Coleen’s mar­riage mis­ery:

Fol­low­ing Wayne’s drink-drive scan­dal, the Rooneys’ are seem­ingly lead­ing sep­a­rate lives at the mo­ment

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Shereen Low

“It’s heart­break­ing but it’s for the best”

She’s been leav­ing S peo­ple guess­ing over the state of her nine-year mar­riage with trou­bled foot­baller Wayne Rooney, as they haven’t been seen to­gether since his shock ar­rest for drink-driv­ing on a boozy night out with “party girl” Laura Simp­son.

And in­sid­ers say that heav­ily preg­nant Coleen Rooney – who re­turned from a break in the Caribbean with her three sons and par­ents last week – has been liv­ing a sep­a­rate life from Wayne over the past month, as work and travel keep them apart.

A source says, “Coleen and Wayne have al­ways had a packed so­cial cal­en­dar and she was of­ten seen at his foot­ball matches, but she’s plan­ning on step­ping back as she doesn’t want to stir up more spec­u­la­tion or head­lines.

“She feels that it’s for the best to main­tain a dis­tance be­tween them so she can get her head around the drama in their lives. She says it’s heart­break­ing and so hard be­cause she still loves Wayne, but she has no choice.”

Wayne has been seen car­ry­ing out his 100 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, which he re­ceived along­side a two-year driv­ing ban, af­ter be­ing pulled over in a car in Septem­ber with sin­gle mum Laura, 29, who claimed they’d been “kiss­ing and cud­dling” – which she later de­nied.

KEEP­ING BUSY

As well as his foot­ball train­ing sched­ule, Wayne has also re­port­edly been over­see­ing the build­ing of a £20m man­sion just 30 miles from the Ever­ton ground. Mean­while, Coleen has been shar­ing pictures of her­self with their sons Kai, eight, Klay, four, and one-yearold Kit, en­joy­ing their hol­i­day.

Last week, she posted a photo with the boys in match­ing py­ja­mas, spark­ing com­ments from fans that she still wasn’t wear­ing her wed­ding ring, and ask­ing whether Wayne was the per­son who took the photo. Wayne, 32, then shared a photo of him with Kai cel­e­brat­ing his eighth birth­day. Sources close to Coleen say she is throw­ing her­self into her busy life af­ter be­ing left “stressed” by Wayne’s lat­est scan­dal. An in­sider says, “Coleen wants to dis­tract her­self, so has packed her di­ary with per­sonal train­ing ses­sions, play dates, char­ity meet­ings and the boys’ af­ter-school ac­tiv­i­ties. She just wants to fo­cus on the kids and stay­ing healthy through­out the fi­nal months of her preg­nancy.”

RE­CON­NECT­ING

Closer pre­vi­ously re­ported how Wayne is try­ing to make things up to his wife by plan­ning a lav­ish hol­i­day so they can re­con­nect, but a source says she’s keen to spend as much time as pos­si­ble with the boys.

An in­sider says: “Wayne wants to plan date nights and a ro­man­tic get­away, but Coleen is drag­ging her heels. She wants to keep their home life as steady as pos­si­ble, but they know they have to find time for each other in their lives go­ing for­ward.”

❛SHE WANTS TO MAIN­TAIN A DIS­TANCE TO GET HER HEAD AROUND ALL THE DRAMA❜

The star still wasn’t wear­ing her wed­ding ring in this pic she posted last week

The for­mer Eng­land cap­tain was ar­rested for drink-driv­ing in Septem­ber

She’s been away with her fam­ily

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