, feel the hate. I’m sorry, but everything I’ve read is that she was cheated on first. She stated this years later that she had many years of trouble from her husband both from infidelity and drugs. She is still a very talented person and makes good movies now and then, but I agree having had plastic surgery was not her friend.It has changed some as the years have passed and she looks better now than before. I know little about her current relationship other than to believe that he has not been a easy man to live with from his first marriage. Marriage can be tough especially after many years together so maybe Meg had little to do with any upheaval. I wish her happiness with her family.

  • Erika Watts

    Absolutely loved Meg in “You’ve Got Mail,” but that America’s Sweetheart label got dropped fast between the affair and her (almost) porn film, “In the Cut.”

  • Zippee

    “Tobias Roth is a writer and received his bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. He is a film and music lover at heart, and would love to one day be able to write about one of those topics. He has always loved watching movies and enjoys live music when he can. He also loves being outdoors and enjoys a good game of ultimate frisbee.”

    Consider the source on this inclusive high-power journalism…I guess we all have to start somewhere…

  • rhonda

    @debbie from bloomington – hey neighbor!!!!! right with you. i see them walking around to like they didnt do anything wrong. i see elaine sometimes and she looks perfecty wonderful, but im sure that what john and meg did behind her back was devestating. one thing i like about elaine she keeps a low profile and her new life she doesn go flaunting it around all over the internet with pictures like meg. in bloomington meg always has some camera guy and probably same one for nyc. this is a big laugh, i believe she hired him. she hasnt been seen since she got caught with john. john i know for yeas is notorious for cheating on girlfreinds and all of his ex-wives. and if meg thinks shes is going to be different, no cuz john is a maverick. meg is flaunting herself becuz now shes with a rocker, and this ushered her back into the spotlight. i believe she went to any length just get what she wanted even if it meant splitting up a family. and good for johns son giving his dad a black eye. and good for johns dad “richard” (and his dad is such a splendid kind person and i heard from others he is still upset with the breakup of john and elaine, and is not happy with this union of his son and meg) told john he had to change his attitude after his grandson hits his dad. lmao, john hit his own dad once when he was younger, and richard beat the crap out of him, lol hey john what goes around comes around. both him and meg are way off in the twilight zone.

    • http://yahoo linda

      Sounds to me like sour grapes, apparently this woman does not have a life as she seems to know all about someone else. Get a life of your own ladym

  • KP

    Only in the world of the famous does “Escaping the Spotlight” mean being the number 1 search item on Yahoo.

  • Blanche Quizno

    Do you suppose she decided to leave Hollywood because she got so much plastic surgery that she now looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon? So, yeah – “Nobody in Hollywood is willing to hire me, so I guess I’ll leave Hollywood – yeah! THAT’s the ticket!”