Meg Ryan has put recent squeeze John Mellencamp in her rearview mirror and set her sights on an old flame — Russell Crowe!
“Meg and Russell were crazy about each other when they dated back in 2000, but the spotlight on them was too hot for Meg, so she called things off,” revealed a pal.
“But Russell is looking better to Meg these days — especially with John running around with Christie Brinkley.”
Meg, 53, was stunned when 64-year-old John rebounded with the still-stunning 61-year-old supermodel just weeks after their June breakup.
But she quickly found comfort with Russell, 51, who was dumped by ex-wife Danielle Spencer, 46, three years ago.
“Russell and Meg turned to each other for emotional support, and that closeness they once had is redeveloping because of it,” said the source.