Coleen Rooney cut a stylish figure on Thursday night as she accompanied husband Wayne to the Premier League Hall of Fame 2022 in London. The mum-of-four, 35, looked stunning in a chic cream trouser suit while her former footballer partner, 36, was dapper in a grey suit as they put on a united display at the sports event.
Coleen, who also sported an air boot after suffering a fracture at home last month, looked in great spirits despite her ongoing ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial against Rebekah Vardy.The beauty teamed her co-ord with a white camisole top, accessorising her look with a metallic clutch bag, gold hooped earrings and gold loafers.
She swept her caramel locks into a simple ponytail, while highlighting her features with a dewy make-up palette.Meanwhile, Wayne scrubbed up well for the occasion, teaming his grey two piece with a blue shirt and navy loafers.
He was also seen posing alongside fellow football legends Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Patrick Vieira and Vincent Kompany, who were all honoured at the event.
Coleen’s outing comes as Rebekah Vardy has said she ‘has nothing to hide’ ahead of her upcoming libel trial against Coleen.Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the media in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long ‘sting operation’.
She was dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ when she publicly claimed her fellow footballer’s wife shared fake stories she had posted on her personal Instagram account with The Sun newspaper.
Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies the accusations and is suing Coleen for libel.At a recent preliminary hearing, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne asked for some documents from News Group Newspapers the publisher of The Sun to be disclosed.
Sun editor Victoria Newton, showbiz editor Amy Brookbanks and seven other colleagues could have faced having all their electronic communications forensically analysed as Coleen’s team search for evidence.
The judge, Mrs Justice Steyn granted Coleen’s request for disclosure from News Group Newspapers, but only in relation to communications between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt and the Sun journalist Andrew Halls.Meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Wayne will give evidence in the upcoming trial.
The explosive trial is set to get underway on May 9 and it is not clear on which day Wayne will be giving evidence, but he will be questioned by both seasoned barrister Hugh Tomlinson, QC, who is representing Ms Vardy and David Sherborne, acting for his wife.
A source close to the case told MailOnline: ‘Wayne is 100 per cent going into the witness box and this is just going to add to the drama of the whole occasion. Hugh Tomlinson is a very experienced barrister, and this could be one of the toughest opponents Wayne has ever faced.
‘Rebekah’s lawyers are adamant that he should be cross examined under oath about how much he knew about what Coleen was getting up to and that the truth will emerge.’
Ms Rooney has always maintained that nobody was aware of her ‘sting operation’ when she decided to post a number of fake Instagram stories and eventually limit who could see them to just Ms Vardy. Three of these were later published in The Sun and are at the centre of the sensational libel battle.
But Ms Vardy’s lawyers insist that several people could have been the source of the leaks and that Ms Rooney told Wayne and others about what she was getting up to while also sharing details of the false posts with them.
In addition to giving evidence, Wayne, the former Manchester United striker who is currently manager of Derby County is also expected to accompany his wife when she attends the High Court for the trial, which is expected to last a week.