Meg Ryan has avoided the public eye for the most part over the past few years, but in a rare public appearance this week at Paris Fashion Week, the 53-year-old actress showed off a slimmed figure, a form-fitting dress, and a new face that suggests she may have had some work done, Hollywood Life is reporting.
Since 2009, Meg Ryan has been something of a recluse, largely disappearing from public eye since her last movie, Serious Moonlight, hit theaters. Her last public appearance was in April, 2014, according to MSN.
So why has Meg Ryan largely kept herself out of the public eye for so long? In a 2013 interview in People, friends of the actress suggested that life in Hollywood simply wasn’t for her. Writer Delia Ephron said her friend preferred New York.
“[Living in New York] makes you different. Los Angeles is just about movies. New York is about so much more than that, and so is Meg.”
During her years away, Meg has focused on raising her adopted daughter, 9-year-old Daisy, as well as her relationship with rock star, John Mellencamp. Having been an item since 2010, the couple broke up in August, 2014, but even at the time, Mellencamp was hopeful that he and Meg could work things out.
“She’s an angel sent to me, and I’m very happy. And, you know, nothing’s over ’til it’s over.”
So what went wrong? A friend told People that the demands of Mellencamp’s career took their toll on their relationship.
“There were disagreements over style of life and logistical problems which clouded their relationship. But there is no doubt that he cares for her a great deal.”
And in fact, love won the day: Meg and John were back together a few months later, in October.
“They are a great couple. All their friends were hoping it would work out.”
So does Meg Ryan’s most recent public appearance mean she’s easing her way back into the public eye? Possibly. Ryan is currently wrapping up work on Ithaca, which she directs and stars in. It will be her first film role in five years.
“Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan’s 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, Ithaca is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.”
Look for Meg Ryan back in theaters in Ithaca in December, 2015.
[Image courtesy of: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain]