Jenny McCarthy Breaks Her Silence After Jim Carrey's Girlfriend Dies in Apparent Suicide—Watch

Cathriona White passed away earlier this week in Los Angeles

By Mike Vulpo Sep 30, 2015 9:16 PMTags
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Less than a day after Jim Carrey released a heartbreaking statement regarding his on-again-off-again girlfriend Cathriona White's apparent suicide, the actor's ex Jenny McCarthy is speaking out.

E! News has exclusively obtained video footage of the former The View star in New York in which she's asked if she has gotten in touch with Carrey since the tragedy earlier this week.

While walking through the terminal at LaGuardia Airport, McCarthy tried her best to keep things private. She did, however, manage to share a few sincere words about the situation before repeating, "Just prayers. Just prayers." 

Watch more of McCarthy's heartfelt words about White's passing only on E! News tonight.

Watch: Exclusive: Jenny McCarthy Sends "Prayers" to Ex Jim Carrey

Following the news of White's death, her family released a heartbreaking statement to the Irish Independent that helped paint a picture of the 28-year-old.

"The family of Cathriona White sincerely regret the untimely passing of their beloved daughter and sister," her family said. "Cathriona was a shining light in our lives who was loved deeply by her entire family. We will miss her terribly and at this difficult time we ask to be left in private to mourn our loss."

On Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Coroner's office confirmed to E! News that authorities arrived at a residence where they found the body of White on Monday night. Police say White was pronounced dead at the scene from a possible overdose. An autopsy was expected to take place at a later date.

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Carrey, who first met White in 2012, also released a statement following her passing.

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona," the 53-year-old actor said in a statement to E! News. "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."

To see McCarthy's reaction to White's passing, be sure to watch E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).