Wayne’s past hu­mil­i­ates Coleen all over again

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Daisy Mclure

See­ing all th­ese hurt­ful words in black and white is really hard for her to stom­ach. What’s worse is the idea that this is the first thing peo­ple in Amer­ica are read­ing about Wayne. This move was sup­posed to be about wip­ing the slate clean and start­ing afresh, but now it feels as though they’ll never es­cape their past.

“They’ve been through so much to­gether and they’d both de­cided to put all the scan­dals be­hind them. But now she feels that there’s a whole new au­di­ence hear­ing about all their dirty laun­dry for the first time – and judg­ing them. It’s not how she wanted her fam­ily or hus­band to be painted as soon as they stepped foot in Amer­ica.”

EMO­TIONAL

Coleen, 32, and Wayne – who are par­ents to Kai, eight, Klay, five, Kit, two, and six-mon­thold Cass – en­dured a tur­bu­lent 2017. Aside from Wayne’s drink-driv­ing in­ci­dent, it was also re­ported that he had lost £500,000 in a two-hour latenight solo gam­bling spree at Manch­ester’s 235 Casino.

In Novem­ber, Coleen shared an emo­tional Face­book post, re­veal­ing she was giv­ing her nine-year mar­riage a sec­ond chance af­ter Wayne’s “silly and self­ish mis­take”. She in­sisted, “I want to try and con­tinue our mar­riage and live as a fam­ily, be­cause that’s what I want to do. I’m not say­ing ev­ery­thing is fine and for­got­ten about, but we are as good as can be at this point.”

How­ever, sources say that this re­cent damn­ing ar­ti­cle – which also de­tailed his hair-trans­plant and re­vealed his nick­name is “Shrek” – is only caus­ing Coleen more heart­break and worries about their fu­ture in the US. The source adds, “Coleen has been open with Wayne and her friends and fam­ily that it’s been a hard road to get things back on track. She un­der­stands a new au­di­ence will be in­ter­ested in who Wayne is and their fam­ily dy­namic, but she doesn’t ap­pre­ci­ate their past dif­fi­cul­ties and heartache be­ing poked fun at. She wants peo­ple to see them as a strong fam­ily unit and worries Amer­i­can au­di­ences might just see them as this soap opera of scan­dal.”

Fol­low­ing his trans­fer from Ever­ton to D.C. United, Wayne re­port­edly signed a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar deal with sports mar­ket­ing firm Oc­tagon, which is said to have the po­ten­tial to cat­a­pult his fam­ily into su­per­star­dom. But sources say Coleen is now hes­i­tant about Wayne es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a big star, and thinks the best thing for him to do is just fo­cus on his football ca­reer. The source adds, “Coleen has told Wayne she thinks he should just keep his head down and con­cen­trate on what hap­pens on the pitch, while she fo­cuses on mak­ing their new house a home with the kids. They don’t need any ex­tra stress in their lives right now.”

ISO­LATED

In­sid­ers re­cently re­vealed to Closer that Coleen was feel­ing ner­vous about mov­ing away from her close-knit fam­ily in the UK – stay­ing less than a month in Washington be­fore briefly re­turn­ing to her na­tive Liver­pool two weeks ago. And sources say this lat­est or­deal has made her even more con­cerned about be­ing so far away from loved ones. The source adds, “Noth­ing about mov­ing away from home has been easy for Coleen, and now, when she needs her friends’ support the most, she’s never felt so far away from every­one. Af­ter what hap­pened with Laura Simp­son, she fled to her par­ents, but Coleen doesn’t have any­where or any­one to turn to in Amer­ica if things get really bad.

“Wayne has as­sured her noth­ing bad will hap­pen to them out there, but she can’t help but worry if there was an­other scan­dal. For now, Wayne is do­ing his best to con­vince her that this is their new start and what’s im­por­tant is their fu­ture, not their past.”

❛THIS MOVE WAS SUP­POSED TO BE ABOUT START­ING AFRESH❜

The foot­baller was caught drink-driv­ing with party girl Laura Simp­son last year

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