12 Celebrity Couples Who Got A Second Shot At Love—Including The Recently Engaged Meg Ryan
This queen of romcoms might finally be getting her happily ever.
At 56 years old, Meg Ryan is a bride-to-be for the second time. No one else but musician John Mellencamp became the man who swept her off her feet, and with fingers crossed, will also be the one whose love for her will last a lifetime.
The good news rides on the echoes of Meg's heartbreaking split from fellow actor Dennis Quaid in the early 2000s, reminding the public of her tumultuos relationships that have left lasting impressions on her life.
When she and David went public with their relationship in the late nineties, everyone thought it was a love story for the ages; the pair met and fell in love on a movie set and quickly shot to fame as one of Hollywood's golden couples, but called it quits after 10 years and a child together.
Citing his cocaine addiction and his inability to grasp her skyrocketing fame alongside his waning popularity as two of the biggest factors in their split, 64-year-old Dennis still calls his relationship with the Golden Globe-nominated actress "his most successful."
Though many blame Dennis' bad behavior for their relationship's demise, Meg wasn't blemish-free during the highly publicized breakup, either. It was eventually made known that she and Australian import Russell Crowe engaged in an affair which, most ironically, also took place on a movie set.
All things combined, Meg and Dennis broke America's collective heart when they announced their decision to divorce in 2001.
As a result, projects thinned out for Meg who previously dominated the box office with her big bets, and it took literally years for her audience to forgive and forget her past transgressions.
One person who remained unfazed about her past, though, is her now fiancé, John. The rockstar has been Meg's on and off beau since 2010, and this year, it looks like their commitment to each other will soon be formalized. No date for their wedding has been set.
With Meg's recent engagement serving as a model for those looking at another shot at love, we also take a look at some local celebs who found their true match the second time around.
Boots Anson Roa and King Rodrigo
The widow and widower married in 2014.
After a period of darkness in her past marriage, Sunshine found the light again when she met Macky Mathay.
Doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho
No one would have foreseen these doctors becoming a couple and starting a family together in the future. When it did happen, it was nothing but smiles for them. (Both their partners have also since moved on to other relationships).
Ruffa Gutierrez and Jordan Mouyal
Everyone applauded Ruffa for her bravery in bidding an abusive relationship farewell. Today, she's in a much happier place and is in the arms of a loving partner.
Camille Prats and John Yambao
Nothing is more devastating than losing the love of your life to sickness. Camille Prats experienced exactly this, but eventually, learned to move on from her grief and accept love in the form of her second husband, John.
LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis
Paolo with an "O" rather than Paulo (Avelino) with a "U" is now the man for LJ!
Nikki Valdez and Luis Garcia
After rising up from painful memories of an extra-marital affair in her first marriage, Nikki was a glowing bride when she walked down the aisle to meet her husband, Luis.
Ai-Ai delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan
For a mom as devoted as Ai-Ai, nothing meant more to her than finding a partner who would not only love her, but her children, too. When she and Gerald got engaged in 2017, it was clear their union would be one between families, and not just two people who fell in love.
Sharon Cuneta and Senator Kiko Pangilinan
What seemed like a fairytale romance dissipated faster than a young Sharon could make sense of her situation. But the maturity and depth of experience she gained over the years led her to find a love with Sen. Kiko that doesn't only make her happy, but also enriches her.
Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi
Though Carmina went through a rather unique experience in her first marriage to Rustom Padilla who eventually became a transgender woman, the actress got back on her feet and found the confidence to explore the dating field once more. The result? A lasting marriage with Zoren.
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