The Daily Mail today reported that Cathriona White had been married to a man named Mark Burton after the two met on the set of a web TV series.
Our sources tell us that the series was “The Online Gamer,” part of the “Reckless Tortuga” web channel, and that the show was largely made by young Scientologists, including Burton.
Cathriona — Cat to her friends — moved to California from Ireland in 2009. She then met a group of young Scientologists who got her to start taking courses at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre beginning in 2010 or 2011. Then, in 2012, she met comedian Jim Carrey and began dating him, but the relationship ended about five months later.
Also that year, Cat’s father died in Ireland, but she was unable to go to the funeral because, reportedly, she was in the US illegally. That year, 2012, Cathriona also worked on The Online Gamer and played a zombie. We caught a quick glimpse of her in a making-of video about the series…
Our sources tell us that after meeting on the set, Cat and Mark Burton got married. But they apparently kept very quiet about it, because after Cat was found dead on September 28, apparently at her own hand, some of her friends were stunned to hear that she had been married.
But our sources say they are sure: Cat met Mark Burton on the Reckless Tortuga set, and they were both Scientologists.
According to Clark County records, Mark Damian Burton and Cathriona Anne White were married on January 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Burton has reportedly told Cat’s family that he will release Cat’s remains to them for her burial in Ireland.
A little more than a year ago, Cat posted this photo of Burton, who is second from the left…
Here’s another photo of him posted by his Reckless Tortuga friends…
There is a Mark D. Burton in the Scientology completions database, but we have not yet confirmed if these records pertain to the Mark Burton that married Cat. There is a Mark Damian Burton listed in Los Angeles of about the correct age, but when we called him he denied that he was the person we were looking for. We will bring you more information when we get it.
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Posted by Tony Ortega on October 6, 2015 at 13:00
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