actor Jim Carrey has stunned fans by announcing his five-year relationship with gorgeous Jenny McCarthy was over - on social networking site Twitter. The Yes Man star shocked more than half-a-million followers on his page with the revelation.
Carrey, 48, told fans: 'Jenny and I have just ended our five-year relationship. 'I'm grateful for the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the very best! S'okay!'
Jenny also posted a message on Twitter later, saying: 'I'm so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.'
The breakup came as something of a surprise as the pair had appeared to be one of Hollywood's happiest and most devoted couples. Just last month McCarthy said: 'I love Jim in any form. He could have no arms and no legs and I'll love the stump of him.'
Carrey had grown close to McCarthy's autistic son Evan. 'He taught me how to love,' the comic star said at a march to raise awareness for healthier vaccinations in Washington, D.C., two years ago.
'And without Evan I might never have seen the greatness of Jenny's spirit,' he added. In February the couple jointly hosted an event in Miami to support McCarthy's autism organisation, Generation Rescue.
'Jenny is the first person that I’ve been with where I don't have a giant question mark over my head,' Carrey said.
While McCarthy has praised her then-boyfriend's devotion to Evan. She has said: '[He has the] capacity to love and to take on something that most men would completely run away from.'
The former couple have been outspoken about not getting married, but McCarthy recently joked that they were considering walking down the aisle.'We say 'never' but I don't know. Maybe for tax purposes, someday, when we are old.'
Carrey recently revealed on Twitter that he had become a grandfather after his 22-year-old singer/songwriter daughter Jane gave birth to grandson Jackson Riley Santana. McCarthy said she was thrilled to be a grandmother to Jane's baby. 'I will be called 'grandmother,' with or without a [marriage] certificate,' she said. 'That baby is going to be mine!'
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