Jim Carrey’s Late Girlfriend Cathriona White Was Married to Another Man
UPDATE 11:14 AM PT: People reports that the husband’s name is Mark Burton.
The L.A. Coroner’s office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that White’s body was going to be released to her next of kin, who is her husband. According to the Medical Examiner’s official, “She had a husband, we have a husband as next of kin. We’re not releasing any more information on next of kin, but we do have her as married.”
His identity as well as the length of their marriage is unclear.
However, according to sources close to Carrey, 53, “There is no way that Jim would have taken her out to public places if he thought she was married. As far as Jim was concerned, Cat was separated from her husband and was going to start divorce proceedings in December. When people are separated they date or do whatever they need to do.”
A source also added to People, “She was separated and she was going to start divorce proceeding in December.”
The 28-year-old aspiring actress and makeup artist died of an apparent suicide last week on Sept. 28, but the results from the toxicology report won’t be back for 8 to 12 weeks.
She was found with four prescription pills and several letters around her. Ed Winter, the Assistant Chief Coroner, said that none of the prescriptions were under White’s name. “There were four prescriptions: Ambien, Percocet, Propranolol and Zofran … [they] were not [written] in her name.”
A source further confirmed to People that some of the pills belonged to Carrey, and were under an alias. “[Cathriona] took them from his house. He had no idea. He wasn’t actively using them and therefore had no idea they were even missing.
“There is no criminal investigation on him and he has already spoken to authorities.”
As for the letters, one was addressed to Carrey, and made reference to their recent breakup. White was active in the Church of Scientology, and had been involved in an in-house form of therapy called Survival Rundown for the last couple of months.
A source close to Carrey told THR he was “unaware” of her involvement with the Church and that, while they had “a few bumps in their relationship, they were not broken up.”
Carrey and White dated off and off since 2012.