Sinead O'Connor weds Barry Herridge in Las Vegas
Sinead O'Connor isn't one for subtlety, but the Irish singer is apparently too busy enjoying her new husband Barry Herridge, to discuss their wedding on Thursday.
"Dear friends... amongst whom I include whomever may be reading this with a view to writing about the glorious marriage," O'Connor wrote on her official website on Friday. "On Sunday I will put up blog on whole day. Too glorious for words. For now though, as you will appreciate, it's a bit of a 'Can't. Talk. [expletive]. In. Mouth'. Situation."
The nuptials, which mark the singer's fourth marriage, took place on O'Connor's 45th birthday at the drive-through Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, NV. The chapel is famous for its celebrity clientele, which has included Bruce Willis and former wife Demi Moore and Britney Spears and childhood friend Jason Alexander, whose marriage was annulled after 55 hours in 2004.
The pair wed in the back of a vintage pink Cadillac, with the bride in a strapless pink gown and Herridge, an Irish therapist, in a matching light pink shirt. In her most recent blog, she included a photo of an empty pew, with the caption, "photo of the celebrity guests at our wedding."
O' Connor announced her wedding plans on her official website on December 7 writing, "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... very happy girl."
O'Connor made headlines in August with her search for a boyfriend or "sweet sex-starved man" on her personal website under the headline, "Revised advert for boy (man) friend," with a list of criteria.
"Must announce boyfriend search very much still on. If any1 wants a suicidal tourettes ridden fat ugly lunatic with a big fat flappy fanny," O'Connor wrote on September 16, with a link to her ad.
She announced to fans on October 21 that the search was over and she had found her new man.
"Happily I can announce the official end of hunt for boyfriend as successful applicant has been appointed," Sinead wrote on her official website. "No more applications are required. I realize this will be a matter of enormous sorrow to 98% of the men of the world... But hey... Write a song about it... Silence will now ensue as there is much love-making to be done."
O'Connor told fans in September that she was heartbroken over the dissolution of her marriage to Steve Cooney last April, after eight months. She has been married three times and has four children with four different fathers.
Her son Jake Reynolds was conceived during her first marriage to music producer John Reynolds. Her daughter Brigidine Roisine Waters was born in 1996 with her former partner, "The Irish Times" journalist John Waters. Her son Shane was born in 2004 with the help of Irish folk musician Donal Lunny and her fourth child, Yeshua Francis Neil was born in 2006 with former partner Frank Bonadio.
In September, O'Connor alarmed her fans with a string of suicidal Tweets and wrote an open letter at the time, discouraging anyone from committing suicide.
"I'm so tired. 24 yrs of being treated like a crazy person. Can't manage any more. Badly wish cud die without it ruining my kids lives," O'Connor wrote on September 14.
The worrisome Tweets led her followers to alert the authorities in O'Connor's native Ireland. Local police in Bray, County Wicklow sent a squad car to her home to ensure her personal safety.
"All this [expletive] we're not supposed to say," O'Connor continued. "Including suicidal feelings, sex, etc. U just get treated like a crazy person. I want to go to heaven SO bad. Have for yrs. But I don't wanna abandon my kids. But if I cud die without them knowing I did it myself I wud."
The 44-year-old singer rose to fame in the 80s with her debut album, "The Lion and the Cobra" and is best known for her 1990 cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U."
In 1999, O'Connor attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday. She opened up about her suicide attempt on a 2007 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," where she also revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.