PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Pregnant Rebekah Vardy looks emotional as she is supported by husband Jamie at a friend’s wedding in Leicester… after jetting back to the UK in tears amid WAG war with Coleen Rooney
- Last week, the 37-year-old WAG was accused by Coleen of leaking stories about her to a tabloid newspaper
- Coleen, 33, released a statement, in which she said that she put fake stories on Instagram to catch the culprit
- Rebekah has vehemently denied the accusations and stated that she’s hiring a forensic team to investigate
- Although their husbands have not spoken publicly on the matter, Jamie is said to have ‘unfollowed Wayne on social media’
Rebekah Vardy looked emotional as she was supported by husband Jamie at a friend’s wedding in Leicester on Monday, amid her ongoing war with Coleen Rooney.
The pregnant WAG, 37, appeared tense as she climbed out of a car and was shielded from the rain by a minder, with footballer Jamie, 32, wrapping an arm around her as they entered the venue.
Rebekah has recently returned to the UK from Dubai after being accused by Coleen of leaking stories about her to The Sun newspaper, which the expectant I’m A Celebrity star has fiercely denied.
Drama: Rebekah Vardy looked emotional as she attended a friend’s wedding in Leicester on Monday, amid her ongoing war with Coleen Rooney
There for you: The star’s husband, footballer Jamie Vardy, 32, appeared to wrap an arm around his wife as they walked into the venue.
Appearing to fight back tears as she arrived, Rebekah failed to raise a smile as she spoke with Jamie briefly before hurrying away from the car park.
The seven-month pregnant beauty looked smart in a navy blue trouser suit worn with a powder blue slip, which covered her growing bump.
She paired this with vertiginous heels and wore her tresses in an elaborate half updo.
Jamie wore a patterned dove grey blazer, jeans and trainers for the couple’s outing, amid the ongoing spat between the WAGs.
Tough time: Rebekah failed to raise a smile as she climbed out of a car in rainy Leicester before heading inside
Together: Leicester City striker Jamie looked concerned as he escorted his pregnant wife into the venue
WAG WAR: Fans have praised Coleen– calling her ‘Wagatha Christie’ – for the sensational way in which she revealed Vardy was the alleged culprit by concluding her post with a thriller-worthy ‘It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account
The sighting comes two days after Rebekah was pictured returning to the UK in floods of tears.
The star was supported by Jamie as she returned to London’s Heathrow Airport from a family trip to Dubai on Saturday.
In the emotional pictures, Rebekah is seen struggling to hide her tears as she makes her way through the busy airport hand-in-hand with husband Jamie
Sources close to Becky say leading law firm Kingsley Napley has sent Coleen a letter on her behalf demanding she provides them with the evidence she has against Becky so that she can complete her investigation.
Becky has called in a forensic team to analyse her Instagram account and identify the mole who sold fake stories to The Sun from Coleen’s Instagram account.
Denied; Rebekah has recently returned to the UK from Dubai after being accused by Coleen of leaking stories about her to The Sun newspaper, which the expectant I’m A Celebrity star has fiercely denied
Support: Jamie, who liked his wife’s post denying Coleen’s claims, and has reportedly unfollowed Wayne Rooney on social media, stayed close by Rebekah’s side
As part of that probe, they say, they have asked Wayne’s wife to give them the proof they have that the source must have been Becky’s Instagram account.
Hours before Rebekah’s return to British shores, Coleen, whose husband Wayne is currently playing football in the US, looked worse-for-wear as she left footballer Wes Brown’s 40th birthday bash in Manchester on Friday at 4am
The star partied with fellow footballer’s wives Tanya Bardsley and Leanne Brown, and struggled to keep her eyes open as she left.
On Sunday, The Sun reported that Jamie is so upset with the way things have played out between his wife and Coleen that he has ‘unfollowed Wayne on Instagram’ – however, Jamie has strenuously denied the claims.
A source had alleged to the publication: ‘Jamie has always got on well with Wayne, but he won’t stand for having his wife hung out to dry in public like this.’
The source added that Jamie is standing by Rebekah ‘100 per cent’ as she launches a fight to prove her innocence.
Sighting: Rebekah and Jamie presented a united front as they made their way to the wedding together
Expecting: The pregnant WAG covered her baby bump in a powder blue slip as she walked into the venue
Said a friend: ‘He’s totally behind Becky and furious with the Rooneys for the way they have gone about this. He and Wayne always got on well and he likes him. But he has made his feelings clear. Cutting him off on social media is a totally deliberate snub.’
Rebekah cut her family holiday short after Coleen’s dramatic accusation on Wednesday, which has enthralled Britain in the so-called ‘war of the WAGs.’
