Coleen Rooney Alleges Rebekah Vardy Leaked Her Private IG Stories to The Sun

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2019

Coleen Rooney, wife of England's forward Wayne Rooney, attends the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016.  
England lost 2-1 to Iceland. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Coleen Rooney has said stories were leaked from her private Instagram account to The Sun newspaper by Rebekah Vardy, wife of former England international striker Jamie Vardy.

Rooney, who is married to former Manchester United and current DC United footballer Wayne Rooney, posted the allegation on her Twitter account on Wednesday, in which she says she's been posting fake stories on her social media platforms to a select number of people:

Coleen Rooney @ColeenRoo

This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it...... https://t.co/0YqJAoXuK1

In response, Vardy denied that she had leaked the stories, instead alleging that other people had accessed her account:

Rebekah Vardy @RebekahVardy

@ColeenRoo https://t.co/VkhkkIa6nh

As relayed by Gareth Davies of the Daily Telegraph, the fabricated stories mentioned by Rooney in her statement appeared in The Sun newspaper.

On Aug. 16, The Sun published an article that said Rooney was visiting a clinic to pick the gender of a future child. Then on Sept. 29, a story was published that said the 33-year-old would appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

Per Luke Bailey of the Independent, edits have been made to the online versions of the stories since Rooney's statement:

Luke Bailey @imbadatlife

The Sun, however, has outdone themselves. They temporarily deleted the story, then put it back up, but threw in a few thousand words of completely unrelated content, before adding a tiny note at the bottom. Superb. https://t.co/7UyYCqD0OA

Per the BBC, The Sun said they did not want to comment on the allegations.

The Rooneys have been married for 11 years, having met each other during their schooldays, and have four children together.

DC United star Wayne has been playing his football in the United States since the summer of 2018 after leaving Everton. However, he will return to the English game in January after agreeing a deal to join Championship club Derby County as a player-coach.