Rebekah Vardy’s agent begged her not to sue Coleen Rooney for defamation, The Mail may reveal Sunday.
PR agent Carolyn Watts, who played a key off-stage role in the High Court drama being played between the two WAGs, tried to talk her out of the legal action and urged her to move on with her life.
Friends of former air hostess Mrs Watt say she was initially supportive of Mrs Vardy after Mrs Rooney accused her of leaking the stories, but became concerned when legal action escalated.
Rebekah Vardy’s agent begged her not to sue Colleen Rooney (pictured Friday) for defamation, may reveal Mail on Sunday
One said: ‘Caroline saw it all running in front of them and wanted it to stop.
‘ He tried to stop Becky but nothing was happening to her.
‘She was determined that she was going to apologize to Colleen at any cost, so she just kept going. Becky was warned that this would be costly and that there was a lot of harmful correspondence between Caroline and her, but it was as if Becky was on a running train and there was nothing Caroline could do about it.
‘It all got out of control. It was quite extraordinary for Caroline to see. She spent years mentoring Becky and being her friend, so she hoped that on this, she would listen to him. I wish he didn’t.’
Mrs Vardy acknowledged in court documents that Mrs Watt may have leaked the stories to The Sun, but this was without her knowledge.
He was charged in court with defrauding Mrs. Watt by ‘throwing her under the bus’.
Friends: Carolyn Watts and Mrs. Vardy, third and far right, in The Sun’s VIP box at the 2019 National TV Awards
WhatsApp messages surfaced last week, showing Mrs Watt giving the newspaper a story about Mrs Rooney admitting she crashed her 4×4 car in Washington DC.
Mrs Watts, 39, who no longer works for Mrs Vardy and is unable to provide evidence due to illness, has sold details about former Leicester City footballer Danny Drinkwater being arrested for drink-driving in 2019. Talked with him about it too.
Mrs Vardy’s friends say her determination to win the High Court battle that began on Tuesday was helped by her husband Jamie after scoring for Leicester City in a 3-0 win over Norwich City on Wednesday.
A sketch of Mrs Rooney’s court artist Priscilla Coleman, seen by her husband Wayne, as she testifies at the Royal Court of Justice
Mrs Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for defamation, leaving the Royal Court of Justice tomorrow after Mrs Rooney claimed her partner WAG leaked ‘false stories’ about her personal life to the press .
“It gives him confidence, it fuels him,” said one. ‘Jamie scored two goals and it gave Becky the extra oomph she needed to get through her tough days on the court. All the time he is scoring and playing at such a high level that he knows everything is good.
The MoS can also state that England’s WAG, who is accused of setting up Mrs Vardy for a photographer, was ‘absolutely devastated’ when they all ate at a restaurant at the 2018 World Cup in Russia .
One said she ‘can’t believe’ the suggestion that a fellow WAG would even consider ‘dirtying’ them in this way.
“Becky had a private jet to ferry her to the Games, so didn’t spend much time with the group of women, but they relied on her nonetheless,” a source said. ‘Many of them feel very sad.’
Fern Hawkins, who married England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire last week, is said to be particularly upset.
Friends of former air hostess Mrs Watt say she was initially supportive of Mrs Vardy after Mrs Rooney (pictured with Wayne Rooney) accused her of leaking stories, but when legal action escalated So she got worried.
Mrs Rooney, 36, and husband Wayne, 35, moved to Cheshire to be with their four sons on Friday after she gave evidence.
The couple is living near the High Court, but is believed to have wanted family time before Sakshi returned to the box.
Mrs. Vardy returned home to her five children. But insiders believe her husband, 35, may have found last week’s court revelations strange, especially regarding former teammate Drinkwater.
One said, ‘It will be very difficult for him to know that whatever dressing room he is in, he can easily be suspected.’
The Verdees, reportedly worth £12 million, were once the golden couple of football.
A Hollywood filmmaker was reported to have plans to make a film about his rise to fame, but the project seems to have come to an end.
Mr Vardy also set up V9 Academy to find non-league football talent, which became the subject of a Sky TV series – but its Instagram page hasn’t been updated for almost a year.