Jamie Vardy has thrown his support behind beleaguered wife Rebekah as her ongoing war of words with Coleen Rooney continues.
The Leicester City striker has maintained a stoic social media silence following Coleen’s extraordinary claim that his wife has sold stories about her to a national news outlet.
But after Rebekah furiously denied the allegation in a lengthy Twitter statement, he joined more than 7,000 followers in liking her post.
Supportive: Jamie Vardy has thrown his support behind beleaguered wife Rebekah as her ongoing war of words with Coleen Rooney continues
Jamie and Rebekah, who is heavily pregnant with her fifth child, were taking advantage of the international football break by holidaying in Dubai when Coleen made her accusation on Wednesday morning.
And Jamie was seen comforting his distraught wife in their lavish five-star hotel shortly after the news broke.
A source told MailOnline: ‘They were seen together in the Four Seasons Dubai restaurant last night. Rebekah seemed to be tearful and Jamie looked like he was comforting her.’
By her side: Jamie liked his wife’s lengthy Twitter denial after she refuted Coleen Rooney’s claim that she has sold stories about her to a national news outlet
Allegation: Coleen (pictured on Wednesday morning) claims Rebekah sold stories about her personal life to The Sun
The wife of former England captain Wayne Rooney took to Instagram and Twitter to ‘expose’ Rebekah for allegedly taking stories from her private social media accounts and selling them to them to The Sun.
She wrote: ‘For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.
‘There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge. After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion.
‘To try and prove this, I came up with an idea, I blocked everyone from viewing Instagram except ONE account. ‘
She continued: ‘(Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while). Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper.
The full statement: Coleen made these claims on Instagram after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her, concluding that it was Rebekah
Wag-atha Christie: Coleen tweeted these words back in January, highlighting how she has been trying to get to the bottom of who was leaking stories on her life for some time
‘And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flood in my new house.
‘It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from.
‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
‘I don’t need the money’: Rebekah denied all accusations against her minutes after the post and said she had nothing to gain and had no financial motivation – she also slammed her for going public when she is heavily pregnant
She also wrote: ‘This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it……’
The Sun has since removed their story about Coleen’s basement flooding after discovering she had made it up.
Rebekah hit back minutes later on social media and denied the accusations. She wrote: ‘Can’t believe I’m even having to write this. I’m pregnant & on holiday & am at a loss to why she would do this.
‘I’m now having to take legal advice as I can’t deal with this stress myself when I’m this pregnant. I’m now having to take legal advice as I can’t deal with this stress myself when I’m this pregnant.’
Distraught: Heavily pregnant Rebekah Vardy is cutting short her family holiday in Dubai and flying home with husband Jamie after being left ‘devastated and inconsolable’ over her fallout with Coleen Rooney (pictured in Dubai last month)
Former friends: Coleen and Rebekah grew close through their respective husbands’ association with the England national team, with the pair travelling to France for England’s participation in Euro 2016 (pictured)
She also shared: ‘As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.’
Her spokesperson also told MailOnline: ‘Please refer to Becky’s social media posts.
‘It isn’t true, she is now very upset and stressed so has passed it to her legal team to deal with. Such a shame that Coleen didn’t just call her when she had her number.’
Rebekah has since slammed trolls who have wished her unborn baby would die in the wake of her Coleen Rooney story leaking scandal.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday evening, the WAG, 37, shared a screenshot of an Instagram message sent to her by a follower who penned: ‘F**k u dirty sly c**t I hope that baby dies within you B***H’.
She is understood to have ended her family holiday in the Emirates and flown back to the United Kingdom in a bid to prove her innocence.
Sources close to the WAG say she is preparing to hit back and is working with her lawyers to prove she had nothing to do with the leak.
An insider exclusively told MailOnline: ‘Rebekah has been incredibly stressed and hasn’t stopped sobbing all day, which is very out of character for her.
Close friends only: This is believed to be Coleen’s private account – which is separate to the one she shares with the public
‘The whole situation has left her distraught and she still doesn’t understand why Coleen didn’t reach out to her first to ask her outright about the issue.
