Wayne Rooney was 'there to follow orders' at Wagatha Christie trial

The husband verdict is in! Wayne Rooney was like ‘The Hulk crossed with the Invisible Man’ ‘there to follow orders’ while Jamie Vardy was ‘grimly determined’ despite not wanting to be there, body language expert claims

  • Wayne Rooney was Coleen’s ‘court superhero’ during the Wagatha Christie trial  
  • Vardy’s last minute appearance showed ‘he meant business’, expert has revealed
  • Wayne has been seen with Coleen throughout the trial, Jamie only joined his wife on the last day of evidence 

Wayne Rooney was Coleen’s ‘court superhero’ during the Wagatha Christie trial but ‘wanted to support his wife without taking sides’ – while Jamie Vardy’s last-minute appearance showed ‘he meant business’, a body language expert has revealed. 

Rebekah and Coleen have been battling it out at London’s High Court this week after Coleen publicly accused Rebekah of leaking stories about her to the Sun newspaper after carrying out a social media sting.

The pair are connected through their footballing husbands, who have been spotted by their side in court, with Wayne giving evidence and telling the judge he was told by then England manager Roy Hodgson to ask Jamie to tell Rebekah to ‘tone down’ her media appearances during the Euro 2016 tournament. 

And while Wayne has been seen with Coleen throughout the trial, Jamie only joined his wife on the last day of evidence, where he branded Rooney’s claims ‘nonsense’ via a statement on the steps of the court.  


Wayne Rooney was Coleen’s ‘court superhero’ during the Wagatha Christie trial but ‘wanted to support his wife without taking sides’ while Jamie Vardy’s last minute appearance showed ‘he meant business’ a body language expert has revealed. 

Wayne and Jamie last played together in 2016. They are pictured at an England vs Portugal match at Wembley in June 2016

WAYNE: PRESENT IN BODY BUT NOT IN MIND OR SPIRIT

‘As Coleen’s courtroom super-hero, Wayne looked like a cross between The Hulk and The Invisible Man,’ body language expert Judi James revealed. 

‘Wayne is no stranger to “in the dog-house” body language and he seems to have drawn on that for his non-verbal displays during this trial.

She added that the former England ace ‘looked like he was only present in body, but not in mind or spirit’.

‘With his too-short tie and his too-tight jackets as well as his 1970s bank manager raincoat buttoned up to the neck he has been following his wife while offering no signals to suggest why he is there other than to carry her larger bag and perhaps follow her orders,’ she added.

‘There are no non-verbal connection signals between them apart from one moment when he touched her upper arm as she walked through the scrum of photographers. 

‘His facial expressions consist of a bewildered frown and a distant eye-gaze, like a man wondering if he remembered to turn to gas off before he left the house. 

‘His touching of his jacket during early arrivals suggested truncated body barrier gestures that would hint the exposure is not to his liking. 

Judi said former England ace Wayne (pictured with Coleen)  ‘looked like he was only present in body, but not in mind or spirit’.

Jamie Vardy leaves the Royal Courts of Justice after showing up to support his wife Rebekah

The pair, who last played together for England in 2016, have been pictured many times together on the pitch, but according were not friends outside of the game. Pictured on the bench in 2018 

‘In many ways he looks like a man keen to support his wife but without appearing to take sides.’

The pair, who last played together for England in 2016, have been pictured many times together on the pitch, but according were not friends outside of the game. 

‘Jamie was a team-mate for the national team, he’s not someone I have ever particularly been friends with on a social level,’ Wayne told the court this week. 

Meanwhile Wayne also dressed to support Coleen and not take attention away from his wife.

Speaking to FEMAIL, celebrity stylist Rochelle White said: ‘Wayne wore smart but casual outfits to support Coleen. 

‘His choices for a mix of blues, navies and blacks could show that he doesn’t want to make a scene that he is attending and take the attention away from Coleen. 

‘Whereas she wore a mix of block colours and prints, Wayne is more reserved. 

‘His style represents him and I feel again, he doesn’t want to be the main focus of the trial or be known for who or what he is wearing.’. 

Wayne gave evidence and telling the judge he was told by then England manager Roy Hodgson to ask Jamie to tell Rebekah to ‘tone down’ her media appearances during the Euro 2016 tournament 

Jamie helps Rebekah through the crowds during the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial that’s gripped the nation

JAMIE: GRIMLY DETERMINED BUT DIDN’T WANT TO BE THERE EITHER

Rochelle said that Jamie’s fashion was ‘much more relaxed’ than his former captain’s.  

