Couple Alert: John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan?

Justin Thompson | January 4, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Singer John Mellencamp only announced his split from wife Elaine just five days ago but is apparently healing just fine. He was spotted in New York yesterday with actress Meg Ryan, fueling speculation that the pair are an item.

But this isn’t the first time they’ve been spotted together. The duo were first seen walking hand-in-hand last October and Ryan has been backstage at several of his recent concerts…

Dressed casually, the pair were seen buying groceries from a branch of Gourmet Garage before heading home yesterday.

Mellencamp is rumoured to be working on a musical adaptation of a Stephen King story with Ryan, which sounds like a totally bizarre collaboration on all accounts.

‘They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple,” the statement read from Mellencamp’s rep on New Year’s Eve.