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"Sure I Still Love Her": Dennis Quaid Confesses He Still Loves Meg Ryan 18 Years After Their Divorce

Date August 8, 2019 14:06

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan were the ideal Hollywood couple. Sadly, their marriage did not last very long. Despite the fact that the couple split almost two decades ago, Dennis still has love for his ex-wife.

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Sad breakup

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan were married for almost a decade before announcing their split due to irresistible circumstances. The couple has a grown-up son, actor Jack Quaid.

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The pair met on the set of the movie D.O.A. and were married a few years later. During an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, the actor described his marriage to Meg as his most successful relationship. It appears Dennis's sense of self and ego may have contributed to the couple’s separation.

He is still in love

Actor Dennis Quaid still loves his ex-wife Meg Ryan though the two have been divorced for more than a decade. Speaking to Donal Lynch of Independent, Dennis opened up about his second marriage to the actress. He said:

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Sure I still love her. I'm very fond of her and we have a lot of fun. We spent 13 good years together. We had a kid together and we shared so much: she made my life.

The Parent Trap star noted that his relationship with Meg is similar to the storyline of the film A Star Is Born. He continued:

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What I mean by that is that when we started, I was very much on top. She was just starting out. Then she had When Harry Met Sally and I took time out and the roles were suddenly reversed in terms of where we were at, in our careers.

I'm too big of a person to really let that bother me and it wasn't her fault. I was glad for her, but at the same time it really made it hit home where I was at myself, the direction things were headed.

At the time Dennis and Meg were together, he was very much a leading man in Hollywood but lost a defining role and an Oscar nomination. Addiction is part of the reasons the actor’s career took a nosedive.

The cause of their breakup

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Dennis admitted that Ryan’s fame affected their 9-year marriage. At the time the couple got engaged, he checked into rehab for addiction. But his career slumped while Meg rose to fame after he got clean.

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We met and I was the big deal ... then we'd be out in the streets of New York and they'd be like, 'Meg, Meg! And I have to admit I kind of did feel like I disappeared.

Nevertheless, we are happy Dennis Quaid got his act together. We wish him all the best!