Just a week after longtime lovebirds Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy tweeted the surprising news of their split, it’s being reported that he has paid $25 million to provide for his ex and her 7-year-old son Evan.
Though the couple never tied the knot – “We are already married in our hearts,” Jenny once said – they reportedly had an agreement in place stipulating that should they ever split the Ace Ventura star would provide $5 million for each year they were together.
“Jenny came to the realization that Jim would never marry her just a few months after they started dating,” a source reveals to Star magazine. “So she told him she needed an arrangement that would insure she wouldn’t have to worry about her future or the future of Evan, her now 7-year-old autistic son from a previous marriage.”
Jim and Evan formed a special bond over the years, with Jenny going so far as to nickname her former beau “the autism whisperer.”
“Beyond doubt it was written in the stars that Jim and Evan were a pair,” she said in 2007. “He’s actually helped Evan get past some obstacles I couldn’t. I sometimes call him the autism whisperer. He speaks a language Evan understands, and Evan feels safe with him.”