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Carrey and McCarthy first took their love public in June 2006 – even holding hands at an L.A. Radiohead show. They "were having so much fun," a concertgoer told PEOPLE. "It was like you were watching a romantic comedy."
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Talk about a sideshow! While catching a tennis match at the 2006 U.S. Open, the comedian makes his girl crack up. "Our dynamic is great," she told PEOPLE. "I'm very, very happy. It's a lot of laughing."
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SUNNY SIDE UP
Snuggling on a sandy Hawaiian beach, McCarthy and Carrey watch the sun set during a tropical getaway in June '07. "We like to sit and do nothing," she said. "Stare at the ocean and go 'ohhmmm.'"
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Fresh from their beachside cuddle, the couple – who both committed to never remarrying – make it a night out at a West Hollywood party. "I don't need that piece of paper of commitment to prove my love," she told PEOPLE.
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With her then-5-year-old son Evan, the trio make a happy bunch at the Horton Hears a Who premiere in March '08 – a few months after McCarthy published her memoir, Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism. "Beyond doubt it was written in the stars that Jim and Evan were a pair," she wrote of her son (with ex-husband John Asher).
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A COUPLE'S CAUSE
McCarthy and Carrey – whom she's called the "autism whisperer" – lead the and rally in Washington in June '08. "He taught me how to love," Carrey said of McCarthy's son. "And without Evan I might never have seen the greatness of Jenny's spirit."
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It can't get more intimate than this: The funny pair give the cameras a show on a Malibu beach July 4, 2008 – with Carrey squeezing into McCarthy's sexy swimsuit.
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STANDING BY HER MAN
Carrey holds tight to his lady while walking the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of Yes Man in December '08.
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The couple and 7-year-old Evan show that it's all about teamwork while in Maui, Hawaii, in July '09. But when it comes to McCarthy and Evan, Carrey's admitted, "I'm a pushover."
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Just months before their breakup, McCarthy and Carrey spread cheer on the road at the world premiere of the comedian's new movie, A Christmas Carol, in London in November '09.
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McCarthy and Carrey seemed very much a team while cohosting a charity poker event in Miami in February. But just two months later, he Tweeted, "I'm grateful 4 the many blessings we've shared and I wish her the very best! S'okay!"