LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Sinead O’Connor has divorced her husband in 18 days. Sinead O’Connor’s divorce from Barry Herridge follows days after the couple’s wedding photos hit news. O’Connor’s divorce is certainly faster than Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries. This marks Sinead’s fourth marriage. She was previously Mrs. John Reynolds in 1989. She then married Nicholas Sommerlad in 2001 and musician Steve Cooney in 2010.
Sinead was quick to describe to fans what went wrong. “Dear friends, I had for reasons u will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts. So I must now leak it myself so as the record is straight.” She claimed that “certain people in [Herridge's] life” reportedly were not respectful to him.
Sinead claims she filed for divorce because her husband was unhappy, not her. “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,” she wrote. “My husband was enormously wounded and very badly affected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage.”
She added “I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren’t aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband’s life and the lives of those close to him.” Sinead notes “He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage.”
Barry Herridge, Sinead O'Connor