Even though they broke up a few years ago, Jenny McCarthy says that her 10-year-old son Evan, who has autism, still misses having her ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey around.
During an interview with Howard Stern, Jenny revealed that Evan still asks about Jim “on a weekly basis,” and even lets him watch his films. She explains:
“I’ve tried to ask [Jim] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks.”
“I haven’t [reached out directly] . . . I think that sometimes people need to take a real break from each other. But I still love him. I think you can love people from a distance and respect him. 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.”
I actually had a conversation with my husband about this, and he explained that Jim is the jerk in this picture for not at least trying to reach out to Evan given that they once shared a special relationship together, but I kind of see it differently. If Jenny and Jim parted ways as mutual friends, I’m sure there would be no reason why Jim and Evan wouldn’t remain buddies to this day and second, there’s probably more to this story than Jenny is revealing here. Plus, considering the fact that Jim wasn’t Evan’s biological father or that the two weren’t married, why is Jenny calling out Jim so publicly on this? Does the mean that every ex-boyfriend has some sort of responsibility with the well being of their ex-girfriend’s kids? Maybe Jenny should just explain to Evan how relationships work?
I know this sounds all too complicated and awkward for all parties involved, but tell us what you think. Should Jim still be in Evan’s life?
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