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    Updated on Jul 18, 2020. Posted on Jul 15, 2020

    Jim Carrey Describing His Relationship With Renée Zellweger Shows You Can Appreciate A Relationship Even If It Doesn't Work Out

    "She was special to me."

    Even after the breakup, there are some relationships that leave a lasting impression on you, and that's exactly what it was like for Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.

    A red carpet photo of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
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    Jim and Renée began dating after meeting on the set of their 2000 comedy Me, Myself, & Irene, and were briefly engaged from 1999 to Dec. 2000.

    A screen grab of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger in their 2000 film "Me, Myself, & Irene."
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    Despite their short-lived romance, the 58-year-old actor and comedian still described Renée as the "great love of his life" in his new satirical, semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation.

    And during a recent interview with Howard Stern, Jim was asked if that statement was true, despite the book being categorized as fiction.

    A screen grab of Howard Stern and Jim Carrey during their interview on the "Howard Stern Show."
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    "Well, she definitely was special to me," Jim told Howard. "Very special. I think she's lovely."

    A screen grab of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger in the 2000 film "Me, Myself, & Irene."
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    Howard then wondered if Jim felt like Renée was "the one that got away," in a sense.

    A red carpet photo of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
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    "I don't regret. I don't have those things, but I do appreciate the people that have come through my life for the good that they gave me."

    A red carpet photo of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
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    Jim went on to say, "But I don't pine for anybody. It's not that kind of situation. It's just my way of saying there was a very important thing there and to recognize that."

    A red carpet photo of Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
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    It's always sweet to hear people reflect on the people who impacted their life, even if their friendships or relationships didn't last.

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    To hear more, be sure to watch the full clip from Jim's interview on The Howard Stern Show.

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    And read more about his life in his new fictional autobiography Memoirs and Misinformation.

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