Jim Carrey Won't See Ex Jenny McCarthy's Autistic Son & Maybe He's Right

jenny mccarthyWe all know that break-ups can be tough on the couple. But they can also wreak havoc on the children involved, whether the kids are the biological children of the couple or step-children or, in the case of Jim Carrey and his ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, a child who became very attached to his mommy's bf. According to Jenny, her 10-year-old son, Evan, is in therapy to get over losing Jim. Jenny says that despite asking several times for Jim to keep in touch with Evan, he refuses.

Jenny dated Jim for five years, and they started just after Jenny's son was diagnosed with autism. The couple split two years ago, and Jim apparently has refused to see Evan since then. "The kid's in therapy over it," Jenny told Howard Stern. "Hopefully they will cross paths again." Jenny says that she shows Evan some of Jim's movies to help him cope with his loss. Hm, really? Is this actually helping the kid? Watching Jim in Mr. Popper's Penguins and then not having him around in real life? Well, what do I know. I've never dated a movie star. Maybe Jim is channeling his character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and had Evan erased from his memory.

We probably all want to jump down Jim Carrey's throat right now, but none of us know what precipitated the break-up. Perhaps, whatever it was, it's simply too traumatic for Jim to see either Jenny OR Evan. And I doubt you can get one without the other. Maybe hanging out with Evan will just remind Jim of everything he's lost. Should he man up and do it for the sake of the kid? Maybe. But maybe it would just make things worse.

The reality is that break-ups are called that for a reason. They break you apart. They break apart your partner. They break apart families. In an ideal world, all break-ups would be amicable, and all kids would come out of them unscathed. But that isn't the world we live in. So let's not judge Jim, as we don't have all of the facts.

Do you still have a relationship with an ex's kid?


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nonmember avatar lilias

precisely why I didn't date until my kids were grown. Adults are selfish (on both ends) and kids get hurt.

libby261 libby261

Jim Carrey is an jacka$$

Subur... SuburbanMom190

I doubt it would be too difficult for him to spend a little time with the kid from time to time. He doesn't have to see her. Seems selfish to me.

nonmember avatar jazmynn

I think it is right he's not seeing the kid. It's not his kid and it would just make the kid confused if he still seen Jim but he's not with the kids mom.

Kathryn Marie Precious

I kind of agree with Jim, he should have distance from Evan. Maybe it would be better if it was like a slow withdrawal from him, but each kid is different. And I think maybe she was hoping that they would be together for a long time (maybe marriage) so I don't fault her for dating. Therapy is the right way to go, minus maybe showing him movies starring Jim.

Stacey. Stacey.

I think Jim is doing the right thing. He is not Evans dad, and thus not his responsibility. Jim has his own children, and needs to make himself happy. BTW, who and where is Evans real dad, shouldnt Jenny be hoping he crosses Evans path? I mean, she's pretty stupid for making Jim look like an ass over this.

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

I disagree with many comments, he was in the kids life for 5 years! That is a long time, I am sure they bonded and it's hard on the poor kid. I know he is not Jim's child but still, he was in his life a long time and it would be nice if he let him down easy and gradually... maybe take him out once in a while as a friendly gesture. He choose to be in the kids life when he started dating his mother. Just my opinion. And I am a step parent, if for some reason my husband and I broke up I would still be there for my step daughter, it would crush her if I just left her! 

tiny_... tiny_mama

As a mom of autistic kids, I have to agree with his decision, sure Jenny wants Jim in her kids life right now, but what if that causes her grief in the future with future boyfriends/husbands, that would just further upset her son. Therapy is the right route, visiting this kid isn't.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Wait, did you say not to judge someone before having all the facts??? I may need to read that a few times over...........

elle7777 elle7777

What's he supposed to do? Keep seeing the kid for even longer and then stop seeing him? They broke up. He's not his dad.  I do agree it might be nice if he saw him every now and again, but maybe he thinks that would be harder for him in the long run.

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