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Meg Ryan’s affair ruined her marriage to Dennis Quaid – she denied it 8 years after their divorce

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid were the ideal American couple in Hollywood, after meeting each other while at work and earning a fortune together. But this was not to last, as infidelity claims led to the end of their marriage after nearly a decade.

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid had it all from being a hot couple, building a fortune to taking Hollywood by storm. The couple were a young but powerful duo in the film industry, and they had their fair share of worship despised.

Ryan and Dennis’ union crashed and burned, just as it stole the hearts of many fans. They seemed to have had the perfect marriage, but the facade cleared away when cheating rumors came to the public. Here is a look through the messy divorce.

Meg Ryan is participating in the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 11th Annual Governors Awards on October 27, 2019 [left] Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid together at an event [right] | Photo: Getty Images


Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid were two young Hollywood actors who came into their own as movie stars when they met in 1987. At the time, it had been on the set for “Innerspace.”

However, the two did not start dating until the following year, after appearing in a thriller, “DOA”. Their perfect romance spawned a wedding ceremony in 1991, and they welcomed a son, Jack Quaid, in 1992.

Ryan and Dennis enjoyed a famous marriage because movie lovers from the 90s were big fans of their movies and marriage. But in the end, everything they portrayed was not what it seemed.

Dennis Quaid and Actress Meg Ryan Arrive at the Premiere of “The Parent Trap” in Los Angeles, California, July 20, 1998. | Photo: Getty Images

The couple’s problems started in the later years of their marriage, and it culminated in an official separation in 2001, but before that, Ryan was shrouded in cheating rumors with fellow actor Russell Crowe.

Her picture was stained in public, and the cute girl picture many had painted was distorted. Despite the drama, the “Sleepless in Seattle” actress insisted that her relationship with Crowe had nothing to do with how her marriage ended.

Ryan blamed the press for the intrusive approach to focusing on her marriage. She added that there were no other reasons, while specifically saying that no one else was involved.

Dennis Quaid Participates in “Dennis Quaid and The Sharks at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan” in Las Vegas on May 11, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Nearly a decade after their former Hollywood boyfriends broke up, Ryan shared in an interview that her ex-husband was the reason for their separation. She claimed that Quaid had been unfaithful to her for a long time and that it was “very painful”.

She told that she found out more about his infidelity after their divorce. She reiterated that Crowe had nothing to do with her marriage falling apart and that she could not stay long in her relationship with him after all.

Ryan acknowledged that she fell from grace because her affair slipped out and became the “scarlet woman”. The star added, however, that she did not regret that period because it was “really interesting.”

Meg Ryan speaks on stage during the “Geena & Freinds” panel at the 4th Annual Bentonville Film Festival – Day 5 on May 5, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Dennis Quaid had his counterclaims ready, following Ryan’s allegations that he was not true to her. The “The Parent Trap” actress shot back at her ex, noting that she kept repeating the story of their failed relationship.

The award winner added that he found it “regrettable” that their son had to be thrown into all that drama. Dennis mentioned that he had gone ahead and started another family.

The actor considered himself lucky to have a “happy, beautiful family.” At the time, he was married to Kimberly Buffington, with whom he welcomed a set of twins.

Actress Meg Ryan and Husband Randy Quaid Arrive at ‘French Kiss’ Hollywood Premiere May 1, 1995 | Photo: Getty Images


Away from the infidelity issues, Quaid had another reason associated with the issues in his marriage to Ryan. The “A Dog’s Purpose” actor revealed this in 2018 during an interview on “Megyn Kelly TODAY”.

He recounted that when he and Ryan first met, he was at a high level in his career, but years into their relationship, his career seemed to take a back seat as Ryan soared into the air.

He started to feel inadequate when they wanted to be in public and Ryan got all the attention. He shared that he felt he was “disappearing”, but it all later became something of the past and it was a “growth opportunity”.

The 67-year-old actor also talked about his former cocaine addiction, noting that growing up in the 60s and 70s made cocaine the norm, but he was glad he overcame the addiction.

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