Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy split via Twitter

Afp April 10, 2010

LOS ANGELES: Actor Jim Carrey and long-time partner Jenny McCarthy announced Tuesday they had split after five years together, breaking the news to fans via micro-blogging site Twitter.

"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!," Canada-born funnyman Carrey, 48, wrote.

Actress and former Playboy model McCarthy, 37, added shortly afterwards: "I'm so grateful for the years Jim and I had together."

The split was confirmed by Carrey's publicist Marleah Leslie in a statement released to US media outlets. "Jim and Jenny have recently decided to end their five-year relationship," Leslie said. "They are grateful for the many blessings they have shared and wish each other the very best." Carrey, the star of hit films such as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask" and "Bruce Almighty," was most recently seen in Disney's 3-D holiday special "A Christmas Carol."