Sinead O'Connor's Vegas wedding
Published 08/12/2011 | 11:42
Sinead O'Connor has said she will marry her fourth husband in a "drive-thru wedding" in Las Vegas on her 45th birthday.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer - who in August declared herself "desperate for sex" and advertised for a man on Twitter, posting a list of requirements on her blog - spoke to The Irish Independent at Dublin Airport on Wednesday just before she and 38-year-old therapist Barry Herridge jetted off to tie the knot.
Sinead said: "Myself and Barry decided to get married in Las Vegas because we wanted a proper rock 'n' roll wedding.
"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."
The mother-of-four revealed she met Barry after he replied to her online ad for a man.
She said: "Barry sent me this wonderful email, which just took my heart away. It had to be him."
Sinead posted a picture on her blog of herself and Barry at the airport, promised to update them with pictures of her "absolute dream wedding ceremony" and declared herself a "very happy girl".
The marriage comes just a week after the Irish singer joked to Hot Press magazine: "I've been married three times, really I should only have been married once. And no-one should be married more than f***in' twice, to be honest."
The couple are to delay their honeymoon as Sinead is due back in Dublin on Saturday to attend a concert marking the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.