Former professional footballer Peter Shilton's wife Stephanie has commented she believes that Coleen Rooney set up Rebekah Vardy to boost herself into the spotlight.
Coleen, 34, accused 38 year old Rebekah's Instagram account of "informing the press about her private online posts" back in October 2019.
At the time, she told fans that she had "blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except ONE account," and then posted "a series of false stories" to see if they would make it into the newspapers.
She told her followers: "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 flooding in my new house."
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Accusing Rebekah's social media account of being the culprit, she then revealed: "I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It's……….Rebekah Vardy's account." [sic]
Rebekah denied all allegations and said "various people have had access to my insta", before explaining she didn't sell stories because she doesn't "need the money".
Since then, the two have been trying to "settle their legal dispute", with the latest update being that Coleen has reportedly "sacked her lawyers" over fears her court case against Rebekah may not be as strong as they originally thought.
Now, 70 year old Peter's other half Stephanie has decided to wade in on the ongoing feud between the pair, who were reportedly recently headhunted for Loose Women and Dancing On Ice, by sharing a public now-deleted lengthy statement on her Facebook page.
Voicing her thoughts, she explained that she believes the fallout was a stunt masterminded by the Rooney's PR team to ensure the pair stay in the spotlight.
"I don't think I've ever spoken out about a celebrity unless in positive terms however on this occasion I feel I should…." she started.
"I truly suspect that the Rooney’s and their PR team had a plan prior to Wayne’s return to the U.K. as his reputation was in tatters. [sic]
"I believe top of the list was," she continued, before listing out her opinions as she wrote: "1. Mastermind a charity England football match to knock Peter Shilton off being number one cap record holder, enabling Wayne Rooney to be number one cap holder after a 30 year record was held by my Husband ! [sic]
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"2. Knock the Vardys off the number one spotlight in particular Rebecca, I suspect the poor pregnant woman was a sitting target. [sic]
"They are both hugely popular in the industry and Rebecca was probably the most well-known modern wag". [sic]
Stephanie went on to explain that she believes the wife of 33 year old Jamie Vardy, who recently "demanded a public apology from Coleen", is completely innocent when it comes to the situation.
She wrote: "My gut feeling when I saw Rebecca absolutely broken on her return to the UK when it all happened was as I said to Pete "OMG she's innocent and been set up all of these incidents are a Rooney pr strategy to bolt them into the spot light knocking others out of the way !" [sic]
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"I was devastated for her especially as she was carrying a child. The penny dropped I suspect the poor girl was set up !" [sic]
The blonde "granny wag" ended her post by adding: "Anyway this is my theory as a granny wag xxxx," [sic] alongside two red heart emojis.
Despite deleting the original post, Stephanie has shared a screenshot of an article written about her statement, which she captioned: "Well I have a Facebook mole/spy I stand by my opinion though xxx."
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