Noel Gallagher is set to divorce his wife Sara MacDonald after nearly 12 years of marriage.
The Oasis star, 55, and the music publicist, 51, issued a statement to MailOnline on Friday night announcing their separation and that their two children “remain their priority.”
Noel is said to have moved out of his £8m mansion on the South Downs in Hampshire, and now fans are wondering if the Oasis brothers will heal their feud and reform after Liam earlier claimed Sara was the one who prevented them from reuniting.
It’s over! Noel Gallagher ‘SEPARATES from his wife Sara MacDonald after 22 years together … as the rocker moves out of his Hampshire home’
Noel and Sara are the parents of two sons, Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12. The rocker is also the father of his eldest daughter, Anais, 22, from his previous relationship with ex-wife Meg Mathews.
A spokesperson for Noel and Sara confirmed the separation to MailOnline in a joint statement, sharing: ‘Noel Gallagher and Sara Macdonald have confirmed that the couple are divorcing.
‘Noel and Sara will continue together taking care of their children, who continue to be their priority. Noel and Sara ask the media to respect their privacy and that of our family at this time.’
Relationship: The Oasis star shares two children with the PR musician, whom he married in 2011, after meeting in 2000.
Family: Noel is also the father of eldest daughter Anais (right), whom he shares with ex-wife Meg Mathews
While a source told The Sun: “It’s a big shame, but they’re trying to keep it civil.”
“Noel has moved on, but in time Sara might want to move back to London. They are constantly working on everything to minimize disruption.
Noel and Sara have been living in a £8m mansion on the South Downs near the Hampshire town of Petersfield since 2019, with their two young children.
But now the Don’t Look Back In Anger hitmaker is said to be living apart from his wife in north London.
Noel met Sara in 2000 at an Ibiza club called Space, a year before he divorced his first wife, Meg.
The rocker was married to Meg for four years.
The former couple were known for their party lifestyle, as they lived it up during rowdy nights out with Kate Moss and Sadie Frost.
But after their split, it was reported that the rocker had an affair with Sara during his relationship with Meg.
But Noel and Sara have strenuously denied this claim, with the star releasing a statement in 2001 in which she shared that she did not cheat and “dumped Meg because she could no longer tolerate her behavior.”
It is well known that his brother Liam does not get along with Sara and has had many public fights with PR executive in the past (LR) Noel, Sara, Nicole Appleton and Liam in 2005
Fallout: While the brothers themselves have had little contact in the last ten years, after Noel publicly left the band in 2009.
noel and sara married in 2011.
They married at the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest in a £60,000 ceremony, with guests including Russell Brand looking on, but Liam said he wasn’t invited.
He goes on to say that he was not invited to my wedding. No one was at my wedding except Nic’s. [wife Nicole Appleton] mom and my mom. Get over it, mate. I have not been invited to his wedding,’ Liam told the Chicago Sun Times.
Ex: (Noel and his first wife Meg Mathews at the Music Mag Awards in 1998)
It’s well known that Liam doesn’t get along with Sara and has had a lot of public fights with the PR executive in the past.
He even hinted that she was the reason an Oasis reunion wouldn’t take place, with Noel furious at Liam’s insults about Sara.
In 2020, a fan tweeted at him and asked, “Hey Liam, do you know why Noel hates the oasis reunion so much?
While he responded by suggesting it was her fault, he wrote: “I told you before she got ready for it but you know who won’t let it because she doesn’t like oasis music.” [sic].
The brothers themselves have had little contact in the last ten years, after Noel publicly left the band in 2009.
But fans are now wondering if there can be hope in the future for the band to get back together.
Wild: Noel and Meg were known for their party lifestyle, living it up during rowdy nights with Kate Moss and Sadie Frost (Noel, Meg, Kate and Lisa Walker in 1998)