Coleen Rooney has spoken out on her husband Wayne’s drinking and cheating for the first time in a major new documentary on the footballer.
Coleen, 35, appears alongside her husband, 36, in the documentary, ‘Rooney’, released on Prime Video on Friday, and is seen speaking honestly about the issues they have faced in their marriage, including Wayne’s notorious brothel visits and escort scandal.
Wayne’s wife of 14 years insists in the film that ‘I wouldn’t be standing here if I hadn’t forgiven him,’ as she reflects on their 20 year relationship from teenagers to parents of four.
The documentary looks back on Wayne’s life from his council estate upbringing in the Liverpool district of Croxteth through to the soaring heights of his football career and throughout it all, his relationship with Coleen, who first met at the age of 12.
Speaking about their teenage romance, Wayne says in the documentary: ‘I think when I was about 11 or 12 I knew that I wanted to marry her, and I said that to her at the time. I said ‘when we grow up we’re going to get married and you’re going to have our kids’. She was looking at me like ‘yeah good one!”
Coleen agrees, admitting of her husband: ‘He’s a charmer, growing up that’s how he won me over. The more I said no the more he said ‘I will one day get that date’.’
‘I always remember he used to hang around by where I lived and every now and again you’d get his mum shouting up and down the street, ‘Wayne!’.
Wayne’s charm came in the form of poems, one of which had the title ‘Wiggle Wiggle’, and which Coleen has kept to this day, telling the camera ‘they’re very romantic, you can tell he loves me.’
Wayne and Coleen began dating aged 16 and went on to marry in a lavish ceremony in Portofino in 2008. They are now parents to four sons – Kai, 12, Klay, eight, Kit, six, and Cass, three.