Sinead O’Connor’s marriage was downhill after she bought crack on her wedding night


Maybe that title is misleading. Maybe Sinead almost bought crack on her wedding night, the one where she married her fourth husband, an addiction counselor. Maybe she really just wanted some decent mary jane and ended up with crack in her hand and gave it back to the dealer, who couldn’t understand her accent. It’s hard to tell from the confusing way this story is worded, but either way it’s a no-brainer. The chick trolled for drugs right after marrying a guy who is so sober he helps other people be sober. (Supposedly.) So the last we heard from Sinead, she announced that her marriage was over after 16 days. (Which is ironic, right?) Sinead, 45, married 38 year-old Barry Herridge on December 8th after meeting him online and knowing him less than two months. Their marriage was even shorter than that. Sinead’s statement on her quickie divorce alluded to vague forces in her estranged husband’s life that were keeping them apart. She also swore that would be her last statement on the matter, but it wasn’t. To British rag The Sun, Sinead admitted that when she went looking for pot on her wedding night (which she previously admitted to), she ended up with crack and her new husband was spooked. She also compared her short marriage to being in a coffin.

The singer, 45, insisted that she still loved drugs counsellor Barry Herridge, 38.

But she admitted their marriage got off to a turbulent start when she nearly bought CRACK on a wild hunt for drugs on their wedding night.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer — who wed in Las Vegas on December 8 — said she dumped Herridge on Christmas Eve because of the pain HE was in.

Sinead said: “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.

“The whole reason I ended it was out of respect and love for the man.”

The mum of four claimed the marriage was sabotaged early on by the “interference of certain people”.

But she admitted Herridge had been left “frightened” by her mad search for cannabis on the night they got married.

She said: “We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous.

“I wasn’t scared — but he’s a drugs counsellor. What was I thinking?

“Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened — that kind of messed everything up a bit really.”

Sinead insisted she will never marry again and added: “I don’t think I will even date anyone.”

[From The Sun]

Looking at these two, I’m really surprised to hear that they weren’t completely high when they got married. Look at those crazy eyes on the pair of them. Sinead was desperate for pot because she’s gone off her bipolar meds and needs something to mellow her out. She rushed into marriage impulsively and then she rushed out of it impulsively.

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  1. mln76 says:

    Classic bipolar behavior on her part. I only wonder what was wrong with the husband if he was just seeking money or is just as crazy as her.

  2. ladybert62 says:

    I just cannot get past that Jesus tattoo front and center! Wonder if they even had sex on their wedding night – I think that tattoo would be a major turnoff and then add the weed/crack/off-meds-crazy-woman on top of that – I am surprised they lasted 16 days!!!! ha ha

    • Girl says:

      She was apparently looking for someone into the “brown difficult” I believe she called it in her personal ad? Maybe her partner doesn’t have to look at it all that much.

    • ak138 says:

      Is that what that tattoo is? It looks like Yosemite Sam.

  3. Bubulle says:

    I think it’s a good thing that she wants to stay alone. She doesn’t seem to be very well balanced.

    • DrM says:

      This made me chuckle Bubulle – it so TRUE but you have said it in such an understated way! LOL Woman is mad as a cut snake! Who takes their brand new addiction counselor husband on a ‘wild’ search for DRUGS on their wedding night??? Hello woman in need of a reality/medication check…that would be Sinead!

  4. me says:

    I wonder who has custody of her children. Maybe its the photo but her arms look awful hairy…

    • ol cranky says:

      I don’t about all of them but at least 2 of them are/were with their fathers (she lost custody for being an unfit parent).

      • Jenni says:

        @ol cranky –
        WTH. Wrong. Sinead’s children have always lived with her and still do. (Except the oldest as he is an adult now and moved to London.) She has never lost custody of her kids nor been deemed unfit.

    • MAMAKOWALSKA says:

      I was thinking the same thing, she’s got more hair on her arms than her head??? and is there underarm hair visible as well???

      I hope someone sane is there for her children all the time, even when she’s there.

  5. Jen34 says:

    Holy sh*t. Why would she go shopping for drugs when she married a drug counselor? I guess she never wanted it to work out.

    This guy must have been a fanboy who couldn’t believe his good luck when Sinead fancied him. His judgement is worse than hers. No way I would send anyone to him for counseling.

    Love how she vowed to never speak of it again and then spoke of it again. I also bet she’ll be trolling for peen on-line again soon, despite her desire to never date again.

    Can’t anyone help this woman?

  6. cr says:

    It is classic bipolar, isn’t it. My friend is bipolar and luckily she stays on her meds. Though if she goes off of them instead of running off to get married she just buys lots and lots of books and music.

    • whatevs says:

      lol i must be bipolar too then… srsly what’s wrong with buying books and music? does your friend not really listen to the cd’s or read the books or something?

      • Matt says:

        Compulsive spending is a common symptom of bipolarity. So the shopping for books and cds does make sense.

      • cr says:

        It was the amount, she’d spend 1000s on complete sets of Encylopaedia Britannica and the complete Oxford English Dictionary. The bankruptcy judge was actually amused by this, apparently most of his bankruptcy cases due to excessive shopping were due to shopping for clothes, shoes, etc. Not books and music. I think she’s overmedicated, but it has helped her control the impulse to buy half of Barnes and Noble. Especially since she doesn’t have the money to buy half of B&N.

  7. Gabrielle says:

    She is really committed to that shaved head.

    • Vanden says:

      lol! right?! seriously has she had a diff hairdo since nothing compares 2 u? i wouldn’t know can’t say i’ve been keeping tabs on her

    • whatevs says:

      she was growing them back but she says somebody thought she was enya and so she gasped in omg horror and shaved it back again. bitch wishes she was as talented and wise as enya *eyeroll*

      • Starsh says:

        Say what you like about her mental state and appearance but ‘bitch’ is actually very talented and has been putting out very well-received albums for years now, actually. More than Enya has.

