Coleen Rooney’s tears over Wayne: ‘This is the day I dreaded’

The life of a retired WAG might not be that fun

Coleen Rooney and Wayne Rooney

by Kate Randall |
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After 19 years of watching him from the sidelines, you’d be forgiven for thinking Coleen Rooney breathed a huge sigh of relief when husband Wayne recently announced his retirement from playing football. The former England captain is hanging up his boots for a career in management, and while Coleen is pleased he has a new focus and is very proud of him, she’s worried that not having the structure of playing could cause problems.

Wayne has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to be manager at Derby County, where he’s been a player-coach since 2019.

Wayne Rooney, Coleen Rooney and family

“This was the day Coleen had been dreading – she’s been feeling quite emotional and there have been tears. Her biggest fear is that since Wayne is no longer on a strict training session, he’ll go off the rails again,” our source explains.

“Playing football gave him a routine, and when he was on a break, that’s when he’d get into trouble. She’s scared that he won’t cope with being a manager, and that he’ll end up sliding off into ‘Wayne’s world’. She knows that not being a footballer is going to be a struggle for him, as it’s what’s defined his life since he was ten. While Wayne’s thrilled with his new role, it’s not the same buzz for him, especially as he can’t throw himself into training.”

CHECK Wayne and Coleen Rooney's relationship from the start


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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.

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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."

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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.

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Coleen discovered that Wayne slept with a 48-year-old nan in a brothel back in 2002

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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."

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Wayne and Coleen looked totally loved up at a public event a year before they got married

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At the age of 22, Wayne and Coleen tied the knot in a church in Italy!

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2009 – A year after their wedding, the happy couple welcomed their first child Kai into the world

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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.

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Even though Coleen and Kai moved out of their family home following the allegations, the married couple put their troubles aside and reunited.

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The happy couple look so adorable with their son Kai while they await the arrival of their second child

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The Rooney's welcomed their second baby into the world – Klay

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In 2016, the Rooney family welcome baby Kit into the world

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During the summer holidays Coleen denied being pregnant after this photo emerged (even though she was)

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After denying her pregnancy for weeks the happy couple soon confirmed the exciting news - that they're having their fourth child!

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It was shortly after the Rooney's announced they're having their fourth child that Wayne was pictured and arrested for drunk driving.

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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".

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It was then reported that Coleen along with her sons had fled from the family home after revealing her marriage was over.

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Following the scandal, Wayne received a driving ban for two years following his arrest and Laura appeared on This Morning to deny ever cheating with the footballer.

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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.

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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".

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In February 2018 the Rooney family got even bigger as the happy couple welcomed their fourth child into the world - baby Cass!Yup. They broke their tradition with names beginning with 'K' but the little is adorable so who cares, ey?

Wayne, 35, and Coleen, 34, have been together since they were 16, and they have four sons, Kai, 11, Klay, seven, Kit, five, and two-year-old Cass. But their 12-year marriage has been blighted by allegations of Wayne’s cheating and drunken misbehaviour. While Coleen was pregnant with Kai, it was claimed Wayne had slept with two prostitutes, and when she was expecting Cass, Wayne was arrested for drink-driving while taking home party girl Laura Simpson.

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It was also alleged that he lost £500,000 during a night at a casino, and was arrested for being drunk at an airport a couple of years ago. But they have put all that behind them, and Coleen is hoping they can get through this, especially as she has the stress of her legal battle with fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy, and is due to have clear-the-air Zoom talks with her soon.

“Col’s seen it quite a lot – marriages falling apart after retiring as the man struggles with his self-esteem and no longer getting all the glory,” we’re told. “They’ve got a lot going on at the moment, including homeschooling the boys, and she’s concerned he could look for thrills elsewhere. It’s going to be a testing time.”

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