Meg Ryan Kinda Screwed Up Her Life Back In The Early 2000s

August 20th, 2008 // 30 Comments

I’m just reading in between the lines, but it had to be something big for her to melt her own face like that. Jesus, she looks like Shriner’s Burn HospitalMeg Ryan admits that she’s never been able to balance romance with having a career. Which is why she hasn’t had a hit movie in decades and Tom Hanks has stopped taking her calls begging him to co-star with her again.

Here she is receiving the Francois Truffaut Award during the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

“It’s very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship,” she says. “I didn’t succeed at doing it at all. It’s incredibly hard.

Meg dumped husband Dennis Quaid to bang Russell Crowe while they were starring in 2000′s Proof of Life with her. It was a big scandal at the time. He kinda chewed and screwed on her.

“I empowered myself by not staying in the thing with Russell,” she said in 2006. “I felt it was going to be repeating some similar patterns that I’d just gotten out of and it was a drag because I was crazy about him.”

“Empowered” = “Dumped.”

Meg’s starring in The Women, and I’m crossing my fingers for her that this becomes a big hit and revives her situation. Because it’s pretty bleak.

Check out all the photos of Meg Ryan in the gallery.


I’m just reading in between the lines, but it had to be something big for her to melt her own face like that. Jesus, she looks like Shriner’s Burn HospitalMeg Ryan admits that she’s never been able to balance romance with having a career. Which is why she hasn’t had a hit movie in decades and Tom Hanks has stopped taking her calls begging him to co-star with her again. Here she is receiving the Francois Truffaut Award during the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.”It’s
very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship,” she
says. “I didn’t succeed at doing it at all. It’s incredibly hard.Meg dumped husband Dennis Quaid to bang Russell Crowe while they were starring in 2000′s Proof of Life with her. It was a big scandal at the time. He kinda chewed and screwed on her.”I
empowered myself by not staying in the thing with Russell,” she said in
2006. “I felt it was going to be repeating some similar patterns that
I’d just gotten out of and it was a drag because I was crazy about him.”"Empowered” = “Dumped.”Meg’s starring in The Women, and I’m crossing my fingers for her that this becomes a big hit and revives her situation. Because it’s pretty bleak.Check out all the photos of Meg Ryan in the gallery.

By J. Harvey
  1. Nastasia

    You know, its amazing how she’s slowly morphed into COJO…it’s uncanny, huh?

  2. Cha Cha Walters

    Nastasia, you are a bitch. I was going to say she looked like Cojo!!

    Instead, I will just give her an A+ for shinyness/greasiness. Sparkles really go well with cheek implants.

  3. 2 Old 4 This

    hmmm – I was thinking Pennywise the Clown but COJO is better

  4. m-

    How dumb does she think we are she had an AFFAIR overseas was snapped w/Russell by a pap-picture made the tabloids, her husband saw, she flew back to their home in Idaho to work things out, nothing worked out, tried to go back to Russell but he did not want her anymore…Enpowered yeah right…..

  5. Tirza

    M-, Dennis Quaid cheated on the poor woman for years so no wonder she dumped him for Crowe. There was never any attempt to work things out with Quaid. And as hard as it is for some people to accept: she really did end the thing with Crowe, not vice versa. Even his own closest friends confirmed that years ago.

  6. essie

    Doesn’t matter who ended what . . . fact is, girlfriend better stay away from the plastic surgeon and get her hair done into a more appropriate fashion because when that new movie comes out and people laugh out loud at that scary face, she’s gonna lock herself up and never be seen again!!!

  7. bo peepers

    Quaid did cheat on Ryan, but not until late in the marriage. She finally had enough and thought it was payback time. Things backfired on her though. She never meant for the divorce to happen. Quaid surprised her with that one. There was indeed an attempt at reconciliation between the two. In fact, more than one. All of this information comes from a person who was on both Quaid’s and Ryan’s payroll and is still friends with the both of them today. What is unfair is that Ryan’s still paying for her affair and Quaid seems to have gotten by unscathed….even though he still cheats today.

  8. p

    Wow. When I saw the commercial for her new movie I thought ‘gee, she looks more normal now’. I was thinking that she must have laid off the injections etc. for several years and didn’t look so fake as a result. After seeing these pictures it’s obvious that film reel lied!

  9. Kelly

    Where can I get some of that stripper glitter?

  10. westward ho

    quaid would have screwed a snake if you’d held it still for him. he cheated on her repeatedly throughout their marriage, but she got castigated for finally having had enough. typical.

  11. roger doger

    What is she doing to her face? Why?! She used to be so pretty now she’s strange looking.

  12. ooked out

    i am really stunned at how awful she looks. why do celebrities keep pumping their faces full of plastic when these are the results? i’m wondering if she didn’t employ the same “doctor” priscilla presley used. just awful and sad.

  13. ooked out

    i am really stunned at how awful she looks. why do celebrities keep pumping their faces full of plastic when these are the results? i’m wondering if she didn’t employ the same “doctor” priscilla presley used. just awful and sad.

  14. ooked out

    i am really stunned at how awful she looks. why do celebrities keep pumping their faces full of plastic when these are the results? i’m wondering if she didn’t employ the same “doctor” priscilla presley used. just awful and sad.

