Noel Gallagher is set to divorce his wife, Sarah McDonald, after nearly 12 years of marriage.
The Oasis star, 55, and the music publicist, 51, issued a statement to MailOnline on Friday night announcing that they had separated and that their two sons ‘remain their priority’.
Noel has reportedly moved out of his £8m South Downs mansion in Hampshire – and now fans are wondering if the Oasis brothers will address their feud and mend after Liam previously claimed it was Sarah who was keeping them from reuniting.
is over! Noel Gallagher ‘divides from wife Sarah McDonald after 22 years together… as the rockers move out of their Hampshire home’
Noel and Sarah are parents to two sons, Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12. The rocker is also dad to eldest daughter Anais, 22, from his previous relationship with ex-wife Meg Matthews.
A spokesperson for Noel and Sarah confirmed the separation to MailOnline with a joint statement, which said: ‘Noel Gallagher and Sarah McDonald have confirmed the couple will be separating.
Together, Noel and Sarah will continue to care for their children, who remain their priority. Noel and Sarah ask the media to respect their privacy and that of our family at this time.
Relationship: The Oasis star shares two sons with the musical PR, with whom he tied the knot in 2011, after meeting in 2000
Family: Noel is also a father to eldest daughter Anais (right), whom he shares with ex-wife Meg Matthews
While a source told The Sun: “It’s a huge shame but they’re trying to keep it civil.”
Noel has left, but in time Sarah may want to return to London. They are doing everything steadily to minimize disruption.
Noel and Sarah have been living in their £8m South Downs mansion near Petersfield in Hampshire since 2019, with their two young children.
But the “Don’t Look Back in Anger” hitmaker is now said to be living estranged from his wife in North London.
His brother Liam is known to not get along with Sarah and had a slew of public rows with former Public Relations Manager (LR) Noel, Sarah and Nicole Appleton and Liam in 2005
Noel met Sarah in 2000 at an Ibiza club called Space – a year before his divorce from his first wife, Meg.
The rocker was married to Meg for four years.
The former couple was known for a hard partying lifestyle which they lived through wild nights out with Kate Moss and Sadie Frost.
But after they broke up, the rocker was said to have had an affair with Sarah while he was dating Meg.
But Noel and Sarah vigorously denied the claim, with the star releasing a statement in 2001 saying he hadn’t cheated and “left Meg because I could no longer stand her behavior.”
Fallout: While the brothers have had little contact in the past 10 years, after Noel publicly quit the band in 2009
Noel and Sarah tying the knot in 2011.
They married at the Limewood Hotel in the New Forest in a £60,000 ceremony, with guests including Russell Brand in attendance – but Liam said he wasn’t invited.
He goes on about how I didn’t invite him to my wedding. Nobody was at my wedding except Nick [wife Nicole Appleton] My mother and my mother. Get over it my friend. “I wasn’t invited to his wedding,” Liam told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Example: (Noelle and first wife Meg Matthews at the Music Mag Awards in 1998)
Liam has been known to not get along with Sarah and has had quite a few public rows with his PR manager in the past.
He even hinted that she was the reason the Oasis reunion never happened, with Noel angered by Liam’s calling out Sarah’s name.
In 2020, a fan tweeted it, asking: “Hey Hossam, do you know why Noel hates Oasis Reunion so much?????”
While replying implying that it was her fault, he wrote: ‘I told you before he embraced it but you know who wouldn’t let it because she doesn’t like Oasis music [sic].
The brothers themselves have had little contact in the past ten years, after Noel publicly quit the band in 2009.
But fans are now wondering if there is any hope in the future for the group to come back again.
Wild: Noel and Meg were known for their rough party lifestyle which they lived during wild nights out with Kate Moss and Sadie Frost (Noel, Meg, Kate and Lisa Walker in 1998)