Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libel

Jennifer Savin
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From Cosmopolitan

Cast your mind back briefly, if you will, to last October. Yes, we had Halloween, but the real shocker of the month was when Coleen Rooney took to Twitter and publicly accused a then-pregnant Rebekah Vardy's Instagram account of leaking multiple stories about her personal life to the press.

Fake headlines included that Rooney was so desperate for a baby girl that she looked into gender selection options and that their mansion was hit by floods. Escandalo.

The now infamous showdown, which was immortalised as Wagatha Christie (and even saw Netflix making jokes about the fall out), left Vardy's reputation looking somewhat questionable, despite her denial that she'd leaked any stories about the Rooney family.

Now, in a further bid to prove her innocence, Vardy, 38 (who has been married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy since 2016) is believed to have filed paperwork, claiming Rooney libelled or slandered her on social media when she pointed the finger.

It's reported that the court case could cost each party astronomical legal fees (£500,000 per party), but Vardy is "completely determined to clear her name at any cost". The same source also reportedly said, "Becky has made it clear to Coleen that she is deadly serious about clearing her name, and wants a full public apology."

If you need a reminder of the social media post that started this whole thing, please see below for the tweet that launched a thousand headlines:

Continuing on, the source that's said to be close with Vary added, "It’s not about money. As far as Becky is concerned, she wants her costs and vindication. But since Coleen still refuses to agree to an apology, she’s gone ahead with filing the paperwork at the High Court.

"It’s a very expensive thing to do and the expectation is costs could run towards half a million pounds for each side but she’s completely determined to clear her name at any cost."

It's said that this new libel and defamation case has come about following an emergency summit last month, where both women held online meeting (with their respective legal teams) to try and smooth things over, yet failed to reach a resolution.

Neither Vardy or Rooney have publicly commented on these new reports as yet.

Is anyone else now suddenly in the mood to rewatch every episode of the single greatest example of British television known to man, Footballer's Wives?

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