The ex-All Saints singer, 38, was on a family break in Florida when the scandal broke, and has chosen to remain abroad as the drama unfolds around her husband's alleged secret life.
But it seems their five-year marriage was on the rocks BEFORE journalist Liza Ghorbani came forward accusing Liam of being her baby daddy.
For while the Beady Eye frontman, 40, denies paternity claims and intends to sue, he still plans to walk away from his life with Nicole, reports a daily newspaper.
"He’s very emotional because he's had no sleep for four days and been drinking heavily...
"Maybe when things have calmed down and he meets up with Nic he will have changed his mind. But for now he’s telling everyone that’s it."
American reporter Liza opened the can of worms when she filed court papers to request child support for her seven-month-old daughter Gemma.
The former Oasis star reportedly broke the news to Nicole - mother to his son Gene, 12 - just one day before the story hit headlines.
To make matters worse, the bombshell was dropped by telephone, after Nicole had already flown to Orlando and Liam was in Ibiza.