‘She’s flying home early from Dubai as she feels her time abroad has been spoilt and all she wants is to be surrounded by family.
‘Rebekah wants to prove she had nothing to do with the leaked stories and is working with a lawyer and IT experts who can look at the forensics of her Instagram, which several people have access to.’
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Coleen said: ‘It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only.’
The FAKE stories Coleen shared which were sold to The Sun and followed by media outlets
Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s £20m ‘Morrisons’ manor is ‘flooded
On Tuesday, it was claimed that the Rooney’s basement had flooded due to Storm Lorenzo.
It was said to have caused a ‘massively stressful’ setback in the completion of the sprawling three-storey mansion
Coleen Rooney ‘is so desperate for a baby girl that she’s looked into controversial £8K gender selection treatment’
The Sun first reported that mother of four sons, Coleen had looked into ‘gender selection’ treatment in a desperate bid for a daughter and had flown to Mexico earlier this year to discuss the controversial £8,000 treatment with doctors
Coleen Rooney ‘hopes to revive her TV career including a Strictly stint now she’s moved back to the UK’ after husband Wayne’s scandal
The Sun wrote that she was in talks to revive her once successful UK TV career now her family has moved back to this side of the Atlantic.
The mother-of-four apparently had to decline the offer to appear on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing but could compete in 2020
A host of celebrities took to social media to air their views on the matter and most appeared to be taking Coleen’s side.
Fellow former WAG Danielle Lloyd posted some rat emojis in the comments section of Coleen’s post and even Wayne Rooney prostitute Helen Wood leaped to Coleen’s defence.
She wrote: ‘Probably shouldn’t comment but going to anyway always said Rebekah Vardy was a snake in the grass hence why I’m blocked her whole persona screamed it on the jungle. Sly eyes too.’
She also retweeted a post from Vardy from a fan who wrote: ‘Rebekah Vardy really embarrassing herself with that reply to Coleen Rooney.’
TV star Richard Osman wrote: ‘I will vote for any political party who agree to immediately give us the rest of the day off so we can follow this Coleen Rooney/Rebekah Vardy thing properly.’
Not supporting Vardy: A host of celebrities leaped to Coleen’s defence and said they felt sorry for her
Rebekah and Jamie tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire on May 25, 2016 and sold the rights to their wedding to Hello!
She has appeared regularly on Loose Women and This Morning as well as Good Morning Britain – she has had stints on Jeremy Vine’s show and Celebrity Gogglebox.
In 2017, Rebekah appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! but was the third person to be voted off.
Clapping hands: People were telling Coleen to ‘go girl’ after her post was released
Some viewers called for her to leave the show after some of her homophobic tweets were unearthed
The tweets in question said: ‘@MrHarryWood: @Xelahopkins1984 @Little_Miss_Foz what about the 3rd “bird” the gay walker? @jay_walker25 ginger gay w**ker ha ha PMSL.’
While, to the bystander, this tweet mostly doesn’t make sense, the words ‘gay’ and ‘ginger gay w**ker’ caught the eye of her critics, demanding she be taken off the show.
Awkward: In 2017, Rebekah’s ex-partner and father of one of her children, Luke Foster discussed her relentless quest for fame when he gave an interview with The Mirror , saying at the time: ‘I’m glad I am shot of her’
However her friend Jay Walker, who was mentioned in the tweets, stepped in to clear things up.
‘I hate to disappoint people ‘[but] this tweet was to me & we were all just repeating names a guy had called us.
‘Nothing homophobic about it & actually mocking someone who had been. Rebekah is the least homophobic or malicious person I know so afraid your all very much mistaken. Good luck Mrs Vardy.’
Not a nice thing to do: Rebekah previously had a one-night stand with singer Peter Andre in 2001 and has previously spoken about their relationship in the press, leaking a story to the News Of The World, saying he had a ‘chipolata penis
Household name: In 2017, she appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! but was the third person to be voted off
She also headed out to Russia with the family to support husband Jamie in the 2018 World Cup.
