“She was just an angel sent to me at the right time.” The rocker and the actress first began dating in early 2011.But with Mellencamp based in Indiana and Ryan in New York, he seemed to admit that their preferences for different cities led to their split last month. I love the person I’ve become, the one I’ve evolved into.
A Page Six source backed up about the distance thing, saying, “He really didn’t like coming to New York, and she was always on a plane going to his homes.”Mellencamp, 64, has places in his beloved home base, Indiana, and on an island in South Carolina.Meanwhile, Brinkley, 62, is, of course, an Uptown Girl.PHOTOS: Celebrity couples then and now The rocker has also been busy prepping for his new album . Ryan and Mellencamp first stepped out in 2010, just months after the "Troubled Man" singer split from his wife of eighteen years Elaine Irwin Mellencamp.Ryan was previously married to Dennis Quaid, they divorced in 2001. "I’m [in love] with my life right now in a way that I adore, with my kids and my world.” RELATED: Meg Ryan Makes a Rare Red Carpet Appearance in Paris — See the Pics!
(Photo Credit: Getty Images) “I’m on a little break [from love]," the mom-of-two confessed. In my life I’ve been scrappy as hell, but I feel easy with things now. “We tried to have a relationship for three years, long distance,” he told Stern.“We'll see what happens." Mellencamp also revealed he had chatted with fellow rocker Neil Young about the “Heart of Gold” singer’s recent divorce from his wife Pegi after 36 years of marriage. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that's me." NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 24: Recording artist John Mellencamp performs onstage during CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker on February 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on September 19, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.“He says, 'Oh, I'm very happy.' Then I find out two days later he's dating Daryl Hannah." "I go, I bet you are happy, Neil! "He didn't seem as sad as I thought he would." As for his own failed marriages – he was previously wed to Priscilla Esterline, Victoria Granucci and Elaine Irwin – Mellencamp was reflective.