Are Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Rekindling Their Romance? (PHOTO)
10/17/2014 AT 08:00 AM EDT
Looking comfortable and relaxed together, Ryan, 52, and Mellencamp, 62, strolled through Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, stopping by the Scholastic children's bookstore.
As it is, the "Jack and Diane" singer had seemed to be holding out hope that he and the Sleepless in Seattle star would be working things out.
Hinting that he and Ryan, who began dating three years ago, had never quite broken up, the rocker told the Associated Press on Sept. 26: "I'm very happy with the time I've spent with Meg Ryan. She's a beautiful girl and I know that I will never, ever, ever be with a funnier girl than her. Not gonna happen. I'm grateful for the three and a half years we've been together."
He also left the door open to the possibility that they could work out their differences. When asked if he and Ryan might reunite, he replied, "Nothing's over. I never say 'die' for anything. Do you ever quit on anything?"
On Sept. 25, on NBC's Today to promote his new album, Plain Spoken, Mellencamp again talked about Ryan, telling Matt Lauer, "She's an angel sent to me, and I'm very happy. And, you know, nothing's over 'til it's over."
It's a sentiment he clings to. Just a day earlier, on SiriusXM's Howard Stern Show, he called Ryan an angel "sent to me at the right time. We tried to have a relationship for three years – long distance. We'll see what happens."
Reps for Mellencamp and Ryan could not be reached for comment.