A woman who took pictures with a sleeping Wayne Rooney in a budget hotel room has been ‘dumped’ by her fiancé, it has been claimed.
Elise Melvin, 21, a trainee accountant, posed for photos next to the former footballer, 35, who had fallen asleep on a chair.
Her fiancé, Stuart Rodger, 26, called off their engagement just hours later after the photos were widely shared online, according to The Sun.
Elise’s friends Brooke Morgan and Tayler Ryan, both 21, also took photos with the Derby County manager on Sunday morning.
A source said: ‘Stuart ended it because it was all over the internet. It’s not nice.’
When asked by The Sun, Stuart refused to decline at the couple’s house in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, while Elise was unavailable.
Friends say they hope the pair will patch things up.
Elise Melvin, 21, a trainee accountant, has been ‘dumped’ by her fiancé after photos emerged of her partying with Wayne Rooney, it has been claimed
The ex-England player, 35, appeared to be walking to the hotel in the early hours of Sunday in a Snapchat video
It comes as Cheshire Constabulary decided to drop the probe into Rooney’s £10,000 blackmail allegation on Tuesday.
It is understood police were not investigating any of the women in the images and there is no suggestion that the alleged blackmail threat was made by them.
A relative of Tayler said: ‘He’s a rascal. This is textbook for him – he’s got form.’
Bosses at Brooke’s company Kimberly Clark also denied claims she had been sacked for bringing them into disrepute, insisting they are offering her ‘our full support’.
Rooney said he received a message saying ‘Morning Wayne 10 grand please mate or Coleen sees this’.
Elise’s fiancé, Stuart Rodger, 26, allegedly called off their engagement just hours later after the photos were widely shared online
Model Tayler Ryan pictured with ex-England football ace Rooney while they were partying in Manchester on Saturday night
Police told MailOnline they had spoken to the ‘person involved’ who does not wish to ‘take the matter any further’.
But sources close to Wayne Rooney said tonight that the footballer was ‘surprised’ the investigation had been dropped.
‘He spent a good hour talking to police officers and it has come out of the blue that they have decided to end the inquiry so quickly. It is quite wrong to suggest that he wanted this to happen’, said the source.
Wayne was seen walking two women who later took viral pictures of him asleep to their hotel room at 5.15am two days ago.
In new footage taken by a fan he can be seen walking with two blondes – one of whom is believed to be Snapchat model Tayler – to their £50-a-night hotel after he partied with her and her friends Elise and Brooke at the exclusive Chinawhite nightclub.
Wayne Rooney has been with childhood sweetheart Coleen for nearly two decades. The pair started dating when they were 16 after leaving school, married in 2008 and have four sons together
Rooney’s representatives told MailOnline yesterday they had made a formal complaint of blackmail to police, when social media was flooded with images of the night-out on Sunday.
But police told MailOnline earlier tonight they believe no offence was committed following the blackmail claims.
A spokesman said: ‘On Monday 26 July Cheshire Constabulary received reports of a possible blackmail relating to a number of images circulating online.
‘Officers have spoken to the person involved and are satisfied that no offences have taken place. The person involved has also stated that they do not wish to take the matter any further.’
Wayne’s wife Coleen has refused to cut short her family holiday to Wales after the images were circulated online.
Coleen, 35, was seen on the beach in the Llyn Peninsula with their kids as the embarrassing photographs went viral on Sunday morning.
Friends of the three girls told the Sun that Rooney, 35, and his friends had invited Tayler (pictured), Elise and Brooke to his VIP booth at the exclusive Chinawhite club
Father-of-four Rooney – married to childhood sweetheart Coleen since 2008, who was photographed on a beach in North Wales 24 hours after images of his night were leaked to social media – joined the girls in their Staycity hotel room near Piccadilly station.
Greater Manchester Police said they had received no reports to them about the incident, but Cheshire Constabulary were investigating the claims. It confirmed: ‘We have received a complaint of blackmail which we are reviewing.’
One of the images which leaked on social media and went viral on Sunday shows Rooney leaning in towards a blonde reveller at a nightclub in Manchester. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the football star’s part.
Coleen is said to be fully behind her husband and thinks he has been the victim of a stitch-up.
However, the women involved were shocked to discover the 35-year-old ex-Manchester United player, who is married to childhood sweetheart Coleen and with whom he has four sons, had made a police complaint after social media was flooded with images of the night.
Wayne Rooney at Derby FC Training Ground this morning showed little sign of the events of the weekend’s night out
A mother of one of the girls has questioned why Rooney drank with her despite a 14-year age gap. Speaking from her home in Barrow on Furness, Angie Saunderson, Tayler’s 43-year-old mother, said: ‘I don’t care about the police complaint. The poor girls were just going out for a 21st birthday.
‘They’re 21 and he’s nearly 40. He’s invited them over. He sent over a security guard to invite them over to his VIP booth. It’s upset them all. They’re in tears. She’s a good girl and comes from a decent family.
‘They thought they were being funny but I’ve told them it was absolutely stupid. I feel awful for them but I’m also angry because they’ve been stupid.’
It comes after Rooney fans seemed bemused he had taken the incident in such poor spirit and questioned what offence he thought had been committed. One said: ‘What crime? Was Wayne Rooney forced at gunpoint to spend the night at a hotel with two women.’
Another joked: ‘Wow…if that’s a crime sign me up Gaffer! I’ll have some of that pre season training!’
MailOnline understands the images were taken on Saturday night, on the first weekend that nightclubs in England were allowed to open in more than 15 months due to lockdown restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
Tayler posted photos of her and Rooney to her 13,000 Instagram followers. Rooney then reportedly left the Staycity complex ‘angry’ after he woke up.
Rooney was out partying hours after Derby lost 2-1 away to Salford in a pre-season friendly, the Sun reports.
He is busy preparing his Derby side for the new Championship season, which kicks off in a fortnight’s time. But he faces a significant challenge ahead of his first game, against Huddersfield, because the team currently has nine registered senior players – two of which are goalkeepers.
On Saturday he vowed he will not walk away as manager, but warned the club it would be ‘impossible’ for him to field a team for the start of the new Sky Bet Championship season without significant signings.
Snapchat model Tayler Ryan (pictured) and her friends Elise Melvin and Brooke Morgan partied with Rooney in Manchester
A friend told the Sun: ‘They were all having fun dancing around with Wayne and his mates and posting about it on Snapchat but they couldn’t stop laughing when he passed out’ (pictured, Elise Melvin)
Rooney, 35, looked on as the Derby players trained ahead of the start of the new season with footballers and coaches
Rooney was dressed all in black and wore a baseball cap to shade his eyes from the bright light from above
The midlands club are currently under a transfer embargo, preventing them from signing players, after failing to provide financial records from previous years.
But earlier this week the EFL altered its rules due to ‘exceptional circumstances’ caused by the club’s coronavirus outbreak last season. ‘It’s other people which I can’t control who need to make bigger decisions that I do,’ Rooney told Sky Sports News.
Rooney is England’s record goalscorer, netting 53 in 119 appearances for the Three Lions.
The forward spent much of club career with Manchester United, where he scored 183 goals in 393 appearances. Rooney also won 16 trophies at Untied, where he moved, aged 18, after completing a £25million move from his boyhood club Everton.
He also earned a host of personal accolades, including the 2009-10 PFA Player of the Season award and five Premier League Player of the Month awards.