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Sinead O'Connor splits from Barry Herridge after 18 days

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December

rsz_tbd-sineadoconnor122811.jpgMove over, Kim Kardashian, because Sinead O'Connor has wrested the title of year's shortest celebrity marriage from you. The Irish singer/songwriter announced on her website Monday she is ending her marriage to Barry Herridge after a grand total of 18 days. You probably should give the gifts back after that.

"I had for reasons u will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts," the 45-year-old wrote in an open letter on her site. The couple were marrid in Las Vegas on Dec. 8. "So I must now leak it myself so as the record is straight." Well, no, that's just announcing, not leaking. But anyway:

"From the moment myself and my husband got together not long ago, there was intense pressure placed upon him by certain people in his life, not to be involved with me. ... 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.

 

"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."

So she says stuff about loving him and setting him free and blah blah blah. All that over some weed and nasty in-laws? Maybe she shoulda have learned a lesson from her two previous marriages.

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