Jim Carrey reveals he enjoys an isolated life of simple joys — reading, painting, sculpting and the occasional date

The 56-year-old actor says he likes to keep to himself in a new interview and adds that he loves to read, enjoys painting, and working on sculptures


                            Jim Carrey reveals he enjoys an isolated life of simple joys — reading, painting, sculpting and the occasional date

Comedian Jim Carrey is single but he hasn't given up looking for true love. The 56-year-old actor said that he likes to keep to himself in a new interview. Carrey said: "You could describe my home life as an isolated life. I spend a lot of time by myself but I like being by myself, so it’s OK. That might be strange to some people, but I enjoy it." In spite of enjoying his alone time, Carrey did admit that he still like going on dates.

According to Daily Mail, Carrey said to Radio Times while talking about his free time: "I love to read and I enjoy painting and working on sculptures. And I date." Carrey was married to actress Melissa Womer from 1987 to 1995. They both welcomed Carrey's only child, Jane, back in September 1987. Jane competed in American Idol's 2012 season.

 Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 2018 New Yorker Festival on October 6, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)
 Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 2018 New Yorker Festival on October 6, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

The 'Bruce Almighty' star later got married to Lauren Holly, his co-star from 'Dumb and Dumber' in September 1996. Their marriage, however, was brief and lasted for less than a year. Carrey was then linked to Renee Zellweger for a few years and the two of them were even engaged for a while. He later started dating actress Jenny McCarthy after they met in 2005. The two of them had a relationship for five years before splitting in 2010.

Since that breakup, Carrey was only in one other public relationship to Cathriona White after they started dating in 2012. In 2015, White was found dead from a prescription drug overdose and Carrey served as one of the pallbearers at her funeral.

Jim Carrey attends the funeral of Cathriona White on October 10, 2015, in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. (Source: Getty Images)
Jim Carrey attends the funeral of Cathriona White on October 10, 2015, in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. (Source: Getty Images)

After White died, Carrey issued an emotional statement saying that he is "deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona". He added: "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled." The actor was then subsequently sued for wrongful death in September 2016 by Mark Burton, White's estranged husband, and Brigid Sweetman, her mother.

Sweetman and Burton claimed that Carrey had obtained the drugs that White ended up using to kill herself under a false name. They also claimed that he gave the pills to White in spite of knowing that she was prone to depression and had made an attempt on her life once already. They further alleged that the actor gave her "three STDs without warning her". Carrey then filed a countersuit in 2017 against Sweetman and Burton claiming that their lawsuits were just an attempt to extort the actor.

Jim Carrey accepts the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy presented by Jaguar Land Rover onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards (Getty Images)
Jim Carrey accepts the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy presented by Jaguar Land Rover onstage at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards (Getty Images)

The comedian also issued a statement after the lawsuit denying any culpability in White's death. The statement read: "What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world."

He continued: "I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace." The lawsuit that was filed against the actor was dismissed in February this year.