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.”
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