Jim Carrey responds to Jenny McCarthy claiming he’s avoided her autistic son

While out promoting her new gig as Love in the Wild host Jenny McCarthy had some pretty harsh words for ex Jim Carrey in regards to his unwillingness to see her autistic son Evan.

I wrote about her comments made to Howard Stern yesterday. We got a lot of interesting feedback in regards to whether or not Jim should still be involved in Evan’s life considering that the two have been apart for a couple of years now and Evan is not Jim’s biological son.

In part McCarthy said:

“I’ve tried to ask Jim numerous times to see Evan, because my son still asks… But 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.”

Carrey didn’t remain silent about the comments made from the extremely outspoken former Playboy centerfold. Here’s what Jim had to say about the situation:

“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.”

Insiders with TMZ find it a little more than coincidental that McCarthy made these statements while out trying to drum up press for Love in the Wild which featured a much lower premiere rating than last year. Just for an idea of what the chat with Stern was like, here’s McCarthy talking about how good she is at certain sexual practices. We’re talking about Stern here after all (read – adult content and language bleeps):

Jenny’s never directly contacted Jim about this issue.

Photo: WENN.com

  • V

    It would be one thing if Jim had adopted her son, but that is not the case here. Where is the biological father? She cannot expect EVERY man she dates to also be in a committed relationship with her son after the breakup, how could that be healthy for the kid.

    • tab

      evan’s bio dad is part of his life.

  • tab

    i like her, but that was a low blow. it’s so immature when celebrities talk crap about other celebrities and/or past relationships. that’s private business.

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  • Nathan

    Sorry, I’m not up-to-date on all of my celebrity news, but how long were they together and were they ever married? I think this is a good example of why parent’s shouldn’t bring their love interests around their children, although if they were married or it was a long relationship it would be unavoidable.

    You honestly can’t expect the guy to be actively involved in the kid’s life forever if he is not even his biological father. It’s a sad situation but probably the best thing for him to do right now, particularly given the child’s age, is to just walk away and keep things civil. The child may be struggling now but the best thing in the long run is not complicate things by having multiple men in his life.

  • LOL

    I don’t think it’s fair to say she’s trying to get attention… it’s not like she did a cheesy photo op or a publicity stunt which was “coincidentally” around the time of the release of something. She was doing regular press for her show and started talking about it.

    As a mother, I’m sure it hurts her/makes her angry to see her son be sad and miss him. Jim married Jenny when her son was a baby, and they were together until he was 5. So he is all her son knows. He’s only 7 now so he probably does still wonder and miss him. No he didn’t adopt him and really he doesn’t have any obligation, but I’m sure if they had a special relationship it would make any mother sad to see their child hurt over losing that.

    • tab

      they weren’t ever married, but together for 3 or 4 years.
      evan spends a lot of time with his biological father.

  • J

    Your info is way off. Jenny & Jim were never married. He didn’t come into the picture until the child was close to 3. They dated 5 years. Long term boyfriend, yes, but when his actual father is still in his life & has been since birth, it’s unfair to say that’s all the child knows. In a perfect world Jim would still be involved since after 5 years I’m sure he loved Jim, but I could see where that could be confusing & maybe just draw out the pain. Sad they didn’t work out otherwise.

  • S

    #1. Jenny’s son has a FATHER which is NOT Jim. He is 1st and foremost this child’s father.

    #2. Jim and Jenny broke HOW LONG AGO??? Why bring it up NOW that her son is HURT that he isn’t coming around???

    #3. When you are a single Mom and in relationships, you have to know that even a long term (5 years or however long) can come to an END…Yes it is going to HURT her and her son…BUT that doesn’t mean JIM HAS to stay apart of her son’s life. HE IS NOT THE FATHER! It is better for both Jenny and her son to have a clean break and move forward. I am sure it hurts for all parties but that is apart of life and something that every person who goes into a relationship with children or someone with children especially small children has to understand. That is why you should protect your children as much as possible and not let just anyone walk in and out of your child’s life.

    I feel very sorry for Jenny’s son being HURT about Jim not being around anymore but his REAL father has never left him and that is where Jenny should be putting her son’s focus. And not trying to get ratings for some TV show.

  • helloisitme

    I agree that she probably shouldn’t have divulged this to the press, but at the same time I could imagine how hard it would be to stay mum on such strong feelings when asked. Why do people want to be in the limelight again?