John Mellencamp: My Ex Meg Ryan 'Hates Me to Death'

"I love Meg Ryan and she hates me to death", the "Jack and Diane" singer announced.

When Quivers brought it to his attention that a number of women who've dated him don't "hate" him, he clarified that 'They hate me when they're with me'.

According to an interview that Mellencamp gave on Howard Stern today, the album came together as an escape hatch from his label, Columbia Records, after Mellencamp heard about a ridiculously racist remark Columbia's president made to his manager.

When he and Christie split a year ago, a source told Page Six the pair called it quits because their views on politics and social mores differed so much.

"They hate me when they're with me", he explained to Stern.

When John Mellencamp swung by The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, he dished about his still troubled relationship with his ex-girlfriend Meg Ryan. I throw fits, I gripe, I complain, I'm moody.

There are exceptions. He said he's still friends with Christie Brinkley, who he dated for a year before splitting last August, and he's still close with his ex-wife Elaine Irwin, whom he was married to for 19 years. "And I can't blame her", he continued. Mellencamp resides on a farm in IN while Ryan lives in NY.

The rock star admitted he has tried to patch things up with Ryan over the years, but said, "She just doesn't want anything to do with me". Elaine and I are still good friends, ' he said, revealing at one point: 'Other than Elaine, of all the girls, [Meg] was fantastic'. Since his split from Ryan, he's been linked to Christie Brinkley.

Mellencamp was also married to Victoria Granucci from 1981 to 1989 and Priscilla Mellencamp from 1970 to 1981.

  • Salvatore Jensen