Though Mellencamp still has great affection for the You’ve Got Mail star, he reveals she only has contempt for him.
In an interview with U.S. radio host Howard Stern, the singer explained he and the actress had a rocky end to their romance.
“Oh, women hate me,” the 65-year-old told Stern. “I loved Meg Ryan. She hates me to death.”
But Mellencamp doesn’t fault Ryan for her cold feelings towards him.
“I think it’s because I’m a child," he said. "I throw fits, I gripe, I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.”
When Stern encouraged the Grammy winner to try and patch things up with his ex, he explained he's already failed at doing so.
“I’ve done that,” he shared. “She just doesn’t want anything to do with me. And I can’t blame her.”
However, Mellencamp has managed to maintain a friendship with his ex-wife Elaine Irwin.
“I was married to Elaine for 20 years. Elaine and I are still good friends," he added.
The same is true of Christie Brinkley, who he dated for a year before the two broke up in August 2016.
“We’re still friends,” he said. “Her and I still talk.”
Mellencamp and Ryan dated for three years before calling it quits in August, 2014.