R.I.P. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp's Relationship

It's always tough when two celebrities call it quits. Everything in your life is the same, sure, but that only makes it more painful. Your morning coffee is just as it was yesterday, but you're drinking it in a world without them. Your commute home at night is just as it's always been, but you're making it in a world without them. When will it get easier?

People Magazine reports that after three years of dating, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have broken up. A source spoke to the magazine about how this could have ever happened:

"It was the distance. She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause."

Oh my god. It's just like John Mellencamp sang in his song "Walk Tall":

"Somewhere out in the distance / Is the death of you and me."

Ah! ("Walk Tall" is a protest song against the Bush administration but that doesn't necessarily mean he didn't also write it knowing that someday he and Meg Ryan would break up because he lives in Indiana.) People points out that Mellencamp spoke about his distaste for New York and stubborn love of Indiana in a December Rolling Stone interview:

"I'm too sensitive to live there. I can't see poor people. I can't see the suffering. I can't see the trash on the streets." When it comes to paparazzi attention, he added, "I don't like it for [Ryan]."

"I'm not leaving Indiana. I'm going to die here."

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Hug a celebrity couple you love today.

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