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Jim Carrey Calls Grandson ‘Just Magical’

11/11/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

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It’s been a year of ups and downs for Jim Carrey, but the star of I Love You Phillip Morris says he’s still riding at least one high.

“[I] love being granddaddy, granddaddy Jim,” he raves to Access Hollywood.

All the same, it’s a title that took some getting used to! “It’s very odd,” Carrey, 48, confesses. “It’s not something I expected at this age to be.”

Once 8-month-old grandson Jackson Riley arrived in February, however, whatever qualms Carrey had been feeling quickly disappeared.

Describing his daughter Jane‘s son as “just magical,” Carrey says, “I just get a lot of joy … a lot of joy from that little boy.”

“It’s the greatest feeling in the world and as you get older,” he continues, “Your connection to these things gets so intense … you just go, ‘Without this, I die.’”

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Kitten K on

He looks content!! Jackson is adorable too!

ELO on

Super adorable!

Sarah S. on

He is young to be a grandfather, but I am sure he is just loving it and he looks very happy being one!! All the power to you, Jim!! :)

Hea on

GO granddaddy Jim. :-) Cute pic.

Beautee on

What an adorable, adorable photo.

Crystal on

♥ it!!! Soo cute! I’m glad Jim is enjoying grandfatherhood!!! Jackson is super blessed to have so many people in his life that truly love and adore the little guy! Can’t wait to see/hear more from this family! :)

Tina on

I think the pic is adorable and I am sure that Jim is a good grandfather, but am I the only one that is a little disturbed by his last statement???

Jill on

Wish you would have posted the updated picture so everyone coud see it!! It was so cute!!

Brooke on

That is the sweetest thing ever. Love to see him holding that little chunka-munk.

Bancie1031 on

AWE! He’s sooo cute and I love his name, Jackson Riley!!!! Jim Carrey looks good holding a little baby :D

Shannon on

He’s not that young to be a grandfather. He’s almost 50! But MOG his grandson is absolutely adorable. What a sweet photo of the two of them.

torgster on

Tina – I’m not disturbed at all by his comments. My grandson is 3 1/2 and lives very close by so I see him constantly. I perfectly understand the emotions Jim feels. Since I first held him at a few minutes old, imagining life without him is unfathomable.

ann on

Sorry Shannon, he is young to be a grandfather. Actually, he was a young dad, in my point of view, or family experience. This is 2010, and there is the same amount of men, or even more being fathers at his age. Nothing against it of course. To each one their own. Cute kid.

NoAdditives on

He’s not really that young to be a grandfather. I don’t know exactly how old he was when he had his daughter but it’s definitely possible that both he and his daughter were in their early to mid 20′s when they each became parents. My mom became a grandmother at 43. Granted, she had me when she was 18, but I was 25 when my first baby was born, hardly a young age.

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