Sinead O'Connor Getting Married for Fourth Time

Ceremony planned for her 45th birthday

December 7, 2011 2:10 PM ET
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Sinead O'Connor performs during Mencap's Little Noise Sessions at St. John-At-Hackney in London.
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Sinead O'Connor will be married in a private ceremony Thursday, the singer's 45th birthday. She'll wed boyfriend Barry Herridge "in my absolute dream wedding ceremony," she wrote on her blog. 

O'Connor, who has four children, has been married three times previously – to music producer John Reynolds, journalist Nicholas Sommerlad and musician Steve Cooney. According to the Irish Independent, Herridge is a children's addiction counselor. The Irish press is speculating that the wedding will take place in Las Vegas. 

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