People.com Celebrity Why Meg Ryan Is Moving On The actress recently split from boyfriend John Mellencamp and is tackling a big, new project By Michelle Tauber Michelle Tauber Twitter Michelle Tauber is the Senior Editor overseeing Royals coverage at PEOPLE. She has been covering the royal family for PEOPLE since 2000, including William and Kate's wedding, Meghan and Harry's wedding and the births of the royal children. Formerly PEOPLE's first and only Head Writer, she has written a record-breaking 250+ cover stories spanning celebrity, crime and human interest. A graduate of the University of Florida, she lives in Orlando. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 30, 2014 07:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Venturelli/Getty Meg Ryan has always kept a low profile on the tiny, tony island of Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts, where she spends most summers. But this year she was even less on the scene there and in neighboring Martha’s Vineyard than usual, skipping her regular coffee run at Espresso Love and bypassing the Quarterdeck, an eatery she has frequented in years past with daughter Daisy, 9. Stopping by Morning Glory Farm on her bicycle on Aug. 24, the actress stuck to her polite-but-please-don’t-ask-me-for-a-selfie mode. Says clerk Mira Vasiljevic: “She was very nice and seemed happy.” She is also in the midst of a major transition, splitting from rocker John Mellencamp after more than three largely long-distance years with him. Mellencamp, 62, has homes in Indiana and South Carolina, while Ryan, 52, is raising Daisy primarily in New York City.