In her younger years no-one would have accused Meg Ryan of being shy.
But it seems that at 50-years-old the dating hardy perfect reels When Harry Met Sally star is determined to keep her love life out of the spotlight.
Meg was seen with her partner, singer John Mellencamp, for the first time in months yesterday.
The two rarely make public appearances together, but seemed at ease in one another's company as they shopped in New York.
Still together: Meg Ryan was spotted shopping with John Mellencamp in Manhattan, New York City yesterday
Meg went completely under the radar, with unknowing shoppers passing her by.
The star, once known as America's Sweetheart, had certainly tried to blend into the crowd, dressed as she was in a simple outfit with comfy flip flops.
Despite occasional unconfirmed reports that the couple are engaged or even married Meg hasn't spoken about their relationship.
Committed? The blonde kept her ring finger on show as she placed her left hand over her stomach; the ring has previously sparked engagement rumours
But she did wear a silver-coloured ring on her engagement finger, thought to have been a gift from Mellencamp.
Wearing a black dress with an across-the-body bag on her frame, the blonde showed off her ring as they enjoyed some retail therapy.
The pair went public with their romance in January 2011, just weeks after John announced his split from his wife of 18 years in December 2010.
Bad habit: Her musician beau puffed away on a cigarette as they carried bags
Big Apple outfit: Meg donned a black dress with an across-the-body ba; but went under the radar as shoppers passed by without recognising her
They had been dating for several weeks before they appeared together single spreader bar hammock in public, but it's thought his relationship with his wife was over long before they got together.
More recently she has been enjoying days out with her daughter Daisy True.
Meg adopted Daisy, seven, in January 2006 when she was just 14-months-old.
Three's company: The couple had a friend in tow
The actress who was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid from 1991 to 2001, also has a son called Jack Henry, who was born in April 1992.
The 20-year-old splits his time between staying with Meg in New York and his father Quaid in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Johnhas a total of five children from three marriages, including two sons, Hud and Speck, with his ex-wife wife Elaine.
Former love: While his ex-wife shopped, Dennis Quaid was heading to Toronto