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Wayne Rooney has claimed he played a major role in his wife’s infamous ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial against Rebekah Vardy.
Rooney’s partner Coleen accused Vardy of leaking stories about her to the media in 2019 after setting up an elaborate Instagram ‘operation’ to try to expose her.
The dispute was quickly dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ when Coleen and Vardy, the wife of Rooney’s former England teammate Jamie, went to court to resolve the matter in 2022.
Rebekah lost the libel case and was left with a £3million legal bill, and Rooney attended court during the two-week trial to support his wife.
The former Manchester United star has now claimed that he took a very hands-on approach during the trial after becoming fascinated by the law, and even told Coleen’s lawyer the questions that needed to be asked.
Wayne Rooney (right) attended the Wagatha Christie trial of his wife Coleen (left) in 2022
Rebekah Vardy (pictured) lost her defamation case against Coleen after a two-week trial.
Rooney claimed he was very involved in the case and told his wife’s lawyer what questions to ask.
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Reflecting on the case and how involved he was, Rooney told the Stay with the football podcast: ‘Sometimes you have to have a little fun with the media! To be fair, it’s something I’ve always observed and observed as well.
“When Coleen had the court case with Rebekah Vardy, I was there with the lawyer and the lawyers, and I said to the lawyer: ‘You have to ask this question.’
It is unclear whether Rooney’s influence had any impact on the final verdict, but Rooney has revealed that his interest in the law did not disappear after the trial.
After the case, he proceeded to open himself up to applying for a law course at university.
However, he admitted that he ultimately made a 180-degree turn and chose not to pursue a career in law.
“I applied – it was to the University of Nottingham – I applied to get in and try to study, but then I left,” he added.
Rooney said he wanted to study law at university but has since continued in administration, with his last job being at Championship club Birmingham City.
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Since the trial, Rooney has managed MLS side DC United and had an unfortunate spell at Championship club Birmingham City.
The 38-year-old was sacked by the Blues in January after less than three months in charge and is currently taking a break from the game to be with his family.
However, he is keen to return to the band soon and has been linked with a possible move to Saudi Arabia to follow in the footsteps of former international teammate Steven Gerrard.
Wayne Rooney spoke on the Stick to Football podcast, presented by sky bet