Coleen Rooney ‘breaks down in tears over Wagatha Christie trial’


Coleen Rooney breaks down in tears in the new docuseries (Picture: Ben Blackall/Disney+)

Coleen Rooney breaks down in tears over the Wagatha Christie trial in the three-part Disney+ series, sharing her side of the story.

Telling the tale of the notorious Wagatha Christie trial, a libel case that began in 2019 and concluded last summer, the documentary series will see the drama play out and follow Coleen and her husband Wayne through the court case against Rebekah Vardy.

Revekah, 41, ended up losing the case against Coleen, 37, after the latter accused the former of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press, and now it’s all set to unfold all over again on our screens.

At one point in the documentary, Coleen breaks down into tears while her husband reveals his concerns over the toll it was taking on her health.

She says, according to The Mirror: ‘He just looked at me and said “Coleen you’re just not you anymore, you just look sick.”

‘It was just constantly on my mind, I couldn’t get away from it.’ 

Husband Wayne Rooney worried about the toll the trial took on her (Picture: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

She also speaks to her legal team and shares her fears, saying: ‘There’s not a lot I can do unless I back down is there?’

‘We didn’t have the evidence. I was gutted, in a legal battle she would win,’ the mum-of-four adds.

This comes after a first look at Coleen in the documentary was dropped by Disney+.

Two pictures show Coleen, who is wearing a smart black suit and has her golden brown hair half up, looking into the distance as she sits inside a courtroom with a notepad and pen ready.

The final image is of the Wag in the same outfit standing outside the courtroom clutching onto a small and a large handbag.

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story will detail how Coleen turned into an amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories about her and her family continued to appear in the media.

New pictures from the docuseries have been unveiled (Picture: PA)
Coleen thought she would lose the legal battle (Picture: PA)

It will look at the circumstances around her viral social media post in which she said she had carried out a months-long ‘sting operation’, and accused Rebekah of  leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the press.

Coleen recently addressed her viral tweet and said she didn’t draft it beforehand on her Notes app, explaining instead she prefers the old-fashioned method.

She told British Vogue: ‘I like a pen and paper – a pencil and rubber, actually, so I can rub it out. So I started writing what I wanted to say and then the next morning I put it out there. That was the start of something that I would never have expected.’

Coleen also revealed that nobody – not even husband Wayne or her family – knew what she was about to do at the time.

‘[The part] my friends and family were most surprised at me [for was] putting the post up,’ she said.

While it was first rumoured that the docuseries would be aptly titled Wagatha Christie, the streaming service has had to find a loophole for the name, after being unable to use the iconic phrase.

Rekebah Vardy won the rights to the iconic phrase ‘Wagatha Christie’ (Picture: PA)

‘Wagatha Christie’ refers to ‘WAGs’ (aka the wives and girlfriends of sportsmen) and Coleen being her very own mystery-solving Agatha Christie, but it was actually Rebekah who won rights of the phrase.

So now, if the phrase is used commercially – whether that’s being printed on a T-shirt, used in broadcasting, or written on cosmetics – Rebekah will have to give her permission first and ask for payment if she allows it.

Disney+ bosses have found a different title for the docuseries, with a source saying it will now be called Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story.

Sean Doyle, Disney+ director of unscripted content, previously revealed the streamer will have ‘exclusive access’ to Coleen for the documentary, saying that it is ‘ a bit surprising’ for Disney+ to sign up to do a deal with her but it hers is a story ‘people want to hear’.

Metro.co.uk has approached Disney+ for comment.

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story is coming to Disney Plus.

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