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Sinead O'Connor to marry husband No. 4 in Las Vegas on Thursday

December 7, 2011 |  1:05 pm

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor's very public search for love is over. On Thursday, the Irish singer's 45th birthday, she will marry her fourth husband in Las Vegas.

The groom is O'Connor's "beloved boyfriend" Barry Herridge, a youth substance abuse counselor and psychotherapist in Dublin.

Though O'Connor wrote on her website that she was getting married in an "undisclosed location," she revealed to RTE radio that it was Las Vegas, according to Irish newspaper the Independent.

The singer wrote a post on her blog in August that described herself as "sex-starved" and opened herself up to applicants who wanted to be her boyfriend, although she included a list of very explicit requirements. (The kind that would make both Catholics and Protestants blush.)

The post entered O'Connor into a controversy that resulted in a feud with Ireland's popular "Late Late Show," when host Ryan Tubridy asked her to appear but she refused claiming they just wanted her on as "some crazy performing monkey."

She split from husband No. 3, Steve Cooney ,in March after they were together for less than a year. She has four children from her previous relationships.

On her blog, she said the wedding would be her "absolute dream wedding ceremony." Pictures were promised.

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-- Patrick Kevin Day

Photo: Sinead O'Connor. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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