Jim Carrey: I’ve Learned To Date Non-Famous Women To Avoid Tabloids

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Jim Carrey Howard Stern

By Daniel Gates


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Jim Carrey says he’s trying not to fall into the tabloids’ trap by getting into relationships with celebrities. In an interview on Tuesday’s “The Howard Stern Show,” Carrey reflected on his romantic history (which has included high-profile relationships with Jenny McCarthy, Lauren Holly and Renee Zellweger), and revealed that he’s now learned to stay under the radar with his personal life.

Asked how he’s keeping things quiet, Carrey answers, “Date people that aren’t famous, that’s one of the keys.” He tells Stern, “It’s really not personal… if you hook up with someone who’s famous, you become a sell-able commodity, and that’s the most important thing in those magazines. It’s not what you’re doing in the movies, it’s who are you with, what are you doing, are you breaking up.”

“It’s a cyclical pattern of seasons,” continues Carrey. “So in the spring, everyone is in love in those magazines. And in the fall, they’re falling apart.” The star later says he doesn’t think he’ll ever get married for a third time, explaining, “I just don’t see it as necessary at this point.”

Carrey also talks to Stern about hosting “Saturday Night Live,” living with his parents as a young actor in Hollywood, his classic 1990s roles and enormous success, drug addiction, going on a spiritual vision quest, and much more.

Hear the interview below, and tell us what you think about what Carrey has to say.


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