Coleen Rooney emerged in Manchester on Thursday as her spat with Rebekah Vardy rages on following her allegations of story leaking the previous day.
Cutting a low-key figure as she emerged with her youngest son Cass, 22 months, the WAG pushed his pram in her second appearance since releasing her statement which was met with staunch denials from Rebekah.
On Wednesday, Coleen, 33, released an incredible social media statement aimed at Rebekah, 37, which revealed she set up an elaborate sting on Instagram to ‘catch’ who was leaking fake stories – in a move that sparked mass scandal.
Out and about: Coleen Rooney emerged in Manchester on Thursday as her spat with Rebekah Vardy rages on following her allegations of story leaking the previous day
Her dramatic revelation enthralled Britain and sparked an angry denial from pregnant Rebekah, who said ‘I don’t need the money’ and pointed out other people have had access to her Instagram account.
Coleen appeared stern as she emerged with her tot, although she brightened up her look with a bright yellow jumper paired with comfy jeans.
It has been revealed that Rebekah has hired a team of forensic IT experts to prove her innocence after Coleen accused her of selling stories to the press through information she obtained from her private Instagram.
Sources close to Rebekah say she is preparing to hit back and is working with her lawyers to prove she had nothing to do with the leak.
Shock: Cutting a low-key figure, the WAG pushed a pram in her second appearance since the message was unveiled and met with staunch denials from Rebekah
An insider exclusively told MailOnline: ‘Rebekah has been incredibly stressed and hasn’t stopped sobbing all day, which is very out of character for her.
‘The whole situation has left her distraught and she still doesn’t understand why Coleen didn’t reach out to her first to ask her outright about the issue.
‘She’s flying home early from Dubai as she feels her time abroad has been spoilt and all she wants is to be surrounded by family.
Shocker: Her dramatic revelation enthralled Britain and sparked an angry denial from pregnant Rebekah, who said ‘I don’t need the money’ and pointed out other people have had access to her Instagram account (pictured together in 2017)
‘Rebekah wants to prove she had nothing to do with the leaked stories and is working with a lawyer and IT experts who can look at the forensics of her Instagram, which several people have access to.’
A spokesman for Coleen said: ‘It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only.’
Fans have also praised Rooney – calling her ‘Wagatha Christie’ – for the sensational way in which she revealed Vardy was the alleged culprit by concluding her post with a thriller-worthy ‘It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
War of the WAGs: Coleen was pictured laughing with her phone in hand before the news broke on Wednesday
Shock: Earlier in the day, Rebekah slammed trolls who wished her unborn baby would die in the wake of her Coleen story leaking scandal
The saga began when Coleen took to social media to reveal she had suspected someone close to her had been betraying her for years and she had conclusive proof that her friend Rebekah was the guilty party.
Coleen admitted that stories about her basement flooding, returning to TV and gender selection were only viewed by Rebekah and these were subsequently followed by media outlets, including MailOnline.
The Sun has since removed their story about Coleen’s basement flooding after discovering she had made it up.
Woah: Earlier on Wednesday, Coleen released a statement aimed at Rebekah, revealing how she set up an elaborate sting on Instagram to ‘catch’ her leaking fake stories – in a move that sparked mass scandal
Coleen wrote: ‘For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.
‘There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge.
‘After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this, I came up with an idea, I blocked everyone from viewing Instagram except ONE account. ‘
The full statement: Coleen made these shock claims on Instagram after discovering she had been betrayed by someone close to her and she concluded that it was Rebekah’s account
She continued: ‘(Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while).
‘Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into The Sun newspaper.
‘And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flood in my new house.
‘I don’t need the money’: Rebekah denied all accusations against her minutes after the post and said she had nothing to gain and had no financial motivation – she also slammed her for going public when she is heavily pregnant
‘It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from.
‘I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
She also wrote: ‘This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it……’
Rebekah hit back minutes later on social media and denied the accusations.
Household name: In 2017, Rebekah appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! but was the third person to be voted off