Noel Gallagher Weds Long-Time Girlfriend, Brother Liam Not Invited
British rocker Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame tied the knot with his girlfriend of 11 years, Sara MacDonald, on Saturday at the Lime Wood Hotel in New Forest, England. This is the 44-year-old guitarist's second marriage.
Reports say Russell Brand, Gallagher's former cohost on British radio show TalkSPORT, was the best man at the ceremony, where MacDonald wore a full-length vintage gown, while Gallagher wore a gray suit and black tie. MacDonald changed into a sequined Tom Ford dress for the reception, sharing her first dance with Gallagher as husband and wife to The Ronettes' "Be My Baby."
Little Britain star David Walliams and supermodel wife Lara Stone, actor John Simm and musician Paul Weller attended the wedding. Notable in their absence were Brand’s wife, Katy Perry, who is on tour, and Gallagher’s brother and former Oasis bandmate, Liam Gallagher. It was the brothers’ very public rocky relationship that led to the band's split in 2009. The pair reportedly haven't spoken since and have missed each other's weddings.
"I've not been invited to his wedding," Liam Gallagher told the Chicago Sun-Times. He’s been playing gigs with his current band, Beady Eye, in Chicago. "He goes on about how he wasn't invited to my wedding. No one was at my wedding but Nic's [wife Nicole Appleton] mum and my mum. Get over it, mate…. I'll come cry about it to Oprah," Liam said.
Best man Brand apparently had guests in fits of laughter during his speech, where he poked fun at a night out he had with Noel when George Michael's lover, Kenny Goss, tried to flirt with Noel. He also mocked the job offer Noel received from Simon Cowell to be a judge on The X Factor, revealing Noel’s oldest son, Donovan, demanded to speak to Cowell on the phone.
Gallagher and MacDonald, 39, have two sons together: Donovan, 3, and Sonny, 8 months. He also has a daughter, Anais, 11, with his first wife, interior designer Meg Matthews, whom he divorced in 2001.