Last night on the Howard Stern show, Jenny McCarthy made a few comments about her ex-husband Jim Carrey. McCarthy criticized Carrey for abandoning her son Evan who has autism.
“I’ve tried to ask [Carrey] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks almost weekly (too see Carrey). 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 you’ll cross paths, meet again … [but] it’s hard. He’s been in therapy. It’s a process, he’s working on it.”
Just to be clear, Evan is not Carrey’s son. Evan is the son of Jenny McCarthy and her ex John Mallory Asher. Carrey was, however, a father figure to Evan when he dated McCarthy. The two ended their five-year relationship in 2010.
Carrey defended himself today, releasing a statement saying:
“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.”
Do you think Jim Carrey, who has a grown daughter of his own and a grandson, has a responsibility to see Jenny McCarthy’s son more often? Was Jenn McCarthy out of line for calling him out on the Howard Stern Show?”
If Jim isn’t in the picture as often as McCarthy would like, Evan at least has a new father figure around. The former Playboy model has recently started dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.