Ohhhh! A fresh new couple for the new year!!

Meg Ryan and John “Cougar” Mellencamp have began quietly dating. An unidentified source close to Ryan dished that the famous actress and Mellencamp began dating about two months ago, following the collapse and split between Mellencamp and his supermodel wife Elaine, after 18 years of marriage. The Mellencamps released a joint statement less than a week ago announcing the end of their marriage.

According to various sources, Ryan has absolutely nothing to do with the end of the Mellencamp’s marriage, and the marriage was over long before the statement made it to the press and before the pair started their romance. “Meg came into the picture much later,” the source explained.

The new couple have taken their romance to the road, spending time together in both New York City and Martha’s Vineyard. Ryan has also been spotted backstage at the rocker’s concerts!

And as eyewitnesses dished that the couple appeared to know each other quite well; “She (Ryan) usually comes in by herself or with her daughter. I thought that was her husband because they seemed comfortable and familiar with each other, just like an old married couple.”

Just last month, Ryan was romantically linked to Susan Sarandon’s former longtime love Tim Robbins. The actresse’s rep quickly shot down rumors of the match and insisted the paid are simply “great friends”‘

Ryan isn’t exactly a stranger to Hollywood romantic gossip. Remember that whole Russell Crowe mess which ended her marriage? Ryan was dubbed a home wrecker, but she later told explained that Crowe didn’t break up her decade long marriage.

Ryan has been out of the public eye for quite some time which is why we are so excited for the on-screen love chaser to find love in real life!

Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including two sons with ex, Elaine. Ryan was previously married to Hollywood hunk Dennis Quaid. They divorced an 2001 after a decade long marriage, and Meg claims the split was due to infidelity. They share a son, Jack Henry, who is 18. She adopted a daughter, Daisy, in 2006 from China

The two have neither confirmed or denied that they are dating. Well, whatever you call your romance, you guys are super cute. Make it work kids!

P.S.- Meg: We seriously miss you on-screen!