Pregnant Rebekah Vardy has hit back as Coleen Rooney after she publicly accused her of selling fake stories about her in an extraordinary war of words.
Coleen, 33, took to social media on Wednesday to reveal she had suspected someone close to her had been betraying her for years and she had conclusive proof that her friend Rebekah was the guilty party.
She admitted she has been planting false Instagram stories on her private page and blocking all her friends apart from Rebekah – and then they would appear in The Sun.
Disgusted: Rebekah Vardy (left) has denied Coleen Rooney’s accusations that she has been selling stories on her after she posted an extraordinary rant on social media on Wednesday
The full statement: Coleen made these claims on Instagram after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her and she concluded that it was Rebekah Vardy
She admitted that stories about her basement flooding, returning to TV and gender selection were only viewed by Rebekah and these were subsequently followed by media outlets.
The Sun has since removed their story about Coleen’s basement flooding after discovering she had made it up.
Rebekah is currently on holiday in Dubai.
Coleen 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.
‘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
About to share that post: Coleen was pictured laughing with her phone in hand before the news broke on Wednesday
Up to something: Coleen appeared pretty pleased with herself as she look at her mobile
‘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. ‘
Betrayal: Coleen and Rebekah have been close friends for years – they were pictured together at the England vs Wales game in France
Trauma: But Coleen has said she was being betrayed for years and it’s obviously caused her considerable distress
Shock: Moreover, Wayne and Rebekah’s footballer husband Jamie are also close friends and were pictured hugging one another at the same England vs Wales match
Silence: Neither Wayne nor Jamie have commented on the claims made by Coleen – pictured together in 2016 – but it’s claimed Wayne warned Jamie about Rebekah around that time
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.
‘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.
Nothing to see here: The Sun have since removed their story about Wayne and Coleen’s basement flooding after it transpired she had made it up – the page has been replaced with a melting ice cream picture
‘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.’
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……’
Clapping hands: People were telling Coleen to ‘go girl’ after her post was released
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.’
She also shared: ‘As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.
Shocked: Within minutes of Coleen’s post, the internet was awash with reactionary memes from fans who couldn’t believe what they were seeing
‘I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.
‘If you thought this was happening you can could have told me & I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped.’
She continued: ‘Over the years various people have had access to my insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself.
‘I’m not being funny but I don’t need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?
‘I liked you a lot Coleen & I’m so upset that you have chosen to do this especially when I’m heavily pregnant.
‘I’m disgusted that I’m even having to deny this. You should have called me the first time this happened [broken heart emoji].’
Rebekah’s 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.’
Broken the internet: Coleen’s rant has caused a stir among her fans
It was claimed back in 2016 that Wayne had ‘warned’ Jamie Vardy about Rebekah in England showdown talks in 2016.
Wayne and Jamie were both part of the England squad at Euro 2016 as the Three Lions were dumped out by Iceland.
The Times claimed Rooney told Vardy to make sure Rebekah didn’t provide a distraction with her social media posts.
She had earlier hit out at French police for treating England fans ‘like animals’.
Word! People simply could not believe what was going on as it’s rare for Coleen to make such statements, but she seemed resolute that she had got to the bottom of it