Lizzie Cundy defends friend Coleen Rooney

‘There’s been lots of mud slung at her’: Lizzie Cundy defends friend Coleen Rooney and insists ‘she’s in love with Wayne’ after WAG tearfully broke her silence on forgiving footballer’s infidelities

Lizzie Cundy has defended her friend Coleen Rooney and her decision to stand by her footballer husband Wayne’s side despite his many infidelities.

Speaking on Wednesday’s Lorraine, Lizzie, 53, said: ‘There’s been a lot of mud slung at her. She wants people to realise why she’s still with Wayne. She wants to speak out because she’s in love with Wayne.’

Lizzie made her comments in the wake of the release of the trailer for Amazon Prime documentary Rooney, which charts the life and career of the footballer and saw Coleen tearfully admit Wayne’s many public cheating scandals were ‘unacceptable’.

Defense: Lizzie Cundy, 53, has defended her friend Coleen Rooney and her decision to stand by her footballer husband Wayne’s side despite his many infidelities

Sharing her opinions on the matter with host Lorraine Kelly, Lizzie added: ‘She wants to say it’s not acceptable how he’s behaved at times, but she loves him.

‘She wants to keep her family together. It’s very brave of her to come out.’

Noting that footballers are ‘given everything’, Lizzie – who was a WAG herself between 1994 and 2010 when she was married to Chelsea player Jason Cundy – continued: ‘He [Wayne] can’t turn the clock back.’

She also noted that former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson ‘encouraged footballers to marry early because he wanted to keep them off the front pages’.

Kind words: Speaking on Wednesday’s Lorraine, Lizzie said: ‘There’s been a lot of mud slung at her. She wants people to realise why she’s still with Wayne’

Wayne played for Manchester between 2004 and 2017.

Presenter Lizzie also said she hopes Amazon’s documentary will ‘draw a line’ under Wayne’s cheating controversies.

‘I think a line will be drawn under it now,’ she said.

Noting that she understands the difficulty of Coleen’s situation as she has also been cheated on, Lizzie added: ‘I think she felt she had to come out and say something. I’ve been cheated on, it’s sometimes harder to stay.’

‘She loves him’: Sharing her opinions on the matter with host Lorraine Kelly, Lizzie added: ‘She wants to say it’s not acceptable how he’s behaved at times, but she loves him’

She concluded: ‘I take my hat off to her. It’s very brave of her to stay.’

Coleen broke her silence on husband Wayne’s many public cheating scandals, branding his behaviour ‘unacceptable’ in the new trailer.

The 35-year-old WAG married Wayne in 2008 and the couple have four sons – but their relationship has been marred with several claims of infidelity.

Addressing the reports in the trailer for Rooney, an Amazon Prime documentary on the life and career of the footballer, the couple spoke candidly about the impact it had on them.

Reflecting on Wayne’s infamous romp with three prostitutes back in 2002, Coleen said: ‘I knew groups Wayne was hanging around with – together with alcohol – not good. I forgive him but it wasn’t acceptable.’

Interesting: Lizzie said former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson ‘encouraged footballers to marry early to keep them off the front pages’ (Wayne, Coleen and Ferguson pictured in 2004)

Wayne, 35, then noted that he is still suffering from the aftereffects of the scandal, admitting: ‘People still look at me in a different way.

‘For me it’s important that people remember me for who I am rather than what I’ve done.’

Wayne and Coleen began dating aged 16, but had known each other since they were 12 when Rooney played football against her brothers in the garages behind her house.

They went on to marry in Italy in 2008 after six years of dating, and have four sons – Kai, 11, Klay, eight, Kit, five, and Cass, three.

‘It wasn’t acceptable!’: Coleen broke her silence on husband Wayne’s many infidelities  in the trailer for the upcoming Amazon Prime documentary, Rooney 

Their relationship has been marred with various cheating scandals – with the footballer making national headlines when he was found to have visited three prostitutes as a teenager.

In 2004 after Wayne, then aged 18, moved to Manchester United, it was discovered that the teenager paid £140 for sex with prostitute Charlotte Glover, 21.

It was also claimed that at a brothel in Liverpool he slept with Gina McCarrick, then 37, and grandmother Patricia Tierney, then 48, who wore a rubber catsuit and was known as the ‘Auld Slapper’.

Devastated Coleen stood by her man but didn’t comment publicly on the claims – though later admitted that when the scandal came out she hadn’t yet slept with Wayne herself.

