Coleen and Wayne Rooney are one of the UK’s biggest showbiz power couples – but their love story hasn’t always been plain sailing.
The couple are childhood sweethearts and first met when they were just 12. The pair then tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony in Italy in 2008, and have since welcomed four sons together. However, there have been some highly-publicised rocky moments during their marriage. However, despite the odds being stacked against them, the couple have remained together.
So what drama have they faced? And how many times has Wayne cheated? Here’s everything Coleen has forgiven for over the years…
Despite the odds, the couple have remained together (Credit: SplashNews.com)
Wayne Rooney ‘slept with sex workers in a Liverpool brothel’
Back in 2004, it emerged that Wayne cheated on Coleen with a slew of sex workers at a Liverpool brothel. The Sunday Mirror reported that a teenage Wayne had paid £140 for sex and gave one escort his autograph as a “souvenir”.
That same year he reportedly slept with a 37-year-old sex worker, and it was alleged he visited the same brothel 10 times. It was also reported that he slept with a grandmother who was then 48.
Fast forward to now, and this month Coleen spoke about the incident for the first time, in her autobiography, My Account.
In the book, she recalled how she was “confused and hurt” when Wayne told her he had cheated. She admitted: “I couldn’t even speak to him. More than that, I felt ashamed.”
“The full story was that when he was 16, Wayne had visited prostitutes in a Liverpool massage parlour. A voice inside me told me not to do anything rash and not to make a decision in the midst of my anger. Dealing with that kind of thing was heart-breaking enough, but I was 18. I was upset and confused, not knowing what to think or how others might react.
“In the end though, I accepted that this had happened a long time ago and that we were stronger now, more committed. We weren’t the kids we were back then, Wayne was no longer the cocky lad trying to impress his mates. If I’d found out he was having an affair or he’d told me in love with someone else, I couldn’t have gotten over it, but that wasn’t the case.”
Wayne and Coleen Rooney face more drama
Despite Wayne’s cheating, the pair worked through the drama. Their relationship soon went from strength to strength and they tied the knot in 2008. However, it didn’t take long for more allegations of infidelity to hit the celeb couple.
Two years after marriage, and in 2010, former escort Helen Wood claimed Wayne had a threesome with her and another escort.
Wayne reportedly had a night of passion with Helen and Jenny Thompson. At the time, Coleen was five months pregnant with their first child at home. Helen later claimed that Wayne was “full of remorse” after they allegedly had sex. He is also said to have shown her pictures of Coleen’s ultrasound scans.