WAG Fight: Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of selling stories to The Sun

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Okay, I barely know who these people are, but this seems to be THE conversation in British circles today. Coleen Rooney is the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney. She’s a WAG and a local celebrity in the UK, and sort of an Instagram influencer type. There are always stories about Coleen and Wayne Rooney in the British tabloids and I never pay attention to them because they seem more like “local celebrities,” you know? Well, Coleen dropped this message on social media this morning:

Basically, Coleen Rooney had a private IG account for close friends and family and she noticed that information she put on that private account was ending up in The Sun. So she tested a theory and blocked every account but one and then spent five months posting fake IG Stories. Those fake stories ended up at The Sun. The kicker: she identifies the person who has been selling her out. Rebekah Vardy. Who is that? Another WAG. Rebekah is married to Jamie Vardy, who plays for Leicester. So… this was all one WAG snitching on another WAG. And it’s super-melodramatic too, because Rebekah Vardy responded:

Do you believe that one of Rebekah’s assistants was the one to stalk Coleen’s accounts and sell the info? I do not. Messy. But funny!

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  1. LouBear says:


  2. Keekee says:

    I feel sorry for this woman if her friend really did this… She has enough to deal with her husband constantly publicly cheating on her.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Sadly I do know who these women are. My husband is a huge Arsenal fan. Vardy is known to be a nasty piece of work. She came between her husband & his family & they no longer speak. Which is really sad as his father was quite instrumental in helping him get all the way to the EPL. There is no way her “assistant” did this.

      Not a fan of Rooney as she was rather rude during Wayne’s time in the EPL but she was the Queen Bee for a time. (She was know to be be pretty nasty to Posh when both of their husbands played for Man U) I am always sorry for any women who’s GF tosses her to the dogs

      • Keekee says:

        At Man Utd wouldn’t Posh have been the Queen Bee anyways I find it hard to believe Coleen could be rude to her everyone kissed Poshs ass at the height of Posh and Becks.

      • Snappyfish says:

        @keekee you would think but Colleen was Wayne’s WAG & he was favored by Ferguson. Their wedding was treated like a royal wedding in the EPL. It was rather well known that David & Sir Alex were at loggerheads most of the time (Ferguson actually threw a boot at David’s head & he famously wore his hair back so everyone could see the mark) & as far as ManU nation (& the EPL) Ferguson was a God. The joke is at the end of the world you want to be with Sir Alex as you will get 6 extra minutes.

        Plus Posh’s time at ManU was before she became a designer.

      • Sarah says:

        @Snappyfish, Becks and Rooney didn’t play together at Man U. Becks left for Madrid a year bedore Rooney arrived so whatever the problem was between Posh and Colleen, it did not start at Man U.

      • ChunkyLa says:


        I don’t recall reading that Coleen was nasty to Posh Spice, but I do recall reading numerous stories back in the day that Coleen was not very nice towards lesser Liverpool and Manchester based WAG’s. She had a holier-than-thou attitude and wanted to be known as the Queen WAG even though her husband publicly cheated and humiliated her numerous times.

        Coleen is a doormat for staying with her cheating husband and is probably not as sweet as she looks but I think we can all agree her super sleuthing is social media gold!

      • Snappyfish says:

        @Sarah. Thx my mistake it was during international play for England & not at ManU. In 2005 they even had a locker room brawl

    • Nievie says:

      don’t…its like football gossip girl. they know what they get into when they become WAGs.

  3. MCV says:

    I dont understand Rebekahs motives…like, she has money so just for more money? Because she doesnt like Coleen? For atention? Im honlestly shook.

    • Keekee says:

      Her motives were probably to be on side with the press alot of the WAGs demographic reads the really trashy tabloids… In turn they probably did only positive stories on her and gave her an extra push in promoting her brand.

    • Eliza says:

      Power move. WAGs complete with each other for press and good coverage. Selling stories could get her some inches too, or negative press for a rival. Or she’s bored and thinks it’s funny.

    • Sunshine says:

      This isn’t about money, it’s about clout and positive coverage. Where have you heard that story before?🤔

  4. CROWHOOD says:


  5. Bex says:

    I GASPED when I read the kicker to this on Twitter this morning. Delicious. Masterfully crafted. My entire office ground to a halt so we could all cackle about Coleen brainstorming the ‘gender selection in Mexico’ fake story.

