Quaid launches scathing attack on Meg Ryan

Dennis Quaid has criticised his ex-wife Meg Ryan for revealing all about their 2000 marriage break-up, insisting her allegations of his infidelity will only cause their son Jack more "pain" and "turmoil".

Ryan and Quaid have refused to divulge the details of their split for the past eight years, but the actress once dubbed 'America's sweetheart' recently opened up about the dark days that followed her divorce.

She told America's InStyle magazine: "Dennis was not faithful to me for a very long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that after I was divorced."

But Quaid is furious about her candid comments, and has chastised Ryan for dragging up the past - saying she should think twice about what she airs to the press if she wants to protect their 16-year-old son's feelings.

He has hinted that Ryan's accusations of infidelity are not completely accurate - although he refuses to be drawn on more details.

He tells the New York Daily News: "It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.

"Also, I find it regrettable that our son, Jack, has to be reminded in a public way of the turmoil and pain that every child feels in a divorce."

The 'Vantage Point' star is now married to Kimberly Buffington, and the couple welcomed twins last year.

He adds: "I, myself, moved on years ago and am fortunate to have a happy, beautiful family."

More in this Section

James Corden joined by array of A-listers for special Late Late Show from homeJames Corden joined by array of A-listers for special Late Late Show from home

British star Ophelia Lovibond on using an American accent in new Disney filmBritish star Ophelia Lovibond on using an American accent in new Disney film

Claudia Schiffer reveals why she needed security for her underwearClaudia Schiffer reveals why she needed security for her underwear

Fan favourite returning to EastEnders in legal storylineFan favourite returning to EastEnders in legal storyline


Lifestyle

Ellie O’Byrne rounds up some of the virtual gigs, films and other eventsArts Noticeboard: Online entertainment options

It’s 25 years since Toy Story first stunned us with its brilliance. Esther McCarthy looks back onJohn Lasseter’s masterpiece and why it’s regarded as a milestone of modern cinemaInfinity and beyond: How Toy Story altered movie history

All the wines recommended this week are available for delivery.Wine with Leslie Williams: Looking for a wine delivery service? Here are a few ...

If I could be reborn for a day I’d be a cat. I love their serenity and independence and how they always manage to find that one shaft of sunlight.This Much I Know: Broadcaster, Mary Kennedy

More From The Irish Examiner