Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, who died of suspected suicide last month, was married to another man, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, Oct. 5.
“She had a husband and they were separated,” Ed Winter with the Medical Examiner’s office told Us. “He is the legal next of kin.”
According to Winter, the makeup artist, 30, had been separated from the unidentified man for five months and had planned on divorcing him. As previously reported by Us, Carrey and White dated on and off for years, last splitting on Sept. 24.
“As far as Jim was concerned, Cathriona was separated,” a source tells Us. “She was going to start divorce proceedings in December. There is no way that Jim Carrey would have taken her out to public places if he thought she was married.”
White’s marriage date and location have yet to be released.
The coroner’s office confirmed to Us earlier on Monday that several different prescription pill bottles were found next to White’s body.
"There were four bottles found, three of them with a name on it and they weren’t hers,” the coroner’s office explained to Us. "We confirmed with the pharmacy it was an alias [for Carrey]…The prescriptions found were Ambien, Percocet, Propranolol and Zofran. [They were all in the name of Jim’s alias] except for the Zofran, there was no name on the [Zofran] bottle." According to another source, White took the pills unbeknownst to Carrey. "Jim didn’t even realize until a couple days later because it’s not something that he took on a regular basis," the insider explained to Us.
The coroner’s office also previously confirmed that a note addressed to Carrey was found by her body. Though the autopsy has been completed, a toxicology report with the official cause of death has yet to be released.
Carrey has been doing all he can to help White’s family, including putting them up in a local hotel in Los Angeles before they return to their native Ireland. "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,” Carrey told Us last Tuesday.
If you or someone you know is struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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