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Fans mark one year since Wagatha Christie scandal broke the internet

Coleen Rooney famously accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her this day last year


It’s been exactly one year since Coleen Rooney broke the internet by accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press.

On October 9th, 2019, the 34-year-old publicly accused Rebekah of selling fake stories about her, after she planted false information on her personal Instagram.

The wife of Wayne Rooney claimed she planted false information on her private Instagram page and blocked everyone from her story – except Rebekah’s account.

The mother-of-four said stories about her basement flooding, returning to TV, and gender selection were only viewed by Rebekah’s account – and the false stories all made it into the press.

Coleen believed this was proof that the fellow WAG allegedly sold stories about her private life, but Rebekah has vehemently denied her claims.

The scandal was one of the most talked about moments of 2019, and Coleen was hilariously dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ by fans – due to her detective skills.

One year after Coleen posted her shock statement, fans have taken to Twitter to mark the occasion.

One year after the scandal, the drama between Coleen and Rebekah is still ongoing.

Back in June, Jamie Vardy’s wife lodged court papers which claim Coleen libelled or slandered her last October – when she accused her of selling fake stories to the press.

The WAGs had previously attempted to settle the matter amicably, but after they failed to come to an agreement, Rebekah decided to take Coleen to the High Court.


Last week, Coleen officially filed her defence to the High Court, before a trial is expected to kick off in November.

In a 55-page document, Coleen defended her decision to ‘expose’ Rebekah on social media – as she accused her of having close relationships with journalists.


On this week’s episode of #GossChats, Goss.ie Founder Alexandra Ryan chats to Jackie Fox – who lost her daughter Nicole to suicide after being cyber bullied.

Jackie talks about her fight to get Coco’s Law brought into legislation in Ireland – a new law that will make online bullying a criminal offence.

WARNING – episode contains discussion about self-harming and suicide. If this interview affects you in any way please contact Pieta House.

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