It looks like John Mellencamp has Meg Ryan‘s hand to hold on to… forever! The two got engaged back in November, and in a new interview with Today, the music icon revealed that his lady is a barrel of laughs. “I’m engaged at 67 to a very funny woman,” the “Jack and Diane” singer admitted. “Funniest woman I’ve ever met.”
After news broke that the two were engaged, many fans wondered if John and Meg, 57, were ready to tie the knot after years of being in a tumultuous relationship. “One can well imagine, I’m probably not the easiest guy to get along with,” John admitted. “So let’s leave it at that.” Many were speculating for weeks that John popped the question, but Meg confirmed the news by taking to Instagram that the pair was ready to tie the knot. “ENGAGED!” the When Harry Met Sally actress captioned the photo of a drawing of John and Meg.
Meg and John began dating in 2011 but called it quits in 2014. Apparently “distance” was the demise of their love-affair, a source told People. However in 2017, after John dated Christie Brinkley for a year, Meg and her singer beau reconciled. Flash forward a year later and the couple is engaged!
Meg is so excited to walk down the aisle to her main man, she apparently already has an idea of what she wants. A source told In Touch in November that Meg doesn’t want anything too fancy. “She wants a small, intimate wedding, and John wants a big celebration,” the source revealed. “So they’ve compromised. It’s going to be on the smaller side but held at John’s sprawling lakefront ranch in Bloomington, IN.”
The source even justified the rollercoaster ride of a relationship that they had in the past, insisting that “It wasn’t always easy, but now they’re committed to spending the rest of their lives together.” The source also gushed that Meg and John “were meant to be together.” So cute!
When she vows herself to John, this will be Meg’s second marriage. She was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid for 10 years, and shares her 26-year-old son, Jack, with The Parent Trap actor. As for John, this will be his fourth marriage. He has five kids from the three relationships.
“John and Meg are a great combination,” the source close to the rocker dished. “They relate on many levels. John loves her intellect, personality, and sense of humor. Meg is in awe of his talent.” We’re so happy for them!