The suicide of Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, stunned the public, but an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that it wasn’t ‘much of a shock to people who knew her well.’ Apparently, Cathriona battled depression for most of her life — so heartbreaking.
Cathriona White, 30, Jim Carrey‘s on and off girlfriend, took her own life on September 29 and the question on everybody’s mind is “why?” Why would such a beautiful young woman want to end her life? HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that the Irish makeup artist was dealing with deep mental issues that ultimately lead to her sad death — find out more.
“Cathriona’s death is a terrible tragedy, but it didn’t really come as that much of a shock to people who knew her well. She battled depression for most of her life. In fact it was one of the ways she and Jim connected. When he was up, he would try to help her, when she was up, she’d try to help him, and when they were both in a depressive state they would lean on each other. Sometimes they wouldn’t get out of bed for days at a time and just keep the curtains drawn,” a source close to the couple told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Jim would sometimes take her out to Hollywood parties, but Cathriona was so shy. You could tell she felt awkward and uncomfortable and just wanted to go home,” the source went on. “It’s not like the end of their relationship is what caused her to take her own life. Depression was something she suffered from most days, but she was really dependent on Jim, especially since he was one of her only friends in the states. That, and she was madly in love with him. When their relationship ended she felt like she had nothing left to live for. So sad because she was gorgeous, talented, and very sweet and kind.”
Cathriona, 28, died of a drug overdose, according to TMZ. She was reportedly found by two friends in her home and there was a suicide note addressed to Jim. HollywoodLife.com spoke to the LAPD — they said “The young woman was brought in at 20:40 hours from a residence in Sherman Oaks of an apparent suicide. Reports on this case are not completed. She’s scheduled for an examination tomorrow.”Learn more about Cathriona here.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathriona’s friends and family during this difficult time.
— Shira Benozilio