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Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy break up -- then tell the world via Twitter

April 6, 2010 |  8:07 pm

Jim carrey jenny mccarthy split Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have been a modern couple, not marrying despite years of companionship. Turns out they're even more modern exes -- the pair announced their split today via Twitter.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, McCarthy (@JennyfromMTV) wrote, "Im so grateful for the years Jim and I had together. I will stay committed to Jane and will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart."

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.

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