Breakup Alert! Jim Carrey No Longer Jenny McCarthy's Yes Man

Duo call it quits after five years together, announce amicable split via Twitter

By Natalie Finn Apr 07, 2010 12:25 AMTags
Jenny McCarthy, Jim CarreyGustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Did Jenny McCarthy decide she's too young to be dating a grandpa?

The Dirty Love star and her longtime beau, Jim Carrey, have called it quits.

"Jim and Jenny have recently decided to end their five-year relationship," Carrey publicist Marleah Leslie said in a statement to E! News. "They are grateful for the many blessings they have shared and wish each other the very best."

The couple first announced their amicable split via their respective Twitter feeds.

To be frank, we did not see this one coming. Apparently we should have paid attention to the writing on the wall, not the writing in the sky.

Just a few weeks ago, McCarthy dished to E! News about Carrey's return to form after packing on major poundage to play Curly Howard in the upcoming Three Stooges movie and about how it feels to be a 37-year-old pseudo grandmother.

"I think I'm going to rock at it and love the kid to pieces," she told us. "It doesn't bother me when people call me 'grandma.' I love nothing more in the world."

Furthermore, she added, "I love Jim in any form. He could have no arms and no legs and I'll love the stump of him."

The rubber-faced duo hooked up in 2005 and quickly became a close-knit pair, with Carrey even joining McCarthy's controversial crusade to create awareness of a possible (and still unconfirmed) link between childhood vaccinations and autism.

(Originally published April 6, 2010, at 3:15 p.m. PT)


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