Coleen Rooney seen for the first time since her Wagatha Christie victory over Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney seen for the first time since her Wagatha Christie libel battle victory over Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney has been spotted arriving at Old Trafford on Sunday with her family, in her first appearance since her Wagatha Christie victory over Rebekah Vardy.

The WAG, 36, seemed deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans.

She carried her essentials in a black handbag, and hid her eyes behind a pair of oversized black sunglasses.

Victorious! Coleen Rooney has been spotted arriving at Old Trafford on Sunday with her family, in her first appearance since her Wagatha Christie victory over Rebekah Vardy

Victorious! Coleen Rooney has been spotted arriving at Old Trafford on Sunday with her family, in her first appearance since her Wagatha Christie victory over Rebekah Vardy

Her outing comes as she and Rebekah are set for one last dramatic High Court showdown over who will foot the multi-million-pound bill for their costly ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle. 

Sources close to Coleen – who won the case last week – told The Mail on Sunday she will fight to make sure Rebekah pays the full amount, estimated to be up to £3million. 

Usually a winning party will still have to pay about 30 per cent of the costs. 

But Coleen’s team claim the judge’s damning judgment that Becky did sell stories about her to The Sun newspaper means it is ‘inconceivable’ that she won’t be made to pay the full amount. 

Contemplative: The WAG, 36, seemed deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans

Contemplative: The WAG, 36, seemed deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans

Mrs Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Becky, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne. 

Rebekah sued her former friend for libel over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described setting up a ‘sting operation’ by posting fake stories to selected followers on her private Instagram account to uncover who was leaking stories about her to The Sun. 

The ‘big reveal’ post in October 2019 ended: ‘It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’ 

Stylish: She carried her essentials in a black handbag, and hid her eyes behind a pair of oversized black sunglasses

Stylish: She carried her essentials in a black handbag, and hid her eyes behind a pair of oversized black sunglasses

After Rebekah brought legal action, Coleen, 36, offered her a ‘drop hands’ offer, which meant they would both walk away, paying their own costs. She also suggested they make a charity donation. 

But Rebekah declined, leading to a costly High Court trial. Now, after her victory, Coleen wants her rival to pay up.

A source close to Coleen said: ‘Coleen didn’t want this to happen. She knew the money would be better spent on so many other things but she won’t be letting Rebekah get away with not paying the full costs. 

Damning: Mrs Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Rebekah Vardy, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen Rooney, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne

Damning: Mrs Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Rebekah Vardy, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen Rooney, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne

‘She tried to settle this early on but Rebekah wouldn’t have it. And if you look at the outlining of the judgment, it is inconceivable that a judge wouldn’t agree she will pay them in full. Let’s not forget, this action was brought by Rebekah and she lost spectacularly.’ 

During a preliminary hearing in March last year, the costs were estimated at £1.3million. 

Now, after the case’s two-week High Court hearing, reports have claimed the total could be £3million. 

Rebekah’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC, reportedly charges £10,000 a day, while his opposite number, David Sherborne, charges about £8,000. 

There is speculation that Rebekah and her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie, may have to sell their Portuguese villa to pay the legal bill.

Financial issues: There is speculation the Vardys may have to sell their Portuguese villa to pay the legal bill

Financial issues: There is speculation the Vardys may have to sell their Portuguese villa to pay the legal bill

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