Sinead O’Connor Marrying for Fourth Time

Sinead O'Connor is getting married for the fourth time on her 45th birthday.

The "Nothing Compares to 2 U" singer announced on her blog that she will marry beau Barry Herridge Thursday.

She wrote: "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. We will post a photo or two here on the site as soon as possible afterward. Very happy girl. : )"

Only recently, the Irish singer went public with her search for love. In a bizarre blog titled, 'Is Sinead About To H**p Her Truck?', O'Connor bemoaned her lack of partnership, writing, "I am in the peak of my sexual prime and way too lovely to be living like a nun. and it's VERY depressing."

Her criteria for a "very sweet sex-starved man" included:

  • He must be no younger than 44.  He must also have a job!
  • "Must be living in Ireland but I don't care if he is from the planet Zog."
  • "Must not be named Brian or Nigel."
  • "Must be blind enough to think I'm gorgeous."

Herridge apparently fit the bill. A fellow Irish native, he is said by the British newspaper The Independent to be an addiction counselor for children.

The singer split with third husband Steve Cooney in March, after eight months of marriage. She has described all three ex-husbands, including music producer John Reynolds and journalist Nick Sommerland, as "very nice people."

O'Connor has four children.
Her new marriage will coincide with a new album and a new image. The singer told The Independent that she recently lost nearly 30 pounds after coming off medication for a misdiagnosed bi-polar disorder.