Rebekah Vardy has hit back at Coleen Rooney after her bombshell accusations that she was providing fake stories taken from her private Instagram account to the press.
Rebekah, 37, revealed that she called Coleen, 33, immediately on the phone after the mother-of-four shared a lengthy rant detailing her accusations.
Rebekah told MailOnline: “I said to her: ‘Coleen, what on earth have you done?’ It was not an easy phone call.
“She said to me: ‘I’m not pointing the finger’ and I said: ‘You have just annihilated me in public and hung me out to dry. The whole world hates me!’ I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.
“She said: ‘You know, I always really liked you, which makes it harder.’”
When asked if they argued over the phone, Rebekah said: “That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to s*** in your hair.”
Rebekah, who is expecting her fifth child, went on to detail the horrific online trolling she’s faced in the hours following the online row, saying she was told that she should “die”.
“Over 24 hours, this has escalated and escalated,’ she explained. “I wasn’t going to say anything but it has gone so extreme. I have been told that I should die, that my children should die, my unborn child should die. It would be unacceptable for anyone.
“I am tough, but this has made me cry. It is hard to explain how horrible it has been.”
Rebekah also explained that she is not behind the stories, saying several people have had access to her Instagram account over the past few years.
She said: “Over the last few years, quite a few people have had access to my Instagram account, including a PR agency and an advertising agency. And, yes, I have given my password out. It is considered a normal thing to do and I never thought very hard about it.
“I certainly never thought that something like this could happen, that someone would poach stories about another person via their Instagram.”
Rebekah added that she “doesn’t understand” why Coleen didn’t call her to discuss her concerns.
“I have always been very supportive of her,” says Becky. “But as much as I sympathise with Coleen and the situation in which she found herself, I don’t understand why she couldn’t call me before posting it on social media and basically completely finishing my reputation and bringing all of this raining down on me.
“I don’t understand why she couldn’t have phoned me and said that she had some suspicions and I would have looked into it immediately.”
She added: “We have always got on and that is what makes it all the more difficult. I have been a supportive friend.
“She sent me a gift when my youngest Finlay was born [in 2017] and I sent her a present when her baby Cass arrived [in 2018]. There was never any hint of any bad blood between us or any hint that she had a suspicion about me.”
Story sourced from – OK! Magazine