The pair worked through their troubles and wed four years later, though their newlywed bliss was short-lived, as it emerged in 2010 that the footballer had slept with two more prostitutes.

Family: The 35-year-old WAG married Wayne in 2008 and the couple have four sons (pictured earlier this year with sons Kai, 11, Klay, eight, and Kit, five)

Wayne was found to be having secret hotel sessions with £1000-a-night prostitute Jenny Thompson and fellow call girl Helen Wood while Coleen was pregnant with their first son, Kai.

Their last meeting was in October 2009, a month before Coleen gave birth.

In 2017, Wayne was alleged to have enjoyed a ‘kiss and cuddle’ with another woman before being arrested for drink driving while Coleen was pregnant with their fourth child.

The footballer was charged with drink-driving after being caught behind the wheel of a VW Beetle belonging to a woman he picked up after a 10-hour drinking session while his pregnant wife and three sons were on holiday.

Young love: Wayne and Coleen began dating aged 16, but had known each other since they were 12 when Rooney played football against her brothers (pictured in 2004) 

FROM DRUNKEN HOTEL CHATS TO ROMPS WITH GRANS: A TIMELINE OF WAYNE’S CHEATING SCANDALS

2004: Wayne, then aged 18, paid £140 for sex with prostitute Charlotte Glover, 21. He also slept with Gina McCarrick, then 37, and grandmother Patricia Tierney, then 48, who wore a catsuit and was known as the ‘Auld Slapper’.

2009: The footballer pays for several hotel room romps with £1000-a-night prostitute Jenny Thompson before paying for a threesome with fellow call girl Helen Wood while Coleen was pregnant with their first son, Kai.

2017: Wayne was alleged to have enjoyed a ‘kiss and cuddle’ with lettings agent Laura Simpson before being arrested for drink driving while Coleen was pregnant with their fourth child.

2019: Wayne’s marriage was ‘hanging by a thread’ after the footballer was spotted drinking with barmaid Vicki Rosiek until 2.30am.

Later that same year e was pictured at 5.30am in a Vancouver hotel with a mystery woman following a night out with his DC United teammates but insisted it was an innocent exchange with a fan wanting his autograph.

2021: Wayne hit headlines once again this year after pictures emerged of the star partying and falling asleep in a hotel room with young women.

 

 

Lettings agent worker Laura Simpson, 29, said the pair had ‘kissed and cuddled’ and she would have ‘s*****d’ him if he had not been pulled over by the police.

Coleen then flew back from Spain with their children and wrote a candid Facebook post about the scandal.

She penned: ‘Before all the stories begin, Yes, I have put my wedding ring on……. A lot of people will be saying ‘you don’t have to explain yourself, don’t feel like you have to do this’ etc, I know I don’t, but I am and I want to.

‘It didn’t feel right wearing my ring, I see it as a sign of commitment and I was unsure what was happening. I don’t always wear my ring day to day, especially when I go the gym.’

Insisting she is a ‘strong person’ and doesn’t need people to feel sorry for her, Coleen set the record straight once and for all about her marriage.

Scandal: In 2004, Wayne, then aged 18 paid £140 for sex with three prostitutes including grandmother Patricia Tierney, then 48 (pictured) 

Another fling: It emerged in 2010 the footballer had slept with two more prostitutes, including £1000-a-night prostitute Jenny Thompson (pictured)

She continued: ‘A few people are probably thinking am stupid for staying in my marriage. I am not stupid, I know my own mind and it’s something I want to try and work on.

‘Before the headlines start…. No, I’m not taking Wayne back as he’s never left. Yes, it has been a s**t time, and yes, time was spent apart and I thought my marriage might have been at an end.

‘I’m not going to list Wayne’s good qualities as a person as I don’t think he deserves it at this time but one thing is that he is a brilliant dad.

‘He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, some he’s learnt from, some obviously not. However maybe that will change? In life, you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.’

Referencing the night of Wayne’s arrest for drink driving, Coleen appeared to blame the influence of alcohol for his behaviour.

She wrote: ‘One thing I do know is that too much alcohol on a night out is a dangerous and a lot of stupid mistakes are made and things are said under the influence.

‘I would never trust ANYONE who has had a lot of alcohol, it changes some people drastically.’

Coleen also hit back at fan speculation she was staying with Wayne for his money, insisting that love and family is what is keeping them together.

