Late singer Sinead O’Connor was married four times and had several other relationships before her death. Details about her dating history explored.
The singer and activist found worldwide fame with her epic ballad Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990 – one of the standout songs of the decade.
Sinéad who had a highly successful career in the entertainment industry died on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the age of 56.
As per RTÉ, the star’s family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
Following her death, her love life has become a topic of discussion among her fans and netizens. But, how many times was she married and who are her husbands? Read on for more about her personal life.
Who are Sinead O’Connor’s husbands?
Throughout her life when she was alive, Sinead O’Connor had married four times and divorced four times with one of her separations being just a week after her marriage.
All of her partners are high-profile men. The names of her spouses are John Reynolds, Nicholas Sommerland, Steve Cooney, and Barry Herridge.
Sinead’s first husband was music producer John Reynolds, whom she married in 1987.
O’Connor married journalist Nick Sommerlad in 2001 before their relationship ended in 2004.
Sinead married her close friend Steve Cooney in 2010 before they separated a year later.
Her final marriage to therapist Barry Herridge ended after they “lived together for 7 days only”.
Who was Sinead O’Connor dating before she died?
O’Connor’s partner before her death was not known but aside from her four husbands, she had several relationships.
She said in 2003 that she had also had three relationships with women.
She had a relationship with Irish writer John Waters and they had a child together. She had her daughter Roisin with Water in 1995. They later fought a long custody battle. The drawn-out feud ended when Sinead let Roisin live in Dublin with Waters.
She had her third child Shane with artist Donal Lummy in 2004, and her fourth child Yeshua with Frank Bonadio in 2006.
Sinead O’Connor lost her son Shane Lunny who was just 17 years before her death
In January last year, the star announced the death of her 17-year-old Shane – and vowed never to sing again.
Sinead said that Shane had “decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God”.
She later added: “Just to say, suggestions there’ll be any performances this year or next year or ever again are erroneous.”
“There will never be anything to sing about again.”
Sinead held a Hindu funeral for Shane, placing a pack of cigarettes in his coffin.
She said: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney.
“Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it. He was always chanting ‘Om. Shanti’.
“I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven. He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.”
The star’s fourth child, 17-year-old Shane O’Connor, passed away in January last year after he went missing from Tallaght Hospital following years of struggling with mental health issues.