Jim Carrey's late ex girlfriend Cathriona White was married at the time of her death, RadarOnline.com has confirmed. And according to a new report, her husband was a fellow Scientologist!
The 29-year-old makeup artist, who was found dead in her apartment on September 28 of an apparent suicide, was married to Mark Burton and the two met on the set of a web TV series titled The Online Gamer, Scientology critic Tony Ortega reported Tuesday.
The show is part of the Reckless Tortuga web channel and Ortega claims that it was made by a group made up mostly of young Scientologists.
As Radar previously reported, White began taking classes at the Scientology Celebrity Centre in the months before her death. A rep for the church said, "Saying that somebody was studying Scientology in the past and connecting that to a suicide is like saying a person who had previously studied the Bible committed suicide."
According to Clark County records obtained by Radar, Mark Damian Burton and Cathriona Anne White were married on January 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ortega claimed that she was unable to attend her father's funeral in Ireland when he died in 2012 because she was in the United States illegally. She began dating Carrey that year, but they broke up five months later. She also posted a photograph on social media that included Burton over a year ago.
A Carrey source told the Hollywood Reporter that the actor was under the impression that White was separated from her husband.
"There is no way that Jim would have taken her out to public places if he thought she was married," the source said. "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."
If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).