"It was the distance", the source said. Three years later they rekindled their romance. They originally began dating in 2010 but broke things off a few years later. According to People, the pair spent Christmas Day together and caught a New York Knicks basketball game with their two sons from their previous relationships.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp, pictured here in 2013, are engaged. Mellencamp has five children from three past marriages. The couple share their son Jack, age 26.
On Thursday, Ryan confirmed the engagement on Instagram. "She was just an angel sent to me at the right time", Mellencamp told radio personality Howard Stern at the time.
Throwback: Ryan's union to Mellencamp will mark her second marriage.
Prior to their split, Mellencamp had expressed his unhappiness at calling New York City home.
Ryan has been slowly making a comeback, and she's now working on a comedy series titled Picture Paris.