In July 2000, Dennis Quaid filed for divorce from Meg Ryan after 9 years of marriage, proper across the similar time the New York Submit confirmed Ryan was relationship Russell Crowe. The pair had filmed 2000’s “Proof of Life” collectively and, given the timing of occasions, many believed that Ryan and Crowe had an affair, which then resulted in her break up with Quaid. Nevertheless, Ryan was adamant that her co-star had nothing to do together with her failed marriage. Talking with W journal (by way of E! Information) that yr, Ryan opened up about being, as she put it, the “Scarlet Girl.” Though she proclaimed that neither she nor Quaid would ever reveal particulars about what actually drove them aside, she assured that it had nothing to do with infidelity. “It dissolved earlier than it grew to become sport for the press,” she informed the magazine. “My marriage was damaged — no person else broke it up.” She additionally said that Quaid by no means cheated and proclaimed, “We each behaved very honorably — in our marriage and in our breakup.”
Leap to 2006 and Ryan was once more quoted defending Crowe. “Russell was extremely gracious to me throughout a extremely laborious time and within the aftermath,” she informed Howdy! (by way of the Day by day Mail) and proclaimed to Oprah, “Russell wasn’t a homewrecker.” As for her claims that she and Quaid had each acted honorably, these would quickly change.