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Friday, 19 January, 2001, 13:05 GMT
A rock-and-roll marriage
Noel Gallagher and Meg Mathews
Noel Gallagher and Meg Mathews met in 1994
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and Meg Mathews have divorced after three and a half years together. BBC News Online trails their marriage from Las Vegas to the High Court in London.

June 1997
Noel Gallagher and Meg Mathews marry in a Las Vegas church to the accompaniment of an Elvis impersonator.

July 1997
Gallagher reportedly pays for his wife's breast enlargement operation as a wedding present.

January 1998
Mathews and friend Fran Cutler set up a professional party planning firm, 2-Active.

Meg Mathews
Meg Mathews is frequently seen on the celebrity circuit
November 1998
Mathews denies reports that she spends 27,000 a month on clothes.

December 1999
Mathews, known as a professional party animal, takes on Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's social diary column at the Sunday Times.

February 1999
Mathews drops out of her Sunday Times social diary column obligations.

January 2000
Mathews gives birth to a daughter, Anais. Gallagher is reportedly over the moon and deeply in love with his wife.

March 2000
Gallagher tells the press: "We're going to be together for ever and if that's not rock 'n' roll, too bad."

September 2000
Gallagher and Mathews separate, with rumours that the Oasis guitarist has tired of his wife's hectic social life.
Meg Mathews and Liz Hurley
Meg Mathews and Liz Hurley share a joke

November 2000
Mathews continues her party lifestyle, stepping out with a mystery man at a party for singer Gabrielle.

  • Gallagher blames the break-up on Mathews's "constant larging it".

    December 2000
    Mathews reportedly rejects a 3m divorce settlement.

    January 2001
    Mathews reportedly offers to "dish dirt" on Noel if she doesn't get a 10m divorce settlement.

  • The divorce is finalised at the High Court

  • See also:

    06 Sep 00 | Entertainment
    Noel and Meg split up
    19 Jan 01 | Entertainment
    Noel and Meg finally divorce
    07 Sep 00 | Entertainment
    Noel and Meg deny custody battle
    06 Sep 00 | Entertainment
    Noel follows Liam's lead again
    24 Sep 00 | Entertainment
    All over for Liam and Patsy
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