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Jenny McCarthy has moved on from her relationship with Jim Carrey, but her son Evan is having a tougher time. In an interview with The Howard Stern Show, McCarthy revealed that Evan, who is 10 years old and autistic, tells her "almost weekly" how much he misses Carrey. The Love in the Wild host added that her ex hasn't made it easy, refusing to see Evan since the 2010 breakup.
"I've tried to ask [Jim] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks," McCarthy 39, told Stern on Monday.
She hasn't asked Jim directly, however. Apparently, McCarthy and Carrey, who dated for more than five years, no longer communicate. But the TV personality said she's gone through "channels" to urge Carrey to reach out to Evan.
"I still love [Jim]. I think you can love people from a distance and respect him," McCarthy -- who is set to pose nude for Playboy this summer -- explained. "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."
Sad! Evan is now in therapy to deal with the loss of his former father figure, and still watches Carrey's movies when he misses him. (Even sadder!)
"I tell [Evan] that someday you'll cross paths, meet again... [but] it's hard," his mother said. "It's a process, he's working on it."
In response to the interview, Carrey released a statement to the Huffington Post, basically scolding McCarthy for discussing family matters on a national radio program.
"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," said the 50-year-old comedian. "I love Evan very much and will miss him always."
Sounds like Jenny and Jim have two different definitions of "closure." At least things are looking up for McCarthy, who is now dating Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and doesn't regret parting ways with Carrey.
"As you get older, Howard, you kind of get to see things more clearly," she told Stern. "Hopefully you get happier [over time], and I am so much happier."