Holy crap! Now this breakup really shocks me! People Magazine is reporting that Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have broken up. They were together for five years, and Jim was very much like a father/step-father to Jenny’s autistic son Evan. This is for real – Jenny and Jim Carrey both tweeted the news separately, and Jim’s rep confirmed the news. Sadness:
Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have ended their five-year relationship, both actors announced on their Twitter accounts.
“Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship,” Carrey Tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. “I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!”
McCarthy echoed the sentiments on her own Twitter account, posting, “Im so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.”
Carrey’s rep also confirmed the split to Entertainment Tonight.
Over the course of their relationship, Jenny was asked repeatedly if she and Jim had any plans to marry, and she always made it sound like she was the one uninterested in it. I always got the feeling that she was still pretty shell-shocked from her first marriage, but she and Jim always seemed incredibly solid and like they had a very “real” relationship. Last year, outlets reported that Jim had given Jenny and her son a $50 million trust, just because he wanted to make sure they were always taken care of financially, no matter what happened between him and Jenny. That gesture alone made me fall for Jim a little bit, and now I’m really wondering why these two crazy kids couldn’t make it work.