The duo ended their marriage recently after it was reported that Gallagher has a love child with a journalist. But after moving out of their marital home, Gallagher decided to live in a house around the corner here.
Appleton is not comfortable with this.
"She feels like a prisoner in her own home now. Even though she wants to be defiant and gutsy, she really can't face a public showdown with Liam at the moment," dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
"Before, Nicole was always out and about in the local pubs, cafes and shops. She loved chatting to locals. But now she isn't going out until she's sent the cleaner, the driver or even sometimes the gardener to see if Liam's about," the source added.
They were married for five years and have a 13-year-old son.
--IANS (Posted on 04-10-2013)