Date: 24th December 2000
RENEE ZELLWEGER dumped movie funnyman JIM CARREY because he refused to set a wedding date.
Carrey, who was reportedly planning to wed the actress at Christmas (00), pulled out of arrangements after telling Zellweger he'd rather end the romance than marry for a third time. He then jetted off for a holiday in Hawaii, which was supposed to have been a pre-wedding break for the couple.
A friend of the couple's says, "She told him she wasn't going to hang around as his girlfriend unless he promised to marry her. "Then, while Renee was in London filming BRIDGET JONES' DIARY, Jim took her out to an elegant candlelight dinner and asked her to be his wife. Renee was ecstatic and accepted on the spot."
But their differences and two fierce tempers seem to have prompted Carrey to call everything off - after a showdown at his Brentwood, Los Angeles home on 7 December (00).
The friend adds, "Renee suggested they tie the knot in Hawaii, but Jim pulled back and told her she needed to cool it on the marriage talk. Renee flipped and told him he was either going to set a date within six months or she was hitting the road. "Jim told her to do what she wanted and she grabbed her stuff and headed for the door. She was in hysterics and spent the next day crying and calling her friends."