Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has married his long-time girlfriend Nicole Appleton in a secret Valentine's Day ceremony.

The Mancunian and the All Saints singer were wed at London's Westminster registry office - the same venue in which Liam married his first wife Patsy Kensit in 1997.

Liam, 35, and 33-year-old Nicole got hitched in front of less than a dozen guests at the secret ceremony, with Liam's brother Noel, 40, reportedly remaining in Los Angeles to work on the new Oasis album.

The ceremony was attended by Nicole's bandmate sister Natalie and her husband Liam Howlett of the Prodigy.

Liam and Nicole's six-year-old son Gene was also there, as was eight-year-old Lennon, the singer's son from his marriage to Kensit.

Liam and Nicole, who have been together for nearly eight years, had been rumoured to be planning a wedding in recent months, with a number of spoof 'weddings' leaked to confuse the tabloid press.

The Never Ever star had also increased speculation about the couple's relationship by admitted her desire to marry 35-year-old Liam.

"Marriage is important to me and I love the idea of being married," she said last year.

As well as Westminster registry office in London's Marylebone Town Hall hosting both of Liam's weddings, it was also the venue for Sir Paul McCartney's nuptials with first wife Linda in 1969.

15/02/2008 10:15:22