John Mellencamp’s divorce is official, so is he going to marry Meg Ryan?

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It’s been a quiet but close summer for crusty lovers John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan. They’re been keeping a lower profile, and they’ve only really gotten pap’d while they were on a romantic holiday in Rome, back in July. Before that, John and Meg (I first typed “Meh” which was so appropriate) had been announcing their love through a series of photo ops in the Spring, just after John dumped his wife Elaine. Rumors were pretty strong that there was some overlap between when he was ending it with Elaine and when he was starting up with Meg, but no matter. Meg got her man! She won the Jumpoff Prize! And she’s about to cash in, I think. John and Elaine’s divorce was just finalized on Friday:

Rocker John Mellencamp and his estranged wife, model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, are officially divorced. The couple, who were wed for 18 years and have two sons – Hud, 17, and Speck, 16 – separated on Sept. 1, 2010, and he filed for divorce on Jan. 14. Their divorce, his third, was formalized on Aug. 12.

The couple negotiated “an amicable settlement of all issues involving property and maintenance rights, the custody and support of their children, and all other issues,” according the settlement agreement.

They will share joint legal custody of the boys, with their mother – who will return to the name Elaine Irwin – having primary physical custody. John will pay child support and for their schooling. No other specifics of their 31-page confidential final settlement agreement were made public.

In court papers, Mellencamp said the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Indiana is a “no-fault” state, meaning a couple can divorce for almost any reason.

The Mellencamps lived in a 56-acre estate in Lake Monroe, Ind., which is close to Bloomington. Both had said they planned to stay in Indiana, where “they will continue to raise their children,” his rep said in January.

Since the split, John Mellencamp, 59, has been dating Meg Ryan, and the pair have been spotted around Martha’s Vineyard, New York City and Bloomington.

In addition to the two boys with Irwin, Mellencamp has three other children.

[From People]

Does it follow that as soon as the ink is dry on these divorce papers, John will be able to get hitched to his jumpoff? Perhaps. The Enquirer (who has consistently accurate sources on this matter) claims that John and Meg were planning to get married as soon as his divorce came through, and personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Meg with a ring by the end of the year. Yay for jumpoffs!

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  1. Westcoaster says:

    It certainly appears like John Mellencamp is “packing” something big in those track pants!. No wonder Meg Ryan is happy

  2. brin says:

    Hope Elaine finds a hot guy if she hasn’t already.

  3. tiki says:

    it’s like watching two gnomes establish a relationship. or a gnome and a pixie. they both have this elfin quality.

  4. tooey says:

    @Westcoaster – that’s just the change he panhandled to pay for lunch.

  5. Pyewacket says:

    @Westcoaster- Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

  6. gee says:

    I’m kind of happy for this crusty couple. I know it was of shady beginnings, but I like them both.

  7. aenflex says:

    Her fucking face is ruined forever. God what a mistake.

  8. crtb says:

    I wish them happiness (I like them as a couple)but fourth marriages have little chance of success.

    I always felt sad for Meg Ryan after Russel Crow dumped her after she put her marriage in jeopardy for him. She took a hugh risk and lost both the boyfriend and the husband. They both ended up with women half her age. Went on to start new families and she was alone for a very long time. That must have hurt! So I am happy to see her find love again.

  9. mel says:

    I just can’t get over how odd she looks….its uncomfortable.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    At least he is not 10 feet taller than her, like Kris Humphrey is to Kat-Face (that ALWAYS looks ridiculous to me).

    Five kids and three bad marriages for him. How many for Meg?

    I just wonder how successful they will be if they get married to each other.

  11. mln76 says:

    I have a strange affection for those crusty lovers I hope it works out. John’s ex-wife is too hot and uncrusty to be alone for long :)

  12. Lila says:

    They may not be the most attractive couple (wish she had never messed with her face), but they seem happy. Hope it works out long term for them. I’m sure it will be nice for her daughter to have a father figure around.

  13. Ell says:

    I think they look right together. Funny they were both at their career peaks around the same time too. I wish the well.

    Hate ‘crusty’, it’s so mean.

  14. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I’m happy for these two :)

  15. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Hey Kaiser, back in February there were rumors that Elaine Irwin had started seeing Russell Simmons. Any word on if that’s still the case?:)

  16. Anne says:

    I have no sympathy at all for Meg Ryan in regards to Russell Crowe dumping her. She treated Quaid like crap and publicly humiliated him with her behaviour. You know, I get that some marriages have problems and don’t work…but I have no patience for cheaters or selfish people who try to secure their own happiness by treating other people like sh*t.

    She deserves her face (shades of Dorian Gray?) and deserves to be the penultimate wife of Mellencamp.

  17. mike says:

    Huzzah for Meg!

    I’m sure she’s a welcome example to jumpoffs everywhere, that when the man says he loves you and will marry you as soon as he ends his loveless marriage, he’s not just lying to get into your pants. There’s a chance that he actually means it!

  18. cookie says:

    Meg Ryan should be held up as a cautionary tale for all actresses looking to jack their features. She had a guest spot on Curb your Enthusiasm a couple of years back and I couldn’t even look at her.

  19. Hautie says:

    Just to point out something… Dennis Quaid was a NOTORIOUS cheat through their marriage. Plus had a bad coke habit to add to it. He was no prize.

    So Meg having a little fun with Crowe, is not some horrible thing. She said herself that their marriage was beyond being repaired.

    And Dennis acting all butt hurt about the affair was priceless.

    But that is a typical male for you.

    He can shag all the jump-off’s he wants. But gawd forbid his wife decides she needs a little strange.

    And strange from a man at the peak of his hotness. And Crowe was hot, thin and tan. :) Oh my.

    So if Mellencamp makes her happy. The good for Meg.

  20. Blue says:

    Hud & Speck!?

  21. dj says:

    I 2nd Hautie. Plus Meg financed Quaid when his career was in a lull.

  22. blouson says:

    And Meg dumped Russell not teh other way around…she wasn’t ready to commit to a marriage and he wanted that so they split up. Russell ended up with Danielle Spencer after being hurt by Meg. He was badly hurt by the failure of the realtionship with Meg.

  23. bitchbelying says:

    Can’t believe Meg Ryan is a jumpoff. Never thought the day would come where America’s sweetheart would be called, (gasp), a jumpoff.

  24. debby earp says:

    in the name of Jesus i pray a hedge of thorns between john & meg. i pray the split & depart for good. i pray the word of God Psalms 38 over john. i pray for peace & comfort for elaine, hud and speck. thank you Jesus amen!!!

  25. Pilyt says:

    Crowe was IN LOVE with Meg. He said it several times.

  26. Joe says:

    People quit reading lies in tabloids. Meg dumped Crowe!!!

    Thrilled for her and Jon#!

  27. Joe says:

    “Hate ‘crusty’, it’s so mean. ”

    its mean and untrue to boot! Poor kaiser. Go pick on the kardashians

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