Rebekah Vardy is hopeful that one day she and Coleen Rooney might be reunited over a coffee after the women ended up in a highly publicised trial dubbed the ‘Wagatha Christie’ case. Rebekah and Coleen went to the High Court in May after the wife of Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy was accused of leaking stories about Coleen’s private life to the press.
The wife of former Manchester United, Everton, and England footballing star Wayne Rooney publicly claimed back in October 2019 that Vardy’s account was the source behind three stories in The Sun newspaper featuring fake details she had posted on her private Instagram. Rebekah denied leaking the stories to the media and sued for libel.
On Friday, Mrs Justice Steyn ruled in Rooney’s favour and dismissed the claim against her. The judge described Rebekah’s evidence as “inconsistent, evasive and implausible” and found Coleen’s claim that she had leaked personal information about her was “substantially true.”
Speaking on Talk TV for the first time since the case, Rebekah, 40, insisted in the interview “I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do it” and said she was ‘disappointed’ by the judge’s decision. But she told interviewer Kate McCann that she would ‘welcome’ the opportunity to meet up with Coleen one day.
“I don’t wish her any ill-feeling. Maybe one day we’ll have a coffee together,” she said. Describing receiving messages from home about Coleen’s now-famous “it’s … Rebekah Vardy’s account” post while she and her husband were getting ready to go to a beach bar with friends in Dubai she said she experienced: “Overwhelming dizziness fuzziness and disbelief.”
At the time of the viral post from Coleen, Rebekah was holidaying with Jamie just months before welcoming their third child together. Asked about her relationship with Coleen before the dispute she said they had ‘sent each other presents’ when their children were born. “We were generally nice to each other,” she said.
But on being a footballer’s wife she said: “I didn’t go to make friends. It was to support my husband and that was it.” And she said that after the case she will now be concentrating on spending time with her children and horses.
The former Dancing On Ice star, who has three children with Jamie, spoke about struggling with anxiety over the legal battle and at times had felt “I didn’t even want to be there anymore.” After the ruling Coleen, 36, said: “It was not a case I ever sought or wanted.”
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