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WTF Went Down Between Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp?

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Let me be honest – this is the kind of celebrity gossip I’m here for. I don’t care about the Kardashians or the Katy Perrys of the world deep down; what I really want is the goods on the celebrities of the ’80s/’90s. You may or may not remember that Meg Ryan and John “Cougar” Mellencamp were a thing for a while a few years back, but that ended and we never really knew why. We still don’t, but we do know that Meg basically hates John’s guts and he kinda doesn’t blame her. Whaaaaat?

Here’s what John had to say during an interview on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show:

“Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan,” Mellencamp shared. “She hates me to death. She just doesn’t want anything to do with me and I don’t blame her.”

Yikes, that’s… a shame? So why do women – and Meg in particular – hate John so much? I mean, barring being an abuser or a closet psycho, is he really all that bad? Let him tell you!

“Women hate me,” he added. “I think it’s because I’m a child. I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.”

Yeah, you do sound like a nightmare, John. But what gives with wearing your asshole status like a badge of pride? If you know you have shitty qualities that make you an unappealing human being, wouldn’t you, you know, work on changing that? Wouldn’t you make yourself into every GOOD thing a fella can be instead of just expecting everyone else to deal with your bullshit? It seems pretty straightforward to me, but maybe I’m missing something here.

Meg, I don’t know how you stuck it out for three years.