Sinead Explains What Went Wrong

Frantic wedding night drug hunt could have had something to do with split...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2011 8:59 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the The 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala held at the Chateau Marmont on October 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sinead O'Connor married on Dec. 8 and announced the end of said marriage to the world 18 days later—so what the heck happened? Well, things may not have gotten off to a great start when she spent their wedding night on a desperate hunt for cannabis, especially considering then-hubby Barry Herridge is a drug counselor. "We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous," she tells the Sun. "Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened—that kind of messed everything up a bit really."

"I wasn't scared—but he's a drugs counselor. What was I thinking?" she continues. But apparently she wasn't happy either, adding that the marriage "felt like I was living in a coffin. It was going to be a coffin for both of us and I saw him crushed. The whole reason I ended it was out of respect and love for the man." She says she's now sworn off marriage forever, and adds, "I don't think I will even date anyone." (At one point post-split, O'Connor talked to the media—but forgot to get dressed first. Click to see the pictures of her in a towel, or here to see O'Connor's truck-humping ad, to which Herridge responded.)

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