Noel Gallagher has broken his silence over the shock split from music publicist Sara MacDonald’s wife.
The Oasis star, 55, has been spotted on a string of dates since breaking up with model Charlotte Carter-Allen and author Dorothea Gundtoft.
Noel has now opened up about the end of his 12-year marriage. He told Big Issue magazine, “When you’re in your mid-fifties, you come to a kind of crossroads in your life.
‘It is not unusual for people who have had a long-term relationship to go their separate ways after the age of fifty.
“I know a lot of people who are in the same boat as me and Sara. Especially after the pandemic.’
‘I know a lot of people are in the same boat’: Noel Gallagher has broken his silence on music publicist wife Sara MacDonald’s shock split
Noel reportedly enjoyed a “double date” with model Charlotte, who has appeared in music videos for Kanye West and a record with Eurythmics star Dave Stewart.
Speaking of the night out, a source told The Sun: ‘Noel and James are close friends – and both recently single – and were with two very attractive women when they arrived at Chiltern Firehouse.
“It was very much like a double date and everyone was clearly having a good time.
“There’s no escaping it, Charlotte is absolutely stunning, so when they’re close it’s not hard to see the instant attraction.”
It comes after it was revealed in January that Noel is divorcing his wife Sara after nearly 12 years of marriage.
Noel is said to have moved out of their £8million South Downs mansion in Hampshire – and now fans are wondering if the Oasis brothers will heal their feud and reform, after Liam previously claimed Sara was the one stopping them from reuniting.
Noel and Sara are parents to two sons, Donovan, 15, and Sonny, 12. The rocker is also father to his eldest daughter Anais, 22, from his previous relationship with ex-wife Meg Mathews.
A spokesperson for Noel and Sara confirmed the split to MailOnline with a joint statement, sharing: ‘Noel Gallagher and Sara Macdonald have confirmed that the couple will separate.
“Noel and Sara will continue to care for their children together, who remain their priority. Noel and Sara ask the media to respect their privacy and that of our family at this time.”
While a source told The Sun: “It’s a real shame, but they’re trying to keep it civil.”
“Noel has moved, but in time Sara may want to move back to London. They are working steadily to keep the nuisance to a minimum.’
Noel and Sara have been living in an £8 million South Downs mansion near the Hampshire town of Petersfield since 2019, with their two young children.
The Oasis star, 55, has now opened up about the end of his 22-year marriage. He told Big Issue magazine, “I know a lot of people who are in the same boat as me and Sara. Especially after the pandemic.’
Once blossoming romance: Musician Noel allegedly dated the Danish writer (pictured) at London’s Chiltern Firehouse last month
But the Don’t Look Back In Anger hitmaker is now said to be living separately from his wife in North London.
Noel met Sara 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 were notorious for their partying lifestyle as they indulged in rowdy nights 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 vehemently denied this claim, with the star issuing a statement in 2001 sharing that he didn’t cheat and “left Meg because I could no longer tolerate her behavior.”
Noel and Sara married in 2011 at the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest in a £60,000 ceremony, with guests including Russell Brand watching – but Liam said he wasn’t invited.
“He goes on about how he wasn’t invited to my wedding. There was no one at my wedding except Nic’s mother (wife Nicole Appleton) and my mother. Get over it, mate. I wasn’t invited to his wedding,” Liam told the Chicago Sun Times.
Liam doesn’t get along with Sara and has had a slew of public arguments with the PR manager in the past.
He even hinted that she was the reason there wouldn’t be an Oasis reunion, with Noel furious about Liam’s name-calling about Sara.
It is over! The couple (pictured in October 2018) issued a statement to MailOnline in January announcing their split and saying their two sons ‘remain their priority’
In 2020, a fan tweeted him asking, “Hi Liam, do you know why Noel hates oasis reunion so much????????”
As he replied suggesting it was her fault, he wrote, “I told you before he’s ready but you know who won’t let him because she doesn’t like oasis music (sic).
The brothers themselves have had little contact over the past decade, after Noel publicly left the band in 2009.
But fans are now wondering if there might be any hope of the band getting back together in the future.