MEG RYAN has sent boyfriend JOHN MELLENCAMP back to his small town!
The on-again, off-again pair has split for good, The National ENQUIRER has learned – even though the grizzled rocker is begging the blonde actress to take him back for a third time!
“Meg’s had it with John,” a family friend divulged. “She kicked him to the curb, saying she wanted her space. But John still believes the third time will be the charm!”
The insider added: “He’s pleading, but she insists she’s done!”
As The ENQUIRER recently reported, a frustrated Meg became convinced John, 63, wasn’t serious about the relationship, because he wouldn’t move with her to New York City or give up smoking – even though he suffered a heart attack at 42.
“John got along great with Meg’s 23-year-old son, Jack, who attends college in New York, and he adored Meg’s daughter, Daisy,” the insider said. “He was the one who wanted to get married!”
But things soured when Meg, 53, demanded they live in Manhattan – far from the musician’s rustic property outside of Bloomington, Ind.
“John finally agreed to move, but it’s been one thing after another since,” the friend added. “When they looked at apartments and Meg thought one was ‘perfect,’ he would find something wrong with it!”
John told an interviewer in December 2013 moving east was out of the question: “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.”
The unlikely duo hooked up in 2010 after the rocker ditched model Elaine Irwin, his wife of 18 years.
At times they appeared headed straight for the altar, despite his three divorces and her messy split from Dennis Quaid 10 years earlier.
Meg shredded that marriage during a steamy affair with “Proof of Life” co-star Russell Crowe, and the furious backlash destroyed the movie and wrecked her career.