Barry Herridge is an Irish psychologist who garnered fame through his marital union with the successful Irish music artist Sinéad O’Connor. The pair had a volatile relationship which ended even before it started. They have experienced several hiccups in their relationship and were separated many times but later got back together. Since their wedding which took place in 2011, the couple has continued to dominate media headlines to date.
However, while it is already known that it was through his marriage to the talented singer that Barry Herridge came into the limelight, it might also interest you to know that Barry is also successful in his own right. He currently works as a certified psychotherapist. Join us as we explore all the lesser-known facts about the better half of the Irish music star below.
Barry Herridge’s Bio
A native of Ireland, Sinéad O’Connor’s husband was born Barry Herridge on the 10th day of August 1973. He is the son of Teresa Herridge and her husband, Barry Herridge Sr. Barry is of Irish nationality and ethnicity. Growing up, he spent his formative years in Donaghmede, North Dublin where he completed his basic education.
While the details of the high school he attended has not been disclosed to the media, it is already known that Barry enrolled at the Dublin Counseling and Therapy Centre for three years (200 -2006), before proceeding to Liverpool John Moores University where he acquired a degree in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology a few years later.
Soon after his graduation, Barry first worked as an IT professional before switching to psychotherapy. He kicked off his professional career, working as a psychotherapist in the Ireland Capital City, Dublin for five years. After he got himself immersed with the modus operandi of his profession, he made his way to the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. There, he spent the next few years of his life working as a consultant.
Later on, Barry Herridge enrolled as a member of the multi-disciplinary team at Substance Abuse Service Specific to Youth. He now has an office in Mountjoy Square in Dublin. While he has continued to function as a psychotherapist, it is already known that it was through his relationship with the Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor that he came into the limelight.
Relationship with Sinéad O’Connor
While he was living his quiet, reserved and conservative life, Barry fell in love with Sinéad O’Connor to the amazement of his friends and family members. Connor is a renowned Irish songwriter and singer who rose to the limelight in the late ‘80s following the release of the remake of Prince’s 1990 hit, Nothing Compares 2 U. The music star has also collaborated with top artists like Mary J. Blige and Dolly Parton, among others.
Over the course of her music career which has spanned over three decades and counting, Sinéad has released 11 studio albums as well as many hit singles and collaborative albums. She has equally won several awards, some of which include MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Billboard Music Awards for Rock Female Artist, Grammy Award for Best Foreign Hit of the Year, and Golden Europa Awards, among others.
Barry Herridge met and fell in love with his future wife, Sinéad sometime in 2010. The following year, the couple exchanged marital vows and their wedding was held at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. Although it was all rosy on their wedding day and everything seemed alright, the couple had a volatile relationship which ended 7 days later. They tried to patch things up a few months later, nevertheless, their efforts were futile. Since they are not legally divorced, the current status of their relationship is, however, not known at the moment.
Who is Barry Herridge’s Daughter?
While Barry Herridge had a tumultuous relationship with the Irish singer, it is quite imperative to note that, the duo didn’t have any kids of their own. However, Sinéad already had four children before her marriage with the psychologist. She and her second husband, John Waters welcomed a daughter named Roisin in 1995. Before that, she also had a son named Jake with her first husband, John Reynolds. Later on, she had two other sons – Shane with Donal Lunny and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio with Frank Bonadio. Nothing much is known about her children; however, Sinead became a grandmother in 2015 after her son Jake welcomed a son with his girlfriend, Lia.
Other Facts About Barry Herridge – Sinéad O’Connor’s Husband
1. The Irish psychologist is six years older than his musician wife Sinéad.
2. Barry Herridge first met Sinéad online and when she was captivated by his words, she organized for a date.
3. Although his marriage with Sinéad O’Connor was his first, it was the fourth attempt for her.
4. Since their last attempt to rekindle their relationship in 2014, there has not been any news on the couple’s relationship status to date.
5. As a psychotherapist, Barry Herridge makes a decent amount of money from his career, however, his net worth is still under review.