Rebekah previously had a one-night stand with singer Peter Andre in 2001 and has previously spoken about their relationship in the press, saying he had a ‘chipolata penis.’
She gave an interview to The News Of The World about the fling, saying Peter was ‘the worst lover’ she’d ever had.
Adding: ‘He had great muscles and I thought he’d be a great lover. But he was the worst lover I have ever had. He didn’t even attempt to satisfy me!’
Teen wedding bells; Rebekah wed Mark Godden in a £7,000 ceremony when she was just 19; when she appeared on I’m a Celebrity in 2017, her former husband, who she was married to for just six months, said he hoped she would ‘go through hell’ during the reality show
Rebekah, ‘Becky’ to close friends, was first married to Mark Godden after a whirlwind romance when he was 21-years-old and she was just 18.
They met at his local pub in Witney where she was a barmaid and he was playing in the darts team.
Speaking to The Mirror in 2017, he claimed they became engaged when Becky Nicholson, as she was then called, spotted a ring in a magazine and told him: ‘I want that. Buy it for me.’
It’s reported the pair spent £7000 on their wedding on the beach in Mexico in 2001, but the union lasted just six months.
Wags at war: The WAG, currently heavily pregnant with her fifth child, was named by Coleen Rooney as the frenemy responsible for selling stories about her
Happ couple: Rebekah and Jamie married in 2016 at luxurious Peckforton Castle in Cheshire although many of Jamie’s close family didn’t attend the nuptials, with Rebekah blamed for causing a rift between Jamie and his mother Lisa and stepfather Phil
Speaking of his ex, after seeing her appear on I’m A Celebrity, Mark told the Sun: ‘I’m an avid fan [of the show] and this year it’s even better because my ex is on it. While I don’t want to see her win, although she’d love to, I want her to go through hell.’
Becky then went on to date Steve Clarke, her boss at a timeshare company, and during their on-off relationship, she fell pregnant by another man.
Aged 23 and eight months pregnant with her daughter Megan, she tied the knot with Steve, which she’s since described as the ‘biggest mistake of her life’.
Close: Coleen is extremely close to her parents, Colette and Tony, and has called her mother her ‘best friend’ in the past
They soon moved to Cyprus and the marriage broke down after 10 months, when Steve allegedly cheated on her.
Becky fled back to the UK with Meghan and weeks later, Clarke was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of causing death by reckless driving in a head-on crash which killed a father and grandfather.
Her next significant relationship was with ex-lower league footballer Luke Foster, father of her son player who she met in 2007 when he was playing for Conference side Oxford United.
Siblings: The star also has a strong bond with her two brothers, Joe and Anthony McLoughlin, with Coleen being best friends with Joe’s partner Amy Wilkinson and Anthony’s girlfriend Carley Smith (pictured together with her children and parents)
In 2017, Foster discussed her relentless quest for fame when he gave an interview with The Mirror, saying at the time: ‘I’m glad I am shot of her.’
He claimed she told him shew had ‘upgraded’ him by dating Jamie, who was then earning £80k per week as a Leicester player.
Luke met Rebekah in 2007 – she already had daughter Megan and the couple had son Taylor, nine, together. He claimed her decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity was motivated by a desire to be more famous, not wealthier.
Shock: Moreover, Wayne and Rebekah’s footballer husband Jamie are also close friends, having both represented England – but it was previously claimed that Wayne had warned Jamie about his wife
The ex lower-league footballer said: ‘For Becky, going on the show is not about money. This is all about becoming famous. If someone had a better car than us, she’d want to go one better.
‘She’s now got the husband she always wanted, one who can keep her in the lifestyle she’s dreamt of. She’s got the shopping, the house, the car. She’s living her perfect life.
‘Becky upgraded. She said that to my face. She said he’d treat her a hell of a lot better.’
The couple split in 2013 and three months later Becky and Jamie were expecting their first child together – Becky is now expecting her third child with the footballer.