MYSTERY surrounded the identity of a stunning brunette snapped on the beach with the funnyman last month. But now she has been identified as Cathriona White, a make-up artist who moved to the US from Co Tipperary.
Jim was snapped on the beach in Malibu last month with a then unidentified woman, with many wondering who was the petite brunette in a black bikini bringing a smile to the 50-year-old funnyman’s face.
A friend told RadarOnline: "Jim and Cathriona have been dating for over a month now. She comes from a very small rural village in County Tipperary and left Ireland for Los Angeles after studying to be a beautician.”
Cathriona is said to have worked on a number of projects in Hollywood and according to the pal is set to make more contacts through her friendship with Carrey.
Jim, who is twice Cathriona’s age, has been married twice before and split from actress Jenny McCarthy in 2010.
According to the pal, Cathriona is set to make more friends in Hollywood through her friendship with the Dumb and Dumber actor:
“Jim’s status will certainly give her a leg-up in the industry and open doors for her that could have been more difficult if she didn’t know him.
“She’s definitely living in a dream world right now,” the pal revealed.