  6. ChunkyLa says:

    I’m loving that ‘WAGatha Christie’ is trending in the UK!

    It would be really fitting if a Scouser (person from Liverpool) was the one to bring down The Sun!

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Wagatha Christie is brilliant, I am also cackling at this comment “I’m a vegan and I’m HERE FOR THIS BEEF” pure twitter gold!

    • FarahH says:

      If you needed confirming that Rebekah was trash. She’s is also a Scouser and a Liverpool fan selling stories to The Scum

      • ChunkyLa says:

        Wait, Rebekah Vardy is also a Scouser!? I didn’t realise. A Scouser making money from The Sun newspaper is disgusting. But like I said before, it would be incredibly fitting if Coleen’s sleuthing helped to eventually shut down The Sun after all the lies the newspaper wrote about the Hillsborough Disaster and the three decades of pain they have inflicted the victim’s families.

    • Maplesbass says:

      This is what social media was made for and an amazing distraction from the flaming dustbin that is Brexit. There’s so many perfect tweets

  7. dota says:

    Coleen Rooney is famous for not divorcing him after he publicly pranced around town with prostitutes. Wayne is famous for not being able to speak English despite being born and raised in England, looking like old Elmer Fudd when Wayne was still a teen and hiring granny hookers. Also was really good at professional soccer for a decade and a half or so.

  8. Rogue says:

    This is when social media really shines. I’ve been laughing so hard at the memes from this story.

    And again shows the Sun is trash!

    • Nana says:

      Loving the Alexis Carrington Colby meme 🙂

      It’s insulting to toilet paper everywhere to describe that paper as not worth wiping your bum on. How has it still not been shut down??

  9. Ela says:

    All I can think, is that Meghan needs to do something similar to flush out the palace insiders.

  10. Kath says:

    What’s a WAG? Google only gives me info about dogs lol

    • Eliza says:

      Wife And Girlfriend (of football/soccer players)

    • Carol says:

      I didn’t know what a WAG was either. I don’t know who any of these people are but the story is sort of delish. Especially the random “I’m heavily pregnant” comment from Rebekah. Made me chuckle.

  11. Gigs says:

    SO GLAD YOU ARE COVERING THIS. I am living for the replies on Twitter!

  12. Eliza says:

    Colleen and Victoria Beckham were like Queen WAGs back in the day. This is hilarious!! In truth Rebekah’s account could be hacked, but if she suspected it why not change the password months ago? Right, because she didn’t suspect anything. I honestly believe she could sell the stories, it’s a power move more than a money one (not that money hunrs any). It’s all so Football Wives, I loved that show.

  13. Daisy says:

    This is hilarious. And Rebecca’s response was just lmao like honey, your PR team isn’t using your account and selling out your friends without your knowledge. Also I would watch the hell out of a tv show show about this.

    • Nana says:

      If she were genuine, surely Rooney’s post would’ve been deleted already, because Rebecca would’ve brought the lawyers….

      • Eliza says:

        Can she sue? She said it was 1 account. She named the account owner. Rebekah is responsible for her account. She didn’t say it was personal or she was out to get her. She named the owner of the account selling stories. So it’s not lies or liable.

      • Nana says:

        True, it’s carefully worded (well, the last line is anyway), I assume to avoid defamation law in the way you’re describing. But I’m not sure of English defamation laws, nor of legal precedent (for example regarding not accusing but *implying*)…
        I guess what I mean by previous post was that if Vardy’s account had indeed been either hacked or an assistant for example had been leaking to the Sun without her knowledge, surely Vardy would immediately bring in her biggest legal guns to get Rooney to take down her post? If she’s truly innocent then it’s either that or she has an extremely poor PR team (unless she’s guilty as charged)!

  14. Sarah says:

    Enjoying this immensely, thank you! I also cane here to say that Rebekah looks like the brunette version of the blond US reality woman whose daughters now look exactly like her, Kim Zol… something. That’s spooky.

  15. monsy says:

    The 6ix9ine memes hahahaha

  16. Tanesha86 says:

    Not her claiming she got hacked lol. She’s clearly lying her butt off. I’m looking at Rebekah’s face and hand in that last picture and yikes. Her foundation is several shades darker than her skin color. Why do British women do this?

    • A says:

      “Her foundation is several shades darker than her skin color. Why do British women do this?”

      Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner would like a word with you ’bout that…

    • Mo says:

      Because the foundation is being applied over a spray tan, so the color will always be a bit off. English people are very pale and there is very little sun, so it is a thing (in certain circles) to always look like you just came back from a holiday someplace sunny. I’m Boston Irish and you see it here too. Although it is more tanning booths here rather than the spray tans.

      At a certain point something like this just becomes “a look” and a sort of social marker, which is why you see it on Arianna, et al. There is also the fact that the spray tans cost money. It becomes wealth flaunting. There are women who get french manicures just because they cost an extra five dollars, despite the fact that they look kind of ridiculous on very long nails. (Boring) nail art may become the new french manicure. (Good nail art is excluded because that involves having taste.)

      • grumpy says:

        Idris Elba and John Boyega are English, you are American

      • Cee says:

        English people are very pale? I give up.

      • Wee free says:

        Laughing my ass off at you dissecting English culture. Absolute nonsense

      • Neverremember says:

        Boston Irish? So you mean American? I moved from Ireland to Australia as a kid and it’s hilarious how many people here claim to be Irish because one of their great grandparents was from Cork.

  17. TheOriginalMia says:

    Know very little about these people, but bravo to Colleen for her sting operation. What gets me is how she was able to do this for 5 months and that dimwit didn’t realize no one else was commenting on the instastories. Just dumb.

    • Megbot2000 says:

      You can’t comment on an Instastory, only on posts. Stories don’t have comments or likes, and only the account holder can see who viewed the story.

  18. CarrieUK says:

    Honestly….this high b*tch playground mean girl news is exactly what we need as a break from Brexit, I’m thankful for that today!!

  19. Sunshine says:

    I truly believe Prince Harry’s bravery will slowly but surely bring all trolls and sources out of the woodwork. These right wing tabloids need to be put on blast.

  20. Lowrider says:

    WAG life. I remember when the wags were everywhere…it doesn’t seem like that anymore.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Lowrider – for real. I think for the modern WAGs, they seem to be focused on their careers. Quite a few of the younger WAGs seem to go on to uni, and if they are splashing the wealth, they keep it under private instagram accounts.

  21. Jb says:

    I have no clue who these ppl are but I want moar!!!! Hahaha excellent gif is usage and I hope the drama continues…I love when ppl go detective, masterful work!

  22. ChunkyLa says:

    More news -Rebecca Vardy follows The Sun reporter who published the fake stories.


    She’s guilty AF and now cannot say her assistants were using her Instagram account to find stories about Coleen. It was all her.

  23. Charfromdarock says:

    I can’t decide if this is the most hilarious story or pathetic.

  24. CK says:

    So how long before Rebekah and RainbowBrightpedo69 team up to expose yet another story of Wayne cheating on Colleen? Honestly, if Rebekah wants to shift the story, all she needs to do is send Wayne an escort and tell the tabloids where to be. He’s going to take the bait. Heck, he probably has a standing appointment already set up that’s not too hard to figure out.

  25. Lisa says:

    Damn. Super sleuthing by Coleen and I dont believe Rebekah.

  26. SM says:

    Attention whores all around Hollywood can go home now. This is so gloriously petty. Rooney’s wife outdid every other bitch at the game. That name drop at the end. So glorious. This is what makes the gossip game

  27. A says:

    I love everything about this drama, but the one WAG story that I always think about because of just how bonkers it was was the thing that happened with the Ottawa Senators where Erik Karlsson’s wife Melinda was being targeted and harassed by Mike Hoffman’s fiance after the death of the Karlsson’s baby son. Melinda Karlsson wound up getting a fcking order of protection, and Mike Hoffman wound up getting traded twice in one day after the season was over. I think I like this Instagram sh-t so much better because at least it wasn’t as depressing as what happened with the Karlssons.

  28. Eenie Googles says:


    I thought they were both around 50. Yikes.

  29. L4frimaire says:

    Don’t know who these people really are but #WagathaChristie is super funny. Love that it exposes how the tabloids don’t fact check anything and they’ve stopped whining about the Sussexes for a moment because they have some real juicy girl-fight gossip. Also both women are petty AF.

  30. Godwina says:

    Someone on Twitter called her Wagatha Christie and I’m dying.

  31. ojulia123 says:

    I have no idea who these women are but I don’t care because I love this story SO MUCH!!

  32. Dani says:

    Geez…if only she put this much effort in to catching and shaming her slimey cheating husband. This is all too hilarious and I am HERE FOR IT.