Meg Ryan and ex John Mellencamp may no longer be together, but the on-again, off-again couple are staying amicable for their families. Although they never welcomed any children together, the rom-com legend and the “Jack and Diane” rocker blended their broods throughout their decades-long relationship.
John shares his eldest daughter, Michelle, with his first wife Priscilla Esterline. Following their divorce in 1981, he went on to marry Victoria Granucci that same year and welcomed daughters Teddi and Justice throughout their eight-year marriage. After the two called it quits in 1989, John walked down the aisle with his third wife, Elaine Irwin, in 1992, and completed his family when sons Hud and Speck arrived. The pair divorced in 2011.
As for Meg, the When Harry Met Sally star is the loving mom of son Jack, whom she welcomed in 1992 with her then-husband, Dennis Quaid. After the pair called it quits following a decade of marriage in 2001, the As the World Turns alum expanded her family when she adopted her youngest daughter, Daisy, from China in 2006.
When John and Meg first became a couple in 2011, they couldn’t be more excited to introduce each other to their families. Throughout the years, the two clans became quite close. The Grammy winner was even spotted on multiple occasions with the Sleepless in Seattle star and her adopted daughter.
Sadly, Jack and Meg called it quits in October 2019. Although the couple had gotten engaged in November 2018, a source close to the Working Girl star told Us Weekly that “[Meg] had enough and ended [their engagement].”
While the insider noted she had “no regrets,” a separate source told Closer Weekly the breakup certainly wasn’t easy. “Meg agonized over this, and shed more than a few tears over this decision,” the insider explained. “She loves John with all her heart — he’s a very intense man and she said she never felt the deep and profound love he offered her with any man in her life, even in her marriages.”
Even though the longtime lovebirds have a history of breaking up and getting back together, it seems their romantic relationship might be over for good. According to a separate insider, John “has finally moved on” and “found love again” with beauty expert Nurse Jamie Sherrill. “From what I know, it’s pretty serious,” the source shared in April 2020, noting the new couple have been together since March.
John’s daughter Teddi also wants the best for her dad. According to the insider, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is “really happy” for the legendary rock ‘n’ roller. “Teddi is friends with Nurse Jamie,” the source explained. “She’s known her for a while – before she started dating her dad.”
John and Meg might be moving on, but they will always hold a special place in each other’s hearts.
Scroll through the below to meet the former pair’s blended family of seven kids!
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