Wayne Rooney wanted to be a lawyer due to Wagatha Christie trial
Wayne Rooney got so ‘obsessed’ with Wagatha Christie trial that he wanted to become a lawyer – until Coleen had to shut him down
Wayne Rooney got so ‘obsessed’ with the Wagatha Christie trial he wanted to become a lawyer, until Coleen had to shut him down.
The former England striker, 37, considered signing up to law school after he supported his wife through her libel trial against Rebekah Vardy last year.
Wayne’s new-found fascination is revealed in the Disney+ documentary series about the case, which airs today. During one episode, Wayne admits he was fascinated by his days in the High Court.
He said: ‘Yeah, it was interesting because I do like crime documentaries and in particular the different techniques the two barristers used.’
Wayne would often attend the daily briefings with Coleen and her lawyers, Paul Lunt and David Sherborne, where he would suggest legal arguments. After one particular interjection from her husband, Coleen recalls saying to him: ‘Wayne shut up and let David or Paul speak’.
Former England striker Wayne Rooney (right) considered signing up to law school after he supported his wife Coleen (left) through her libel trial against Rebekah Vardy last year
The saga began with Coleen’s social media post ending ‘It’s…….Rebekah Vardy’s account’ (pictured) as she accused the fellow WAG of leaking private information to the press
She said: ‘He was then going to apply for law school and he had all these plans,’ before adding that the ‘little moments’ carried them through.
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Coleen’s lawyer Jamie Hurworth said: ‘Once the day was finished we would have a little debrief with Wayne and Coleen. I had not dealt with Wayne that much before the trial. But he was just fascinated by the whole thing.
‘Wayne started suggesting, like, legal argument that we should start running.’
Coleen’s lead lawyer Paul Lunt added: ‘I’m not saying he is a modern day Columbo but certainly had we have given him a gown and a wig he was bang up for asking a few questions.’
The Mail revealed this week that Coleen was paid ‘millions’ for her new documentary ‘Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story’ which tells the story of her famous battle with fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy.
Sources close to Coleen say she was paid in excess of £1 million following a bidding war for the four-part series which airs four years after she posted on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts to accuse Mrs Vardy – the wife of Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy – of leaking stories about her to The Sun newspaper.
One source said: ‘Her show was really in demand, everybody wanted it. Coleen is the one who the public had the most sympathy with and her inside story was always going to be gripping.
New documentary reveals Wayne Rooney got so ‘obsessed’ with the Wagatha Christie trial he wanted to become a lawyer
Artist impression of Wayne & Coleen Rooney (left) & Jamie & Rebekah Vardy (right) at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on May 17, 2022
‘She kept her counsel a lot more than Becky did throughout so there was always going to be a lot to share in it. But still, it is a lot of money, hopefully that will have made her feel better about losing four years of her life.’
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In the documentary, Coleen speaks about her inner turmoil around the court case – and the mental and physical pain it caused her over the past few years.
The saga began with her social media post ending ‘It’s…….Rebekah Vardy’s account’ as she accused the fellow WAG of leaking private information to the press.
Coleen said: ‘Days after I put the post out, her legal team got in touch. I never imagined being in a legal battle for anything, never mind being in a legal battle for a post I put up on social media.
‘Little did I know it was going to be the beginning of one of the horriblest times I have been through in my life.’
Worse was to come as the Disney+ documentary series shows that at one stage before the full trial started her legal team – led by lawyers Paul Lunt and Jamie Hurworth – felt they ‘were f**ked’ and did not have evidence to prove Rebekah sent the information to The Sun.
Coleen added: ‘I was concerned because this meant we had no case. All this fight for nothing. It made me ill. It completely changed me as a character. I remember sitting with my dad one day, we took Klay to football and he just looked at me and said ‘Coleen, you’re just not you anymore.’
Sources close to Coleen say she was paid in excess of £1 million following a bidding war for the four-part series which airs four years after she posted on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts to accuse Mrs Vardy
Family: On Wednesday, Mrs Rooney will celebrate the film with a premiere at the Everyman Cinema in Liverpool in Liverpool where she is expected to be joined by Wayne and their four sons, Kai, 13, Klay, 10, Kit, seven, and Cass, five
‘It was horrible because I didn’t want to be around people. And that’s not me at all. And I was snappy at the kids. I just hated trying to be happy. And I’m a happy person and I could see people were concerned. It was just constantly on my mind.’
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Coleen’s legal team found phone messages which helped the case to go in her favour and show her private instagram messages had been leaked.
She said: ‘I felt like it was GCSE results day. That nervous butterfly feeling. I was 50/50 I just did not know what way it would go.’
On getting the verdict in court in her favour, she added: ‘I couldn’t process it. It was…I swore and that was the only thing I did. I just swore and I I teared up and it just didn’t sink in. Straight away my phone started pinging and messages started to come through.’
Looking back Coleen said it was a ‘pathetic reason to go to court’, but added ‘getting justice for telling the truth is the most important thing’.
The documentary, which airs on Wednesday has been made by production companies Dorothy Street Pictures and Lorton Entertainment for Disney.
Coleen will celebrate the film with a premiere at the Everyman Cinema in Liverpool where she is expected to be joined by Wayne and their four sons, Kai, 13, Klay, 10, Kit, seven, and Cass, five.
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