Jim Carrey reveals he is to become a first-time grandad

Friday July 10, 2009

His comic turns in films like Liar Liar and The Mask have made Jim Carrey a big hit with children across the globe.  And his ability to entertain kids will stand him in very good stead for his impending new role – as a grandfather.  

The Canadian funny man, 47, has happily confirmed that Jane, his 21-year-old daughter from his first marriage, is expecting her first baby with her fiancé. "I am very excited," Jim has said in a statement. "Jane is going to be a great mom."

Engaged to fellow musician Alex Santana, Jane fronts and plays guitar in alternative rock group, the Jane Carrey Band. She is the Yes Man star's only child. 

The mum-to-be has also supported her dad and his long-term partner Jenny McCarthy at a number of fundraisers for autism, the disease from which Jenny's seven-year-old son Evan suffers.

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