Saturday 26 May 2018

Meg Mathews hails new lease of life after menopause hit ‘like a brick wall’

The ex-wife of Oasis star Noel Gallagher wants women to realise “there is life” after menopause.

Meg Mathews
Meg Mathews

By Sally Wardle, Press Association

Meg Mathews has told how the menopause hit her “like a brick wall”, but revealed she now looks and feels better than ever before.

The 51-year-old former wife of Oasis star Noel Gallagher suffered a sudden onset of symptoms, including severe anxiety, low mood and loss of libido, in 2016.

But she told The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine she has gained a new lease of life after seeking medical help and hopes to end the stigma around ageing.

Mathews, who married Gallagher in 1997 and divorced four years later, said: “Some women go into the menopause gradually and sail through it, but it hit me like a brick wall.

“I woke up on New Year’s Day 2016 and felt depressed and out of sorts. I hadn’t drunk the night before, so I knew it wasn’t a hangover.”

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Meg Mathews and Noel Gallagher were married for four years

Mathews revealed the thought of having sex made her “feel sick” and that she would “burst into tears over silly things”, prompting the breakdown of her relationship.

She told Stella: “My body felt like a car that had run out of petrol. Menopause can be a very lonely place – but I want women to know there is life after it.”

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Mathews, who shares 17-year-old daughter Anais with Gallagher, also revealed she has had her fake breasts removed and stopped using fillers on her face.

She said: “There’s this stigma around ageing but my friends and I are more confident now. Our kids have grown up, we’re aware of our own style.

“For me, this is the best age.”

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