Coleen Rooney has been “strong and brave” in her "WAGatha Christie" war with Rebekah Vardy, says pal Danielle Lloyd.
Coleen, 34, wife of former Man United star Wayne, is being sued for libel by Rebekah, 38, after identifying her Instagram account as the source of leaks about her private life.
The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy denies she is the culprit.
Danielle, 36, says she is “totally on Coleen’s side”.
She told Closer magazine: “I’ve been in Coleen’s situation and it’s devastating. I think she was strong and brave.”
But she believes mum-of-four Coleen will be “embarrassed” if the bust-up ends in an “outrageous” £1million High Court battle.
She said: “Coleen was furious and determined to get to the bottom of it.
“But I do also think she’ll be embarrassed and wish none of this had ever happened.
“I’m totally on Coleen’s side but I think she’ll be feeling a bit torn.
“Everyone probably would have forgotten about it if it wasn’t for this outrageous court case.”
Coleen posted fake tales on her private Instagram Stories after leaks to the press.
When they appeared in the media, she blamed Rebekah's account.
Mum-of-five Rebekah then took legal action, claiming she was hospitalised three times after online abuse.
The case has been adjourned until February for them to try to settle in private. If not, it will go to trial in the summer.
Last week, Rebekah won the first part of her libel trial against Coleen.
Justice Mark Warby ruled that Coleen's "It's….. Rebekah Vardy's account" claim would be read by an "ordinary reader" as a direct accusation against Rebekah.
Coleen's legal team had argued that the post suggested there were "reasonable grounds to suspect" Rebekah, as someone else – such as an assistant or publicist – could have had access to it.
But Justice Warby said: "The element of suspense introduced by the multiple dots seems to me designed to raise expectations of a dramatic revelation.
"It would be a poor denouement if all that was being said was that the named individual was to be suspected of the wrongdoing, but it might be someone else."
- Coleen Rooney
- Rebekah Vardy
- Danielle Lloyd
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