Actress Meg Ryan has sparked rumours she's dating newly-single rocker John Mellencamp after they were spotted together in Massachusetts and New York over the New Year.Sources claim the When Harry Met Sally star, 49, enjoyed a recent coffee date with Mellencamp, 59, in Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod, while the stars were seen food shopping together in the Big Apple earlier this week (begs03Jan11).
Walker ended collective bargaining for many workers in Wisconsin, something Mellencamp and many other celebrities fought against.
The heartland rocker and actress have been together for three years, but Mellencamp says he can't see himself moving to New York; he's an Indiana boy all the way. I can't see the trash on the streets." As for the paparazzi, he says, "I don't give a f**K about me, but I don't like it for [Ryan]. I'm going to die here." The native Hoosier recently announced a new tour that will begin in June and said last year that he'll be working on his first new album in five years, collaborating with the legendary T-Bone Burnett.
"I'm too sensitive to live there," he said in December. "I just signed with Universal, so I'm back on a major label.
I thought that was her husband because they seemed comfortable and familiar with each other, just like an old married couple." The news comes less than a week after Mellencamp's spokesperson announced the veteran singer/songwriter had split from his wife of 18 years, supermodel Elaine - but insiders claim the couple had already parted ways when the rocker reportedly first stepped out with Ryan in November (10).
Ryan, the ex-wife of actor Dennis Quaid, was last romantically linked to Susan Sarandon's former partner Tim Robbins, although a representative for the actress shot down the claims, insisting they are just "great friends".
She is mother to 18-year-old son Jack, from her union with Quaid, and six-year-old daughter Daisy, who she adopted from China in 2006.
John Mellencamp was spotted out on a stroll recently with his girlfriend Meg Ryan and her daughter, 9-year old Daisy, in the Soho area of New York.
And they were reportedly so loved up, they had onlookers convinced they were an item.
An eyewitness tells People.com, "She (Ryan) usually comes in by herself or with her daughter.
I've got a notebook with 85 new songs that I've written for my next record.
T Bone Burnett is going to come out to (my home in) Indiana sometime in early January and we're gonna go into the studio for however long it takes to make a new album.