Carrey and McCarthy first took their love public in June 2006 – even holding hands at an L.A. Radiohead show. They “were having so much fun,” a concertgoer told PEOPLE. “It was like you were watching a romantic comedy.”
Talk about a sideshow! While catching a tennis match at the 2006 U.S. Open, the comedian makes his girl crack up. “Our dynamic is great,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m very, very happy. It’s a lot of laughing.”
Fresh from their beachside cuddle, the couple – who both committed to never remarrying – make it a night out at a West Hollywood party. “I don’t need that piece of paper of commitment to prove my love,” she told PEOPLE.
With her then-5-year-old son Evan, the trio make a happy bunch at the Horton Hears a Who premiere in March ‘08 – a few months after McCarthy published her memoir, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism. “Beyond doubt it was written in the stars that Jim and Evan were a pair,” she wrote of her son (with ex-husband John Asher).
McCarthy and Carrey – whom she’s called the “autism whisperer” – “lead and rally in Washington in June ‘08. “He taught me how to love,” Carrey said of McCarthy’s son. “And without Evan I might never have seen the greatness of Jenny’s spirit.”
Carrey and daughter Jane turn out to support McCarthy’s autism organization, Generation Rescue, at a July ‘08 event in L.A. The next year, it’s McCarthy who throws Jane a baby shower before the arrival of son Jackson (with hubby Alex Santana).
McCarthy and Carrey seemed very much a team while cohosting a charity poker event in Miami in February. But just two months later, he Tweeted, “I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!”