Coleen Rooney was seen for the first time since her first court hearing with Rebekah Vardy, that saw her ordered to pay her fellow WAG £23,000.
Rebekah, who is married to footballer Jamie Vardy, 38, had issued court proceedings against Coleen, 34, in a bid to ‘clear her name’ after she was accused by Coleen of leaking false stories about her to the press.
The libel trial is now underway with the first court hearing taking place last week and falling in favour of Rebekah.
While it probably wasn’t the start that Coleen had hoped for, she was seen brushing off her recent drama while heading out to grab a coffee to go.
The mum-of-four, who is married to footballer Wayne Rooney, was dressed down in her gym gear – a white hoodie and leggings – and trainers.
A fresh-faced Coleen covered up from the cold in a grey hooded puffer jacket and seemed pretty relaxed as she stocked up on her caffeine fix.
Her low-key outing comes after a judge ordered Coleen to pay Rebekah £23,000 in costs for Thursday’s hearing.
Mr Justice Warby ruled that Coleen’s post outing Rebekah – that famously ended with the line ‘it’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account’ that went viral last year – directly points the finger at Rebekah as the source.
Coleen’s legal team argued her post outlined ‘reasonable grounds’ for her to suspect Rebekah had breached her trust, but Mr Justice Warby rejected Coleen’s contention that she was referring to Rebekah’s Instagram account, rather than Rebekah herself.
The judge told the court: ‘I certainly do not think that the ordinary reader would take that single word (account), albeit repeated, to indicate that Mrs Rooney remains in doubt about who the wrongdoer was.
‘There is nothing in these words, apart from the word “account”, that in any way suggests that the behaviour of which Mrs Rooney is complaining might have been carried out by anyone other than the account holder, Mrs Vardy.’
Coleen must now prove that Rebekah alone was to blame for the stories leaking if she is to successfully defend the lawsuit brought against her.
What is the Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy story?
In October last year, Coleen shook the showbiz world when she outed Rebekah for allegedly leaking fake stories she had set up about herself to the press.
Coleen accused Rebekah as being the one to blame for said stories making their way into the media and took to Instagram to reveal an elaborate ruse she had set up in order to find her perpetrator and prove they were the one accountable.
She explained how she had set up her private Instagram account so that only one account – Rebekah’s – could see what she was posting to her Instagram story.
When the same false stories later appeared in the press, Coleen publicly called out Rebekah on Instagram, with those ellipses and the final sentence of her statement instantly going viral and birthing the hashtag #WAGatha Christie on Twitter.
Rebekah, who was seven-months pregnant at the time this all went down, has continuously denied Coleen’s claims.
She insisted that someone else had access to her Instagram account and it was reported she had ‘hired a forensic expert’ to prove it wasn’t her.
Addressing the scandal on Good Morning Britain and the current libel trial, Rebekah said: ‘We tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn’t work. I understand people think it’s ridiculous, but what was I meant to do?
‘I need to clear my name. I want to clear my name and I will do whatever it takes, I hope that it will be resolved soon.’
Credit: Original article published here.