Rebekah Vardy’s PR agent ‘begged runaway train’ WAG to drop ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel suit

Rebekah Vardy’s agent begged her not to sue Coleen Rooney for libel, The Mail on Sunday revealed.

Caroline Watt, the PR agent with a pivotal offstage role in the High Court drama set between the two WAGs, tried to talk her out of legal action and urged her to move forward with her to live.

Friends of former flight attendant Ms Watt say she initially supported Ms Vardy after Ms Rooney accused her of leaking stories, but became alarmed when the spat escalated into legal action.

Rebekah Vardy’s agent begged her not to charge Coleen Rooney (pictured Friday) for libel, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

One said, “Caroline saw all this running away and wanted it to stop.

“She tried to stop Becky, but she just didn’t feel like it.

“She was determined to get her apologies from Coleen at all costs, so she just kept going. Becky had been warned it would get expensive and there was a lot of damaging correspondence between Caroline and herself, but it was as if Becky was on a runaway train and Caroline couldn’t help it.

“It all got out of hand. It was very special for Caroline to see. She spent years advising Becky and being her friend, so she hoped she’d listen to her on this one. Unfortunately, she didn’t.’

Ms Vardy has accepted in court documents that Ms Watt may have leaked stories to The Sun, but this was without her knowledge.

She was accused in court of betraying Mrs Watt by ‘throwing her under the bus’.

Friends: Caroline Watt and Mrs Vardy, third and far right, in The Sun's VIP box at the 2019 National TV Awards

Friends: Caroline Watt and Mrs Vardy, third and far right, in The Sun’s VIP box at the 2019 National TV Awards

Last week, WhatsApp messages emerged revealing that Ms. Watt admitted to giving the newspaper a story about Ms. Rooney’s 4×4 car crash in Washington DC.

Ms Watt, 39, who no longer works for Ms Vardy and is unable to testify due to illness, also had a chat with her about selling details about ex-Leicester City footballer Danny Drinkwater who was arrested in 2019 for drink-driving.

Friends of Ms Vardy say her determination to win the Supreme Court battle, which began on Tuesday, was aided after her husband Jamie scored for Leicester City in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Norwich City.

A sketch by court artist Priscilla Coleman of Mrs Rooney, watched by her husband Wayne as she testifies at the Royal Courts of Justice

A sketch by court artist Priscilla Coleman of Mrs Rooney, watched by her husband Wayne as she testifies at the Royal Courts of Justice

Ms Vardy, pictured yesterday leaving the Royal Courts of Justice, is suing Coleen Rooney for libel after Ms Rooney alleged her colleague WAG leaked 'false stories' about her personal life to the press

Ms Vardy, pictured yesterday leaving the Royal Courts of Justice, is suing Coleen Rooney for libel after Ms Rooney alleged her colleague WAG leaked ‘false stories’ about her personal life to the press

“It gives her confidence, it nourishes her,” said one. “Jamie scored two goals and that gave Becky that little bit of extra spice she needed to get through her scorching days in court. The whole time he scores and plays at such a high level, she knows it’s all right.”

The MoS may also reveal that England WAGs, which Ms. Vardy is accused of setting up for a photographer when they all ate at a restaurant during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, have been “absolutely devastated.”

One said she “couldn’t believe” the suggestion that a fellow WAG would even consider doing “the dirty thing” in such a way.

“Becky had a private jet to transport her around the games, so she didn’t spend much time with the group of women, but they trusted her anyway,” a source said. “Many of them feel very sad.”

Fern Hawkins, who married England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire last week, is said to have been particularly upset.

Friends of former flight attendant Ms Watt say she initially supported Ms Vardy after Ms Rooney (pictured with Wayne Rooney) accused her of leaking stories, but became alarmed when the spat escalated into legal action

Friends of former flight attendant Ms Watt say she initially supported Ms Vardy after Ms Rooney (pictured with Wayne Rooney) accused her of leaking stories, but became alarmed when the spat escalated into legal action

Mrs Rooney, 36, and husband Wayne, 35, left Friday to be at their four sons’ home in Cheshire after she testified.

The couple stayed near the Supreme Court, but are believed to have wanted family time before returning to the witness stand.

Mrs. Vardy returned to her five children. But insiders believe her husband, 35, would have found last week’s revelations uncomfortable, especially the one about ex-teammate Drinkwater.

“It must be very difficult for him to know that whatever dressing room he is in, suspicion can easily be aroused on him,” said one.

The Vardys, reportedly worth £12 million, were once the golden couple in football.

A Hollywood filmmaker is said to be planning to make a movie about their rise, but the project appears to have been halted.

Mr Vardy also founded the V9 academy to find non-competitive football talent, which became the subject of a Sky TV series – but the Instagram page hasn’t been updated for almost a year.

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