See why the Irish singer's marriage to her online suitor couldn't even last 3 weeks.
The December 8 Las Vegas wedding with the pink Cadillac is over! It only took a whopping 18 days for Sinead O'Connor to end her marriage to Barry Herridge. Sinead O'Connor: Does 'Nothing Compare' To A Las Vegas Wedding?
We guess "Nothing Compares" to the difficulty of marriage. O'Connor, 45, leaked the news herself so no one else would beat her to the punch. People reports she wrote on her website Monday, "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."
Here are three reasons the singer gave for why her marriage ended so quickly:
1. Pressure. It can wreak havoc on any couple. Just look at Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' failed 72-day marriage—we're sure all that reality TV couldn't have helped. Despite the fact O'Connor and Herridge seemed to be in love, other people's judgments affected them harshly. O'Connor said there were pressures to end the marriage placed on Herridge by "certain people in his life." Sinead O'Connor's Very Public Online Search For Love
2. Unacceptable adventures. If you're going to get married, it's probably a good thing to get to know your spouse. Apparently, Herridge was into O'Connor, but not her weed habit. She admits she took him on a "bit of a wild ride" on their wedding night looking for "a bit of a smoke of weed" because she doesn't drink. She wrote, "My husband 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."
3. To Sinead, real love means setting someone free. Maybe this pair should have found this out sooner... like before they rushed to get married, maybe? Sinead wrote, "A woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So... U love someone? Set them free." O'Connor says she didn't want to take joy from this good man much longer than 18 days. She wrote of the end, "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."
Best of luck to the now unhappy Sinead and Barry.
CelebLovers, would you get married and quit trying after 18 days?
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