Jim Carrey's Girlfriend Cathriona White Was Studying Scientology Months Before Her Apparent Suicide - 2015-10-01
Cathriona White, Jim Carrey's on-and-off girlfriend, was involved in the Church of Scientology, and a prominent journalist says she was taking classes at the controversial church's Hollywood Celebrity Centre several months before her apparent suicide.
White Instagrammed photos of herself in a sauna as part of Scientology's Purification Rundown, and a source tells PEOPLE she sometimes spoke about Scientology while on the job as a makeup artist. According to Tony Ortega, a journalist who has covered (and often criticized) the church for years, the 30-year-old began taking Scientology classes shortly after moving from Ireland to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a makeup artist.
Ortega tells PEOPLE that two friends of White's told him she had finished the Purification Rundown and was enrolled in a Survival Rundown course, but had "stalled on it in the last six months."