John Mellencamp Touches on Meg Ryan Engagement in Rare Interview

john mellencamp meg ryanNEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

John Mellencamp, who’s engaged to You’ve Got Mail actress Meg Ryan, opened up about his relationship in a rare interview with the Today show Thursday, December 13.

While chatting with Harry Smith, Mellencamp gushed about how Ryan, praising her for her sense of humor. “I’m engaged at 67 to a very funny woman—the funniest woman I ever met,” he said.

Ryan, 57, revealed their relationship status update on Instagram last month alongside a funny sketch of herself and Mellencamp, 67. She simply captioned the photo, “Engaged.”

Along with that, Mellencamp touched on how his relationship to Ryan has been a rollercoaster at times. The couple had an on-again, off-again relationship prior to their engagement. “One can well imagine, I’m probably not the easiest guy to get along with. So let’s leave it at that,” Mellencamp dryly noted.


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It will be the second marriage for Ryan, whose best known films include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and Top Gun. She was previously married to Dennis Quad for over a decade. Mellencamp, meanwhile, has already been married three times.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.