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What's Behind Meg Ryan's Latest Move?

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Meg Ryan's latest move -- selling her Bel Air mansion -- has some industry insiders wondering if she's setting up house with boyfriend John Mellencamp.

Since last year, the Sleepless in Seattle star has been seen sporting a silver band on her wedding finger, sparking Internet reports that she and Mellencamp might be headed to the altar. Now, with the sale of her two-story home for $11.1 million, speculation continues that Ryan may be looking to start a new life with the rock star.

Mellencamp's rep declined to comment on the reports and Ryan's rep did not respond to a request for comment.

Ryan and Mellencamp have been nearly inseparable since going public with their relationship last January, just weeks after the "Jack and Diane" singer announced his split from his wife of 18 years.

The 50-year-old actress trotted the globe with the 60-year-old singer during his 2011 world tour. The pair has also been spotted numerous times in his hometown Bloomington, Ind., according to local media reports.

Whether Ryan, who has a 7-year-old daughter, Daisy True, adopted from China, and a son, Jack, 19, with ex-husband Dennis Quaid, will relocate to Indiana remains to be seen. But Mellencamp and his ex, former model Elaine Irwin, have made it clear that they plan to remain in Indiana, where, his rep said in January, "they will continue to raise their children," sons Hud, 17, and Speck, 16.

Mellencamp has a total of five children from three marriages.

For Ryan, selling her house could also mean the actress is ready for a fresh start. She hasn't starred in a film since 2009's Serious Moonlight, which bombed at the box office. But later this year, she will star in Lives of the Saints alongside John Lithgow and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. She had also been slated to star in Long Time Gone, about a housewife who falls apart after discovering her husband's affair, but she appears to have been replaced by actress Virginia Madsen.

Ryan's relationship with Mellencamp is her first serious one since her 2001 divorce from Dennis Quaid, which reportedly came after a brief but public fling with Russell Crowe.  

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s Space Date

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two of the silver screen’s biggest stars, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, recently met up for an out of this world date. No, this isn’t the plot for their new romantic comedy. The celestial meeting was actually a cosmic event.

The beloved on-screen couple who starred together in “You’ve Got Mail,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “Joe Versus the Volcano” reunited in space. Sort of.

Asteroid 12818 Tomhanks and asteroid 8353 Megryan both made their closest approaches to Earth in September, coming within 40 million miles of each other, according to the Mother Nature Network. While 40 million miles may seem far for a long-term relationship, the distance is very close for asteroids.

Astronomers who discover asteroids are free to name their discoveries as long as the names are not “offensive, political or commercial,” according to The asteroids named after Hanks and Ryan were discovered seven years apart and in different hemispheres.

Ryan’s asteroid was discovered in 1989 by an astronomer from the European Southern Observatory in Chile who was a fan of the actress. And the University of Arizona astronomers who discovered the Hanks asteroid in 1996 chose the name after being impressed by the “Apollo 13″ actor, who also worked on an HBO series “From the Earth to the Moon.”

Other asteroids with famous namesakes that will be making their closest approaches to Earth this month include Hemingway, Hitchcock, van Gogh, Tchaikovsky, and Stephen Colbert.

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Report: Meg Ryan Dating John Mellencamp

Photo Courtesy - Rounder Records(NEW YORK) -- It's not quite "Jack and Diane" or When Harry Met Sally, but a new romance is brewing between Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp.

The couple is dating, reports People magazine.  The actress and singer recently spent time in Martha's Vineyard and New York City.  A source said the 49-year-old Ryan and 59-year-old Mellencamp first started dating just shy of two months ago.

Mellencamp recently separated from Elaine Mellencamp, his wife of 18 years.

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