Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp Are Back Together, Making the World Right Again

Jul 27, 2017 at 2:36 p.m. ET

Sometimes love don't feel like it should — but it does hurt so good. It looks as though life might be imitating art for John Mellencamp, who has reportedly reconciled with Meg Ryan following a three-year hiatus.

Mellencamp and Ryan were quite the item during their three-year relationship. Alas, the lovers decided they couldn't make it work, calling it quits in 2014. As recently as this year, Mellencamp insisted that rekindling their romance was unlikely.

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"Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan. She hates me to death," Mellencamp revealed during an interview with Howard Stern in March, adding, "She just doesn't want anything to do with me. And I can't blame her."

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To his credit, Mellencamp admitted his shortcomings could very well have been to blame for the breakup. "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," he told Stern.

But as Mellencamp said (er, sang) himself, life goes on. And as for Ryan, she must want him in hers.

A source told Us Weekly that the pair has been on again for months now — possibly putting their reconciliation even earlier than the sighting of the couple during a weekend together at Martha's Vineyard in May.

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While that rendezvous proved to be low-key, Ryan and Mellencamp don't seem to be hiding anything anymore. There was a marked absence of any posturing or avoiding the cameras when paparazzi descended on the pair as they strolled around NYC together on July 26.

Fingers crossed for plenty of "Love and Happiness" in these Hollywood sweethearts' futures.