Coleen Rooney says husband Wayne had no idea she was preparing to expose Rebekah Vardy before her brutal Twitter takedown: ‘He said what have you done?’
The battle of the WAGs captivated the nation.
And now Coleen Rooney has revealed that even her husband Wayne asked, ‘What have you done?’ after she posted her Twitter takedown of rival Rebekah Vardy back in 2019.
It led to a 2022 court case that left her ‘mentally’ detached from her children.
The wife of the former footballer, 37, kept her detective work to herself, with her footballer husband only learning about her post accusing Vardy of leaking stories about her when it had been published.
‘He was in America at the time and just said, “What have you done?” I think people were shocked, especially people close to me, that I’d put it on social media because that’s not my character at all,’ she said in an interview on Monday night’s The One Show.
Opening up: Coleen Rooney has revealed that even her husband Wayne asked, ‘What have you done?’ after she posted her Instagram takedown of rival Rebekah Vardy back in 2019
The statement: Coleen made these claims on Instagram on October 9 2019 after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her and concluded that it was Vardy’s account
Let’s talk: Coleen spoke about the incident in an interview on Monday night’s The One Show
She said the attention and last year’s ensuing libel case, brought by Mrs Vardy, 41, was ‘so stressful’ that she found she wasn’t ‘mentally there’ for her children Kai, 13, Klay, ten, Kit, seven, and Cass, five.
‘It was so stressful, I feel like a massive cloud has lifted now,’ she said before the release of Disney+ documentary The Real Wagatha Story, tomorrow.
‘Even though I was there physically looking after the children, mentally I just wasn’t, so now I just feel so grateful to be present again and just be there with the kids both physically and mentally.’
She said of her secrecy over the post: ‘That’s the way I’ve always coped in life, that is my coping mechanism is to keep things within and not to trouble other people.
‘I don’t like to say something and then them be worried about me so I wanted to make sure I had got everything I could right and then deliver what I’d be doing.’
She was nicknamed ‘Wagatha Christie’ after her investigations led to her exposing Vardy’s Instagram account as the source of leaked stories about her and her family.
Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, tried to sue her for libel, but a judge ruled in favour of Mrs Rooney last year, deciding her accusatory Instagram statement had been ‘substantially true.’
Vardy still denies being the source of the leaks, but she was ordered to pay her rival up to £1.8million.
Nightmare: ‘It was so stressful, I feel like a massive cloud has lifted now,’ she said before the release of Disney+ documentary The Real Wagatha Story, tomorrow
Stunned: She admits Wayne was flabbergasted after learning of her bid to expose Vardy
Here she comes: Rebekah Vardy is seen making her way to court in a trailer for the new documentary on Disney +
Rooney also admitted she publicly named Vardy after leaks from her personal social media account to The Sun newspaper ‘just wouldn’t stop’.
She told hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas that while it may have been ‘easier’ to just ignore the issue, it had been going on for ‘so long’.
‘I put warning posts out there, saying “someone was leaking my private information” and it just didn’t stop, it continued and I just had enough and I just wanted it done with’.
AND NOW THE HUBBIES ARE GOING HEAD- TO-HEAD!
The husbands in the Wagatha Christie case have for the most part preserved a dignified silence.
But that restraint could be tested a little when, in two months, Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy will be going head to head in the name of football.
As the new manager of Birmingham City, Rooney will be willing his side to victory as they go up against Leicester City – for which Vardy is captain and striker.
‘Put one date in your diary: Birmingham City versus Leicester City – Wayne Rooney versus Jamie Vardy,’ said Ian Ladyman on the Mail’s It’s All Kicking Off! Podcast.
‘I wonder if the two wives will be coming to watch that one and, if so, whether they’ll be in the same executive box.’
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