Nothing compares to Las Vegas wedding for Sinead O’Connor
Singer to marry therapist on her 45th birthday
Singer Sinead O’Connor will marry therapist Barry Herridge in Las Vegas today – after a whirlwind romance prompted by an email.
The controversial singer will celebrate her fourth wedding on the day of her 45th birthday.
“This will be my dream wedding,” said O’Connor who launched a search for love on Twitter and on Ireland’s Late Late TV show last summer.
“Myself and Barry decided to get married in Las Vegas because we wanted a proper rock ‘n’ roll wedding,” O’Connor told the Irish Independent.
“I’ve been married before, but I’ve never had my dream wedding in Vegas. I wanted to do it there because it’s casual, quick, not religious and, most of all, very romantic.”
Herridge grabbed O’Connor’s attention when he wrote to her via email.
The singer received hundreds of letters from wannabe suitors but only Herridge did enough to earn a date.
“Barry sent me this wonderful email, which just took my heart away. It had to be him,” added O’Connor.
Herridge told the paper how he won Sinead’s heart. He said, “I was getting off a train at Connolly Station one morning when I saw this woman acting strangely on the platform.
“At first I didn’t know what she was doing, and then I realised she was playing hopscotch. It wasn’t Sinead but a business woman in a suit and in her 30s, just having a bit of fun.
“I wondered why more women that age weren’t doing the same thing? And it struck me that this was exactly what Sinead was doing with her search for love, having fun, and I told Sinead about this woman in my first email.”
The couple first met when Sinead invited Barry on a date in a Dublin coffee shop last August.
“It was so wonderful meeting Sinead. We were supposed to go out for dinner but we ended up talking and talking for hours and hours in the coffee shop. I really didn’t want to let her go home,” said Herridge.
O’Connor told the paper that the feeling was mutual with the therapist proposing soon after.
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