Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy break up -- then tell the world via Twitter
Jane is Carrey's 22-year-old daughter, who just made the comedian a grandfather in late February, giving birth to son Jackson Riley Santana.
Around the same time as his former partner's tweet, Carrey (@jimcarrey) wrote, "Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship. I'm grateful 4 the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the very best! S'okay! ?;^>"
McCarthy and Carrey had many a sweet day strolling on the beaches of Malibu, sharing swimsuits and playing with her son Evan, now 7.
It's no surprise the former Playboy pinup intends to remain a part of the Carrey family. She told the Ministry in December that she was thrilled to be a grandmother to Jane's baby, ring or not.
"I will be called 'grandmother,' with or without a [marriage] certificate," she said. "That baby is going to be mine!"
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy in 2007. Credit: Rene Macura / Associated Press.