Dalliance: Wayne was found to be having secret hotel sessions with call girl Helen Wood (pictured) while Coleen was pregnant with their first son, Kai.

She penned: ‘It’s my decision …. do I love Wayne … yes I do. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t be trying to make it work. I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.

‘I’m not saying everything is fine and forgotten about, but we are as good as can be at this point, I’m not the type of person to put a show on and say we’re all loved-up….I’m just real.’

Coleen’s emotional Facebook post was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from her fans, who wished her luck and praised her for her ‘brave’ decision.

The family then moved to the States, but Wayne was embroiled in another scandal in 2019, with reports that their marriage was ‘hanging by a thread’ after Wayne was spotted drinking with barmaid Vicki Rosiek until 2.30am.

The January incident came just weeks after he was arrested for being drunk at an airport in Washington DC.

Party girl: In 2017, Wayne was alleged to have enjoyed a ‘kiss and cuddle’ with Laura Simpson before being arrested for drink driving while Coleen was pregnant with their fourth child

COLEEN’S STATEMENT AFTER WAYNE’S NGI:

Before all the stories begin, Yes, I have put my wedding ring on……. A lot of people will be saying “you don’t have to explain yourself, don’t feel like you have to do this” etc,I know I don’t, but I am and I want to.

It didn’t feel right wearing my ring, I see it as a sign of commitment and I was unsure what was happening. I don’t always wear my ring day to day… So, if I don’t always have it on, maybe it’s just because am going the gym or haven’t put it on before the school run!!

A few people have been feeling sorry for me, please don’t. I appreciate getting cared about, however, I am a strong person, I don’t feel sorry for myself. Also a few people are probably thinking am stupid for staying in my marriage. I am not stupid, I know my own mind and it’s something I want to try and work on.

Before the headlines start…. No, I’m not taking Wayne back as he’s never left. Yes, it has been a s**t time, and yes, time was spent apart and I thought my marriage might have been at an end.  

I’m not going to list his good qualities as a person as I don’t think he deserves it at this time but one thing is that he is a brilliant dad. He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, some he’s learnt from, some obviously not. However maybe that will change?

In life, you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. But one thing I do know is that too much alcohol on a night out is a dangerous and a lot of stupid mistakes are made and things are said under the influence. I would never trust ANYONE who has had a lot of alcohol, it changes some people drastically.

I do have a private life and we are real people which is sometimes overlooked. We do have worries, troubles and obstacles in life we tackle and go through without anyone knowing and we also have fantastic fun times making memories with our loved ones without people knowing. To answer a lot of people, not everything in our life is money related. People think when you earn a lot of money everything is fine, yes there are advantages, but this isn’t everything in life and it’s doesn’t always make people happy. People are everything, and people are what make me the happiest in life. We surround ourselves with friends and family who are genuine, kind and caring people.

It’s my decision …. do I love Wayne … yes I do. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t be trying to make it work. I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do. I’m not saying everything is fine and forgotten about, but we are as good as can be at this point, I’m not the type of person to put a show on and say we’re all loved-up….I’m just real.

Fast forward to the summer, and Wayne was embroiled in another cheating scandal in August after he was pictured at 5.30am in a Vancouver hotel with a mystery woman following a night out with his DC United teammates.

Wayne insisted that nothing untoward had happened, however, tweeting: ‘Nothing happened between me and any girl on that night in Vancouver. I did not enter the lift alone with the girl pictured in the hotel foyer.

‘The girl pictured in the club was simply one of many who innocently asked for autographs and pictures.’

Wayne then hit headlines once again this year after pictures emerged of the star partying and falling asleep in a hotel room with young women.

One to watch: Wayne and Coleen’s torrid relationship history is set to be examined in Rooney, which will launch on Prime Video in early 2022 

The married father-of-four later admitted he ‘made a mistake’ and apologised to his family and Derby County after he paid the three party girls £1 to buy the copyright to the images after accusing them of blackmail, prompting them to offer an apology.

Wayne told Sky Sports News after he managed Derby to a friendly victory over Real Betis on Wednesday: ‘I made a mistake.

‘I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I’d like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this.

‘I’m grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I do that.

‘It’s dealt with. I’m looking forward to moving forward and preparing for another game.’

Wayne and Coleen’s torrid relationship history is set to be examined in Rooney, which will launch on Prime Video in early 2022.

Speaking out: Wayne Rooney also opened up on his tough childhood in a new documentary on his life

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