Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are reportedly back together after splitting in August, and were seen walking through SoHo together earlier this month.
The couple spent a low-key three years together, much of which was out of the spotlight in accordance with their wishes. After news of their breakup spread around the web this summer, Mellencamp made it clear in interviews that he wasn’t ready to give up.
“Nothing’s over. I never say ‘die’ for anything. Do you ever quit on anything?” he said on the Today show.
Mellencamp has said that Ryan is an “angel”, calling her the funniest girl he will ever be with and saying he was very happy during their time together. So what was the problem? A “source” says it was mostly about the logistics of carrying a relationship when he lives in Indiana and she calls New York home.
“There were disagreements over style of life and logistical problems which clouded their relationship. But there is no doubt that he cares for her a great deal,” the source said.
Mellencamp has said that he can never see himself moving to New York.
“I’m too sensitive to live there,” he told Rolling Stone in December. “I can’t see poor people. I can’t see the suffering. I can’t see the trash on the streets.” As for the paparazzi, he says, “I don’t give a f**K about me, but I don’t like it for [Ryan]. I’m not leaving Indiana. I’m going to die here.”
One of Mellencamp’s most recent projects is a musical called The Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, which he collaborated on with Stephen King. The supernatural show has been a big success for the duo after Mellencamp approached the horror writer with the idea.
“I wanted to try something that was a little bit risky, and something that was outside my comfort zone….this has been a real experience,” King said.