Sinead Explains What Went Wrong

Frantic wedding night drug hunt could have had something to do with split...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2011 8:59 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Sinead O'Connor Explains What Happened to Break up Marriage to Barry Herridge
Singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the The 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala held at the Chateau Marmont on October 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)

Sinead O'Connor married on Dec. 8 and announced the end of said marriage to the world 18 days later—so what the heck happened? Well, things may not have gotten off to a great start when she spent their wedding night on a desperate hunt for cannabis, especially considering then-hubby Barry Herridge is a drug counselor. "We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous," she tells the Sun. "Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened—that kind of messed everything up a bit really."

"I wasn't scared—but he's a drugs counselor. What was I thinking?" she continues. But apparently she wasn't happy either, adding that the marriage "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." She says she's now sworn off marriage forever, and adds, "I don't think I will even date anyone." (At one point post-split, O'Connor talked to the media—but forgot to get dressed first. Click to see the pictures of her in a towel, or here to see O'Connor's truck-humping ad, to which Herridge responded.)

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