Their sighting comes amid claims Rebekah has threatened Coleen with legal action over allegations of leaking staged Instagram stories, warning her: ‘Believe me or I’ll see you in court.’
The feuding pair are said to be communicating through their lawyers in the wake of the bitter row which has dominated social media and newspapers this week.
A source close to heavily pregnant Vardy now claims she is fully prepared to face her fellow WAG in court if she refuses to believe her innocence.
Chat: The couple presented a united front as they spoke before heading to the wedding together
Rare sighting: Jamie wore a dove grey blazer and jeans for the couple’s appearance at the wedding
The source told The Sun: ‘She is prepared to see Coleen in court if necessary.’
Earlier in the day Coleen was spotted outside her Cheshire home in the midst of her controversial war with Rebekah.
The wife of Wayne Rooney maintained a steely expression as she headed out in her lavish motor just two days after alleging that the pregnant spouse of Leicester player Jamie was leaking fake stories about her to The Sun.
As she stepped out, fellow WAG Nicola McLean, 38, appeared on This Morning, where she lashed out at Coleen for the danger she is placing on Rebekah, who is seven months pregnant and is said to be ‘distressed’.
Giving her opinion on the row, Nicola hit out at Coleen for publicly accusing pregnant Rebekah of leaking stories about her to the press.
Low profile: The couple were shielded by umbrellas as they made a low-key arrival to the venue
Dapper: Jamie looked dapper as he followed behind Rebekah into the wedding venue
In what has become a War of the WAGs, Coleen released an incredible social media statement aimed at Rebekah in which she revealed she set up an elaborate sting on Instagram to ‘catch’ who was leaking fake stories.
Subsequently Nicola issued a warning to Coleen about stressing out an expectant mother, as she said: ‘Coleen doing this is not okay… Something is going to happen to a pregnant woman and a baby!’
Coleen’s dramatic revelation enthralled Britain and sparked an angry denial from pregnant Rebekah, who said ‘I don’t need the money’ and pointed out other people have had access to her Instagram account.
Rebekah recently gave an interview with The Daily Mail, in which she insisted arguing with Coleen is akin to rowing ‘with a pigeon’.
Recalling the dreaded phone call between them, Rebekah revealed: ‘I said to her: “Coleen, what on earth have you done?”‘
Sighting: The couple were escorted into the venue by their entourage and security
Entourage: Jamie spoke to Rebekah as the couple made their way inside the Leicester venue
‘It was not an easy phone call. She said to me: “I’m not pointing the finger” and I said: “You have just annihilated me in public and hung me out to dry. The whole world hates me!”
‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me. She said: “You know, I always really liked you, which makes it harder.”‘
Asked whether the pair argued, Rebekah was careful not to explicitly denounce Coleen, but said: ‘That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s*** in your hair.’
It has been revealed that Rebekah has hired a team of forensic IT experts to prove her innocence after Coleen accused her of selling stories to the press through information she obtained from her private Instagram.
Appearance; The couple stayed together as they left their cars and headed to the wedding ceremony
An insider exclusively told MailOnline on Wednesday night that ‘Rebekah wants to prove she had nothing to do with the leaked stories and is working with a lawyer and IT experts who can look at the forensics of her Instagram, which several people have access to.’
Meanwhile, friends of Coleen say she will not be goaded into coming forward with any further evidence as she is happy with her own investigations.
The FAKE stories Coleen shared which were sold to The Sun and followed by media outlets
Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s £20m ‘Morrisons’ manor is ‘flooded
On Tuesday, it was claimed that the Rooney’s basement had flooded due to Storm Lorenzo.
It was said to have caused a ‘massively stressful’ setback in the completion of the sprawling three-storey mansion
Coleen Rooney ‘is so desperate for a baby girl that she’s looked into controversial £8K gender selection treatment’
The Sun first reported that mother of four sons, Coleen had looked into ‘gender selection’ treatment in a desperate bid for a daughter and had flown to Mexico earlier this year to discuss the controversial £8,000 treatment with doctors
Coleen Rooney ‘hopes to revive her TV career including a Strictly stint now she’s moved back to the UK’ after husband Wayne’s scandal
The Sun wrote that she was in talks to revive her once successful UK TV career now her family has moved back to this side of the Atlantic.
The mother-of-four apparently had to decline the offer to appear on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing but could compete in 2020
Rebekah had previously demanded to see screenshots of the Instagram stories and who had viewed them.
They added: ‘Rebekah has been incredibly stressed and hasn’t stopped sobbing all day, which is very out of character for her.
