Ace Ventura star Jim Carrey has shown that behind the slapstick comedy he's a hopeless romantic.

The 45-year-old actor couldn't praise his girlfriend, actress and model Jenny McCarthy, enough telling Wenn: "Jen's a sweetheart and really wonderful and deeper than people know."

And for the Canadian, the time is right for romance. "I'm more ready to be loved than I have been in my life," he added.

Carrey's personal life has been less than straightforward at times. The Man on the Moon star has been married twice and was also engaged to his Me, Myself and Irene co-star Renee Zellweger before the relationship ended in December 2000.

Speaking of his past flames, he said: "I had the feeling a lot of times when I was in relationships before that I hadn't become a complete person on my own."

"I was hiding and going, 'I need you to fill in the puzzle' and that's not what love is. That's dysfunctional love to me," he added.

But dont expect wedding bells anytime soon. When asked about marriage with Jenny Carrey said: "There are not enough diamond rings in the world to match her worth."

Aw, what a softie!

23/02/2007 07:46:53