Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: crazy person posts on the internet that she’s looking for sex (preferably of the butt variety). A couple months later, she meets someone, gets married immediately, and then gets divorced after only 18 days. The only shocker in all of this: It was Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor! Yeah, turns out she’s not dead. Who knew? Access Hollywood reports:
Sinead O’Connor’s marriage to therapist Berry Herridge is over, less than three weeks after the pair vowed to stick together “till death do us part.” The singer made the announcement on her website on Monday, were she blamed pressures put on her beau by “certain people in his life” who “had formed opinions of” her based on what they read.
“Entitled as they are to their opinions about me many perhaps well deserved, there was no righteousness on anyone’s part to put my husband through what he was put through as a result of his desire to be with me and to marry me and as a result of his actually marrying me,” Sinéad, 45, wrote. “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,” she added. “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.”
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer said watching her husband become ostracized by so many was too painful to endure. “A woman wants to be a joy to her husband,” she wrote. “So.. U love someone? Set them free.”
Let this be a lesson I suppose: don’t get married straight out of the gate! With a few notable exceptions here and there, for the most part, making a life-long decision requires a lot more time than just a few weeks. You’re going to be with this person for the rest of your life. This means you have to know everything about them, then think about how long you can be with them, and then decide whether or not you want to put a ring on it.