‘Jamie is not as put together compared to Wayne,’ Rochelle added.

‘He made an appearance to support Rebekah, but not necessarily want to be there. 

‘I feel Jamie is a pretty relaxed and chilled guy and his style shows that.

Judi agreed adding Jamie had an ‘air of nonchalance’ and ‘grim determination’ about him.  

‘Late arrival Jamie threw a bath-bomb into the dynamics, showing up with an air of focused attachment and desire to protect via his asymmetric frown and his squinting, Clint Eastwood eye-expression. 

‘He looks like he means business, with his chest puffed and splayed and his tie askew.

Wayne also dressed to support Coleen and not take attention away from his wife, a celebrity stylist revealed 

After a week of soap-level drama between the two WAGs, yesterday their husbands sat feet apart in the court, and began a war of words of their own. Wayne is seen outside the court with Coleen 

‘Jamie seems to be combining an air of nonchalance, with one hand in his pocket, with an air of grim determination and energy. 

‘His torso leans in towards his wife as they walk together, showing unity, and their hands are clasped with meshed fingers, signalling close bonding and affection.

‘While Jamie looks up for the battle Rebekah looks almost frozen in time here, still rigid, still sporting the shoulder pads and not changing her non-verbal state despite having her husband there as wing-man and protector.’

High Court hostilities between the warring WAGs have been paused today as their lawyers prepare for the final day of their libel trial tomorrow.

After a week of soap-level drama between the two WAGs, yesterday their husbands sat feet apart in the court, and began a war of words of their own. 


In the absence of husband Jamie earlier in the week, Rebekah was flanked by a burly bodyguard (left) while Wayne has been at Coleen’s side every day

The brief respite in the Wagatha Christie case came after another day of extraordinary high drama at the Royal Courts of Justice in London that saw Mrs Vardy leaving early with her footballer husband Jamie after being taken ill.

The case was due to finish today but has gone into extra time to allow their respective barristers to prepare their closing speeches to convince the judge about who should win the multi-million pound case.

Their swift exit into a cab on The Strand came just after the Leicester City striker accused Wayne Rooney of ‘talking nonsense’ about them during more bombshell testimony yesterday. But Vardy, who supported his wife in person for the first time yesterday, stopped short of accusing the Derby County manager of lying under oath in a carefully worded statement that legal experts warned could land him in trouble with the judge.

Jamie Vardy (sketched in court yesterday) accused Wayne Rooney of talking ‘nonsense’ about an alleged conversation about his wife’s conduct at Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney was the star witness on Day 6 of the Wagatha Christie trial

England manager Roy Hodgson (left) talks to Jamie Vardy (second left) as Wayne Rooney (second right) watches on during a training session at Stade de Bourgognes in Chantilly during the Euro 2016 tournament in France

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy at the 2016 Group B match between England v Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens

Rooney, 36, had told the court about an ‘awkward’ chat in which he asked Vardy to speak to his wife because her behaviour was a potential distraction for the England team during the Euros in 2016, which was a total disaster for England. Wayne was asked to step in by manager Roy Hodgson and his deputy Gary Neville.

Around two hours later, Vardy issued the statement through his wife’s PR agent. He said: ‘Wayne is talking nonsense. He must be confused. There was nothing to speak about, I know this because I discuss everything with Becky.’

It was one of dozens of twists in the multi-million pound High Court case that has captivated millions – and even split households over who they are supporting in the legal battle royale of the WAGs.

In six days of evidence collective jaws dropped as Rebekah Vardy compared Peter Andre ‘s manhood to a ‘chipolata’, and there were tears of laughter when she said arguing with Coleen was like arguing with a pigeon because ‘it’s still going to s**t in your hair’. 

There were more laughs when Vardy was bamboozled by a reference to Davy Jones’ Locker when the court heard her phone ended up at the bottom of the North Sea. She looked to the judge for help and told him she didn’t watch much TV.

Then Coleen gave evidence for the first time that she split from her husband Wayne, who blushed in court as she described how he was caught drink-driving with a ‘party girl’. And how she set the Instagram trap she claims proves that Rebekah Vardy’s social media account was behind leaks to the press.

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