Liam Gallagher's wife Nicole Appleton has broken her silence in the aftermath of the British rocker's love child scandal by publishing an emotional tribute to her friends. The former Oasis star hit headlines last month (Jul13) when it emerged he is locked in a court battle with an American journalist who claims he fathered her young daughter. Gallagher's singer wife Appleton was on vacation in Florida with her sisters and the couple's young son when the story broke, and she has remained out of the spotlight during the subsequent media storm. However, the former All Saints star has now returned to Twitter.com to share a tribute to her friends. Appleton posted a picture of three women standing on a beach spelling out the world 'love' with their hands, alongside the caption, "Best friends are the people in your life that make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better." Gallagher wed Appleton in 2008, seven years after the birth of their son, Gene. Reports suggest the couple's marriage has been rocked by the love child allegation, and they have both been photographed without wedding rings since the story broke.