Legendary actor Jim Carrey is often speculated to be gay. But the rumors are not true.
James Eugene Carrey, better known as Jim Carrey, is a Canadian-American actor and comedian.
During his four & a half decades of career, he has given many memorable performances and hit movies like The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty, The Cable Guy, Ace Ventura, and Batman Forever, to name a few.
Jim is best known for his in-the-face slapstick comedy, rubbery body movements, and flexible facial expressions.
Is Jim Carrey Gay? Gay Rumors Debunked
Jim Carrey is officially straight. The veteran actor has never publicly revealed that he is homosexual; instead, he has said he is straight.
Besides, the Dumb & Dumber actor has married two and dated several women, pointing to his heterosexuality.
The speculations that Jim is gay might have been because he has not been the most stable regarding his love life. He has dated and split from many ladies since the 1980s.
Jim might not be gay, but he did play gay characters many times in his career. In I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Jim plays the co-lead role of Steven Russell, a gay cop-turned-conman who meets the love of his life in prison.
On-screen, he also shared passionate moments with co-star Ewan McGregor (Phillip Morris).
Jim Carrey Has Been Married Twice
Jim Carrey has been married twice and in love relationships multiple times.
Jim first married Melissa Womer, a former actress and Comedy Store waitress, on March 28, 1987. The two had a daughter named Jane Erin Carrey on September 6, 1987.
Jane is Jim’s only child. She has played in a few movies and has been a part of American Idol and Catfish. She is 36 as of March, 2024.
Jim’s first marriage lasted for seven years as he and Melissa divorced in 1995.
A year later, on September 23, 1996, Jim married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly. But the marriage briefly ended in less than a year.
Likewise, Jim was once engaged to his Me, Myself, and Irene co-star Renée Zellweger and dated January Jones in 2002. But these relationships did not work out, either.
Other ladies that Jim has dated include Jenny McCarthy (2005-2010), Cathriona White (2012-2015), and Ginger Gonzaga (2019).
Jim Carrey Net Worth 2024
Celebrity Net Worth states that Jim Carrey has a net worth of $180 million. He has made his name on the rich list thanks to his hard work and dedication since 1977.
During his career, the actor has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from acting fees and backend bonuses.
What’s even more interesting is that he reportedly once wrote a blank check to himself for $10 million when he was broke and depressed back in 1985. He post-dated it ten years later, and unsurprisingly, his dream came true within that period.
In the late 1990s and 2000s, a period where Jim was dominant, he was one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. He was the first actor to make $20 million for a single film, which he did with 1996’s The Cable Guy.
Jim made his debut as Tony Moroni in the 1981 TV movie Rubberface; the rest is history. Now he is a recipient of awards like Golden Globes, Peoples Choice, Kids Choice, Critics Choice, and so on.
Besides being an actor, Jim has also written and produced several films, shows, and documentaries. He has also authored books like How Roland Rolls and Memoirs and Misinformation.