Irish pop star Brian McFadden is defending controversial singer Sinead O connor over her recent marriage split, insisting she shouldn't have to explain herself.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer exchanged vows with her boyfriend Barry Herridge at a drive-through wedding in Las Vegas on 8 December (11), but the union lasted just 16 days.
O'Connor wrote a lengthy post on her blog announcing the news to her fans, writing, "Dear friends, I had for reasons u (sic) will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts. So I must now leak it myself so as the record is straight...
"He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren't aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband's life and the lives of those close to him. He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap."
Now MCFadden has reached out to the troubled singer, telling her to ignore any critics over her controversial lifestyle.
In a post on Twitter.com he writes, "Message to sinead o connor. Ignore what anyone says. Its (sic) your life and you don't have to explain yourself to anyone."