Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship, according to reports, splitting up quietly after more than three years as a couple.
The actress, 52, and the rocker, 62, split recently.
"It was the distance," a source tells People magazine. "She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the distance that ultimately was the cause."
The pair, who were last spotted together in May, became an item in late 2010, shortly after Mellencamp's split from wife Elaine Irwin after 18 years of marriage.
They kept a low profile during the past three years.
"Small Town" singer Mellencamp had expressed his unhappiness at calling New York City home in a recent interview, perhaps dooming this relationship.
"I'm too sensitive to live there," he told Rolling Stone earlier this year. "I can't see poor people. I can't see the suffering. I can't see the trash on the streets."
"I'm not leaving Indiana. I'm going to die here."
Mellencamp, a father of five, is poised to release his 22nd album, Plain Spoken, this fall. Meanwhile, mother of two Ryan is making her directorial debut, Ithaca.
The WWII drama is being executive-produced by Ryan's Sleepless in Seattle costar Tom Hanks in what will be her very public return to prominence.
The very private actress has deliberately avoided the spotlight since making her last major film, 2008's The Women. We wish her the very best.