Fans of Coleen Rooney believe her New Year’s message may be hinting at her feud with Rebekah Vardy.
Last year, Coleen claimed that someone using Rebekah’s Instagram account leaked false stories.
Coleen posted a statement on social media on how she set up an Instagram trap to catch a ‘close friend’ who was reportedly leaking information to The S*n newspaper.
And in a dramatic finale, she claimed it was from the Instagram account of Rebekah Vardy – wife of Leicester City and England striker, Jamie Vardy.
The mum-of-four said she had suspicions for years that someone was sharing stories with the newspaper and so devised a plan to catch the person out.
Coleen said she closed her Instagram Stories to every single one of her followers, except Rebekah Vardy’s account.
She then released three false stories on her Instagram, all of which later appeared in the reviled newspaper.
This led the 33-year-old to conclude the source could only be from Rebekah Vardy’s account.
Rebekah later released her own statement in retaliation denying the claims and calling them “disgusting”, saying that several people had had access to her account over the years.
At the time, she also said she was seeking legal advice over Coleen’s claims.
On New Year’s Day, Coleen shared a message with her followers wishing them health and happiness.
But one part of her tweet saw fans speculate about last year’s iconic Twitter spat.
Coleen wrote: “Wishing you all a very happy New year…. health and happiness. I hope 2020 is exactly what you all want it to be and more.”
It was the ‘….’ which led fans to believe she was referencing her earlier tweet ‘It’s…Rebekah Vardy’s account.’
Joe Joinson joked: “It’s……. The New Year!!”, whilst another fan simply replied with the detective emoji in reference to #WAGathaChristie.
Another said: “Cheers Miss Marple!”
And Katie commented: “It’s………… Coleen Rooney x”
Its…Rebekah Vardy’s account full statements –
Coleen’s full statement said: “For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal instagram account has been consistently informing The S*n 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 my Instagram stories except One account (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 newspaper. And you know what they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house.
“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 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.”
And Rebekah replied with a statement directed at Coleen on Twitter and said: “As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.
“I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.
“If you thought this was happening you could have told me and I could have changed passwords to see if it stopped.
“Over the years various people have had access to my insta and just this week I found out 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 a 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 (broken heart emoji”