John Mellencamp and his longtime girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, apparently have called it quits. Closer Weekly reports that one of the veteran rocker's friends has told the magazine that the pair broke up "a couple of weeks ago."
Mellencamp's friend suggested that the 62-year-old singer/songwriter was unhappy with the amount media scrutiny he and Ryan were receiving.
"I don't think he loved all the attention he got just from dating an actress," the friend explained. "I bet he'll stay away from dating another famous person for a while."
People magazine first reported in January of 2011 that Mellencamp and Ryan were dating. Ryan was featured on the star-studded 2013 soundtrack recording to Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the gothic stage musical that Mellencamp co-wrote with famed horror author Stephen King.
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