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Saturday 30 August 2014

Appleton granted Gallagher divorce

Nicole Appleton has been granted a divorce from Liam Gallagher

Nicole Appleton's six-year marriage to Liam Gallagher has ended on the grounds of his admitted adultery.

The couple were not at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division for the brief hearing.

The 39-year-old All Saints singer and the Oasis star were the second in a "quickie divorces" list of 12 who were granted a decree nisi by District Judge Anne Aitken.

The former couple, who have a 12-year-old son, married at Old Marylebone Town Hall on St Valentine's Day in 2008 and lived in Hampstead, north London.

Among the documents made public was a sworn statement signed by Nicole last December in which she said that Liam "admitted adultery to me prior to it becoming publicised in national newspapers", adding that the woman with whom Liam committed adultery "now has a child" by him.

She said that she first knew about the adultery on July 17, 2013 and had not lived with Liam since as she found it "intolerable".

In papers acknowledging the proceedings, Liam replied "yes" when asked if he admitted the alleged adultery and said he did not intend to defend the case.

The marriage foundered after reports that Liam, 41, had fathered a daughter with an American journalist.

In the decree nisi document, the judge held that Nicole had "sufficiently proved" the contents of her petition and "is entitled to a decree of divorce, the marriage having irretrievably broken down, the facts found proved being the respondent's adultery".

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