“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.
“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. ' “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.
Here’s a little ditty about John Mellencamp’s break up with Meg Ryan.
The “Jack & Diane” singer spoke out about his recent split from the “Sleepless in Seattle” actress during a Wednesday interview on “The Howard Stern Show.” “Meg is an angel,” Mellencamp said about his ex.
"Change is good, some would say it is our greatest teacher, and I am embracing it." PHOTOS: Hot rebound romances Irwin and the "Jack and Diane" singer, 61, have two sons together -- Hud, 17 and Speck, 18.
The former couple separated in September 2010 in the same month as their 18th wedding anniversary and announced their split several months later.
PHOTOS: Love lives of models Irwin, 43, and Penske, 34, got engaged in October of last year during a trip to India, according to the Post.
The pair have been quietly dating since shortly after Irwin’s split from husband-of-18-years John Mellencamp, back in January 2011.
"I was just with Neil, and I was teasing him at Farm Aid a couple weeks ago all day about getting a divorce,” Mellencamp recalled.
"I can confirm Jay and Elaine were engaged around late October last year, while they were on a trip to India," a rep for Penske's PMC told the Post.