We NEED To Know What Happened To Meg Ryan?
Meg Ryan rose to stardom in the nineties, quickly becoming a household name and a romantic comedy icon. But at the height of her fame, Ryan went from being everyone’s favorite crush to suddenly fading away. Join us as we find out what happened to America’s sweetheart.
After appearing in some smaller TV and movie roles in the early eighties, Ryan landed a part in the 1986 classic, Top Gun, opposite Tom Cruise. Just three years later, the actress starred with Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally, firmly cementing her status as a future romantic comedy queen. She then met Tom Hanks on the set of Joe Versus the Volcano in 1990, and they soon became an iconic on-screen couple, following up the comedy with other classics like Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
But things changed in 2000, when Meg Ryan starred alongside Hollywood’s bad boy, Russell Crowe, in Proof of Life. The two started a romance right around the same time Ryan decided to divorce her husband, Dennis Quaid. Because of how quickly her new relationship began, people assumed Ryan and Crowe had been having an affair. As a result, Ryan’s union with Crowe painted her in a totally different light.
“The squeaky-clean persona she’d cultivated from a decade of rom-com success was overwritten by her perceived indiscretion.”
While things may not be the same as they once were, Ryan seems to have found peace with her former life as a Hollywood starlet, and is now healthily detached from public opinion. Plus, she’s slowly making her way back to romantic comedies, but this time she’s in charge