Jim Carrey onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at...

Jim Carrey onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (June 5, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Jim Carrey Wednesday responded to his former girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, who said the comedian has turned his back on her 10-year-old autistic son, Evan.

"I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan's well-being," Carrey, 50, said in a statement. "It's unfortunate that Evan's privacy is not being considered. I love Evan very much and will miss him always."

McCarthy, 39, host of NBC's "Love in the Wild," said on Howard Stern's radio show Monday, "I've tried to ask [Carrey] numerous times [to see Evan], because my son still asks."

Evan, she said, tells her "almost weekly" he misses Carrey, with whom she had a five-year relationship that ended in 2010.

"I tell [Evan] that someday you'll cross paths, meet again . . . [but] it's hard," McCarthy told Stern. "He's been in therapy. It's a process; he's working on it."

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