New Delhi, August 26 : Actress Meg Ryan is happy that she is "less famous" at present, and credits her affair with Russell Crowe for the same.
She believes that her fling with Crowe in 2000, which ended her nine-year marriage to Dennis Quaid, reduced her profile, reports the China Daily.
The 'Sleepless In Seattle' star said: "I think it's great being less famous. I blame the fact I had, shall we say, a meeting with Russell Crowe."
She added: "I had never seen or heard such bad press about me and it's been great in a funny kind of way. It was a good thing because I now realise the world does not revolve around me."
Earlier this month also, Meg had revealed that she found it difficult to have a successful career and a relationship.
"It's very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship. I didn't succeed at doing it at all. It's incredibly hard. I think you have to figure out some way of keeping all of those capabilities and requirements in your life in balance," she had said.