  15. Velouria

    She only looks weird in a couple of the photos. If she was growing old naturally, everybody would be flipping out saying how cute she used to be and what a hag she has become. You can’t win in Hollywood as an actress whose popularity is tied to her looks. Look at Michelle Pfeiffer, barely hanging on by an eyebrow, virtually never spotted by a paparazzi flash bulb. Cute blondes should plan ahead for retirement around 45 years old.

  16. geri

    What’s she doing to her face? She’s “had procedures”. She’s 46, still living in the past and despite her claims about empowering herself, made 4 very bad films in a row and ruined her career that way.

    Word was that Ryan [who had initiated the affair with Crowe] didn’t want to move to Australia with Crowe, who made is home there. He was crazy about her and brought her over for a visit, which reportedly didn’t go very well. Guess Ryan thought he would move to LA, but she guessed wrong. They both did. End of affair.

  17. Cindy

    Ugh – how can she stand having the shit all over her neck like that? I need a shower just looking at it.

  18. Cindy

    Ugh – how can she stand having the shit all over her neck like that? I need a shower just looking at it.

  19. Cindy

    Ugh – how can she stand having the shit all over her neck like that? I need a shower just looking at it.

  20. JK

    She used to be the all American girl…great, natural looks. Perky, cute and natural. NATURAL…where did THAT go? Just goes to show you that no matter how many people tell you how pretty you are (the whole world in her case!), it doesn’t matter if you don’t believe it yourself. She got herself butchered up because she didn’t believe in her own attractiveness, no matter what anybody else said.

  21. Cee

    give her a break. we all make mistakes. hollywood totally brutalizes women actresses as they get older. i don’t see anyone here bashing dennis quaid for being a whore or russell crowe for getting ugly, fat and mean.

  22. x

    meg looks fugly. what has she done to herself?!

  23. Payton

    Meg must have been feeling really insecure to do that to her face. Dennis Quaid literally ruined her with his cheating and drug abuse. Meg was crazy about him, and stuck by him thru all his relapses and banging around. Russell Crowe is no longer a gladiator, and has morphed into a bloated, smelly, arrogant cad. Meg is a great actress, but her personal life & plastic surgery is killing all her Meg-ness that we used to love.

  24. growlroo

    What I want to know is did she ask the plastic surgeon for “the Joker” face or was he running a special that week?

  25. LT

    oh….so sad

    she was so beautiful and perky….i love so many of her films and still watch many of them over and over. I hate to say it, but now i just cringe when i see her and don’t want to see her on the big screen

    it would be too sad/depressing/scary!

  26. Mizz Thang

    Wow. She looks like one big investment in the Yankee Candle biz. Either that, or marionettes.Not to mention, as Dimitri Martin puts it: “Glitter is the herpes of the art world.”

    She needs a good scrub with a butt brush, and take out those chimpmunk (typo, but I’m keepin’ it–feels right) cheeks.

  27. Kellie

    Just saw Meg on Regis and how sad that she replaced all that perfect natural beauty with sorry looking man made disfuguration. She looks like Nicole Kidman’s twin. They both look awful. Do you think they know it? Shouldn’t the husband’s, family members, significant others speak up? “Honey, you’re alarming the children”

  28. Old Donkey

    It is just a bad picture and nothing more… actually she looks absolutely normally and just like herself: no “face work” etc. The whole fuss started in 2003 – when somebody posted a few specially selected bad pix of Ryan on Toronto festival – with unusual face expressions, and proclaimed it as “face work” results. Since then the myth perpetuates, and apparently more and more photographers, bloggers etc. does the same – specially selecting “bad” photos of her and presenting it as a “proof of bad face work done”. Meanwhile the much, much more numerous normal photos of Ryan – debunking this myth – are just ignored. I think its a shame and a pretty sad example of continuous deliberate abuse of the person by media, without any legitimate formal or moral reason.
    Just go to Google and find there the new photos of Ryan – from the recent “The Women” premiere for example… or the recent paparazzi photos. You will see yourself.

  29. Old Donkey

    It is just a bad picture and nothing more… actually she looks absolutely normally and just like herself: no “face work” etc. The whole fuss started in 2003 – when somebody posted a few specially selected bad pix of Ryan on Toronto festival – with unusual face expressions, and proclaimed it as “face work” results. Since then the myth perpetuates, and apparently more and more photographers, bloggers etc. does the same – specially selecting “bad” photos of her and presenting it as a “proof of bad face work done”. Meanwhile the much, much more numerous normal photos of Ryan – debunking this myth – are just ignored. I think its a shame and a pretty sad example of continuous deliberate abuse of the person by media, without any legitimate formal or moral reason.
    Just go to Google and find there the new photos of Ryan – from the recent “The Women” premiere for example… or the recent paparazzi photos. You will see yourself.

  30. Francesca

    She looked very natural and pretty in “IN the Cut”-so the screw up was a little bit later.

    Sad, but she always seemed like a very natural beauty and full of life. We’re all getting older and hopefully she can recoup something.

    “My Mom’s New Boyfriend” was a funny concept but saddled, unfortunately, with bad writing.

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