Marie Louise McConville: Wag court case has us hooked

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy arrive at the Royal Courts Of Justice in London. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Wire
Marie Louise McConville

It's all a bit hard to believe, isn't it?

In fact, the synopsis could well be the plot of a multi-million pound Hollywood movie release - a very juicy one.

You know the usual story - people say one thing but do another and nobody knows who can be trusted.

In recent days, we have been subjected to all the details of an unfolding tale of finger-pointing, dramatic twists and questionable behaviour.

And while some of us could well believe that I am referring to the mess that is Stormont, I'm not.

Nope, I am referring to the wags-at-war court case involving Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney.

Now, I normally couldn't care less about what the likes of these two are getting up to but the astonishing details which have come out has people, including me, hooked.

So, here's the deal.

Coleen, who is married to Wayne Rooney, has accused Rebekah, who is married to Jamie Vardy, of leaking 'false stories' about her private life after she said she carried out a months-long 'sting operation'.

Rebekah, who denies the allegation, is suing Coleen over the 'untrue and unjustified defamatory attack'.

During the `Wagatha Christie' trial some eyebrow-raising allegations have come to light - not necessarily to the advantage of Rebekah.

These included claims that she staged photos for the paparazzi, that she sat behind Coleen at the Euros 2016 to boost her profile, which she denies, and even that she allegedly took photographs of the contents of Sarah Harding's handbag when she dropped it at the National Television Awards in 2018.

There she is - rich, married to a footballer and with five beautiful children - and this is reportedly what her life involves.

After becoming upset that someone she knew was leaking stories about her, Coleen hatched a brilliant plan.

After ensuring that only one person had access to her account, she launched her sting operation, planting a number of fake stories.

When these stories appeared in the press, Coleen revealed the person leaking the stories was Rebekah.

This has all ended up in the High Court and will cost a huge amount of money in legal costs.

While a judge will decide the outcome, in my opinion Mrs Vardy has not come out of this particularly well - and I'm not just talking about the day she turned up at court dressed as a lemon.

It goes to show that being rich and famous isn't enough for some people.

You can keep your wag lifestyle ladies, I'll stick to my low key way of life.


My heart went out to Britney Spears this week after she announced the sad news that she had lost her unborn baby.

The 40-year-old, who was expecting her first child with fiance, Sam Asghari, posted the news on Instagram, saying the couple had "lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy".

She wrote: "Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family".

Sad news.

After everything she has been through lately, news of the little miracle had come at just the right time.

Hope she's getting all the love and support she needs.


Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert has revealed she has returned to the simple of life which made her famous.

The 58-year-old, who played Laura Ingalls in the classic TV show, which ran between 1974 and 1982, has admitted that she "lost her mind" after the 2011 divorce from her second husband.

She also got Botox, bought a Mustang and got herself a younger French boyfriend.

Speaking recently, the well-known actress said she had now ditched plastic surgery and the expectations of Hollywood.

She said she now enjoying a simpler life living with her husband Timothy Busfield on a 14-acre property in the Catskill mountains in New York state.

She said: "It was like, I lost my mind. One of my friends says, 'You know, every once in a while we all have to go to the zoo. And you went and now you're back'.

"I'm really just enjoying the sweet simplicity of my life.

"This is me now - no hair color, no filler, no implants, no Botox. I just take care of myself. And I'm really enjoying the aging process because of that.''


The winners of The Swift and the Harrier competition are Vincent Copeland, from Saintfield, Terri Sheppard, from Antrim, and Susan Clarke, from Armagh

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