18 Days Later, Sinead's 3rd Marriage Over

'U love someone? Set them free,' she writes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Sinead O'Connor's Marriage to Barry Herridge Over After Just 18 Days
Musician Sinead O'Connor arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse than Kim Kardashian and her 72-day marriage, along comes Sinead O'Connor to beat that—by 54 days. Yes, O’Connor’s marriage to Barry Herridge is over just 18 days after it began, the singer revealed yesterday on her website. The couple had wed in Las Vegas on Dec. 8, People notes. O’Connor writes that “the marriage was kyboshed” within three hours by “certain people” in Herridge’s life who opposed it, based on things they read about O’Connor in the media.

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The rambling (and grammatically challenged) post goes on to mention “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.” O’Connor writes that Herridge “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.” She notes that she still loves Herridge and calls him a “wonderful man,” but says that they “made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons." (Read more Sinead O'Connor stories.)

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