Date: 15th October 2000
DENNIS QUAID's jealousy over wife MEG RYAN's successful acting career led to their break-up - according to his first wife, PJ SOLES.
The Hollywood couple split earlier this year (00) as Meg began a romance with GLADIATOR star RUSSELL CROWE.
But Soles says, "Dennis has talked to me about the split with Meg. "Meg is a much bigger star than him and that hurts him. He has a fragile ego and it is tough for him to be married to a bigger success than he is. That hurt the marriage. "Russell just threw Meg a lifeline, that was all. She went for it because she was so unhappy with Dennis."