After an emotional conversation with Howard Stern in which former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy, 39, called out her ex Jim Carrey, 50, for refusing to keep in contact with her 10-year-old son Evan, the funny man was quick to respond to the allegations.
“I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan’s well being,” the actor said in a statement released by his publicist to ABCNews.com today (June 6). “It’s unfortunate that Evan’s privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always.”
Jenny – who dated Jim for more than five years – openly accused the star of basically abandoning her son, causing him to need therapy.
”I’ve tried to ask [Carrey] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks,” she said, adding that Evan tells her he misses Carrey “almost weekly.”
Although Jenny doesn’t doesn’t communicate with the comedian directly, she’s gone through “channels” to convince him to reconnect with her son.
As a mother, you just hope when you have a relationship with someone, it has nothing to do with the child when you break up. I tell [Evan] that someday you’ll cross paths, meet again … [but] it’s hard. He’s been in therapy. It’s a process, he’s working on it.”