5 Things You Don't Know About Sinead O'Connor

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This Irish singer-songwriter is currently making headlines for injecting herself into the controversy over Miley Cyrus' racy new music video Wrecking Ball. We've assembled five facts you probably don't know about Sinead O'Connor.
1. Born Sinead Marie Bernadette O'Connor on December 8, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland -- her parents separated when she was eight years old. 
2. Was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic's Tridentine community, taking the clerical name Mother Bernadette Maria.
3. Has been married four times and wed her current husband, Barry Herridge, in December 2011.
4. During a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992, she ripped up a photo of then Pope John Paul II and declared, "Fight the true evil."
5. Was cast as the Virgin Mary in the 1997 film The Butcher Boy.