Meg Ryan Has Left The Spotlight For A Quieter LifeBy: Tobias Roth - October 3, 2013
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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