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Famous For His Movies Canadian Actor Jim Carrey Married Twice and Has a Daughter; His Ex-Girlfriend Died Of Drug Overdose

Updated On 12 Nov, 2020 Published On 14 May, 2018
Famous For His Movies Canadian Actor Jim Carrey Married Twice and Has a Daughter; His Ex-Girlfriend Died Of Drug Overdose

Known for his acting and comedy, Jim is married twice in his life. What is he upto now? Let's find out.

Everyone knows the man behind "The Mask" who has the skill to make people roll through there chair. The actor is married twice and shares a daughter with his former wife.

He was married to two wives but for now, the actor is living a low-key life these days. His fans are eager to know as to who is he dating and what has he been up to. Well, let's see what we know about the actor so far.

What Is Actor Jim Carrey Upto? Married Twice And Has A Child

Jim Carrey, a famous Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter and a producer known for his famous movies like, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura and several others. He is often dubbed as king of 'Physical Comedy.'

Well, Jim has been seen with several ladies in his life. But he has not been in a romantic relationship lately.


Jim was married twice in his life
Source: TheWrap

The actor's most recent work was a Netflix documentary that explored the life and mind of Jim when filming the 1999 movie Man on the Moon.

Jim spent the last six years painting in his home studio after getting the vibe of the beauty of art. He said,

"There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not covered in paint or something from doing sculptures. Making art, in general, is not really a choice, I’m being painted and I’m being expressed and I’m being created, and there’s little me involved.”

He also released a six minutes documentary, I Needed Color in which he explains his passion for art.

Past Affairs and Relationships Of Jim Carrey:

Jim was married to former actress and comedy store waitress Melissa Womer. They tied the knot on March 28, 1987. The couple has a daughter together Jane Erin Carrey who was born on September 6, 1987. Jim and Melissa were married for 8 years and eventually divorced in 1995.


Jim with his ex-wife Melissa
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Jane married Alex Santana in 2009 and has a son together, Jackson who was born in 2010. Jane and Alex are divorced. Jane was a contestant in 2012 American Idol. 

Jim then married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly in the following year.


Jim with ex-wife Lauren
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They tied the knot on September 23, 1996. The marriage did not last more than a year and they divorced in 1997.

In the late 90s, he had a romantic relationship with his Me, Myself and Irene co-star Renee Zellweger with whom he has engaged from 1999 to 2000.


Jim and his about-to-be-wife Renee
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Carrey was low-profile for some years but in 2005, he met Jenny McCarthy and made their relationship public in 2006.


Jim was with Jenny for about 4 years
Source: Zimbio

The couple were together for 4 years and eventually broke up in April 2010.  But Jenny said they are still good friends.

Jim's former girlfriend Cathriona White was found dead from a drug overdose on 23 September 2015.


Jim's ex, Cathriona died from a drug overdose
Source: Mirror

After the death of Cathriona, a new controversy emerged as White's husband from 2013, Mark Burton and her mother filed a lawsuit against Carrey.

Mark claimed that Jim used his immense wealth and celebrity status to obtain the drugs involved in the case. Following day, Jim released a statement mentioning White's addiction was long before he even met her. 

In 2016, White's mother also filed a lawsuit against Jim claiming he underwent a test for sexually transmitted infections which came out to be true as he was positive for Hepatitis A, Herpes, and Chlamydia.

Despite knowing that he is positive of the infection, he was still involved sexually with Ms. White so her mother Brigid Sweetman issued a statement that Jim lied to the media, the court, and the public. 

But the lawsuit was dismissed on January 25, 2018, as the attorneys for both confirmed no further legal proceedings. 

Quick Facts: Jim Carrey


Source: DailyWire
  • He was born on January 17, 1962 (age:56).
  • He was born in Newmarket, Canada.
  • His born name is James Eugene Carrey.
  • He did stand up comedy in local Toronto comedy clubs.
  • He was forced to quit school at 15 to support the family and worked as a janitor.
  • He mailed his resume to "The Carol Burnett Show" with hopes of getting a job at the program when he was 10.
  • He has been nominated six times for Golden Globe and won 2.
  • While he was struggling, he wrote a $10 million cheque and cashed it when he was famous.
  • He was the first actor to receive a $20 million salary.
  • His birth sign is Capricorn.
  • He has three siblings.
  • He stands at the height of 186 cm and weighs around 180 pounds.

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