‘The whole situation has left her distraught and she still doesn’t understand why Coleen didn’t reach out to her first to ask her outright about the issue.
‘She’s flying home early from Dubai as she feels her time abroad has been spoilt and all she wants is to be surrounded by family.
A spokesman for Coleen said: ‘It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only.’
The scandal has gripped the nation to such an extent that police officers went to the Vardys’ home because of the horrific trolling they faced.
The couple were still on holiday in Dubai earlier this week but police arrived at their home in Lincolnshire to check on their security in the wake of the vile messages Rebekah had received.
Lincolnshire Police officers spent about 20 minutes at the property speaking to security guards.
Last week, Coleen launched an incredible social media attack on Rebekah, revealing how she set up an elaborate sting on Instagram to ‘catch’ her leaking fake stories.
Her dramatic revelation enthralled Britain and sparked an angry denial from pregnant Vardy this afternoon who said ‘I don’t need the money’ and pointed out other people have had access to her Instagram account.
Fans have also praised Rooney – calling her ‘Wagatha Christie’ – for the sensational way in which she revealed Vardy was the alleged culprit by concluding her post with a thriller-worthy ‘It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
The saga began when Coleen took to social media to reveal she had suspected someone close to her had been betraying her for years and she had conclusive proof that her friend Rebekah was the guilty party.
Vardy is a queen of self-promotion who has risen to the top rank of footballers wives from humble beginnings – the daughter of a BBC local radio DJ and a window cleaner father who has two ex husbands.
Before meeting current husband Jamie, she was working in a Sheffield nightclub and dating a Vauxhall conference football player who has previously accused her of ditching him to ‘trade up’ to Premier League star.
I got you: The feuding pair are said to be communicating through their lawyers in the wake of the bitter row which has dominated social media and newspapers this week (pictured in 2016)
The full statement: Coleen made these shock claims on Instagram after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her and she concluded that it was Rebekah’s account
Wag-atha Christie: Coleen tweeted these words back in January, highlighting how she has been trying to get to the bottom of who was leaking stories on her life for some time
Coleen admitted that stories about her basement flooding, returning to TV and gender selection were only viewed by Rebekah and these were subsequently followed by media outlets, including MailOnline.
The Sun has since removed their story about Coleen’s basement flooding after discovering she had made it up
Coleen wrote: ‘For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.
‘There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge.
‘After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this, I came up with an idea, I blocked everyone from viewing Instagram except ONE account. ‘
‘I don’t need the money’: Rebekah denied all accusations against her minutes after the post and said she had nothing to gain and had no financial motivation
She continued: ‘(Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while).
‘Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper.
‘And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flood in my new house.
‘It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from.
‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.
‘It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
At odds: Before the accusations, Coleen and Rebekah were friends, with their respective spouses playing for England around the same time (pictured supporting them at Euro 2016)
Close friends only: This is believed to be Coleen’s private account – which is separate to the one she shares with the public
She also wrote: ‘This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it……’
Rebekah hit back minutes later on social media and denied the accusations.
She wrote: ‘Can’t believe I’m even having to write this. I’m pregnant & on holiday & am at a loss to why she would do this.
‘I’m now having to take legal advice as I can’t deal with this stress myself when I’m this pregnant.’
She also shared: ‘As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.
‘I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.
‘If you thought this was happening you can could have told me & I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped.’
She continued: ‘Over the years various people have had access to my insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself.
‘I’m not being funny but I don’t need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?
‘I liked you a lot Coleen & I’m so upset that you have chosen to do this especially when I’m heavily pregnant.
‘I’m disgusted that I’m even having to deny this. You should have called me the first time this happened [broken heart emoji].’
Rebekah’s spokesperson also told MailOnline: ‘Please refer to Becky’s social media posts.
Did ‘Dave’ inspire Coleen’s investigation?
Coleen Rooney may have got the idea for her Vardy sting from a Manchester poker player who tweeted the idea to her back in January.
His idea came after Coleen first expressed a concern that someone close to her was leaking stories.
He tweeted: ‘Make a false story tell people different things see which one comes out = find the culprit’
He told Daily Star on Wednesday: ‘
‘Firstly I hope Coleen is okay. To have a friend betray her like that is something you don’t expect.’
‘It isn’t true, she is now very upset and stressed so has passed it to her legal team to deal with. Such a shame that Coleen didn’t just call her when she had her number.’
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that a Manchester poker player called Dave first gave Coleen the idea for her Vardy sting when he tweeted the idea to her back in January.
His idea came after Coleen first expressed a concern that someone close to her was leaking stories from her private social media account after it was reported she was involved in a car crash while on holiday.
