Rebekah Vardy sent Peter Andre ‘personal message’ after ‘chipolata’ comment: ‘I’m deeply sorry’

Rooney was dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ after her 2019 post (Picture: PA)

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Andre apologised to his wife, Emily Andre (Picture: Instagram/@peterandre)

Andre continued in his video: ‘Put that all aside and think how it feels if a man or if I had said this about her anatomy or if a man said something about a woman’s anatomy, made up something whatever, you can use your imagination about saying something very unflattering, there would be outrage. But because it’s been said about me, it’s been the butt of all jokes, I’ve taken it for 15 years.’

The musician went on: ‘I know some of you are gonna go, ‘get over it, don’t say anything.’ You gotta understand when it goes on and on and being brought up, and even worse it’s been brought up in the High Court and the lawyer is bringing it up having a go at her for bringing up something in News Of The World that went to four million people and then it’s brought up in court that goes to a lot more than four million people, it’s brought up again, and the only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me.’

He added that he’s ‘been laughing about it for a while’ but wants people to consider ‘how it would feel if it was the other way round.’

‘Ok yes, we all know now it was just a made-up story, but it’s a little more serious than that – and I don’t think it’s fair something like this can happen again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind, all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to have changed. You know, there you go.’

Andre – who shares two children with ex wife Katie Price – also wrote an emotional caption, in which he apologised to wife Emily Andre and his children.

The case, dubbed the ‘Wagatha Christie trial’, comes after a viral social media post in October 2019, where Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a ‘sting operation’ and accused Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.

Vardy denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, while Rooney – married to former England player Wayne Rooney – is defending the claim on the basis her post was ‘substantially true’ and in the public interest.

The fake stories Rooney planted on her Instagram during the sting operation featured her travelling to Mexico for a ‘gender selection’ procedure, her planning to return to TV, and the basement flooding at her home.

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In the post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, she wrote: ‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

‘It’s ………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

The trial is expected to last seven days.

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