Wagatha Christie trial: Coleen Rooney says marriage was on the rocks when story was leaked to newspaper


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Coleen Rooney has admitted she “did not know the way her marriage was going to work out” after her husband Wayne was arrested for drink-driving throughout her first testimony at her high-profile libel trial.

The WAG is going through off in opposition to Rebekah Vardy on the Excessive Court docket after she accused her of leaking “false tales” about her non-public life to journalists.

Rooney was questioned about two posts she shared on her Instagram accounts of her household – one on her non-public Instagram account together with Wayne, and one other with out him on her public account.

Coleen Rooney arrives at the High Court for her first day of testimony
Coleen Rooney arrives on the Excessive Court docket for her first day of testimony

She posted the images after the previous England footballer was arrested for drink-driving in September 2017.

He was discovered to be virtually 3 times over the restrict and with a feminine passenger he picked up in a bar additionally within the automotive.

“I used to be in a susceptible state of affairs, I did not know the way my marriage was going to work out,” she advised the court docket.

The WAG and her kids have been staying at her dad and mom’ home when she posted the images in October 2017.

Rooney mentioned: “Me and Wayne was attempting to determine our relationship, and see how issues have been going.”

An article appeared in The Solar a month later saying Wayne Rooney had “been allowed again into the marital mattress” after his spouse forgave him.

Coleen Rooney mentioned this was one instance of personal data leaked to The Solar.

She advised the court docket: “That was data that I used to be comfortable to share within the non-public group… however I did not need the general public to know that.”

Rooney complained concerning the leak on the time, placing a screenshot of the non-public submit and saying: “The GRASS strikes once more!!!”

She mentioned she put the image on her non-public account questioning if it might seem “that HORRIBLE newspaper”.

She added: “If you happen to actually wanted the cash that unhealthy you can have at all times simply requested as an alternative of being SLY!!!”

She known as this her “first warning shot” and mentioned Vardy contacted her on the time to sympathise together with her over the leak.

Extra key factors from the day:

  • Rooney mentioned she was “stunned” by how a lot curiosity there was in her viral social media submit accusing Rebekah Vardy’s account of leaking tales about her and she or he had used it as a “final resort”
  • She additionally mentioned she had tried 3 times “in useless” to keep away from the matter going to court docket
  • Rebekah Vardy mentioned she felt “bullied and manipulated” whereas giving proof and had come to court docket to “clear my title”

The incident with Abbey Clancy

She was additionally questioned about an Instagram submit by Abbey Clancy, during which the mannequin had mistakenly shared non-public data from Rooney.

Vardy’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC mentioned this confirmed issues had been leaked earlier than, although Rooney mentioned this was a superb instance as Clancy had contacted her instantly and apologised.

She mentioned Clancy hadn’t realised it was data on Rooney’s non-public account and had provided to take it down.

An artist's sketch of Coleen Rooney giving evidence as Wayne sits in front of her and Rebekah Vardy stares into the distance
An artist’s sketch of Coleen Rooney giving proof as Wayne sits in entrance of her and Rebekah Vardy stares into the gap

Chipolata feedback have been ‘shameful’

The Excessive Court docket had earlier heard the ultimate a part of Vardy’s testimony, during which she mentioned feedback she made saying Peter Andre was “hung like a small chipolata”.

Vardy, who was 22 when she made the remarks in an interview, mentioned she was very younger on the time and described it as “shameful” and “considered one of my largest regrets”.

When requested if she had spoken to Andre about it since, she mentioned: “I have never spoken to him however I despatched each his spouse and him private messages a few years in the past.”

Rebekah Vardy said her 'chipolata' comments about Peter Andre were 'shameful'
Rebekah Vardy mentioned her ‘chipolata’ feedback about Peter Andre have been ‘shameful’

Tensions between Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney have been ‘b*******’

Vardy’s lawyer additionally introduced up a sequence of media tales suggesting there was stress between her footballer husband, Jamie Vardy, and Wayne Rooney as a consequence of Rebekah continually in search of media consideration.

The tales claimed Wayne Rooney had advised to Jamie Vardy that he ask his spouse to maintain a decrease profile.

Requested whether or not the dialog had taken place, Rebekah Vardy mentioned her husband advised her there was no dialogue between the 2 males and he had known as it a “load of b*******”.

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She mentioned she believed it was a made-up story put out by the media to “attempt to trigger hassle and make pointless drama”.

Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libel. The trial earlier than Mrs Justice Steyn continues, with a call anticipated in writing at a later date.

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