Four years after that tragic social media post in 2019, Wagatha Christie is still simmering.
Wagatha Christie is a mashup of wag (wife and girlfriends of footballers) and famed crime novelist Agatha Christie – so dubbed after Coleen Rooney’s detective work in determining who was leaking information of her private life to tabloids.
Rebekah Vardy, the wife of former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, publicly accused Rebekah Vardy – who is married to footballer Jamie Vardy – of spreading ‘fake tales’ about her four years ago.
Vardy, 41, strongly rejected the allegations and went on to sue Coleen, 37, for libel. So Wagatha Christie was born as it made its way into the High Court last summer, gripping the nation.
Rooney has given an interview to British Vogue in which she speaks for the first time about the trial, and it appears like everything is starting to fall back into place.
Vardy published a pretty straight-faced selfie in his Instagram story shortly after the interview aired. Vardy looked to brandish her massive diamond rings while wearing a blue and gold outfit and placing her palm on her chin.
Coleen stated in the front cover issue that no one, not even her husband, knew she was preparing to send that shocking tweet.
‘[The part] my friends and family were most surprised at me [for was] putting the post up,’ she said.
‘What I said in that post, I still stick by today,’ she added.
When asked if she drafted her thoughts on the Notes app, she told the publication: ‘No. I like a pen and paper – a pencil and rubber, actually, so I can rub it out.
‘So I started writing what I wanted to say and then the next morning I put it out there. That was the start of something that I would never have expected.’
Rooney admitted that witnessing Vardy on the stand was ‘very traumatic,’ and that the circumstances made her ‘uneasy.’
Rooney detailed in her original post in 2019 how, in order to figure out who the infiltrator was, she methodically barred all followers of her private Instagram account from reading her stories — save one — to screen out the guilty culprit.
She then planted false tales about the perpetrator, which were published in The Sun.
Finally, the judge determined that Rooney’s long article accusing Vardy of the leaks was “substantially true.”
See the full feature in the September issue of British Vogue, available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 22 August.
Source My Celebrity Life.