Boxing clever! Coleen Rooney cuts a casual figure in activewear as she leaves a training session in Cheshire – after Rebekah Vardy claimed she was ‘framed’ during Wagatha Christie saga
Coleen Rooney cut a casual figure on Monday as she left the gym in Cheshire after boxing class.
The WAG, 36, showed off her trim physique in a pair of black leggings, which she teamed with an oversized The North Face hoodie.
Boxing clever! Coleen Rooney cut a casual figure in activewear as she left a boxing session in Cheshire on Monday – after Rebekah Vardy claimed she was ‘framed’ during Wagatha Christie saga
Coleen wore a white T-shirt underneath and a pair of black runners.
She tied up her dark locks into a high ponytail and carried a bottle of water in her hands and a pair of boxing gloves over her shoulder.
The brunette appeared to be wearing minimal makeup and appeared relaxed as she stepped out, despite the gruelling training session.
Trim and toned: The WAG, 36, showed off her trim physique in a pair of black leggings, which she teamed with an oversized The North Face hoodie
It comes after Rebekah Vardy sensationally claimed she was ‘framed’ during the Wagatha Christie affair.
Earlier this year Rebekah, 40, took Coleen to court for libel – and lost – after Mrs Rooney claimed in October 2019 that Mrs Vardy’s social media account was leaking stories about her to the Press.
In an interview for a new documentary, which will examine both sides of the bitter court clash, she says: ‘I wonder, how easy would it be to potentially set someone up in a way that makes it look like that is the only person that has seen those [leaked Instagram] posts?’
She added: ‘I just find it absolutely incredible to this day that she said no one else knew about this.’
She’s got her hands full! She tied up her dark locks into a high ponytail and carried a bottle of water in her hands and a pair of boxing gloves over her shoulder
During the High Court trial, Mrs Justice Steyn said in her judgment in July that it was ‘likely’ that Mrs Vardy’s agent Caroline Watt ‘undertook the direct act’ of passing on information to The Sun.
The judge said: ‘The evidence clearly shows in my view that Mrs Vardy knew of and condoned this behaviour, actively engaging in it.’
But the wife of Leicester and England footballer Jamie continues to insist she was not the culprit.
And in the new documentary series, Vardy vs Rooney: The Wagatha Trial, which will be streaming on Discovery+, Mrs Vardy also claims that a mole is still leaking Rooney stories to The Sun – which she also says proves her innocence.
Making headlines: It comes after Rebekah Vardy sensationally claimed she was ‘framed’ during the Wagatha Christie affair. Earlier this year Rebekah, 40, took Coleen to court for libel – and lost
‘The irony is that since I was removed as a follower, stories have been coming thick and fast about the Rooneys,’ she said.
A friend of Mrs Vardy said a story in The Sun earlier this year, suggesting that Wayne Rooney would have a ‘chaperone’ when he was away from Mrs Rooney, 36, working in the US, sparked Mrs Vardy’s suspicions.
Mother-of-five Mrs Vardy is on pugnacious form in the documentary, giving an interview dressed head-to-toe in black leather.
At one point she snaps: ‘I have zero tolerance for this bull****,’ and adds: ‘I just find the whole thing really ****ing bizarre.’
Showdown: Mrs Vardy was ordered to pay up to £1.5million towards Mrs Rooney’s legal fees after losing the case
She was on holiday in Dubai with her husband when Mrs Rooney made the accusations on Twitter and Instagram about the leaks. Mrs Vardy said: ‘At the time I felt physically sick. I think it must have been the biggest panic attack. I was totally shocked. What to do next? That’s the million-dollar question.
‘I couldn’t understand why someone would do that. Why someone would do that knowing someone’s vulnerable, knowing the impact something like that is going to cause. It’s going to cause a s*** storm – a massive one – and that it did.’
She said being in court was a ‘surreal’ experience. And, referring to a fake story about a flooded basement in Mrs Rooney’s new Cheshire mansion – which Mrs Rooney posted herself and used to link the leaks to Mrs Vardy’s account – she said: ‘The first time I read about the flooded basement was in the Daily Mail online. I love how I get blamed for that one, incredible.
‘If I had been selling stories, where are the messages saying ‘give this to The Sun’? ‘Make sure I get paid for this’. Where are they? There aren’t any – because they don’t exist.’
Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s war unfolded
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of fake articles about Coleen, which she claimed she only shared with Vardy in a ‘sting’ operation, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, 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 prompts #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 have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’.
June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.
November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.
Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts 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 posts and stories’.
February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.
February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.
April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.
May 10 onwards – The trial began
July 29 – Rebekah Vardy lost her defamation case against Coleen Rooney, the judge ruled Mrs Rooney’s accusation was ‘substantially true’.