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Sinead O'Connor Divorce: 'I Was Living In A Coffin'


First Posted: 12/29/11 11:04 AM ET Updated: 12/29/11 01:12 PM ET

The bizarre just got more bizarre. Sinead O'Connor's marriage to Barry Herridge collapsed after just 16 days, but O'Connor's reasoning is even more head-scratching.

Here's what we can piece together based on her interview with the UK's The Sun: The Irish singer insisted on securing marijuana on the night of the couple's wedding on December 8th, but became frantic when none was found and eventually turned off the 38-year-old Herridge, who works as a drugs counselor. The two ended up in a cab somewhere "quite dangerous" and were "handed a load of crack." Then on Christmas Eve, just two weeks after their Las Vegas wedding, O'Connor ended the relationship with Herridge out of "respect and love for the man."

In perhaps the most bizarre quote of the interview, O'Connor compares her fourth marriage to being dead: "It felt like I was living in a coffin. It was going to be a coffin for both of us and I saw him crushed."

O'Connor, who has been married three times before and has four children, announced the split on her personal website on December 27th.

"Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behavior of certain people in my husband's life... He is a wonderful man. I love him very much," she wrote.

Check out photos of O'Connor and Herridge during the former couple's happier times:

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  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge married at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas on Thursday.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    The couple tied the knot in a "drive-thru" style wedding.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    They rolled up to the "drive-thru" wedding window in a pink cadillac.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    O'Connor and Herridge began dating after Herridge replied to the singer's Twitter post <a href="" target="_hplink">about her search</a> for the perfect sex partner.

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    O'Connor said that getting married in Vegas was her 'dream.'

  • Sinead O'Connor And Barry Herridge

    This is O'Connor's <a href="" target="_hplink">fourth marriage</a>.


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