Coleen Rooney speaks out for first time about husband Wayne’s cheating scandal
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And that's exactly the case for the Rooneys with the brand-new documentary Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story which uncovers one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain and the context behind the iconic 'Wagatha Christie' moniker.
Just weeks after starring in the Disney+ series, Coleen has now released her memoir, My Account, in which she speaks out for first time about her husband Wayne’s cheating scandal to set the record straight once and for all.
Coleen, 37, admitted that the period was extremely difficult for her after she was left unsure as to whether her marriage was 'at an end' with Wayne, also 37.
In My Account, the mum-of-four revealed she gave Wayne, who met Coleen at the age of 12 whilst living on Liverpool's Croxteth estate, a number of second chances - from the time he admitted to visiting a Liverpool brothel on 10 separate occasions all the way to being caught driving another woman's car while drunk.
She candidly opened up Wayne's several cheating allegations and has explained to fans why she chose to stand by her partner despite the infidelity.
Coleen spoke for the first time about the incident which took place in 2002 when the former England captain was 16 when she found out he slept with Gina McCarrick, who was 37 at the time, at a £45-a-go brothel based in Liverpool.
She recalled: "The full story was that when he was sixteen, Wayne had visited prostitutes in a Liverpool massage parlour.
"When Wayne sat me down and told me it was true and that the story was about to break in the national press I was confused and hurt. I couldn't even speak to him.
"More than that, I felt ashamed."
Coleen also revealed how she battled to save her marriage behind closed doors, adding: "Everyone knew, and everyone seemed to have an opinion.
"I sat with it all swirling around me like some horrible dream, unable to decide what was best or what I wanted."
She continued: "A voice inside me told me not to do anything rash and not to make a decision in the midst of my anger.
"Dealing with that kind of thing was heart-breaking enough, but I was eighteen –years-old. I was upset and confused, not knowing what to think or how others might react.
"I wasn't sure what I felt about Wayne anymore," she added. "Also, I knew my family's instinct would be to protect me, and whatever way you spun it, this was not a good look."
Despite the infidelity, she explained she wasn't ready to call it quits and decided to give Wayne another chance after he claimed he was 'devastated' by his unfaithful behaviour.
She added: "He knew how bad this was, how wrong. He looked down at the floor as he told me how devastated he felt having put me in that situation.
"I was still fuming, of course, and there were definitely a few screaming matches in the days to come, In the end though, I accepted that this had happened a long time ago and that we were stronger now, more committed."
Wayne admitted to having sexual relations with unnamed prostitutes and went on to be linked to various other cheating scandals.
"Foolish as it now seems I did on occasions visit massage parlours and prostitutes," he said.
"I now regret it deeply and hope people may understand that it was the sort of mistake you make when you are young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature."
Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story, premiered exclusively on Disney+ on 18 October.