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Discussing why she didn't contact Rebekah prior to making her social media post in 2019, Coleen said she thought Rebekah would “try to explain it away or pretend to be my friend” if she confronted her fellow footballer’s wife privately about alleged leaks.
She wrote in her witness statement: “Nobody had ever contacted me in advance of leaking my posts and stories to The Sun to ask if I was okay with it – on the contrary, I had made it abundantly clear that I was unhappy about the leaks and they continued regardless.
“I took the view that enough warning had already been given and decided to go public.”
She continued: “I had never actually spoken to Becky on the phone before, or met up just the two of us, so we didn’t really have that direct kind of relationship.
“I also knew that she had a very close relationship with the media so I thought that if I confronted her privately then she would probably just try to explain it away or pretend to be my friend and supportive, as she had done before, and then spin the narrative publicly.
“I was also fuming at the time.”
Coleen takes to the stand and felt 'vulnerable' by leaks during marriage woes
Rooney highlighted a story which showed Wayne in their bed with their children at a time when the couple's relationship was on the rocks.
"There had been a situation. There had been some wrong-doing by my husband,'' she said. "I was in a vulnerable situation. I didn't know how my marriage was going to work out.
"What was going on with that relationship. We needed to try and work things out.''
She said the article – suggesting Wayne was back in her bed – affected their relationship.
"I was spending a lot of time at my parents' house,'' she said. "My and Wayne were trying to figure out our relationship and see where things were going.
"But I didn't want the public to know that.
"I knew how quick the papers are to jump onto things.
"I hadn't settled on, 'this is it – we are getting back together?'''
Coleen "knocked sick" after message from Becky to agent about late sister
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Coleen Rooney said a message between Rebekah Vardy and her agent referencing her late sister “knocked me sick” when it was disclosed.
The WAG wrote in her witness statement: "While they were discussing her messaging me in order to cover her tracks, Becky says to Caroline Watt ‘maybe I should say something about Rosie’.
"Rosie is a reference to my sister who suffered with Rett Syndrome and passed away in 2013 at the age of just 14.
"The mere fact that Becky would suggest seeking to use Rosie’s name in conversation with me in order to put me off the scent of suspecting Becky as the person responsible for leaking my private information to The Sun is really low and sad.
"It actually knocked me sick when I read that message from Becky to Caroline."
Rooney cried 'every night' when they moved to the US
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Coleen revealed she suffered chronic 'homesickness' when she moved to America while Wayne was playing for Washington's DC United back in 2018.
"It was a terrible time for me,'' she said. "My friends and family mean the world to me. I cried every single night.
"I couldn't even Facetime my parents. It was horrific.''
Coleen said the car crash leak caused her further anguish because people started messaging her to see if she was ok and it had only been a minor scrape.
"I'm not used to driving on that side of the road. It was in America,'' she added.
"There was no crash. It gave me the anger to put it out into the public.
"I was annoyed. I was fuming.''
Vardy says Peter Andre comments were 'shameful'
Rebekah Vardy told the court she has apologised to Peter Andre and his wife over her "shameful" article about a past sexual encounter with him.
Earlier this week, the Mysterious Girl singer said on Instagram he had been "the butt of all jokes" for 15 years after Rebekah compared his penis to a "small chipolata" in an interview in 2004.
Rebekah said on the stand she did not say many things presented in the article published in the News Of The World.
She told the court: "There’s a lot of things in there that didn’t come out of my mouth that were misrepresented in the circumstances around that article I’m deeply sorry for."
The WAG also said she was "very young" at the time, had apologised for the article, and that it was "shameful", adding that she had sent “personal messages” to Pete since it was published.
Vardy feared she would lose her baby after Coleen's famous Insta post
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Rebekah said she was worried she would lose her baby as she detailed her battle with mental health in the months after Coleen accused her of leaking stories to the press.
Vardy was pregnant with her daughter Olivia Grace at the time and said she was "suffering from panic attacks and anxiety" and was "not in a good place".
The court previously heard swathes of messages were unavailable because they had been accidently wiped, while others did not show images, video, or audio they contained.
Hugh Tomlinson QC asked: “Have you at any stage deliberately deleted anything from your WhatsApp messages?”
“No, never”, she replied.
Moments earlier she spoke of her emotional state at the time she was exporting her messages, during which she claims many were inadvertently deleted.
She said: "I wasn’t very well, I was having constant panic attacks, anxiety, I was scared I was going to lose my baby."
WAG breaks down in tears after 10 hours of questioning
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Rebekah broke down in tears in the witness box as she responded to questions about messages she exchanged with a journalist.
Hugh Tomlinson QC said "from time to time", Rebekah had messaged the journalist after she gave an interview to him in 2016.
He asked Vardy why she had messaged him last year.
“I was angry, I was angry at repeated articles mocking my misery, mocking my hurt, mocking my upset”.
She objected to being seen as "entertainment", adding: "I didn’t find it funny. It was hurtful. It was upsetting. This was my life."
With Becky becoming tearful, and reaching for a tissue, the judge ordered that the court take a 10-minute break.
The trial continues.