Jim Carey has released a heart wrenching statement about his late girlfriend Cathriona White, admitting that he was madly in love with the Irish make-up artist, but had no idea she married Mark Burton to ensure a green card.
Tipperary native Cathriona tragically passed away last September. She was found dead in her LA apartment after overdosing on prescription medication.
In papers which were submitted to court, and obtained by the Daily Mail, Jim admits that ever since they first met in 2012, the pair were very much in love, however he couldn’t marry Cathriona just so she could stay in the country.
The Hollywood star was shocked to learn that she secretly married someone else, despite their close relationship.
Jim said, “Although Cat and I had our ups and downs as any couple does, we were very much in love.
“Cat asked me to marry her so she could get a green card and avoid deportation to Ireland. She was someone I truly cared about but I was not prepared to marry her to keep her in this country as she requested.
“She resided with me at my home in Malibu for substantial times when we were a couple. To my surprise I later learned that she had married a man in Las Vegas for her green card.
“Cat was regularly at my home in January 2013, I was supporting her financially. We were very much in love.”
The 54-year-old admitted that she never even hinted at the marriage in his presence, which took him by surprise.
“I never met her green card husband Mark Burton until after her death, nor did she discuss with me any details of her marriage while she was alive.
“Nor did she ever tell me that she had a wedding, or that she had been courted by Mr Burton. She never wore a wedding ring.”
Jim concluded, “Cat’s mother recently confirmed to me in an email that her and her entire family were aware that the wedding to Mr Burton was fake.”