Jim Carrey and his ex Cathriona White

Funnyman Jim Carrey (51) has confirmed his split from his girlfriend, Irish makeup artist Cathriona White.

The couple met before Christmas when they were in Los Angeles, where White is based. White, originally from Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary, is in California to break Hollywood. The couple managed to keep out of the public eye, however, Carrey confirmed that he comforted her when her father passed aways some months ago.

The Irish Independent reports that Carrey confirmed the pair have since split, “I did go out with an Irish girl.

“We're not seeing each other anymore. But she is lovely."

White moved to Los Angeles over three years ago and since her move has worked on the zombie tv series “The Online Gamer.”

She went to college in Limerick and then trained to be a beautician. Locals from her Cappawhite hometown describe her as a “very funny, witty, down to earth girl,” The Sun reports. Locals were not surprised when the brilliant brunette set off for the big city. Folks back home are happy for her saying, “People in Cappawhite are delighted for her- she seems to be living it up - doing makeup for the stars and mixing with them all.”