Jim Carrey & Jenny McCarthy Split

Jim Carrey & Jenny McCarthy Split

The seemingly blissful Hollywood couple, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, have decided to call it quits. “Jim and Jenny have recently decided to end their five-year relationship,” Jim’s rep tells PEOPLE.

The surprising announcement comes just weeks after Jim’s daughter Jane gave birth to a son Jackson. Jenny said “I’m gonna rock as a grandma” in the weeks prior to Jackson’s birth.

“I’m so grateful for the years Jim and I shared together,” Jenny said in a statement. “I will continue to be in his daughter’s life and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.” Jim echoed her warm sentiments on Twitter. “Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay! ?;^>!”

Over the years, Jim has grown close to Jenny’s son, Evan, who was diagnosed with autism. “He taught me how to love,” Jim said in 2008. “And without Evan I might never have seen the greatness of Jenny’s spirit.”

Jenny has praised Jim’s involvement in Evan’s life: “[He has the] capacity to love and to take on something that most men would completely run away from.”

What do you think happened to Jimenny?

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  • http://www.waxbitch.com/ Jennifer68

    I gasped out loud!! I’d hope they would make it. I’d heard that Jim has a dark side. I think he has even said it. Maybe Jenny could not take it anymore. Only those two and the walls really know.

  • Moriah

    I’m pretty said about this actually. Loved them as a couple. :(

  • Sophia

    Yow, I didn’t see that coming! How sad.

  • melo1983

    This is extremelyyy hard to believe considering I just read (like 2 hours ago just) a comment in US where she said she will always be with Jim, like for the rest of her life or something. Idk, I’m not sure if I believe this..

  • Gina

    It was a pretty smart move for them to announce it themselves first rather than having the filthy media speculating and what not.

  • stutter?

    i am completely shocked… there just seemed to be such a strong love and admiration and friendship together, ialways got the sense that they would be,like, spanning time together…. who knows what could have happened, i have to admit i am REALLY curious to know what could have broken up such a strong and loving relationship…

  • Anonymous

    didn’t see this one coming

  • Anonymous

    Those who criticize certain couples for not being married (like the Watts-Schreibers) should take note of this, as well as all the other recent break ups of married couples. Getting married is no guarantee of staying together, nowadays.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, Jim and Jenny weren’t married. Having said that I do agree that marriage definately doesn’t guarantee that a couple will last.

  • Anonymous

    That is so weird, I was just thinking about Jim and Jenny earlier today, and trying to envision what their romance was like. Guess whatever it was like, wasn’t for forever.

  • Eleonora

    I didn’t expect this at all!

  • Cali gal

    They do as they choose…. their life. Fortunately, no children involved (she didn’t have his kid). Smoother separation…

  • Lydia SA

    I am so heartbroken. They are such a fabulous couple and I really did think that this relationship was it for them. I am consoled a little bit that they have parted amicably but then how else would they part being the mature and great people that they are. I wish them both (and Jenny’s son) good luck for the future.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he got tired of all her efforts to make other people’s children sick with preventable diseases (i.e., all her crazy and dangerous anti-vaccination efforts).

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Plus making people sad (esp. people with an autistic child) by pretending that autism is curable…

  • abby

    i’m not sure why this is so surprising to everyone. jim carrey has a long history of failed romances, including two marriages. he’s dated so many women and none of his relationships last.

  • Lioness

    Doesn’t matter, Abby- past failed relationships doesn’t mean every relationship of his is doomed to fail. And the way you say it sounds like you assume the break-up is Jim’s fault- which you definitely don’t know. Shame- these two “appeared” rock solid. And that’s the lesson, folks- these PICTURES can be deceiving! So stop judging these celebrities and their families based on a few photographs you see of them!

    I wish them both the best- that kinda sucks, I was pretty surprised, too.