      • whatevs says:

        half her repertoire consists of covers, songs written and sung by others first, and she can’t even sing anymore she’s so breathy while she attempts. she hasn’t been able to hit high notes in a very long while actually. how is that succesful? lol enya is in her own league.

  8. Pauline Bernoski says:

    Who in the hell abused her in her childhood?

    • NM9005 says:

      Her mother. Read it on Wiki or listen to the song “Fire on Babylon”. That should give you an idea :) .

      Sidenote: that guy’s eyes are really gorgeous.

  9. SEF says:

    It does seem like she went off her meds or something. Most of those tattoos incl’g the front-and-center one are pretty new. So in the past few months she started advertising for a man, got tatted up, found a man, married him and split from him . . . all very publicly. Quite a bender. Best to her – go back on the meds, sweetie.

    • blasted1 says:

      Oh, no; she’s totally on meds (of some kind). Believe me, I know. Only us medicated people have those really shiny eyes.

  10. whatevs says:

    yeah right i’m sure you won’t date anyone anymore. here’s an idea sinead stay at home stay completely clean take your meds and be a good mommy to your kids. go take up a new hobby or something. you were always an idiot but men somehow forgave that given the fact that you were somewhat pretty and talented. now those two qualities are gone and you ought to stop singing your voice won’t even recover after that many years of abuse, even if you quit smoking. moron

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Hmmm….those are harsh words you have there. Yes, she’s troubled, but I never thought her musical talent was in question. And “somewhat pretty”? Sinead was exquisitely beautiful & ethereal in her “Nothing Compares 2 U” era. Everyone changes with age. (Yes, she looked weird in her pink Vegas wedding dress.) I say let’s give her a bit of a break. Bipolar illness looks like a pretty rough affliction. I think she needs more compassion, less judgement.

  11. Jennifer12 says:

    The kids are not that old- at least the younger ones- can you imagine the embarrassment this self centered woman causes them? Not to mention the neglect. Tattooing their names on you doesn’t mean you take care of them, you silly cow. She is truly off the chain and is looking for intense feeling from something or someone. Can’t believe I used to be a huge fan back in the day.

  12. Str8Shooter says:

    Maybe he found out she was a DUDE.

  13. LindyLou says:

    With the hairy arms, tattoos and shaved head, (to me) she looks like a dude in a dress. She can’t pull off that (shaved head) look like she did 20 years ago….

  14. Violet's Roses says:

    Yes, that will do it, Sinead. Buying crack during a wild ride in a dangerous neighborhood right after your wedding to an addictions counselor.

    Please reconsider your decision to go off your Bipolar medication. Your judgment is terrible. And now you’re stuck in the marriage for four more years, until Ireland will legally release you both. And you, buying crack when you have children to think of. You need those Bipolar meds, girl.

  15. Misspdx says:

    I love her! I think she’s gorgeous and talented..

    However.. I had been on her team until this story .. Anyone attempting to buy drugs on their wedding night to a clean and sober husband shouldn’t be married. Poor Sinead :(

    I hope she finds a great therapist. That’s the best relationship she could have right now. Good luck lady!

  16. lilred says:

    The impossible has happened Someone was married for fewer days than Kim kartrashian & Kris Humphries.

  17. Kim says:

    She has always been very messed up. Even in her hey day she was a nut job. She needs therapy and to be medicated obviously.

  18. GirlyGirl says:

    Maybe he couldn’t handle the “difficult brown”?

    shudder

    I still get nightmares about that

    • sluggo says:

      Oh YES! So do I! *shudder shudder*

      The wedding pix also gave me nightmares: it’s like “Pinhead Meets Fivehead.” Geez, her head is TINY.

      I also agree with those who have mentioned her over-medicated look. Those eyes … flat and shiny … I’ve had them myself (and yes, I too am bipolar, though I’ve been very lucky with my meds, and have been able to take a much lower dosage these past several years).

  19. Beth says:

    She looks like an ugly guy in a dress.

  20. Momo says:

    This wedding night sounds like some Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas shiz. Hunter S. would be proud.

  21. Cirque28 says:

    Searching for crack on your wedding night doesn’t really bode well for your marriage even if you didn’t just marry a drug counselor.

    But I like Sinead. Despite her imbalances, she has enormous talent and seems genuine and sincere. She doesn’t deserve any comparison to Kim Kardashian. Although after 45 years, you would think Sinead would have learned to stop speaking in absolutes. “I will NEVER again…” Okey doke. Until you change your mind.

    • SEF says:

      UR right, Sinead was so talented and can’t be compared to a famewhore. Sadly, she’s been unbalanced since childhood. (And yes, child abuse is one of the reasons.) We just didn’t hear about it as much before Twitter. Here’s to her working it out.

  22. skuddles says:

    Just so sad. She appears to be completely out of control…

  23. Lavender says:

    She needs help, end of story.

  24. ezra says:

    Time is not kind.
    Sigh.

  25. Jenni says:

    Re Sinead’s appearance I don’t get it beacause with music, it’s about how you sound, not look, at least to me but also for many other people. The only people where looks matter is film stars or models. Anyway i personally think she still has a pretty face and eyes.

    Re her voice, she’s lost some power, that’s true, but she still has an exceptionally lovely voice *and* usually still sells out when she plays.
    Re “half her songs are covers”- Wrong. I am a longtime fan and Sinead’s discography is fairly evenly split between collaboration songs, songs written by her alone, and covers …

    when a singer has over a hundred songs she’s written alone (and Sinead does), who cares if she sings covers too?
    All you have to do is read the liner notes from her many albums, singles, music for film etc. to see you’re wrong.