We are all very familiar with some celebrities’ take on marriage, but every now and then, it seems there’s still room for some surprise from their part. Take for instace Sinead O’Connor. She got married and appeared happy to do it only to announce 16 days later her marriage ended.
It’s really no surprise that after a while marriage changes people, their habits and opinions and some begin to feel trapped soon after tying the knot. But, really 16 days later, most newlyweds are still gazing romantically in each other’s eyes, imagining life simply can’t get any better.
On Monday, Sinead O’Connor announced she split from her fourth husband, Barry Herridge, after on December 8 they got married in a drive-through wedding ceremony. She announced earlier this month: “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”.
But, for pop music star Sinead O’Connor 16 days of marriage seem to have been so intense it comprised several years. The pop star told Britain’s Sun tabloid why she took the decision to end a marriage that has barely even started, after news regarding the split has already leaked.
Sinead O’Connor 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 pop artist also talk about certain pressures that have been placed upon her now fourth ex husband by “certain people in his life” not to continue the marriage. She also adds something about her going on a weed hunt the night of their wedding, which apparently had affected Barry Herridge.
“My husband was enormously wounded and very badly affected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage”, she writes. In the end, Sinead O’Connor said “it became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear”.
Well, despite all reasons behind the split, one fact remains: Sinead O’Connor managed to break this year’s record for the shortest marriage set by Kim Kardashian. She divorced NBA star celeb Kris Humphries only 72 days after getting married.