March 1st, 2010
10:34 AM ET

Jim Carrey is a grandpa!

Jim Carrey, known best for his exuberant energy in films like "Ace Ventura," "Bruce Almighty" and "Liar Liar," is officially a grandfather. The 48-year-old actor posted this tweet on Twitter Saturday:

Jackson Riley Santana, My Grandson, Born today! This is what 7lbs.11oz. of Calfornia dynomite looks like! %^> 1:14 AM Feb 27th via web

The baby was born to Carrey's 22-year-old daughter Jane Erin Carrey, who he had with his first wife Melissa Womer. Womer and Carrey divorced in 1995. Carrey later married his "Dumb and Dumber" co-star Lauren Holly. They divorced less than a year later.

This was Jane Erin's first child. Her husband is rocker Alex Santana, who performs in the band Blood Money under the stage name Nitro.

You can follow Carrey's Twitter account at

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  1. mushymushroom cute, but I never thought that Jim Carrey was 50ish...SERIOUSLY...he looks younger than his age...congratz! 🙂

    March 2, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. mike gizzle

    congrats on the grandchild Fire Marshall Bill!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shan

    What a beautiful baby. Yeah to Jim Carey, his daughter and her hubby. What a blessing

    March 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Catherine

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute. Have fun being a Grandpa.

    March 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pope Jon

    Guest, for the record my last name goes way back before Catholicism and Christianity where just a twinkle in Jesus’ eye. I am also not catholic nor Christian. That being said, the catholic Pope of Rome’s obligation is not to spread lies but to warn against falling for them. I am not the Pope of Rome but I do take not inoculating your kids very seriously when barbaric diseases thought to be eradicated decades ago are making a comeback in the modern world. Ask your parents or grandparents how many people they new growing up with polio and
    how much pain everyday these polio stricken kids had to endure. That’s why I find no humor in Jim Carrey anymore. Its great he has a healthy baby grandson but its down right dangerous the outright false lies he continues to spread. Until he stops wrecking small helpless innocent lives, what’s there to be happy for or celebrate about Jim Carrey?

    You can apply my last “stick in the butt” comment to Tony to you to….

    March 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pope Jon

    Yes Tony, we do live in America and thank god you can say what you want. But just because you can yell fire in a movie theater doesn’t mean you should when there is no fire. Freedom of speech is useless without being responsible while exercising your freedom of speech. Jenny and Jim can say and believe what they want. They are both talented people (or at least Mr. Carrey is) which has given them a much bigger voice then you and I have due to their celebrity status and that’s not a bad thing. That’s something they earned. But that does not excuse using it irresponsibly by spreading life threatening bad information that's just not true. It is a shame it overshadows the birth of a beautiful innocent baby. But who speaks for all the innocent babies that Jim and Jenny's lies have affected?

    I used to really like Jim Carrey. If it weren’t for his life threatening lies he continues to spread, I’d be congratulating and praising Mr. Carrey along with everyone else.

    March 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Guest

    Pope jon,
    If you were really a "poop" oops sorry "pope" you wouldn't spread negativity. Try and think happy thoughts and maybe that stick in your butt will come out by itself. Congratulations Jim Carrey everybody is happy for you.

    March 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tory

    seriously people we live in America and we have freedom of speech. Jenny and Jim can say whatever they believe and its up to the rest of us to decide what we believe. This was a positive article about a baby lets keep it that way. leave your soap box behind

    March 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Str8 Outta Tx

    i dont care. im about to be an uncle.

    March 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pope Jon

    Dale, wake up and get out from under your rock your sleeping under. Friend, girlfriend or wife, it does not matter. Jim Carry is just as responsible for spreading Jenny McCarthy’s medical lies because he stands right next to her nodding his head and spewing the same misinformation in every interview I have seen them together in. Are you saying he does not believe inoculations are bad when he’s not with her just because they are not married? Really?

    March 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dale

    How in the world did this become about Jim's GIRLFRIEND and her beliefs. Yes she is he GF and NOT his wife! You should worry about getting YOUR facts straight before before condemning someone on their views. Anyway congrats grandpa!

