Sinead O’Connor splits with fourth husband
Sinead O’Connor has ended her 16-day marriage to Barry Herridge, a 38-year-old therapist, saying that he is too nice to trap.Updated: Dec 28, 2011 17:31 IST
Sinead O’Connor has ended her 16-day marriage to Barry Herridge, a 38-year-old therapist, saying that he is too nice to trap.
The couple, who got married in Las Vegas on December 8, managed to live together for just seven days and split for good on Christmas Eve.
She blamed people close to Herridge for conspiring to ruin the marriage.
Things were not helped by O’Connor, 45, spending her wedding night on the hunt for drugs.
“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,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying in her blog.
“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 [sic] wedding night as I don’t drink.
“My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected [sic] by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage,” she said.
O’Connor said she swiftly realised that the marriage “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,” she said.
The singer believes Herridge was a wonderful man but she left him because of the consequences he had to face as a result of their marriage.
“The marriage was 16 days. We lived together for 7 days only. Until Xmas Eve,” she stated.
“He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap,” she added.
O’ Connor married her first husband, music producer John Reynolds, in 1989. Her second wedding, in 2002, was to music journalist Nick Sommerlad. She wed husband number three, musician Steve Cooney, in 2010 but the union lasted less than a year.
First Published: Dec 28, 2011 15:24 IST