There’s nothing like a year-long legal battle with a former friend – culminating in a million-pound court case – to knock your confidence. But Coleen Rooney is taking action to tackle her insecurities. Friends say she has hired a hypnotherapist to help “toughen her up” as her case against fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy finally comes to a head and they prepare to face off in front of a judge…
“It’s no secret that Coleen has struggled with her confidence over the years,” says an insider close to the 34-year-old mum to Kai, 11, Klay, seven, Kit, four, and two-year-old Cass. “But things have got worse and worse as the trial date got closer. She’s been freaking out about giving evidence, what she might be asked, and – of course – actually facing Becky and her lawyers.
She’s never had to do anything like this before and it’s caused her more than a few sleepless nights. The pressure got too much, which is why Coleen decided to do something about it. She enlisted a hypnotherapist to help make her more stoic and calm under pressure. She wants to be an ice queen when she gets up on that stand, able to withstand anything she might hear from Becky or the public. Coleen sees it as preparing herself for battle. Hypnosis can be a very powerful tool for targeting low self-esteem and insecurities, which is what Coleen really wants and needs.”
As heat told you last week, the WAG war courtroom showdown is officially – finally – kicking off, with the first court date taking place this week on 19 November. Neither Coleen nor Becky has to appear – this preliminary hearing is for the lawyers on each side to set out their cases – but it has been said that Coleen is keen to attend.
Wayne and Coleen's ups and downs:
Coleen and Wayne Rooney's relationship timeline (d slid m stack)
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Even though they first met at school when they were 12, Wayne and Coleen first started dating after they finished school at the age of 16.
At just 17 Wayne joined Everton football club and even though they'd only been dating a year Coleen admitted that they had already discussed getting married.At the time she admitted: "We want to spend the rest of our lives together and there's no stronger commitment than getting married."
The happy couple got engaged in 2003 at a petrol station after Wayne got down on one knee. He asked his childhood sweetheart to spend the rest of their lives together with a £46,500 engagement ring.
Coleen discovered that Wayne slept with a 48-year-old nan in a brothel back in 2002
The WAG then defended her fiancé and admitted when he cheated they hadn't slept together yet. She added, "we weren't having that kind of relationship at that stage."
Wayne and Coleen looked totally loved up at a public event a year before they got married
At the age of 22, Wayne and Coleen tied the knot in a church in Italy!
2009 – A year after their wedding, the happy couple welcomed their first child Kai into the world
Just a year after they had their first child it was alleged that while Coleen was pregnant, Wayne cheated with prostitutes Jennifer Thompson and Helen Wood.
Even though Coleen and Kai moved out of their family home following the allegations, the married couple put their troubles aside and reunited.
The happy couple look so adorable with their son Kai while they await the arrival of their second child
The Rooney's welcomed their second baby into the world – Klay
In 2016, the Rooney family welcome baby Kit into the world
During the summer holidays Coleen denied being pregnant after this photo emerged (even though she was)
After denying her pregnancy for weeks the happy couple soon confirmed the exciting news - that they're having their fourth child!
It was shortly after the Rooney's announced they're having their fourth child that Wayne was pictured and arrested for drunk driving.
Things went from bad to worst after it came to light that Wayne was driving Laura Simpson's car. She then spoke out and claimed that they "had a kiss, a hug, some banter, harmless fun".
It was then reported that Coleen along with her sons had fled from the family home after revealing her marriage was over.
After weeks of speculation around the couples marriage, it appeared that all was forgiven and forgotten as it was reported that the pair were planning on renewing their wedding vows.
Coleen then surprised everyone by being totally honest in a Facebook post and admitted that although she's been through a "shit time" she decided to forgive her husband because she wants to "try and continue our marriage and live as a family".
It’s been over a year now since the internet lit up with talk of “Wagatha Christie”, after Coleen claimed on Instagram that “it’s…… Rebekah Vardy’s account” who had been leaking stories about her.
Since then, peace talks have broken down a bunch of times, with Dancing On Ice star Rebekah, 38, recently admitting, “We tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn’t work.” And now legal action has begun, Coleen’s friends say she’s bracing herself for the worst. We’re told, “Coleen has tried everything to get this to go away. They tried settling out of court and reasoning with Becky face-to-face but nothing seems to work. So now she’s just trying to prepare for anything. She fears Becky will go low in her plan of attack with her legal team, so she needs to be ready.
She wants to be able to walk into the courtroom as a new woman – unafraid of anything that might get thrown at her. She’s not going to back down and knows her legal team will prepare do everything to put her case as well as possible.”
But sources add that Coleen’s hypnotherapy isn’t only about coping with her court case, she’s also hoping to work on issues around her troubled 12-year marriage to footballer Wayne Rooney. “Coleen knows her confidence issues are also down to years of having to defend Wayne,” says heat’s insider. “It’s made her shy of the media spotlight, as well as overly defensive and paranoid at times. Whatever happens next, the hypnotherapy is helping build up her self-confidence, and that’s great. She’s already feeling a lot braver and more secure. She’s ready for her time in court with Becky.”