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Thursday 22 June 2017

Sinead set to marry Mary's husband when pair divorce

LOVED-UP: O'Connor and Bonadio hoping for 2009 date

SONGSTRESS Sinead O'Connor is preparing to say 'I do' for the third time.

A 'secret engagement' to boyfriend Frank Bonadio has been confirmed by friends of the singer, who say once his divorce is finalised then the couple will wed.

The couple, who have a 19-month-old son, Yeshua, exchanged matching Claddagh engagement rings during a recent romantic break in Paris.

coughlan Despite the fact that Frank is still officially married to musician Mary Coughlan, the couple are said to be moving ahead with wedding plans in anticipation of a divorce going through next year.

The couple made their romantic plans during the trip to the city of love, and friends say they hope to be Mr and Mrs by the end of next year.

Mother-of-four Sinead has been married twice before, and will be hoping that her union with Frank proves to be third time lucky.

"Sinead and Frank are engaged and can't wait to marry. They have both been spotted out wearing the rings and Sinead has never been happier. They are clearly very loved up," a source close to the couple said.

Friends say they believe Sinead has finally met her true match in Frank and that they don't want to waste any more time before settling down together as husband and wife.

Sinead's first marriage was to writer John Reynolds. They have a son together, Jake (21), and remain on good terms since their split.

She then had her daughter, Roisin, in 1996 with journalist John Waters. Five years later she married another journalist, Nick Sommerland, following a whirlwind romance after they met at a music concert.

After her split from Sommerland, Sinead went on to meet and have her son, Shane, with Irish musician Donal Lunny in 2004.

Since then she has met and fallen in love with Frank, the couple has set up home together.

Sinead was previously involved in a row with Bonadio's wife, Mary Coughlan when news of their relationship first broke.

The women exchanged heated words before and leading up to the birth of Yeshua almost two years ago.

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