Sinead O’Connor’s Vegas drive through fourth wedding: pink dress, pink Cadillac

Here are some photos from Sinead O’Connor’s marriage to 38 year-old addiction counselor Barry Herridge on her 45th birthday yesterday. Sinead made the announcement on Wednesday that she was about to fly to Vegas to marry her boyfriend of under two months, by most of our counts. A lot of you noted that this dude has a five head, and Micheal K at DListed called him the Megamind villain. He’s definitely forehead challenged, but he looks sweet, not evil (not unlike the Megamind villain) and these two seem very much in love.

Sinead lost about 28 pounds after going off her bipolar medication. She also seems to have regained her impulsiveness and zest for life, and I’ll let you draw you own conclusions from that. Radar has more about the wedding, including the romantic message about her special day that she posted on her blog:

The controversial Irish singer – with her trademark shaved head and tattoos clearly visible in a pink dress- tied the knot at the world famous A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

But get this – the chapel even has drive-thru service, and PEOPLE reports O’Connor said “I do” while sitting in the back of a pink Cadillac!

After her quickie wedding, she posted a message – which included a dose of vulgarity – to her fans on her blog Friday: “Dear friends… amongst whom I include whomever may be reading this with a view to writing about the glorious marriage. Am blogging this cus media people are naturally seeking me. On sunday I will put up blog on whole day. Too glorious for words. For now though, as you will appreciate, it’s a bit of a ‘Can’t. Talk. C*ck. In. Mouth’. Situation. Xxx”.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer broke the surprising news of her impending nuptials on Wednesday, writing on her blog: “With enormous joy myself and my beloved boyfriend Barry Herridge will be getting married tomorrow, December 8th 2011 at ‘an un-disclosed location’ in my absolute dream wedding ceremony. We will post a photo or two here on the site as soon as possible afterward. Very happy girl. (sic)”

Sinead – who has four children from previous relationships – has previously been married three times, to music producer John Reynolds in 1989, journalist Nicholas Sommerlad in 2001 and long-time friend and collaborator Steve Cooney in July 2010.

[From Radar]

Well good for her, and I’m glad she invited the paparazzi to her wedding. She’s been dating this guy nearly two months, they may as well pledge to stay together for the rest of their lives. I wish her well and she looks super happy and everything. She’s not going to add a fifth kid to her brood with this fourth husband. Sinead told the Irish Independent that she’d had her tubes tied a few weeks ago. That’s probably a good thing. Congratulations to Sinead and Barry!

Photo credit: Bruja,

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  1. ladybert62 says:

    Well that dress is pretty but the jesus tattoo sitting right above her boobs is strange – must be really strange for the hubby looking at that when they are mating – maybe he keeps the lights off.

    Also, going off the bipolar meds is good for weight loss but bad for her, her new hubby and their marriage. Good luck with that!

    • gg says:

      good lord – she looks like a convict in a strip search above the neckline of that dress. OOOfff – dress and tatto fail.

      I truly hope she finds lasting happiness with this guy but she should’ve waited to get married. And an addiction counselor should’ve known better than this.

      • renee says:

        That’s what I was thinking, given the fact that this is her fourth marriage and that she is off her meds and they’ve been seeing each other for all of two months. This guy is an addictions counsellor, what was he thinking?????

      • whatevs says:

        pardon me asking but what addiction does she have?

  2. Twez says:

    Off her meds and marrying some guy she’s known for two months? Someone’s hypomanic.

  3. ShanKat says:

    This all seems waaay too manic and crazy to be enjoyable.

  4. spinner says:

    awwwwww…I wish them the best. Sometimes it’s best to ditch the medication if the medication is masking your life.

  5. madpoe says:

    Well it worked for Britney!
    Oh wait…no it didn’t!
    She looks better w/o hair tho’ :)

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Maybe head shaving is par for the course too?

      • gg says:

        Her fans gave her feedback that they preferred her famous shaved head, so she listened to them. I have to agree, because she didn’t look all that much better with hair really. People want to see the famous buzz.

  6. sandy says:

    She really effed up her body with all those tattoos.. They look terrible on her and she’s not bad looking.

  7. lucy2 says:

    She seems like kind of a mess recently. Hope things calm down, for the sake of her kids at least.
    My general feeling is that after 2 or 3 divorces, accept that you aren’t cut out for marriage and just find happiness.
    That dress is pretty though.

  8. Sequined Pajamas says:

    I really like the car!

  9. Trillion says:

    Yeah, she’s crazy. Many of the best among us are. Love her forever and love her tattoos. Beautiful smile. I wish them the best. I’ve been to two weddings at that same chapel, and neither one lasted more than 6 months though so….again, I wish them the best.

  10. eva says:

    Nice imagery of her honeymoon exploits via her twitter account …not!

    Here’s hoping her kids (and their friends) are too young to follow Sinead’s twitter account. That would be some nasty taunting in the school yard. Your mom has what in her mouth?!

    Sigh..I think it all sounds like fun and games until you have to live with someone like that.

  11. Delta Juliet says:

    Ain’t love grand <3

  12. Ginger says:

    She looks great and they are obviously happy…but I agree…going off the meds is NOT a good thing…that never works out! But I wish them best!

  13. Valerie says:

    Was this guy she she found through posting on her website that she needed someone to have sex with?

