Jim Carrey is breaking his silence in a statement for the first time since the news of his girlfriend, Cathriona White’s suicide. The actor said he was ‘shocked’ AND ‘deeply saddened’ and our hearts break for him.
Jim Carrey released an emotional statement about his late girlfriend, Cathriona White on Sept. 29. The actor had been dating the Irish makeup artist on-and-off since 2012 and they recently called it quits again on Sept. 24. In Jim’s statement, he calls her “a truly kind and delicate Irish flower.”
“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.”
Cathriona, 28, was reportedly found by two friends in her home and there was a suicide note addressed to Jim. She died of a drug overdose, according to TMZ and HollywoodLife.com spoke to the LAPD: “The young woman was brought in at 20:40 hours from a residence in Sherman Oaks of an apparent suicide,” Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told us. “Reports on this case are not completed. She’s scheduled for an examination tomorrow.” She also eerily tweeted on Sept. 24, the same day as the alleged breakup that she was signing off Twitter for good: “Signing off Twitter. I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Jim and Cathriona’s families right now.
— Chloe Melas