Since her new, critically reviled remake of The Women pivots on the plot device of an unfaithful husband, Meg Ryan has decided to mouth off on similar rumors that plagued the dissolution of her marriage to actor Dennis Quaid. Ryan's affair with Proof of Life costar Russell Crowe had been blamed for the divorce — an allegation the actress once took right on the kisser. Now, speaking to InStyle, Ryan points the finger at Quaid's infidelity, an accusation that will surely plump the issue up to new levels:
But she tells the new issue of InStyle (excerpted by Entertainment Tonight), "Dennis was not faithful to me for a very long time, and that was very painful. "I found out more about that after I was divorced," she adds. Of Crowe, she says: “I think he took a big hit. But Russell didn’t break up the marriage. He was definitely there at the end, but it wasn’t his fault. I was a mess. I hurt him too at the end. I couldn’t be in another long relationship, it wasn’t the time for that. So I got out.” She continues, "My time as a scarlet woman was really interesting. As painful as it was, it was also incredible liberating. Now I was utterly free. I didn’t have to care about what people thought."
Now that Ryan has injected life into a long-dormant story with these new, lip-smacking details, we await rebuttals from Quaid and Crowe. In the meantime, like something that was once thin that has become surprisingly full, our impression of Ryan has expanded to include these new revelations. Who knew that America's Sweetheart could OH MY GOD MEG STOP. STOP DOING THAT TO YOUR LIPS. JUST STOP, PLEASE. LOVE, DEFAMER. [Photo Credit: AP]