    March 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bill

    John wrote-Jim Carey is a no talent idiot. The fact that people thinks he is the slight bit funny goes to show the human race needs to go extinct soon

    YOUR AN IDIOT- Jim is funny and sometimes the stupid funny is the best humor... Do yourself a favor and you know what!

    Congrats JC!!

    March 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. eileen

    congratulations to the happy family! The baby is so cute. Looks a lot like Grandpa.

    March 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe


    March 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tom Hunter

    Her husband is definitely on Easy Street – won't have to work a day for the rest of his life!

    March 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dawn Miller

    Congratulations to you Jim! Hopefully he will take after his grandpa's sense of humor

    March 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sam

    May he grow up to have his grandfather's sense of humor...that'll give you to something to talk about!

    March 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Pope Jon

    Mr. Jim Carry, for the sake of humanity, stop killing and crippling kids by giving dangerous misguided medical advice on advising against childhood inoculations. You’re helping bring back an epidemic of deadly and crippling childhood diseases worldwide that where all but eradicated decades ago. You’re not a doctor or a research scientist. But you are very irresponsible by using your celebrity stasus to spread outright scientific lies and selling bunk medicine. You’re an outright danger to society.

    Instead, please, please, please use your celebrity status to fight the very real boogie man in children’s closets all across the world like childhood hunger or poverty or child abuse. Leave giving medical advise to those who are actually qualified to give it as you are not.

    Thank you.

    March 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  19. themo

    Whatta lil hunka luv! Congrats, he'll make the world a better

    March 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Greg

    I became one 5 months ago and it was the best thing to happen to me....OOOPS! Except getting married to the women of my dreams...CONGRATS JIM!!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  21. Terri

    Congrats Jim...and the entire family...but honestly...can anyone here imagine having Jim Carrey as a grandpa? I can see soooooo many laughs in the future in this household...what a cool person to have around...funny faces, funny name it. I never knew my grandparents at all...sure wish I could have had one like Jim...:-)

    March 1, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  22. Crystal

    Aw..congrats to the Carrey family. He is precious!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  23. Flor

    Congratulations ! Fun to be a grandparents. That's how I feel as a

    grandparents of a twins.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mike in NJ

    Thanks so much. Your kind words have inspired all of us to greater things. It is people like you that make the world a better place. Would that all of us had the kindness and positive attitude that you exhibit. Much like Ghandi and Mother Teresa, your generosity of spirit and loving nature makes life a pleasure for the rest of us.

    Oops, that was Opposite Me. Ignoring that nimrod, Congrats Jim.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  25. Fran

    He is adorable!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  26. LOL Al

    "Aspen? The French are a-holes..."

    March 1, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  27. Higgins

    Seriously, Jim Carrey will be an awesome Grandpa.
    1. He's young
    2. He has money for cool presents
    3. He'll make the funniest faces ever for a kid to enjoy

    My grandpa used to talk to me about how the "Viet-meese" were coming to this country to take our jobs. I was 6. Not cool grandpa. Not cool.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  28. John

    Jim Carey is a no talent idiot. The fact that people thinks he is the slight bit funny goes to show the human race needs to go extinct soon.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  29. Greg

    Hopefully this baby will get vaccines. Hopefully his ignorant wife won't pressure the parents into needlessly exposing this baby to completely preventable, deadly diseases. Vaccines DO NOT cause autism!!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  30. Stephanie

    Welcome to the CLUB!! you will love being a grandparent.
    Stephanie-Jersey City

    March 1, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  31. DGB

    Congratulation's Big Jim... Much love, Enjoy!!!!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. Vicki Lee

    Jackson WILL love his Grandpa's movies.
    Enjoy these GOLDEN HAPPY year with Little Jackson.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  33. who cares

    Wow, she made a lot of us old Jim!!! 🙂 Glad everyone is doing well.

    March 1, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  34. DIANA

    Best wishes to Jane Carrey and her new family. Congratulations Grandpa!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  35. Str8 Outta Tx

    so what does the daughter look like?

    March 1, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jeff

    Alllllllllllll righty then!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  37. shanese

    What a beautiful baby!! Congrat Mr. Carrey!!!!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. valerie sorensen

    What a sweet little baby. This is wonderful!

    March 1, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |

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