Rebekah Vardy cut a casual figure as she enjoyed a solo outing in London on Friday, following claims she’s signed legal papers in a bid to get Coleen Rooney to head to court ‘immediately’ amid their ongoing WAG war
The 38-year-old WAG went low-key in an over-sized navy Adidas jumper, skin-tight black leggings and crisp white trainers as she embarked on the solo outing.
It was reported on Friday that Rebekah has filed the papers under the impression that Coleen is ‘dragging her heels’ following her bombshell accusations she has been selling stories about her to The Sun.
Rebekah finished her look with a pair of statement shades and clutched a small black backpack in her right hand.
The outing comes after Rebekah reportedly signed legal papers in a bid to get Coleen Rooney to head to court ‘immediately’ amid their ongoing WAG war.
The shock move is said to have come after Rebekah came to the conclusion that Coleen, 34, was purposefully ‘dragging her heels’ and wants her to ‘put up or shut up’ as the legal battle rumbles on.
According to reports, the session, which will be held later this year, will determine whether the wife of footballer Jamie Vardy was ‘libelled’ when Coleen accused her Instagram account of leaking stories to the press.
A source told The Sun: ‘Things have been rumbling on for ages, and costs spiralling too.
‘This will mean that a judge can actually get to the crux of the case — and make those involved put up or shut up. It should mean things can finally get moving and dealt with quickly.
‘This is a shot across the bows. It effectively says, “Come on, stop mucking about, let’s get on with this”.’
The insider added the move would not be want Coleen would have wanted as it puts her on the ‘back foot’.
The publication states that the mum-of-five’s bombshell demands come after Wayne Rooney’s wife has so far failed to bring forward a defence to court, with her legal team apparently requesting more time to build a case.
They added that if a judge finds that Coleen was directly blaming Rebekah for selling the stories, then she will have to head to court and ‘prove’ her claims and ‘back it up’ with ‘evidence’.
MailOnline has reached out to Rebekah and Coleen’s representatives for comment.
The two are currently engaged in an ongoing feud which began when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking stories to the press last year, a claim Rebekah vehemently denies.
Coleen was also accused of leaking stories to the press by Rebekah earlier this month, after she told in a bombshell legal document how she had been left suicidal by the accusation that she had leaked stories about Coleen and her family.
She also claimed in the document drawn up for her libel battle against Coleen that the stress of the scandal had left her fearful of losing her unborn baby at the time and suffering panic attacks that made her too scared to leave her home.
The I’m A Celeb star complained of being made a ‘scapegoat’ by her rival seeking to blame her for stories appearing when in the past Coleen had approved of her friends leaking gossip about her.
The document says Rebekah believes she ‘has deliberately been made a scapegoat (sic) by the Defendant (Coleen) for past ‘leaked’ stories.’
It points to previous stories about Coleen and Wayne with some ‘in particular about their marriage, which have in fact come from the Defendant’s friends, at times even with the Defendant’s approval.’
The paper states that Sun journalist Dan Wootton had said on talkRADIO on October 19 last year that Coleen had ‘manipulated the media to tell stories about her own life’.
Wootton added that he had ‘written many, many stories’ about her marriage and ‘lots of other things around the Rooneys’ that had come directly from friends of Coleen including some told ‘with her (Coleen’s) approval’, says the document.
He went on to say on talkRADIO that nothing had ever come from ‘any of the Vardys’, it adds.
Rebekah describes in her document how Coleen’s public denunciation of her on Instagram while she was seven months pregnant had ‘gravely injured her reputation’.
Detailing how Coleen had ’caused her enormous distress and very extreme embarrassment’, she disclosed how she had been bombarded with abuse on social media.
Rebekah said that the widespread damage to her reputation was illustrated by research showing her name had become a more popular search term than ‘Brexit’ on Google in the UK on the day the scandal broke.
She also claimed that it led to her name appearing 276,822 times on Twitter on the same day, more than triple the number of mentions of Boris Johnson who had had his name published only 80,704 times
Coleen made headlines around the world last October when she made her devastating claim that Rebekah had been leaking stories about her and her family to the Sun newspaper.
She released the statement: ‘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 immediately denied the claims and has since been fighting to clear her name and demands Coleen withdraw the claims against her.