Little more than two weeks after her wedding to Barry Hendridge, Sinead O'Connor has announced the marriage is over. The couple tied the knot on December 8th in Las Vegas. Sinead announced the news on her website on Monday (December 26th) in a letter to fans.
She wrote, "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."
"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."
She continued, "A woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So . . . U love someone? Set them free."
Sinead added, "He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. 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. 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."
- This was the singer's third marriage. She has four children from her previous relationships.
- She ended her most recent relationship in April.