Wayne Rooney has broken his silence after learning of his wife Coleen’s Wagatha Christie Instagram post.
In Coleen’s new Disney+ documentary: The Real Wagatha Story, Birmingham’s new city manager, 37, describes how his wife, also 37, kept her super sleuthing under wraps as she tried to discover how information from her personal Instagram was leaked to The Sun. .
An explosive trailer dropped on Friday, ahead of the streaming platform’s release next Wednesday, with the WAG revealing what her arch rival Rebekah Vardy texted her after she uploaded her infamous ‘It’s…. Rebekah Vardy’s account’ post.
In a clip from Wayne’s interview, the footballer says: “What has she done here?”
The interview is interspersed with footage of Wayne accompanying Coleen to the High Court in London every day as the WAG war spiraled into a bitter legal battle.
Speaking out: Wayne Rooney has broken his silence on hearing about his wife Coleen’s Wagatha Christie Instagram post
Bombshell revelations: An explosive trailer dropped on Friday, ahead of the streaming platform’s release next Wednesday, with the WAG revealing what her Rebekah Vardy texted her
Elsewhere in the trailer, Coleen says Rebekah contacted her after she uploaded her Wagatha Christie post.
She says: ‘I got a message from Rebekah saying “what is this?”.
“I thought, do you know what this is?”
Between September 2017 and October 2019, The Sun published a number of articles about Coleen, including her traveling to Mexico to investigate the ‘gender selection’ treatment of babies, her plan to revive her TV career and the flood from her basement.
But on October 9, 2019, Coleen shared a stunning Instagram post revealing she had been sharing false stories and limiting viewers to just one person to see if they made it into the paper. The goal was to discover the leak.
The iconic ending line read: ‘It’s…….Rebekah Vardy’s account’. The public dispute is making headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.
Rebekah took Coleen to the High Court for defamation and vehemently denied leaking stories. Vardy lost the case, with the judge ruling that the allegation against her was ‘substantially true’.
Wayne’s inclusion in the documentary will provide an interesting insight into how the WAG War unfolded.
The footballer was called as a witness during the explosives trial.
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While on the stand, Wayne said Coleen had become a “different mother and a different woman” during the three-year saga.
The footballer also revealed that he was asked by England manager Roy Hodgson to ask Jamie Vardy to ask his wife Rebekah to ‘calm down’ during the 2016 European Championship in France.
When asked by David Sherborne, Coleen’s lawyer, if he would have wanted to stand in court for six days supporting his wife, Rooney replied: “I don’t think anyone wants to stand in court, but for me and my wife we don’t want that. be in court. I’ve watched my wife struggle over the last two, two and a half years with everything that’s happened… she’s become a different mother, a different woman.
‘It has been very traumatic for my wife because of this situation. Hopefully, whatever the verdict… I, my wife, and our children can move on and live our lives. This is not something we wanted to be a part of.”
Wayne also revealed that he first heard most of the information about this case during the ‘long’ week at the Supreme Court.
He said: “Sitting in this courtroom this week is the first time I have heard almost anything about this case. It’s been a long week. It’s the first time I’ve heard anything about this case.’
Coleen was awarded legal costs by the court and £800,000 of the total amount owed was immediately due and payable.
Rebekah is said to have scored one of the worst own goals in British legal history after a High Court judge dismissed her evidence as ‘evasive or implausible’ and accused her of deliberately deleting WhatsApp messages at the heart of the case.
Her agent, Caroline Watt, was also accused of deliberately dropping her phone into the North Sea. During the trial, some of Rebekah’s personal text messages to her Caroline were read out.
Coleen said: “The texts made me sick. They were just on another level. When I read them, I thought: the wickedness and the hatred they had for someone they don’t even know.’
Although Coleen appears to harbor no ill will towards Rebekah, she said: ‘I’m a forgive and forget person, I can’t worry about things going on. But this is of course completely different.’
“You can’t go wrong if you tell the truth.”
Wagatha Christie timeline: how the war between Coleen and Rebekah unfolded
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun publishes a number of fake articles about Coleen, which she claims she only shared with Vardy in a ‘sting operation’, including that she traveled to Mexico to investigate the ‘gender selection’ treatment of babies, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.
October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids. It takes #WagathaChristie to start trending.
February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to suffer severe anxiety attacks and ‘landed her in hospital three times’.
June 23, 2020 – It turns out that Rebekah has started defamation proceedings against Coleen.
November 19-20, 2020 – The battle against defamation has its first hearing at the High Court in London. A judge ruled that Coleen’s October 2019 post clearly identified Rebekah as ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.
Mr Justice Warby concluded that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the messages was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private messages and stories’.
February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers claim were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
Coleen’s lawyers are seeking further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before any further information could be gleaned from it.
February 14th – Coleen is denied permission to bring a High Court action against Ms Watt for misuse of private information so that she can be heard in addition to the defamation battle. A High Court judge, Ms Steyn, said the offer was made too late and previous opportunities to bring the claim had not been taken.
13th of April – Ms Watt is unfit to give oral evidence at the upcoming defamation trial, the High Court has been told, as the case returns for another hearing.
From May 10th – The process is about to begin.
July 29 – Rebekah loses her defamation case against Coleen, with the judge ruling that the accusation against her was ‘substantially true’.