Why Becky Vardy thinks she has won the WAG war

It’s ‘Coleen who?’ for the new mum

Rebekah Vardy

by Kate Randall |
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It’s been over three months since Coleen Rooney sensationally accused “Rebekah Vardy’s account” of leaking fake stories about her, something her fellow WAG denied and vowed to hire a team of forensic experts to clear her name.

However, it seems Becky – who was “heavily pregnant” at the time – has decided to give up on her investigation following the birth of her fifth child at the end of last year.

She and footballer husband Jamie proudly showed off newborn daughter Olivia Grace in a magazine photo shoot alongside her four other children and she thinks their happy family pics are a way to show Coleen she was won.

“The feud between Becky and Coleen appears to be dying down and that’s because Becky has decided to take the high road,” our insider says. “She made a point of not mentioning Coleen or the feud in her recent interview.

"She doesn’t want to be seen as the troublemaker who is bringing up tawdry details, as far as she’s concerned, that’s what Coleen did, that’s her job. Becky really likes the fact that she doesn’t need to mention Coleen as she continues to work her way up the WAG hierarchy and can just enjoy being a mum to her new princess.”

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Victoria Beckham

One half of the indestructible Beckham brand, Victoria was the original Queen WAG in 2006. At the time Victoria had been married to David for seven years and had just given birth to her third boy, Cruz. She had also just launched her denim line, dvb Style and walked the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli. Over a decade later, she is a fully fledged and well respected fashion designer, with a fourth addition to her brood – the adorable Harper.

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Coleen Rooney

Coleen rose to fame as a WAG at just 20 years old. Coleen and Wayne are married and they celebrated their ten-year anniversary in 2018. However, Wayne's repeated cheating has strained the relationship over the years. They have four children together, Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass. Since 2006 Coleen has released a fitness DVD, been a style advisor for Littlewoods and even had a column with us in Closer magazine.

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How could we forget Cheryl as a WAG? Back then, 23-year-old Cheryl was a popstar in Girls Aloud who had just married Ashley Cole. Nowadays, Cheryl is a household name and a worldwide celebrity in her own right. After splitting from Ashley in 2010, she had a successful (well, successful-ish) solo career, was a judge on The X Factor and was the face of beauty brand L'Oreal. She married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2016 but they divorced three months later. Most recently, Cheryl separated from One Direction singer, Liam Payne, who she has a baby son called Bearwith.

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Abbey Clancy

Abbey first grabbed our attention in 2006 as one of the finalists in Britain's Next Top Model. She began dating Peter Crouch that same year and the pair are now married with three kids Sophia Ruby, Liberty Rose and baby Johnny. Lingerie model Abbey went on to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and she returned to Britain's Next Top Model as the show's presenter. Not bad work, eh?

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Danielle Lloyd

Danielle Lloyd was dating footballer Teddy Sheringham when she gained her WAG status. At the time, her title as Miss Great Britain was a controversial matter and she was later stripped of it. Fast forward to now and Danielle has appeared on TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Total Wipeout, The Weakest Link and even Come Dine With Me. She has three sons, Archie, Harry and George with her now ex-husband Jamie O'Hara. Danielle gave birth to a fourth child with her husband Michael O'Neill, Ronnie, in 2017.

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Elen Rivas

Elen Rivas was engaged to Frank Lampard at the time of the 2006 World Cup, and was a permanent fixture in the WAG circle. After splitting from Frank after a seven-year relationship, she dated Peter Andre, appeared on Dancing On Ice and now looks after her two daughters Luna and Isla while working as a model. Frank has since married TV presenter Christine Bleakley and they've welcomed their daughter Patricia into the world.

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Louise Owen

Despite being married to one of the most famous footballers at the time, Louise Owen wasn't your stereotype WAG. She has always managed to keep her distance from the limelight. Her passion is rescuing race horses and she currently lives in Wales with her husband Michael and their four children, Gemma, James, Jessica and Emily.

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Carly Zucker

Now known as Carly Cole after marrying midfielder Joe Cole in Chelsea in 2009, Carly loved to party during the 2006 World Cup (we know the feeling). She then spent two weeks in the jungle during I'm A Celeb in 2009 before being the third to be booted out. Carly and Joe have had three children, Ruby, Harrison and Max together.

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Alex Curran

Former nail technician Alex Curran began dating Liverpool player Steven Gerrard in 2002. She was one of the leading figures in the 2006 WAG squad. The pair married in 2007 and they have had four children together, Lexie, Lio, Lord, Lilly-Ella. Fashion lover Alex has released a perfume, fronted a Lipsy campaign and written a weekly shopping column for a national newspaper.

When Coleen – who is married to former England captain Wayne Rooney and has four sons with him – first accused Becky of leaking stories which she’s put on her private Instagram, Becky did an interview saying she would get to the bottom of it as many people had access to her Instagram account.

However she always said she wouldn’t reveal what the outcome of the findings were. And now she feels like she doesn’t have to.

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“It’s still driving Coleen crazy to see Becky acting like butter wouldn’t melt, when she is convinced that she had something to do with it,” our insider adds.

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“But as far as Becky is concerned, it’s not something she wants to put any more energy into. She wants to focus on all the positive things happening in her life right now, like her new baby, Jamie’s career, and her own work opportunities.

"The only person who should feel awkward is Coleen, but Becky says she's happy to let her off the hook, particularly as she’s concentrating on her family right now. That’s what’s important to her.”

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