Jim Carrey and Mariah Carey are two of the most famous celebrities in the world, but are they related by blood? The rumor has been circulating for a long time, but the truth is that they have no familial connection whatsoever. They just happen to share a similar-sounding surname, which is actually a coincidence.
How Did the Rumor Start?
The rumor that Jim Carrey and Mariah Carey are related probably started as a joke, based on their common last name. Some people might have also confused them with other celebrities who are actually related, such as Drew Carey and Carey Mulligan, or Jim Parsons and Alan Parsons.
However, there is no evidence that Jim Carrey and Mariah Carey have any common ancestors or relatives. According to People, Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Percy and Kathleen Carrey. His father was a musician and accountant of French-Canadian descent, while his mother was a homemaker of Irish ancestry.
According to Biography, Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York, USA, to Alfred and Patricia Carey. Her father was an aeronautical engineer of African-American and Venezuelan descent, while her mother was an opera singer and vocal coach of Irish ancestry.
Have They Ever Met?
Jim Carrey and Mariah Carey have met at least once, in 2009, when they both attended the premiere of Disney’s A Christmas Carol in Los Angeles. They posed for a photo together, along with Jim Carrey’s then-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy. The photo was posted on Twitter by Mariah Carey, who wrote: “Me & Jenny McCarthy with our new BFF Jim Carrey!!”
However, there is no indication that they have maintained any contact or friendship since then. They have never worked together on any project, nor have they expressed any interest in doing so. They have also never dated each other, contrary to some false reports.
Who Have They Dated?
Jim Carrey has had a few turbulent relationships in the past. He has been married twice: first to Melissa Womer, from 1987 to 1995, with whom he has a daughter named Jane; and second to Lauren Holly, from 1996 to 1997. He has also dated several other women, including Renee Zellweger, January Jones, Anchal Joseph, Anastasia Vitkina, Natalie Gal, Cathriona White, and Ginger Gonzaga.
Mariah Carey has also had her share of romantic ups and downs. She has been married three times: first to Tommy Mottola, from 1993 to 1998; second to Nick Cannon, from 2008 to 2016, with whom she has twins named Moroccan and Monroe; and third to Bryan Tanaka, from 2017 to present. She has also dated several other men, including Luis Miguel, Eminem, Mark Sudack, Christian Monzon, James Packer, and Derek Jeter.
Jim Carrey and Mariah Carey are not related by blood or marriage. They just happen to have a similar-sounding surname, which is a coincidence. They have met once in 2009, but they have not kept in touch or worked together since then. They have both had their own separate careers and love lives. Therefore, the rumor that they are related is false and should be dismissed.