Here we go again! Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are taking another shot at love. The exes (two times over) have been spotted spending more and more time together in NYC. Apparently, it looks like they want to give their relationship another try. Sources tell Closer Weekly the romantic details about their dates throughout the city.

“They were hugging, making each other laugh,” a source tells Closer Weekly of their romantic stroll after leaving Meg’s apartment. “They looked so happy — like they were a new couple!”

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During their most previous split, John began dating supermodel Christie Brinkley. But, according to a friend, he never stopped thinking about Meg. “John’s putting a lot of effort into making it last this time. He doesn’t want to blow it again,” his friend tells Closer Weekly. “Christie’s as sweet as can be, but she’s all about business. As good a time as he had with her, John feels like Meg understands his artist soul more. Meg feels like home to his heart.”

But, will Meg be able to forget the time he spent with the model? “Of course it hurt
Meg to see him with another girl,” another source adds. “She’s re-entering the relationship with
realistic expectations. So far, so good. Meg’s as happy as I’ve seen her in years!”

So, are these two in it for the long haul or will this just be another failed attempt? They’re not trying to rush anything but John has high hopes for their reunion. “The allure of staying in New York with Meg is pretty strong,” his friend continues. “I think he’d marry Meg tomorrow if she’d agree,” an insider says, “but they’re not putting any undue pressures on each other right now.”

In the meantime, they’re just enjoying each other’s company. “He’s world-class,” Meg raves of
John. “He’s got some kind of magic touch.” John’s feelings for Meg are mutual. “She’s a beautiful girl and I know I’ll never, ever, ever be with a funnier woman,” he gushes. “She was just an angel sent to me at the right time.”

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