Singer Sinead O’Connor’s on again/off again marriage to Barry Herridge appears is off again. And this time it just might be permanent.
The “Nothing compares 2 u” songstress blames the most recent break up on an unnamed Irish journalist who, she believes, was making things too difficult on the couple.
“Certain sections of our media are pure evil. These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me. And so his association with me became something very bad for his life,” she writes on her website on Jan. 12.
O’Connor continues, “The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so that it is now over and I hope the media will kindly leave the poor man alone to get on with his life.”
It’s been a chaotic five weeks since the couple first wed on Dec. 8, 2011. Just 16 days after getting hitched, the two split up because of “intense pressure placed upon [Herridge],” but they quickly reconciled on Jan. 3, 2012. Just days later, O’Connor attempted suicide. And now, for the second time in a month, the two are breaking up.
As for her romantic future, O’Connor has no plans. She writes, “I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone as I could not bear to see these things done again to someone I love.”