Coleen Rooney has told the Supreme Court she is in a “vulnerable situation” following the arrest of her husband Wayne for drunk driving.
The TV personality, who cited her evidence as part of her defamation battle against Rebekah Vardy on Friday, claimed private information about her marriage to the former England captain had been leaked to The Sun newspaper.
On September 1, 2017, Mr Rooney was arrested for drunk driving when a woman was found in the car at the time.
He was later given a two-year driving ban and sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid labor after pleading guilty to the charges.
On Friday, the High Court was told Ms Rooney had taken the couple’s four children and went to live with their parents after the incident.
She said, “I was in a vulnerable situation, I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work, if I was going to move on with my relationship.”
Ms Rooney said the couple later attempted to resolve their difficulties privately but did not want the public to know of their possible reconciliation at the time.
In late October 2017 and early November, Ms Rooney posted two pictures of her children – one on her public Instagram account and a second on her private account – with only the second photo showing Mr Rooney.
Ms Rooney told the High Court the pictures of the family in matching pajamas were part of a campaign in support of Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool.
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She said that although she kept the photo with Mr Rooney on her private account in her “close circle”, a story was later published in The Sun.
Ms Rooney said in her testimony: “While I felt comfortable enough to upload the photo of Wayne to my private Instagram account, I made a conscious choice not to upload the photo with him to my Twitter account or my public Instagram account upload because of the difficulties between us at the time.”
She later told the court, “That was information I was happy to share in the private group … but I didn’t want the public to know.”
However, she claimed that on November 1, the day of the private mail with Mr Rooney, an article describing the post was published.
Ms Rooney said in her written statement that she was “really hurt” by the leak, “particularly because I felt like someone I trusted was betraying me at a very difficult time”.
Ms Rooney is expected to continue her testimony through Monday afternoon, with Mr Rooney scheduled to take the witness stand on Tuesday.
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