Jim Carrey took a hit on The Howard Stern Show yesterday—and he wasn't even there.
Jenny McCarthy told Howard Stern that Carrey, whom she dated for five years, has ignored her attempts to bring her now-10-year-old son, Evan, and him together for visits. McCarthy said Evan asks to see the actor "almost weekly."
Carrey, however, sees the situation somewhat differently.
"I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan's well being," the Yes Man star responded in a statement released to E! News.
"It's unfortunate that Evan's privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always."
After Evan was diagnosed with autism, McCarthy became an outspoken advocate for related causes and also took the controversial stance that vaccinations in infancy may have caused her son's condition.
Carrey, who has a grown daughter, Jane, and a 2-year-old grandson, has left the relationship-postmortem duties to McCarthy for the most part since their split in 2010.
And obviously Stern was gonna go there when McCarthy was in the studio.
McCarthy said that she hadn't reached out to Carrey directly about seeing Evan, her son with ex-husband John Mallory Asher, but had gone through "channels" to try to make plans.
"I still love him," McCarthy admitted. "I think you can love people from a distance and respect them. But 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, [he and Carrey will] cross paths, meet again...but it's hard," McCarthy continued. "He's been in therapy. It's a process, he's working on it."
The past and future Playboy model is currently dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, a father of three.
"As you get older, Howard, you kind of get to see things more clearly," McCarthy also said. "Hopefully you get happier, and I am so much happier."