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Liam Gallagher has 'taken up horse riding'

Liam Gallagher has 'taken up horse riding'

Liam Gallagher has "taken up horse riding".

The former Oasis rocker - who is currently finalising the financial terms of his divorce from second wife Nicole Appleton - has reportedly whisked girlfriend Debbie Gwyther away to northern Italy for a much-needed holiday and has fallen in love with equestrianism.

A source shared: "Liam has taken up horse riding and loves it. He finds it relaxing and it's a welcome distraction from everything that has been going on."

The 43-year-old star - who has son Lennon with first wife Patsy Kensit, son Gene with Nicole and children Molly and Gemma from previous relationships - is also said to be planning to buy Debbie a horse of her own once his latest divorce settlement is finalised.

The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Liam fell in love with Italy. Everyone was so welcoming there and he had a great time with Debbie and their friends.

"They stayed in an incredible villa and Liam was thinking of buying a second home so he could divide his time between London and Italy.

"It would be a great place to take his kids on holidays and get away from it all. It all just depends on how it goes with the divorce settlement."

Liam and Nicole - who tied the knot in 2008 - split when it emerged that Liam had fathered a child, Gemma, with US journalist Liza Ghorbani in 2013.