Coleen Roneey's marriage to footballer husband Wayne is under scrutiny again after he was filmed asleep in a hotel room with three women all aged 21.
Wayne, 35, denies any untoward behaviour and it's reported Coleen, 35, does not think he has done anything wrong, and believes he is a victim of a blackmail plot, though there is no evidence of such.
Coleen and Wayne met when they were just 12, in their hometown of Liverpool, and became childhood sweethearts, marrying in 2008 and now sharing four sons together - Kai, 11, Klay, eight, Kit, five, and Cass, three.
But their marriage has been far from scandal-free.
Coleen was four months pregnant with Cass when Wayne was arrested for drink-driving – after being pulled over in a car with mum-of-one Laura Simpson, 29.
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The pair had met while out drinking in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and office worker Laura claimed they enjoyed “a kiss and a hug” after Wayne offered to drive her home in her VW Beetle.
He remained silent on what happened, but pleaded guilty to drink-driving later that month.
He got a two-year road ban and 100 hours of community service.
Back in February, a source told Heat the couple have laid down "ground rules" to keep their family united.
The rules are focused on spending time together as a family, as well as "date nights" for mum and dad, it's reported.
The insider said: "Coleen put her foot down and laid some ground rules and it’s really worked for them.
"They seem to be back to the good old days. For once, they are both at home all the time – and spending some quality time together.
"There’s a lot of movie nights, family games nights, at-home date nights – and Wayne even does a boys’ night to give Coleen a break one evening a week."
The source added: "They’re determined to stick to this new regime even when things go back to normal [after lockdown].
'Wayne says he will not be going out and partying like he used to and spending more time with his friends than his family."
"Coleen is fed up with their marriage being seen as a bit of joke and she wanted to prove just how strong they are at the moment," the insider added.
And Coleen allegedly banned Wayne from speaking about their sex life, following a crude joke he made.
Wayne was at a star-studded Soccer Aid bash when a partygoer overheard the quip about his lack of action between the sheets – a remark which new magazine has been told has left his wife Coleen feeling annoyed.
"He’s saying he said it as a joke, but she’s not happy about it," new's source said.
"It put a strain on things. It was a stupid thing for him to say and Coleen is unimpressed.
"It’s unnecessary and she feels it attracts more negativity towards them and their relationship."
It was previously revealed in 2004 that Wayne had visited prostitutes, including a 48-year-old, when he was 16.
Coleen, who was also 16 at the time and had just started dating him, later said she forgave him because their relationship wasn’t "serious" at that point.
Then in 2010, then-escorts Jennifer Thompson and Helen Wood publicly apologised to Coleen after claiming they had both slept with Wayne the year before, when she was heavily pregnant with their first child and just a year after the couple’s fairy-tale wedding in Italy.
Coleen posted an emotional Facebook message in November 2018, admitting they had spent “time apart” while she considered what to do.
She said she "thought my marriage might have been at an end", before explaining she had chosen to work on their union.
Coleen added: "I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family.
"I’m not saying everything is fine and forgotten about, but we’re as good as can be at this point."
Six months later, Coleen revealed she and Wayne have focused on making time for each other, as well as having quality time with the family.
"We’ll have date nights, we go to the cinema, it will depend on what we’ve got on throughout the week," she said.
"I’ve got a good support network around me, so we do get time to ourselves. And Wayne’s really good with the kids.
"He’s good at getting them all to bed as well, he’s really good with the bedtime routine," she added.
The family were hit by another blow this week, when Wayne was pictured surrounded by scantily-dressed women on a night out in Manchester on Saturday.
They had met the girls at exclusive Manchester nightclub Chinawhite, where the star was also pictured with a mystery blonde on the dancefloor.
The pictures showed him passed out in a chair as the girls danced around in their underwear at a £60-a-night hotel.
Photos of one sitting with Wayne on a couch were posted to her 13,000 Instagram followers.
One image showed Wayne wearing a black hoodie and jeans and waving his arm in the air while holding a glass of wine.
After Wayne fell asleep, the girls appear to be playing pranks on him, one giving a peace sign next to him with her tongue out, while the other lies on the bed in her underwear with the caption ‘Sleepy Wayne’.
One image captioned "Mooney Rooney" shows one of the women wearing a thong with her skirt around her knees posing near Wayne's head.
A video clip of another girl apparently breaking wind near the star has also been viewed over 175,000 times.
In another Wayne is awake and clutching a half-full wine glass with blood and scratches clearly visible on his knuckles.
While in one, captioned "no words no papz," he is gesticulating with his right hand while holding a glass of wine in his left.
In the background another woman, wearing a skimpy white dress, is lying on a bed.
There is no suggestion that Wayne did anything untoward or behaved inappropriately and a friend of the girls insists there was no sexual contact.
His representatives had claimed the matter had been reported to Greater Manchester Police over fears of "criminal conduct".
A Cheshire Police spokesperson told the Mirror: "We have received a complaint of blackmail which we are reviewing."
There is no suggestion the women, who were seen joking around in the images, were knowingly involved in any criminal activity.
Coleen has vowed to stick by Wayne, reportedly saying he has done nothing wrong and was a victim of a "stitch-up".
A source told The Sun : "Coleen is fully behind him. She feels he’s been the victim of a stitch-up.
"She has spoken to him and is entirely backing his version of events. They are rock solid."
The images and videos surfaced on Twitter on Sunday morning after being shared among fans groups on WhatsApp.
Since the footage emerged, Coleen has been spotted enjoying a holiday in Wales with the couple's four sons.
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