Rooney girl lifts lid on night out with for­mer United star

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By KATIE FITZ­PATRICK katie.fitz­patrick@men-news.co.uk @Show­bizKatieMEN

LAURA Simp­son has spo­ken out in a TV in­ter­view about her night out with Wayne Rooney.

Let­tings agent Laura was with the for­mer United foot­baller when he was ar­rested for drink-driv­ing ear­lier this month near his home in Prest­bury.

Yes­ter­day she spoke out on This Morn­ing with hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Wil­loughby about her time with the for­mer Old Traf­ford cap­tain.

Ap­pear­ing on the day­time show, the 29-year-old said she had spo­ken with Coleen af­ter her hus­band was ar­rested for drink-driv­ing while in Laura’s car.

Laura de­nied that she did ‘laps’ of clubs to seek foot­ballers and that she ‘had her eye’ on Ever­ton star Wayne.

She said: “I have been out with foot­ballers be­fore, but it’s not some­thing that I do.

“I didn’t have my eye on him. Not at all.

“We just fell into talk­ing to each other and that’s the top and bot­tom of it.”

Laura de­nied that she tar­gets foot­ballers on nights out, re­ply­ing: “I’m not just at­tracted to foot­ballers. I’ve been out with foot­ballers but not solely foot­ballers.”

Asked about what hap­pened be­fore fa­ther-of-three Wayne, 31, was ar­rested she said: “It was a whirl­wind. We just ended up at the car.”

And quizzed on where they were go­ing, she replied: “Home.”

Pressed on why she had made the de­ci­sion to be in a car with a mar­ried man, she replied to pre­sen­ter Phillip Schofield: “If I got in the car with you it wouldn’t be all over the news­pa­pers. “It’s been blown out of pro­por­tion.” Deny­ing re­ports that she had kissed and cud­dled Wayne on the night out, she added: “I feel that I’m be­ing thrown un­der the bus. Any­thing I do say is adding fuel to the fire.”

Asked if she had any re­grets about that night, she said: “Get­ting into the car is the only way it’s blown into one big me­dia storm.

“I don’t think I de­serve any­thing I’m get­ting.”

Laura says she had spo­ken to Wayne’s preg­nant wife Coleen af­ter his ar­rest. Asked how she feels about Wayne now, she said: “I don’t know him. I don’t feel any­thing about him.”

And in her last words she added: “I don’t think he de­serves...it’s my opin­ion, I wouldn’t do that to my part­ner.”

Laura Simp­son on This Morn­ing

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