Roisin Waters is the only daughter of late singer Sinéad O’Connor and her ex-partner John Waters. Where is she now and what does she do for a living?
Sinéad O’Connor wasn’t just a music legend, she was also a mother.
On July 26, the Irish singer’s family confirmed in a statement to RTE that she has died at age 56.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” the statement read. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The singer — who broke through in 1990 with her No. 1 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a song written and composed by Prince — was the mother of four children, including her late son Shane O’Connor, who died at age 17 in 2022.
Though she dealt with several personal struggles in her life, including an abusive relationship with her mother as a child and mental health struggles, she was incredibly proud of her children. She primarily kept them out of the spotlight, but in 2021, O’Connor spoke fondly of them in an interview.
Following her death, many want to know more about her only daughter Roisin Waters. Although she is extremely private, TheDistin has gathered some facts about her. Read on for more.
Who is Roisin Waters?
Brigidine Roisin Waters is a celebrity kid best known as the only daughter and second of four children of singer Sinead O’Connor. She is a chef and a partial musician.
Roisin was born in March 1995 to the Irish singer during her relationship with John Waters.
Her father John Waters is a famed Irish Times columnist, writer, and journalist.
According to John, Roisin was “the best thing to have happened” to him.
Her parents had been separated since before she was born, but John frequently visited Roisin in her mother’s home where she lived.
In 1999, John accused Sinead of neglecting their young daughter and filed an official complaint to investigate the case. However, the singer vehemently denied his claim.
O’Connor and Waters went through a lengthy custody battle; after O’Connor attempted suicide, she gave custody of Roisin to Waters, as MTV News reported in 1999.
In 2014, Roisin made a rare public appearance with her mother when the two performed a duet on Icelandic TV.
What does Roisin Waters do for a living? Despite having a “great singing voice,” O’Connor told PEOPLE in 2021, she was relieved her daughter decided to be a pastry chef instead of going into the music industry. “I used to be frightened of her getting into the music business because I thought they would treat her like they treat me,” she explained. “I didn’t want that.”
Aside from being a chef, Roisin may also have a career as a writer. Roisin previously wrote an article for the Independent, making her columnist dad proud. John worked for the Irish Times from 1991 to 2014.
Roisin was also present at her grandfather Sean O’Connor’s book launch in Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, ensuring she supported her family’s milestones.
She has three siblings – all boys. The names of her brothers are Shane Lunny, Jake Reynolds, and Yeshua Bonadio.
Her aunty and uncles are Joseph O’Connor, Eimear O’Connor, Eoin O’Connor, and John O’Connor.
Is Roisin Waters married?
Per reports, Roisin Waters is married to a man named Leo O’Shea. Just like his wife, Leo is also a musician and a songwriter.
O’Shea is known to have a fascinating life story. Leo’s journey to music started at a young age.
He has gained notoriety for his unique voice and moving performances. His songs frequently explore the nuances of love, life, and contemplation, striking a deep chord with listeners.
Together with Roisin, they make up a powerful creative team that elevates the world via their music and acts of kindness while encouraging others to pursue their artistic goals to new heights.
Leo O’Shea has managed to build his position in the industry despite being married to the daughter of a legendary musician.
In addition to his musical abilities, Leo is renowned for his charity activities.
He supports several charitable initiatives and promotes global goodwill. Fans and friends alike have admired him for his caring demeanor and sincere desire to change the world.
Does Roisin Waters have any children?
While late singer Sinead O’Connor was only known to be a grandmother when her son Jake Reynolds welcomed his first baby boy in 2015, there were no reports about her daughter having a child. However, other sources online suggest Roisin Water was a mother.
Although there are no confirmed details about this claim, she is reported to have welcomed kids with her husband, Leo O’Shea.
“Roisin and Leo have created a warm and supportive home for their kids in their roles as partners and parents”, the source reveals.