Tom Hanks is not walking Meg Ryan down the aisle at her supposed wedding to John Mellencamp, despite a completely made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. A rep for the actress tells us thereâ€™s no truth to it.
According to the National Enquirer, Ryan and Mellencamp are planning to tie the knot in South Carolina this fall, and sheâ€™s asked longtime friend Hanks to give her away. â€śTom is thrilled to be walking Meg down the aisle,â€ť says an alleged source close to the actor, who co-starred with Ryan in the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle and Youâ€™ve Got Mail.
Itâ€™s been reported that Ryan is estranged from many members of her family, so the outletâ€™s â€śsourceâ€ť contends that Hanks is â€śfilling that void, almost like an older brother,â€ť adding, â€śMeg adores Tom and had no hesitation asking him.â€ť However, the only proof the tabloid has to back up the marriage rumors is that â€śMellencampâ€™s neighbors in South Carolina believe heâ€™s making plans for a big fall wedding.â€ť Itâ€™s already been established this isnâ€™t the case.
Earlier this year, the New York Post noted that people living in Daufuskie Island, SC, where Mellencamp owns a home, spotted the singer and his girlfriend â€śputting together some celebration.â€ť A few members of the community then jumped to the conclusion that the two were planning their nuptials. However, a rep for Mellencamp told the newspaper that the speculation was simply â€śnot true.â€ť The Enquirer is basing the majority of its premise on a report thatâ€™s already been debunked.
The unreliable publication is using an anonymous and untraceable â€śinsiderâ€ť to sell this tall tale about Hanks walking Ryan down the aisle, but Gossip Cop checked in with the actressâ€™s spokesperson, who tells us on the record the story is â€śjust something out of thin air and has no relationship to reality.â€ť It seems the magazine just borrowed the false rumors about Ryan and Mellencamp planning a fall wedding, then decided to arbitrarily throw Hanks into the mix. The tabloidâ€™s sister outlet, RadarOnline, also posted the bogus report online.
It must be noted, the Enquirer has proven to know very little about the actressâ€™s love life. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for wrongly reporting that Ryan was getting back together with ex-husband Dennis Quaid. As time has shown, that didnâ€™t happen. This latest article involving Hanksâ€™ supposed role at the actressâ€™s unplanned wedding is more lies.