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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.

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"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.

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Two teenage sons of rocker John Mellencamp were charged with felony battery in Bloomington, Indiana after allegedly beating up a 19-year-old man.

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The alleged victim was sitting on his front porch when Mellencamp's sons Speck, 18, and Hud, 19, along with Ty Smith, came up and assaulted him.

The trio punched and kicked the man until his roommates broke up the fight.

The victim was taken to the hospital with lacerations and facial fractures.

Reports say the Mellencamps claim the fight stemmed from an altercation earlier in the evening, and that Hud and Speck turned themselves in to the cops.

Smith, incidentally, is the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith.

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have been dating for several weeks, according to reports. John announced his separation from wife Elaine just days ago.

The actress, 49, and the rock star, 59 spent time together on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City in recent days, enjoying their newfound romance.

A source close to Ryan says they began dating about seven weeks ago, and that Mellencamp and his wife had been separated for awhile before that.

Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including two sons with Elaine. Ryan has been married once, to actor Dennis Quaid.

They divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage. They have a son, Jack Henry, who is 18. Ryan also has a daughter, Daisy True, 6, adopted from China.

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