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Who is Melissa Womer? All About Jim Carrey’s Ex-Wife; Her Bio

Melissa Womer is an American actress and producer who is known for her role as a store waitress in the 1999 movie, Man on the Moon. Moreover, the actress gained further media limelight for being the first wife of well-renowned Canadian-American comedian and actor Jim Carrey. Jim is widely known for his humor & comic timing and got international recognization from the 1990 American sketch comedy TV series, In Living Color.

The former couple was together for almost a decade. What was the reason for their divorce? Did Melissa remarry after separating from her ex-spouse, Jim? Furthermore, do the couple share any kids together? What is Melissa up to today?

In this article, we will try to summarize all the quarries regarding Jim Carry’s ex-spouse Melissa including her early life, birthday, professional career, net worth, and many more!

Details On Melissa Womer Birth And Early Life

Melissa Womer was born on 8th July 1960 in New York, America. As per her birth details, her birth sign is Cancer. As of 2022, Melissa Womer is 62 years old. The details of her parents and siblings are yet to be revealed. However, the ex-celebrity spouse grew up in a dysfunctional family and had to face lots of quarrels and conflicts within the family in her childhood, which made her early childhood unpleasant.

Besides, Womer belongs to the White ethnicity and holds American citizenship. Talking about Womer’s educational qualification, Melissa is a graduate student who completed her graduation from the University of Kansas.

On the contrary, Melissa’s ex-spouse, Jim Carrey was born on 17th, January 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The comedian holds dual citizenship of Canadian and American. He attended the Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York. Carrey then attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute but dropped out of school on his 16th birthday.

Who Is Jim Carry’s First Wife Melissa Womer? Her Full-Bio

Womer is a producer and actress by profession. She has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. She debuted in Hollywood as a producer and worked as an executive producer in the 1997 movie, Real Stories of the Donut Men. Later in 2004, she produced a TV series named, The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin. 

Apart from producing movies, Womer also acted in the 1999 movie, Man on the Moon where she appeared in the role of a store waitress. The movie also featured her ex-husband Jim Carrey along with Gerry Becker and Greyson Erik.

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Man on the Moon actress Melissa Womer posing for a photoshoot

Before her acting and producing career, Womer worked in various places while studying at university to cater to her needs. Melissa used to write jokes for the morning radio show at Q104 in Kanas city. After completing her graduation, Womer moved to California and worked at a comedy store on Sunset Boulevard as a cocktail waitress. Soon later, the actress got the opportunity to perform in an open mic at the store and gradually became one of the favorite comic icons at the store.

Melissa Womer’s Relationships With Her Ex-Husband Jim Carrey

Well, Melissa Womer first met then-struggling actor, Jim while working at a Comedy store in LA. Both of them felt the spark and started dating soon. The couple was married on March 28th, 1987 in a private ceremony.

Following their nuptial, Melissa also changed her surname from Womer to Carry and many people still know her by Mellissa Carrey rather than Melissia Womer.

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Melissa Womer and her ex-spouse, Jim Carrey. Wedding photograph

At the time of their marriage, Womer was already 4 months pregnant. On the same year on September 6, their only daughter Jane Erin Carrey was born.

In fact, when the couple got married, they weren’t properly settled as Jim used to make $25 a night doing standup at the Comedy Store. In the meantime, Melissa was also working at two different places. She was a waitress at the Comedy Store and a masseuse at a health club in Los Angeles.

Jim Carrey’s Busy Schedule Torn Their Relationship Apart

The couple shared quite good bonding initially. However, the increasing popularity and busy schedule of Jim eventually tore their relationship apart and the duo officially divorced in 1995. However, there were quite a lot of legal dramas during separation.

Jim Carrey Family, with her first wife
Jim Carrey and Melissa Womer with their daughter, Jane Carrey

While talking with the Spokesman, Melissa said that “there is no doubt Jim performs his acting role quite well, but when it comes to preforms his domestic roles he fails.” Womer also said that she had warned Jim multiple times by saying, “You must come home and put your feet back on the ground and take your garbage out like everyone else, or I can’t be married to you.” However, nothing improved,

I was happy to take on the traditional wife and mother roles. He knows I’m a good woman, a good wife, a good mother. But… He’s not good husband material. Marriage takes empathy, commitment, and sacrifice. The dude has changed.

Jim instead chose his career in Hollywood over her wife and daughter and filed for divorce on 1st, November 1994.

Divorce Settlement

There were lots of controversies at the time of their separation. It all started after the couple filed for a divorce, where as stated in the document the couple owed to split all the earnings they made during their marriage duration.

However, things got complicated after Womer claimed that Jim tried to fake the date of their separation so that he would not have to pay the contribution of the $7 million contract of The Mask to her. In a statement, she said,

“He says (we) split June 15 (1993), which oddly enough just happens to be the day he signed on for $7 million for ‘The Mask,”’

Later on, Jim who made approx $697,156 in September 1994 offered Melissa a one-time settlement of $500k and $25ok a month for alimony and child care.

Regardless of his offer, Melissa demanded around $5-10 million at the time of divorce as the divorce settlement from Jim. However, Womer only received $3.5 million as a divorce settlement and $7 million as child care for their daughter, Jane.

Melissa Is A Grandmother Of Jane’s Child

Back in 2009, Melissa’s musician daughter came out with the news that she was expecting a child with her boyfriend, Alex Santana. Her beau Santana is a lead vocalist of the rock band, Blood-Money. After the big announcement, Jane’s father Jim Carrey also expressed his happiness while talking with PEOPLE and said,

I am very excited, Jane is going to be a great mom.

On February 26th, 2010, Womer became the grandmother of Jane’s son, Jackson Riley Santana. However, the relationship between Jane Carrey and Alex Santana could not last long as expected and the duo got separated just after a year of their marriage in 2011.

Besides, did you know that Melissa Womer and Jim Carrey’s daughter, Jane was once an American Idol contestant? Back in 2012, Jane participated in an American idol season 11. However, the star kid was eliminated from the Hollywood round but managed to gain a huge fan following.

Where is Melissa Womer Now?

After getting divorced from her high-profile ex-husband, Womer has lived her life quite privately. Her shy nature made her keep away from any of the media limelight. Neither, she is active on any of the social media handles nor she had made any public appearances since then.

Thus, the queries related to where is Melissa now and what is Melissa up to nowadays, still remain unanswered. Reportedly, she currently resides in her hometown in New York, America.

How Rich is Jim Carrey’s First Wife Melissa?

Melissa Womer earns quite a good amount from her various profession. She has an estimated net worth of around $6 million which she has earned from her acting career.

On the other hand, Melissa’s ex-husband Jim Carrey is among the richest actor in America. He has an estimated wealth of around $180 million as of 2022. He has earned a fortune from various shows and through his acting career.