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  • 8 April 2014, 13:33

Nicole Appleton Divorces Cheating Gallagher

Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher's six year marriage has ended following the Oasis singer's adultery.

The "quickie divorce" was granted in a brief hearing at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division which the pair did not attend.

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

Among the documents made public today was a statement signed by Ms Appleton last December in which she said that Gallagher "admitted adultery to me prior to it becoming publicised in national newspapers".

She said the woman Gallagher had cheated on her with "now has a child" by him.

Ms Appleton said she first knew about the adultery in July last year and had not lived with Gallagher since, as she found it "intolerable".

In papers acknowledging the proceedings, Gallagher 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 the 41 year old had fathered a daughter with an American journalist.

In the decree nisi document, the judge held that Ms Appleton 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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