‘We might re­new our wed­ding vows'

Ahead of their 10-year wed­ding an­niver­sary, Coleen Rooney tells us she’s con­sid­er­ing re­new­ing her com­mit­ment to her foot­ball star hubby, Wayne, af­ter a tur­bu­lent year – and sets the record straight on those Strictly ru­mours…

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Coleen Rooney is more than just your typ­i­cal WAG. Fronting a fash­ion range for Lit­tle­woods for seven years, forg­ing her own TV ca­reer and be­ing an am­bas­sador for McDon­ald’s Grass­roots Foot­ball Awards, the 32-year-old is firmly estab­lished, quite apart from her sta­tus as the wife of Ever­ton player Wayne Rooney.

As a busy work­ing mum of four boys, with her youngest, Cass, just 12 weeks old, we ex­pect Coleen to be worn out when she sits down with us for a chat.

But, de­spite ad­mit­ting the Rooney home in Cheshire is ‘a mad­house’, she is bright and breezy, telling us she could not be hap­pier with her brood of boys – with lit­tle Cass join­ing Kai, eight, Klay, four, and two-year-old Kit.

‘I’m quite used to hav­ing a house full of boys,’ she says warmly. ‘Grow­ing up, I had two broth­ers, Joe and An­thony, and they al­ways had their friends over. I never feel out­num­bered.’

De­spite be­ing sur­rounded by males, Coleen ad­mits she has no de­sire to add a lit­tle girl to her fam­ily.

‘I al­ways said I’d like three kids, so four was push­ing it a bit, but now I can say no,’ she laughs.

‘I was never that both­ered about hav­ing a girl any­way. I’m happy with my four boys. I’m done.’

The ar­rival of baby Cass, in Fe­bru­ary this year, saw hubby Wayne, also 32, joke that his ‘five-a-side foot­ball team is fi­nally com­plete’.

‘Cass is great,’ Coleen says of her youngest. ‘It’s lovely hav­ing an­other baby around. He’s started smil­ing and gig­gling.

‘The other boys love be­ing big broth­ers. There’s no jeal­ousy be­tween them. Kit re­ally loves Cass, but he can be a bit heavy-handed with him. I’ve got to have eyes at the back of my head.’

Coleen ad­mits she’s strug­gled to slim down to her pre-baby weight.

‘My body changed a lot af­ter preg­nancy,’ she con­fesses. ‘I never got back to the way

I was. But I’m quite con­fi­dent with my body and who I am.

‘Af­ter four kids, I have a lot more to think about. I lose a lot of the weight

I put on by be­ing ac­tive, run­ning af­ter the boys ev­ery­where!’

Could a widely-ru­moured stint on Strictly Come Danc­ing help Coleen lose the baby weight?

She swiftly replies, ‘No. I’m not do­ing it, and I’m not con­sid­er­ing it. A lot of TV stuff takes place in Lon­don, and it can be a bit much to get four boys sorted. But I’d prob­a­bly con­sider TV work in the fu­ture.’


It may be just as well that Coleen has turned down Strictly, with the show’s fa­mous ‘curse’ linked to the col­lapse of many celebrity part­ner­ships.

Her 16-year re­la­tion­ship with Wayne has al­ready had its fair share of ups and downs, pep­pered with a se­ries of cheat­ing scan­dals.

Most re­cently, Wayne was pulled over for drink-driv­ing in Septem­ber 2017, with of­fice worker Laura Simp­son sit­ting along­side him while Coleen was four months preg­nant.

Wayne was banned from driv­ing for two years, and Coleen ad­mit­ted she thought they were over, be­fore adding, ‘I want to try and con­tinue our mar­riage and live as a fam­ily.’

And there could be test­ing times ahead as – just days af­ter our chat with Coleen – Wayne was re­port­edly in talks to sign a £12.5 mil­lion two-year deal with US team, Wash­ing­ton’s DC United.

Speak­ing out about sup­port dur­ing tough times, Coleen says, ‘My main thing is al­ways hav­ing good peo­ple around you and re­main­ing true to your­self

– to have re­spect and be grate­ful for what you’ve got.’

Now, the Rooneys, who will cel­e­brate 10 years of mar­riage next month, try to fit in date nights to­gether as of­ten as they can. ‘Some­times it could be the cin­ema, or a meal out,’ Coleen says. ‘If we’ve got a babysit­ter, we take our­selves into an­other room and catch up on TV shows, or just talk. When you’ve got four boys around the house, you don’t get much con­ver­sa­tion in, what with them all scream­ing, shout­ing and de­mand­ing.’


The cou­ple are back on track, with Coleen adding that they may even re­new their vows to­gether one day.

‘It doesn’t seem that long ago since

I got mar­ried in 2008, so to re­new my vows… maybe that’s some­thing for the fu­ture,’ she hints.

For now, Coleen is fo­cus­ing on fam­ily life, which en­cour­aged her to sign up as the am­bas­sador of the fourth McDon­ald’s Grass­roots Foot­ball Awards.

‘We’ve asked peo­ple to nom­i­nate peo­ple who, they think, de­serve this award. It could be any­one, from a mum who washes the foot­ball kit to [the per­son who} coaches the chil­dren,’ she ex­plains. ‘I can re­late [to the awards] with my kids, and Wayne’s mum also played a huge part in help­ing him be­come so suc­cess­ful.’

As well as his glit­ter­ing foot­ball ca­reer, Coleen adds that Wayne does more than his fair share, say­ing he’s a ‘hands-on dad’.

‘He’s had so much ex­pe­ri­ence now!’ she laughs. ‘He takes Kai to his foot­ball train­ing. Wayne’s re­ally good. He’s a bril­liant fa­ther.’ Coleen Rooney was speak­ing at the 2018 McDon­ald’s Grass­roots Foot­ball Awards launch. Nom­i­nate grass­roots he­roes at mcdon­alds.co.uk/awards


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