Coleen Rooney, 33, has made shocking claims her friend Rebekah Vardy’s Instagram account, 32, disclosed stories about her which she had planted on her private social media page. The star, who is married to Wayne Rooney, 33, revealed she has been posting false Instagram stories on her private account and blocking all her other friends to prove that Rebekah’s account was the one at fault. The mother-of-four explained stories including her basement flooding and gender selection were only seen by Rebekah’s account and were then shared by The Sun. The stories included one about gender selection, which was published on August 15, one about her plans to return to TV, which was published on September 28 and another about her basement flooding from 14 hours ago, which has subsequently been taken down.
Coleen wrote in view of her 751,000 followers on her public page: “For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.
“There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge.
“After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion.
“To try and prove this, I came up with an idea, I blocked everyone from viewing Instagram except ONE account.”
She continued: “(Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while).
“Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper.
“And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flood in my new house.”
Opening up about when she discovered who the culprit was, Coleen added: “It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from.
“I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.
“It’s……… Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
Rebekah has since denied the claims in a tweet to Coleen in view of her 78,000 followers.
She said: “As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.
“I never to speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked to over the years can vouch for.
“If you thought this was happening you could have just told me and I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped.”
Rebekah continued: “Over the years various people have had access to my Insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself.
“I’m not being funny but I don’t need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?
“I liked you a lot Coleen and I’m so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when I’m heavily pregnant. I’m disgusted that I’m even having to deny this.
“You should have called me the first time this happened.”