On Wednesday, the 65-year-old musician chatted with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show about his relationship with the 55-year-old actress, which ended more than two years ago. "Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan," he said. "She hates me to death."
As to why his ex -- who he dated from 2010 to 2015 -- would have such negative feelings toward him, Mellencamp elaborated, "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.”
Stern suggested that the "Jack & Diane" singer call and make amends with Ryan, but he insisted that he'd already attempted to do so, unsuccessfully. "I’ve done that. She just doesn’t want anything to do with me,” Mellencamp said. “And I can’t blame her."
While it might be too late for him and Ryan, Mellencamp has remained friendly with a few of his former flames. "I was married to [ex-wife] Elaine [Irwin] for 20 years. Elaine and I are still good friends," he shared. "Other than Elaine, of all the girls, [Meg] was fantastic."
He also noted that he and Christie Brinkley are still in contact following their split in August after dating for a year. “We’re still friends,” he said. "Her and I still talk.”
In addition to Irwin, Mellencamp was also married to Victoria Granucci from 1981 to 1989 and Priscilla Mellencamp from 1970 to 1981.