Coleen Rooney wears medical boot for first day of Wagatha Christie trial – but what happened?

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Wagatha Christie recently injured her foot (Picture: Getty)

Coleen Rooney arrived at court today for the first day of her trial with Rebekah Vardy, with the author and presenter – dubbed Wagatha Christie – wearing a medical boot.

Rooney, 36, accused Vardy, 40, of leaking stories about her to the press back in 2019, when she dropped the now iconic, ‘It’s….. Rebekah Vardy’s account’ line.

Vardy – who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy – has repeatedly denied making the leaks, and is suing Rooney for libel as a result.

The Wagatha Christie trial began today, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, with both women in attendance, as well as Rooney’s husband and former professional footballer, Wayne Rooney.

The burden of proof is on Rooney to prove that her post was ‘substantially true’, something she’ll be doing with a foot injury.

Rooney is thought to have broken a bone in her foot, with rumours swirling after she was photographed hobbling around a Cheshire supermarket with a boot and crutch.

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Mrs Rooney arrived at court wearing a medical boot today (Picture: GC Images/Neil Mockford)

Friends later supposedly since that Rooney sustained the injury following an accident at home, which is a mansion she lives in with her husband and their four children.

’Coleen has had a fall at home and suffered a fracture. She was in quite a bit of pain and had to go to hospital,’ a source told MailOnline in March.

‘It should take about six weeks to heal. Wayne is doing all he can to help as she is having to hop around and use a crutch.’

Arriving at court today, Rooney wore a smart black and navy ensemble, but her grey boot wasn’t to be missed, since she wore a black loafer on her other foot.

Husband Wayne walked by her side as she entered the court house, with friends previously joking that he ‘knows all about foot injuries’ after breaking bones in his own feet on three separate occasions.

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The trial is expected to last for a week (Picture: Reuters)

One incident occurred just weeks before the 2006 World Cup, with another happening in 2004, effectively ending England’s participation in the European Championships that year.

On the first day of the trial today, Rooney was the first to arrive, before Vardy appeared wearing a sophisticated navy blue dress with sunglasses.

The trial is expected to last for seven days in front of Mrs Justice Steyn.

It now must be proven whether Vardy did sell stories to The Sun newspaper, which is where Rooney saw them appear after planting three fake stories on her Instagram story, which only the former friend could see.

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Vardy also arrived at the court house (Picture: GC Images/Neil Mockford)

Thee fake stories included Rooney travelling to Mexico for a ‘gender selection’ procedure, her planning to return to TV, as well as the basement flooding at her home.

There have already been months of preliminary hearings – none of which have been attended by either Rooney or Vardy – as the case first went to court in November 2020.

During this time, a judge found that Rooney’s post ‘clearly identified’ Vardy as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.

The judge, Lord Justice Warby, also said that ‘the element of suspense introduced by the multiple dots seems to me designed to raise expectations of a dramatic revelation’.

Since then, several hearings have taken place in preparation for the trial, during which Vardy’s lawyers insisted said she has ‘nothing to hide’.

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