While the world awaits Wagatha Christie’s verdict, Coleen and Wayne Rooney enjoyed a romantic weekend away to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary.
The couple, both 36, who flew to Dubai after the trial, ventured to less sunny climes when they went to see Ed Sheeran’s gig in Manchester and even met the singer backstage.
The pair then stayed the night at the swanky Dakota hotel in the city when they were seen leaving on Sunday morning – the first pictured since their return to the UK.
Loved up: Wayne and Coleen Rooney, both 36, celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary at Ed Sheeran’s performance in Manchester after returning from Dubai on Saturday from Wagatha Christie’s trial
Coleen, who later posted a photo of the couple in honor of the occasion, cut a casual figure in a gray sweater that she paired with cut-off jeans, and caught a glimpse of her freshly tanned legs.
With her left foot in braces, after a fall earlier this year, she shielded her eyes behind oversized sunglasses while carrying her belongings in a chic Chanel bag.
The childhood sweethearts share four sons, Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four, and were married in 2008 in an idyllic wedding in Portofino.
With her luscious locks swept from her pretty face, the mother of four makes a quick run to the couples waiting for Range Rover.
Loves young dream: Later, the beauty posted a photo of the couple in honor of their anniversary with the simple caption ’14 years…. 12.06.08′
Home time: With her luscious locks swept from her pretty face, the mother of four makes a quick flight to the couples waiting for the Range Rover
Casual: Coleen was followed by her husband who opted for a bright blue tracksuit with white trim
Coleen was followed by her husband who opted for a bright blue tracksuit with white trim.
Walking casually with his hands in his pockets, Wayne wore brightly colored sneakers as he rose against the sun under a dark baseball cap.
With a salt-and-pepper beard, the Manchester United legend chatted with the valet before taking the wheel and giving his thumbs up in thanks.
The couple posed with Ed backstage at the Etihad Stadium after his performance the previous night.
Chic: With her left foot in braces, after a fall earlier this year, she shielded her eyes behind oversized sunglasses while carrying her belongings in a chic Chanel bag
Chinwag: Walking with his hands in his pockets Wayne wore brightly colored sneakers while tucking his head under a dark baseball cap
On his Instagram grid, Wayne wrote, “Ed Sheeran…class as always. Brilliant concert’.
In no time at all, the footballer donned a causal blue look again with a navy blue sports jacket and matching cap.
Meanwhile, Coleen stunned in a fawn co-ord as she snuggled up to the Shape Of You hitmaker, flashing a glimpse of her muscular midriff as she showed off her dark cropped top.
Coleen also shared a photo of them meeting the redhead pop star who wrote: ‘Amazing as always @Edsheeran’
Cheers: With a salt-and-pepper beard, the Manchester United legend chatted with the valet before taking the wheel and giving his thumbs up in thanks
Date night: The couple in love, both 36, who flew to Dubai after the trial ventured to less sunny climes while attending Ed Sheeran’s gig in Manchester – even meeting the singer backstage
Superfan: On his Instagram grid, Wayne wrote, ‘Ed Sheeran…class as always. Brilliant concert
Later, the beauty posted a photo of the couple in honor of their anniversary with the simple caption “14 years…. 12.06.08.”
They tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Italy, with the wedding estimated to cost £5 million.
After both a civil and church ceremony—and three changes of clothes for Coleen—the newlyweds celebrated at Villa Durazzo for a champagne reception that lasted until 4 a.m.
A live band played a medley of Frank Sinatra songs and enjoyed a £50,000 fireworks display. True to form, the couple reportedly decided against fine dining and opted for a sit-down meal of pizza.
Celebrity Friends: Coleen opted for a fawn co-ord as she snuggled up to the Shape Of You hitmaker and glimpsed her toned midriff as she showed off her dark cropped top
Me too: Coleen shared her own photo of how they met the redhead pop star, writing: ‘Amazing as always @Edsheeran
Since then, the couple have welcomed four sons and have endured their share of hardships, but have continued to support each other.
In 2009, it was revealed that former escort Helen Wood had a threesome with then-Manchester United player Wayne and her boyfriend, and former escort, Jenny Thompson.
Helen has previously said that the glare from the media attention was unwelcome and uninvited and only came after Jenny went to the tabloids to name her.
Family: Since then, the couple have welcomed four sons and have struggled through much of the hardship, but have continued to stand by each other
In 2019, the former England captain’s marriage would “hang by a thread” after he was spotted with barmaid Vicki Rosiek until 2.30 am.
In 2017, just before he was due to move to the US, the former England captain apologized for his “unforgivable lack of judgment” as he was given a two-year driving ban and 100 hours of community service for heavily drinking with a party girl.
He was stopped by police at 2 a.m. on September 1, 29-year-old Laura Simpson home from a night out in her Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Rooney was stopped because Miss Simpson’s car had a faulty brake light.
Coleen was pregnant with the couple’s fourth child at the time – and was seen without her wedding ring. For a while it appeared that they were living separately, but Mrs. Rooney took him back after his apology.
And now the Wagatha Christie lawsuit has seen Rebekah Vardy, 40, beat Leicester City’s wife Jamie Vardy, and sue Coleen for libel after she claimed Rebekah leaked stories about her to the press.
Awaiting verdict: During the Wagatha Christie trial, Rebekah Vardy (pictured), Leicester City’s wife, assaulted Jamie Vardy and sued Coleen for libel after claiming Rebekah leaked stories about her to the press