‘She’s desperate to protect the boys’
The pal says: “Coleen said she had no choice but to ring Laura and get her side of the story. She said she was sick of being humiliated and needed to take control of the situation herself this time around as she didn’t know who or what to believe.”
And after time apart, the three-months-pregnant star – who’s mum to Kai, seven, Klay, four, and 19-month-old Kit – is now preparing for showdown talks with her husband.
The source says: “In a way Coleen is trapped because she loves Wayne to pieces and wants things to work. She doesn’t want to tear apart their family and ruin their kids’ lives over Wayne’s silly mistake. She’s a strong person and she’s desperate to protect her boys from any pain.
“But she needs him to understand there are no more chances after this. She can’t continue to forgive him for his stupidity and blatant lack of respect for her.”
Addressing her childhood sweetheart’s past infidelities, Coleen – who was spotted without her £250,000 wedding ring last week – spoke out in a BBC documentary in 2015 saying: “He’s done some stupid things, like most lads.
“There are things, petty things that make me angry, that he does and I think, ‘why do it because you know it’s going to blow up’… It’s part of growing up in the public eye and there are some things you do and never do again.”
But despite Wayne appearing to break his promises, pals say he’s determined to prove they can fix their marriage again.
Reports surfaced last week that Wayne had pledged to cut down his drinking if she curbs the number of holidays she takes.
The source adds: “Wayne knows he’s messed up and he’s apologised profusely for his mistake. He’s assured Coleen he’s going to get some help, cut out boozing and stop going on lads’ nights out. Coleen says she’ll do whatever it takes to save their family but it’s not going to go back to normal overnight and it will take time for them to get over this. She’s told Wayne she’s making no promises and, if he puts a foot wrong again, she’ll have no choice but to walk away.”