Jim Carrey's Late Girlfriend Cathriona White Was Married to Another Man When She Died

Coroner's office confirms to E! News that a man listed as White's husband is her "next of kin"

By Bruna Nessif Oct 06, 2015 1:38 AMTags
Jim Carrey, Cathriona WhiteMaxNY/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Interesting information has surfaced after Cathriona White's death.

The Los Angeles Coroner's office confirms to E! News that the body of Jim Carrey's late girlfriend will be released to her next of kin—which is another man listed as her husband. Yes, White was married to someone else at the time of her death.

The coroner's office does not release information regarding the next of kin, or White's husband in this case, and they have additionally told us that her body has not been released but is ready for pick up pending arrangements made by White's husband with the mortuary.

A source confirms to E! News that White was indeed married but separated from her husband and was planning on filing divorce proceedings sometime in December, according to sources close to the actor.

"Jim would have never gone out with her if she was still married," the insider added.

The source also tells E! News that the prescription pills allegedly found next to White at the time of her apparent suicide belonged to Carrey. "The pills were Jim's, but he was unaware she took them from him. He only takes them every once in a while and it took him a couple days to realize they were missing."

E! News recently learned that the actor has been in close touch with White's family and is doing whatever he can to help them through this extremely hard time. "Jim has offered any kind of financial assistance he can provide for Cat's family," a source close to the star told us.

"He is paying for her body to be flown back to Ireland and is putting up her family at a hotel in Los Angeles. He is shocked and devastated. He loved her very much. He wants to do whatever he can to help them through this difficult time."

Upon the tragic news of White's apparent suicide, Carrey released the following statement: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona. 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."

—Reporting Holly Passalaqua

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