  14. MrsNix says:

    She received so much flack from the press and the internet for being heavy. People said excruciating things about her weight. For a while, she sounded very happy in her blog-like releases locally and on her website, and her life seemed on track while she was on the medication. But…the public would not forgive her for getting fat. This is the result, and I am very worried for her.

  15. DesertRose says:

    Ok, the pics at the desk/counter make me giggle because it looks like she’s naked. That out of the way, if someone truly is bi-polar, going off meds and then acting manic is a bad sign. The weight loss is good, but I’m pretty sure there’s a lot going on beneath the surface with her.

    • MrsNix says:

      Yes, she has always had a touch of mental instability…whatever her actual diagnosis is. She recognized that, got help, took the medications, and the meds made her gain. Her weight loss, in my opinion, is not “good,” because it is the result of her going off her meds.

      Chubby is not the end of the world. Her health and her life are in far worse peril as a slender woman off the meds who looks pretty for all of us in her clothes.

      That isn’t an argument or attack on you; I just felt it was a reply directly to the idea that her weight loss is something to be praised (which a lot of people are doing).

  16. Lisa1 says:

    No idea who these people are.

    • MrsNix says:

      Sinead O’Connor was famous in the 1980′s and early ’90′s as a pop singer. She is a very politically opinionated Irish woman who brought a lot of heated controversy on herself from the American public. They didn’t understand the issues she was fighting against here in Ireland and took her words personally as an attack on America. Her largest issue was the abuse of children and the coverup of Vatican corruption. She once horrified America by ripping up a picture of the Pope and ranting against the Church. The scandal erupted here long before it did in America. Sinead O’Connor had one of the clearest and most beautiful voices I ever heard, and her music is still popular with people hearing it for the first time.

      • whatevs says:

        actually it was when she refused that the us national anthem be played before one of her gigs then she got booed on stage after that she got a strong backlash from patriotic americans. i never disagreed with stuff she said but the way she said them made it look like she was craving attention. if you remember her earlier interviews she sounded anti-social (not asocial) and somewhat foolish. i’ve seen things about her personality that kinds irked me and made me not want to be a fan anymore. but she did use to be a wonderful singer back in the late 80′s-early 90′s (before all the smoking ruined her breathing and voice).

    • whatevs says:

      she was super famous around 1991. thanks for making me feel old :D

    • gg says:

      Girl you been under a rock the last 20 years? You don’t know who Sinead O’Connor is, seriously? Look her up – Nothing Compares 2 U. She’s a respected singer for the last few decades.

    • Toshie says:

      Have a look at this then – she really is/was stunning.

  17. whatevs says:

    midlife crisis at it’s most. i never thought she would degrade herself the way she had this year. oh well congrats anyway

  18. lee says:

    I too am wondering if this is the guy she trolled for on her website. curious.

    and it’s not always a bad thing to go off the meds; my wife is bipolar II and she stopped taking meds years ago because they made everything dull and all of her food tasted like cardboard. It’s just important to be aware of your moods and know how to handle it and when to get help.

    That being said, Sinead does seem hypomanic like others have said. Right down to the over-shares in her blog posts. It is definitely concerning.

  19. k says:

    Where’s Gromit?

    I wish her happiness.

  20. skuddles says:

    She looks so happy but…. boy, she’s not aging well at all (and gawdawful tats!). I suspect she’s a boozer on a boozey marriage mission. Sadly I think we’ll be hearing about the split in about 14 seconds.

  21. murt says:

    Wow – have to say she looks gorgeous… Hope she can stay healthy.

  22. Nev says:

    she looks happy…good luck!

    who knew she was so funny!

  23. W.O.M. says:

    Sweet Jesus and a grill cheese sandwich. Would you look at the tattoos. And the prom dress. Uh.

    “Mister Sinead, part IV” does look a bit like Megamind, when Megamind is passing himself off as Bernard, the museum coordinator. Who is going to hire Barry Herridge as an addiction counsellor now? When this marriage ends — seriously, Sinead there are worse things than being single during the holidays — his professional life will be tainted because his personal life indicates he has questionable decision making skills. And taste.

    I give them six weeks.

  24. MoMo says:

    I thought she said somewhere that they’d been together since August when she put out that blog post about needing sex and the dirty/difficult brown or whatever. Apparently he responded with some letter/email to her about how he’d seen some business woman in a suit playing hop scotch while waiting for a train or a subway, and she reminded him of the kind of person that O’Connor must be- like really care free and zest for life. Something like that

  25. TrollyDolly says:

    She’s iconic. A brave, hugely talented and defiant woman. If you grew up in 80s Ireland (like I did)you would appreciate her brilliance.

    • jessie_dee says:

      Awww… I really liked your comment, although I did not grow up in Ireland I have always adored Sinead — she is an incredible talent!

  26. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Well I’m giving this marriage 72 days of crazy.

  27. misspdx says:


    All I hear is Dean Martin crooning in my ear when I see this pic! How freaking wonderful! Congrats Miss S!

  28. jessie_dee says:

    I think she looks awesome and the shoes are ROCK SOLID!

  29. pin_doctor says:

    perhaps she is off her meds and under supervision by the one who first prescribed them?

    i wish them both the best! :)