Sinead O’Connor’s Fourth Marriage Lasted 54 Fewer Days Than Kim Kardashian’s

On December 8th, bisexual singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor married Irish therapist Barry Herridge in a Las Vegas ceremony. On Christmas Eve, they divorced after just 18 days of wedded bliss, making Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries seem like a monument to commitment.

So why did O’Connor dump her newlywed beau? The songstress explains:

“From the moment myself and my husband got together not long ago, there was intense pressure placed upon him by certain people in his life, not to be involved with me. These were people who had never met me but had formed opinions of me based on what they read about ‘Sinead ‘O’Connor’ in the media etc.

“Entitled as they are to their opinions about me many perhaps well deserved, there was no righteousness on anyone’s part to put my husband through what he was put through as a result of his desire to be with me and to marry me and as a result of his actually marrying me.

“Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband’s life. And also by a bit of a wild ride I took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night as I don’t drink. My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage.

“It became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear. And that being with me was not going to serve him positively , career wise or any other wise. I saw his life leave him because of how people close to him reacted. And I can’t take anyone’s life. And a woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So.. U love someone? Set them free.”

So three hours and a short weed purchase after they joined in holy matrimony, O’Connor realized that they shouldn’t have been married at all? Wow. It was probably a bad sign that O’Connor titled the blog entry about her wedding to Herridge, “Cock.In.Mouth.” Yeah, gurl—umm, no.

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  • Fitz

    That girl has always seemed so unstable.

  • christopher di spirito

    “From the moment myself and my husband got together not long ago…”

    I guess old girl got an “F” in English too.

  • MikeE

    @christopher di spirito: /sigh, if only that were the only egregious butchering of the English language… her use of “effect” rather than “affect” is one that particularly grates on my nerves. And I’m not even a native English speaker.

  • dvlaries

    One hit record 20 years ago, then tearing up the pope’s picture on Saturday Night Live… did I miss something notable since?

  • Freddie

    @dvlaries: Nailed it in fucking one.

  • Tommy

    Way too much information! I think the classy intelligent thing to do is if you break up with someone that say we have mutually decided to end our relationship/marriage and we wish each other nothing but the best going forward. And end it right there.

  • Mike

    Too bad her marriage didn’t last “7 hours and 15 days.”

  • MKe

    I always felt like her crazy came after she ripped up that picture, because of the public outcry, despite the fact that it was just a picture. But clearly her crazy has always been inside her. At least she could sing back in the day, hopefully she made enough money.

  • Red Meat

    Didn’t miz Brit have a 1 day marriage?

  • JoeyO'H

    She’s whacked out! You can’t cure this kind of crazy.

  • Lucifer

    Be traitor to the cause. I bet this was a publicity stunt.

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