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Liam Gallagher's girlfriend inspired his new healthy lifestyle

The singer has embraced a positive new way of living after splitting from ex-wife Nicole Appleton.

Liam Gallagher has become an avid runner, tackling seven miles (11.3 kilometres) a day.

The Wonderwall star developed a reputation as a wild rocker during his youth, but he has managed to tone down his love for partying in recent years and now, he prefers to pound the pavement on a daily basis.

Liam admits his new healthy lifestyle is all down to his girlfriend, Debbie Gwyther, who he began dating shortly after his marriage breakdown to ex-wife Nicole Appleton in 2013, when it was revealed he had fathered a lovechild with U.S. journalist Liza Ghorbani.

"I run around seven miles every day, leaving about 5am," he tells Q magazine. "Unless I've been out on the sauce (drinking), then I'm getting in at 5am. Normally, though, seven miles."

In the candid interview, he also credits Debbie with saving him from allowing his life to spiral out of control after his marriage troubles hit the headlines, while he was also dealing with the split of his post-Oasis band, Beady Eye.

The 45-year-old confesses the drama surrounding his personal and professional lives made the last few years an "emotional", "eye-opening" and "mind-bending" time, which could have led him down a different path had it not been for Debbie's tough love.

"Debbie saved me. No bulls**t," he says. "Debbie swooped me up as I was falling, she just said, 'Stop being a d**khead.'"

Gwyther, a former personal assistant, also helped to show reclusive Manchester, England native Liam what else London had to offer, after spending years just sticking to the area around his neighbourhood in Hampstead, where he had lived with Appleton and their son Gene.

He continues, "She got me out of the house, introduced me to all kinds of people outside my world, got me doing new things. I've lived in London a long time, but I only really knew Hampstead. She took me to new places."

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