LIAM Gallagher is the ever-so-controversial English singer, most known these days for his war of words with brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel.
We take a look at the life, loves and children of the mouthy former frontman.
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Who is Liam Gallagher, how old is he and what is his background?
Singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher was born in Manchester on September 21, 1972 – the youngest of three boys.
Liam, 46, – who is the world’s least likely Love Island fan – started his career in a band called The Rain in the early 90s.
He originally wanted his brother Noel to be their manager, but Noel instead took creative control of the group, turning it into Oasis.
The rest is history.
Liam’s vocals have become closely associated with the mood of the 90s and Oasis became one of the leading sounds in the Britpop genre.
6 He shot to fame as part of the hit Britpop band OasisCredit: Getty Images – FilmMagic
What is Liam Gallagher’s real name?
Liam Gallagher fans were left well and truly gobsmacked when it was revealed the star’s real name ISN’T actually Liam.
The 46-year-old’s moniker whipped up a frenzy on Twitter when his birth name – William John Paul Gallagher – was outed by fans.
His Irish parents Thomas and Peggy apparently opted to raise him as a Liam, seeing as that’s an Irish shortening of William.
The singer’s middle names John and Paul are an obvious Beatles tribute, which is no surprise considering Liam and brother Noel’s obvious adoration for the Liverpudlian music legends.
Fans who did not know Liam’s full name are making a meal of the bizarre revelation on Twitter.
Some teasing him on the social media site by messaging “William”, asking how he is.
Others are simply trying to cope with the revelation that Liam should really sign off all his tweets: “As you were WG x”.
6 Oasis fans were left stunned when it was revealed Liam Gallagher’s real name isn’t actually LiamCredit: AFP
What was Liam Gallagher’s band Oasis and will they ever reform?
Oasis were without a doubt one of the biggest bands of the 90s.
They burst on to the scene in 1994 with their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe.
They went on to sell over 70 million records worldwide and enjoyed sell-out arena and stadium tours across the world.
All their albums hit No1 in the UK charts including (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, be Here Now, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry, Don’t Believe the Truth and Dig Out Your Soul.
They hit No1 in the UK Singles Charts with Some Might Say, Don’t Look Back in Anger, D’You Know What I Mean?, All Around the World, Go Let It Out, The Hindu Times, Lyla and The Importance of Being Idle.
But throughout their years as the Kings of Britpop, the sibling rivalry and fighting escalated between Noel and Liam, both behind the scenes and in the public eye.
In 2009 the final straw for the band came at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris when a “fight” broke out backstage between the two brothers – subsequently described by Noel as “no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff”.
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This caused the gig to be cancelled at the last minute with Noel revealing the next day he had quit the band.
He released a statement saying: “It is with some sadness and great relief…I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
Given the volatile relationship that Liam and Noel have, it has seemed unlikely that Oasis will reform, with Noel telling Rolling Stone magazine last year he “doesn’t need the money”.
Last summer Liam tweeted: “Listen up no oasis reunion kids not into it I am hes to busy being beige new sounds on there way stay cool and most of all relevant LG.”How many times has Liam Gallagher been married? How many children does he have?
Liam is currently in a relationship with his personal assistant Debbie Gwyther, but they are not married.
On August 24, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed how former Oasis star Liam left Debbie in tears after seizing her throat and shoving her backwards during a row.
They began dating shortly after his marriage to All Saints star Nicole Appleton ended (2008 to 2014).
Before Nicole, he was married to Patsy Kensit (1997 to 1999).
Liam has four children:
Molly, born April 14, 1997, with Lisa Moorish – he had an affair with her in 1997 whilst married to Patsy.
Lennon, born September 14, 1999, with his first wife Patsy.
Gene, born July 2, 2001, with his second wife Nicole.
Gemma, born January 2013, who he had during an affair with Liza Ghorbani.
Liam previously revealed that he had never met his two daughters Molly and Gemma born from his affairs, saying he “hasn’t got round to it”.
But he’s since met Molly earlier this year and was spotted bonding with the 21-year-old over pints at the pub.
Never one to hold back on an opinion, he told his ex-wife Nicole to “get on with it” after she was snapped on a night out with Paddy McGuinness.
What is Liam Gallagher’s relationship like with his brother Noel?
Liam and Noel have had a very turbulent relationship through the years, which ultimately saw Oasis come to an end.
Towards the end of the band’s run, they chose not to talk to each other and travelled separately to concerts.
Noel once described Liam as “a man with a fork in a world of soup”.
Liam apparently didn’t get an invite to Noel’s 50th birthday party in 2017.
Noel has since gone on to make music with former enemy – Blur frontman Damon Albarn – and appears on his 2017 Gorillaz record Humanz, much to Liam’s fury.
Liam tweeted: “That gobs**** out of Blur might have turned Noel Gallagher into a massive girl but believe you me next time I see him there’s gonna be war.”
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Noel is equally dismissive of Liam, telling Vulture in April 2017: “Listen, nobody gives a f**k what Liam thinks about anything.”
After Liam sent a warm birthday message to sparring partner Noel, fans were hopeful Noel would play with Liam in Manchester to raise funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
But that didn’t happen, and days later Liam slammed his brother for relaxing on a luxury holiday instead of performing at the Ariana Grande concert for Manchester bombing victims on June 4, telling him: “Get on a f***ing plane”.
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However, in July 2017 it seemed as though Liam had mellowed about the feud, as he said: “The most important thing that people keep missing is that me and our kid don’t speak and that’s the saddest thing about it.
“Two wrongs don’t make no right. So before Oasis get back together and before there’s cheques knocking about, me and him need to start becoming brothers and friends again, and inevitably we’ll start making music.”
In February 2018, Liam claimed Noel’s wife Sara is to blame for Oasis breaking up.
6 Liam with his current girlfriend Debbie Gwyther
What is Liam Gallagher’s net worth?
Liam is said to worth around £5.9million.
It’s thought that he was previously worth considerably more – at around £50 million – although he was never as wealthy as Noel, the main songwriter in Oasis.
A combination of frivolous spending, divorce settlements and child support has seen his funds dwindle.
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