Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy are history as Jim, 48, and Jenny, 37, both tweeted on Tuesday night that they have ended their relationship after five years. Publicists for Carrey and McCarthy also confirmed the split. The two had been together since 2005.
The two had supported each other through many life events, including the birth of Carrey’s first grandchild after the actor’s daughter, Jane, gave birth to a son in February. “Jim and Jenny have recently decided to end their five-year relationship,” Carrey’s rep Marleah Leslie told People.com
“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,” Jessy McCarthy (@JennyfromMTV) wrote in her Twitter account.
Jane is Carrey’s 22-year-old daughter (from a previous marriage), who just made the comedian a grandfather in late February by giving birth to son Jackson Riley Santana. A 37-year-old grandmother Jenny has her own son, 7-year-old Evan, who has autism. The couple had been very involved in autism-related causes.
Jim Carrey (@jimcarrey) wrote: “Jenny and I have just ended our 5 years relationship. I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!”
At latest Valentine’s Day, Carrey hired a plane to sky-write “J (heart) J” above the home they shared in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood. He then of course tweeted that.
The breakup came as a surprise as the pair had always appeared to be among Hollywood’s happiest and most devoted couples. In February, the two were the picture of happiness publicly. “Jenny is the first person that I’ve been with where I don’t have a giant question mark over my head,” Carrey told People.com at an event they hosted to support McCarthy’s autism organization, Generation Rescue, in Miami.
Carrey’s most recent on-screen appearance was in the 2008 comedy “Yes Man.” He recently gained (and since lost) 50 pounds preparing for his next role as Curly in an upcoming “Three Stooges” movie, which has the potential to be hilarious. McCarthy, a former Playboy Playmate, is writing a book about relationships. [via People and BodogLife]