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Sinead calls off divorce

Sinead and Barry back together

Sinead O’Connor has said that she is calling of her divorce, just over a week after announcing it.

O’Connor and Barry Herridge, who met after Sinead made an appeal for a husband on her blog, wed at the beginning of December in Las Vegas.

They announced their split 16 days later, however, the pair now appear to have made up.

The singer returned to her Twitter account to share her good news, posting a series of updates on 4 January:

“Yay!!! we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again an stay married but we did rush so we gonna return to b friend g friend .

“An be sickenly happy an go counsellin an move in in like a yr like regular people.. but stay married an we all in love.

“Yay!!! me husband is a big hairy cave man an came to claim me with his club : ) and now im in cave-land.. yay!! we both go panto! [sic]“

O’Connor previously told The Sun that being married to drug counsellor Herridge was like “living in a coffin”, claiming she ended the union out of “respect for him”.

She also revealed that her marriage got into trouble almost immediately, when she nearly bought crack cocaine on her wedding night.

Related: Sinead’s divorce after 16-day marriage

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Sinead’s divorce after 16-day marriage

Possible suitors asked to apply

Sinead O’Connor is to split from her husband of 16 days, drug counsellor Barry Herridge.

The singer announced the news via her website and appeared to blame Herridge’s friends for the break-up:

“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.”

The 45-year-old since admitted being handed Class A drugs on her wedding night, during a ‘hunt for marijuana’ with Herridge, telling The Sun:

“I wasn’t scared — but he’s a drugs counsellor. What was I thinking?

“Then I was handed a load of crack. Barry was very frightened — that kind of messed everything up a bit really.”

O’Connor and Herridge married on 8 December 2011 in Las Vegas after a whirlwind romance.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer met Barry after she announced on her blog that she was “sex-starved” and requested possible suitors to apply.

Herridge emailed her and proposed on every date they had until she agreed to marry him.

This is Sinead’s fourth failed marriage, previously divorcing Steve Cooney in April 2011 after less than a year of marriage.

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