Jim Carrey Responds After Jenny McCarthy Blames Him for Son’s Depression
Jenny McCarthy called her ex, Jim Carrey, out, saying that he’s refusing to see her son Evan who is battling Autism and now “has been in therapy” because Carrey has failed to stay in touch with the boy.
The once Singled Out host who is set to host a new dating game show soon (Love in the Wild), was on The Howard Stern Show recently, and tossed out some choice words towards her ex and what his absence is doing to her son.
I’ve tried to ask [Jim] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks. I tell [Evan] that someday you’ll cross paths, meet again…It’s hard. He’s been in therapy. It’s a process, he’s working on it.
Carrey and McCarthy dated for five years and split in 2010. Reasons for that break-up are up in the air, but one reason is said to have been Carrey’s own battle with depression. When they got together, Evan was a mere 3 years old and was 8 when Carrey said goodbye. So it’s been two years since Evan’s seen the only Dad he ever knew. Yeah, he was probably bummed about losing Carrey, but the funnyman made a good point about the recent press McCarthy’s giving herself.
It’s going around that Carrey finds it quite the coincidence that all this is coming to the surface two years after the split, and when McCarthy has a show premiering. Her PR people must be in heaven.
In regards to Evan though, Carrey has nothing but kind words for the boy:
I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan’s well being. It’s unfortunate that Evan’s privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always.
McCarthy has tried to reach out to her ex through other resources, but has yet to hit him up personally. Maybe if she did that in the first place her son would’ve gotten the reunion he apparently seeks.