Sinead O"Connor plans fourth wedding to be held on her 45th birthday

Nothing Compares 2 U AGAIN: Sinead O”Connor plans fourth wedding to be held on her 45th birthday

She put out a desperate plea earlier this year asking for a man to take her out of her “dire” “sex-starved” situation, and now Sinead O”Connor”s search is well and truly over.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has announced she is planning to wed for the fourth time in a ceremony on Thursday – the same day as her 45th birthday.

Sinead has taken to her blog to reveal she is marrying her boyfriend Barry Herridge in an “undisclosed location”, although reports claim she”ll be walking down the aisle in Las Vegas.

Getting weddy for marriage: Sinead O

Getting weddy for marriage: Sinead O”Connor and her fiance Barry Herridge are pictured at Heathrow airport heading to Las Vegas to tie the knot

She writes: “With enormous joy myself and my beloved boyfriend Barry Herridge will begetting married tomorrow, December 8th 2011 at “an un-disclosed location” in my absolute dream wedding ceremony.

“We will post a photo ortwo here on the site as soon as possible afterward. Very happy girl. : )”

She also posted a picture up of the couple beaming at the camera.

Search over: The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has been actively searching for a suitable man since her divorce from her third husband came through in April

Search over: The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has been actively searching for a suitable man since her divorce from her third husband came through in April

The hitmaker kept the happy news quiet when she appeared on the Ian Dempsey breakfast radio show on Today FM yesterday morning, telling him she had no gossip to share.

But Barry rang back into the show on Wednesday morning to reveal all to the host about the wedding.

Ian wrote on his Twitter page following their chat: “So Sinead O”Connor was holding back yesterday. Boyfriend Barry Herridge got back to us today to reveal that they will wed tomorrow.

Failed marriages: The controversial star wed third husband Steve Cooney in 2010 but less than a year later it was over

Failed marriages: The controversial star wed third husband Steve Cooney in 2010 but less than a year later it was over

“And it”s Sinead”s birthday tomorrow too. Congrats to them both. And Sinead”s new album is sounding great too.”

The singer shocked the nation by writing a series of candid blog posts on her website earlier this year, detailing specific requirements she was looking for in a man.

She wrote in September that she was in “desperate need of a very sweet sex-starved man,” but specified that they “must be no younger than 44, must not be named Brian or Nigel, must be blind enough to think I”m gorgeous, has to be employed and he has to like his mother.”

How she was: Sinead O

How she was: Sinead O”Connor in her hey day in her video for hit song Nothing Compares 2 U

And it seems she”s found her perfect partner in Barry after a whirlwind romance.

The singer has been married three times before – including to music producer John Reynolds, journalist Nicholas Sommerlad and most recently to Steve Cooney, who she wed in July last year, but divorced in April.

She has four children from various relationships.

Exes: Sinea Exes: Sinea

Exes: Sinead”s ex-husbands Nick Sommerlad and John Reynolds