Now that’s what you call a quickie marriage. Sinead O’Connor has split from her husband after 16 days of marriage.
The singer – who has been wed three times previously – claims people in her partner Barry Herridge‘s life stopped the couple, who married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, from being able to settle into their lives with each other but says they have parted “amicably”.
They only lived together as husband and wife for just seven days before O’Connor brought an end to the relationship on Christmas Day.
She also revealed that their Vegas ‘quickie’ ceremony was followed by a ‘wild’ journey to source marijuana. In a message to fans on her website…
Sinead said the pair have parted amicably and said she still loves Herridge “very much” but that he was too nice “to trap.” She wrote:
“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.”