Sinead O’Connor Ends Marriage After 16 Days

Finally, Kim Kardashian catches a break as the spotlight moves from her and her 72 day marriage over to Sinead O’Connor who has ended her marriage to Barry Herridge after only 16 days. She had posted the photo above of the two of them on her blog the day before they got married.

O’Connor addressed the news on her blog so she could set the record straight. She explained that ever since she and Herridge got together, there was an incredible amount of pressure put on him to not be with her based on what people knew about her from the media. The attitudes and actions of these people in his life acted on their disapproval of their marriage only three hours after they said their vows.

Essentially, because the people around him were hurting him so much, O’Connor believes that if you love someone, you should set them free and so that’s what she did. She didn’t want him to hurt anymore on her account. She explains the situation in an excerpt from her blog posting below.

“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. I won’t under any circumstances ever have any further comments to make on this matter than those I write here this evening. Either privately or publicly.

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.

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 wedding night as I don’t drink. 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. And that being with me 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.”

You can read the full post on her blog by clicking here.