She had written: ‘Thank you for the messages asking if I am ok… the car crash story was completely wrong. I wasn’t involved in a crash… the car was damaged by another car.
‘Someone on my private Instagram [has] seen the picture and is telling or selling stories to a certain newspaper. It’s happened several times now over the past couple of years.
She continued: ‘It’s sad to think someone, who I have accepted to follow me is betraying for either money or to keep a relationship with the press.’
Dave then responded: ‘Make a false story tell people different things see which one comes out = find the culprit’ – and although Coleen didn’t reply to him, she did just that.
He told Daily Star on Wednesday: ‘Firstly I hope Coleen is okay. To have a friend betray her like that is something you don’t expect.’
He has now changed his Twitter bio to read: ‘Detective who recently solved the Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy case.’
Oh dear; Jamie has reportedly unfollowed Wayne Rooney on social media amid the feud between their respective wives (pictured 2016)
It was claimed back in 2016 that Wayne had ‘warned’ Jamie Vardy about Rebekah in England showdown talks in 2016.
Wayne and Jamie were both part of the England squad at Euro 2016 as the Three Lions were dumped out by Iceland.
The Times claimed Rooney told Vardy to make sure Rebekah didn’t provide a distraction with her social media posts. She had earlier hit out at French police for treating England fans ‘like animals’.
Ex England boss Roy Hodgson was forced to deny reports that Rooney and Vardy had fallen out during the Euro 2016 tournament.
Hodgson said: ‘I haven’t got a clue what you are referring to. There are absolutely no problems in football terms between Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.
‘In fact quite the reverse, they are very close friends, both on the field and off the field. I have got no idea what you are referring to.
New footage: As the drama continued over the weekend, Wayne was spotted being served drinks by a waitress wearing a pair of high-waisted thongs as he partied in Washington, DC, on Saturday night
‘I certainly would advise Wayne to give no comment to it because it is obviously one salacious story that someone has managed to spin. It is of no interest to us.’
This comes amid claims Jamie has reportedly unfollowed Wayne Rooney on social media amid the feud between their respective wives Rebekah and Coleen.
On Sunday, The Sun reported the Leicester City striker is so upset with the way things have played out between the I’m A Celeb star, 37, and her fellow WAG, 33, that he has removed the sportsman, also 33, from his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
A source told the publication: ‘Jamie has always got on well with Wayne, but he won’t stand for having his wife hung out to dry in public like this.’
The insider added that footballer Jamie is standing by his wife of three years ‘100 per cent’ as she launches a fight to prove her innocence against claims that she sold false stories about Coleen.
United: Coleen returned to wearing her wedding ring four weeks ago, after Wayne reportedly stripped to his boxer shorts in front of three women at a Jacuzzi party in Vancouver, Canada, in August
Said a friend: ‘He’s totally behind Becky and furious with the Rooneys for the way they have gone about this.
‘He and Wayne always got on well and he likes him. But he has made his feelings clear. Cutting him off on social media is a totally deliberate snub.’
A spokesperson for Vardy denied he had unfollowed Rooney when contacted by MailOnline for comment.
As the drama continued over the weekend, Wayne was spotted being served drinks by a waitress wearing a pair of high-waisted thongs as he partied in Washington, DC, on Saturday night.
In a video shared on Instagram, the 33-year-old footballer is seen nodding at the blonde woman after being served as he watched patrons dance to Joe Budden’s rap hit Pump It Up at US capitol hotspot Living Room DC.
Wayne, who plays for MLS team DC United and will return to the UK next year to join Derby County, posed for snapshots with fans.
His wife returned to wearing her wedding ring four weeks ago, after Wayne reportedly stripped to his boxer shorts in front of three women at a Jacuzzi party in Vancouver, Canada, in August.
On Monday Vinnie Jones branded Coleen and Rebekah an ’embarrassment’ to their husbands during an interview on Good Morning Britain.
The former footballer, 54, appeared on the show to discuss the heartbreaking loss of his wife Tanya, who died from cancer in July after a six-year battle with the disease.
Comparing Tanya’s behaviour to that of Coleen, 33, and Rebekah, 37, who hit the headlines when the former accused the latter of selling stories about her, Vinnie said: ‘You look at the papers now with the two footballer’s wives.
‘Tanya got offered hundreds and hundreds of opportunities to do modelling and do stories and she never done none of them.
‘She’s the opposite to these girls now. People ask me “what do you think of these two girls?” and I think it’s quite funny and everything else, what about the embarrassment to their husbands, no thought of the kids.
Comment: On Monday Vinnie Jones branded Coleen and Rebekah an ’embarrassment’ to their husbands during an interview on Good Morning Britain
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