Closer Weekly can exclusively reveal Meg Ryan and boyfriend John Mellencamp have called it quits after three years together.

One of John’s friends tells Closer the duo “split a couple of weeks ago.”

The friend explains privacy may be to blame for the break-up. “I don’t think he loved all the attention he got just from dating an actress,” the pal shares. “I bet he’ll stay away from dating another famous person for a while.”

Reps for Meg and John did not return requests for comment.

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