COLEEN Rooney made an enemy out of one Wag when she fell out with Rebekah Vardy, but she has scored a blinder with her latest footie pal.
I can reveal she has struck up a friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo’s model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez after the couple relocated to the UK.
Coleen, whose husband is former Manchester United striker and now Derby manager Wayne, has been regularly texting the Argentinian beauty since they arrived in Manchester over the summer.
While Georgina is keen to avoid the Wag lifestyle, she is keen to meet up with Coleen. Portugese superstar Cristiano played for Man Utd from 2003 to 2009, while Wayne was there from 2004 to 2017.
A source said: “Even though Wayne and Cristiano are no longer team-mates they are good pals. Coleen has been helping Georgina with advice around settling in in Cheshire, because they have obviously spent years there.
“Coleen knows it can be a lot being with a footballer so wanted to reach out to show that she is there for her. They have swapped messages and hope to go out for a lunch date next month.”
The players’ partners’ growing friendship comes in the wake of extraordinary new details on Coleen and Wayne’s marriage which feature in the upcoming Amazon documentary titled Rooney.
It will show him opening up about his difficult upbringing but also sex scandals which have rocked their marriage.
‘Remember me for who I am’
In a trailer released this week, a teary Coleen said: “I knew groups that Wayne was hanging round with. Together, with alcohol, not good. I forgive him but it wasn’t acceptable.”
He insisted he would prefer to not be remembered for his scandals.
Wayne explained: “What people didn’t understand was I was 17 years of age. There’s going to be mistakes made.
“People still look at me in a different way. For me it’s important that people remember me for who I am rather than what I’ve done.”
But one topic completely forbidden was Coleen’s spat with Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah, sparked after Coleen set up a sting on Instagram and accused her fellow Wag of selling stories about her.
Coleen insisted she would not address the incident, dubbed “Wagatha Christie” due to Coleen’s detective work. The source added: “Coleen’s legal team were very keen to make sure nothing was said or mentioned about the case with Rebekah Vardy.
“That remains a matter for the courts and not for the TV cameras.” That might be the case, but if Amazon wants to make a dramatisation of that explosive spat, I’m sure it would be a good watch.
NICKI’S BECOME YELLOW PERIL
NICKI MINAJ’s clothing choices are about as ridiculous as her opinions.
In recent weeks she has refused to get vaccinated after claiming it caused her cousin’s friend’s testicles to swell up, then cruelly laid into new mum Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix in a ridiculous row about Jesy Nelson – which she really had nothing to do with.
Now she is attention seeking once again by wearing this bright yellow swimming costume and pink wig to, err, stand around in her kitchen, by the looks of this photo she posted on Instagram.
The combo looks better on her than annoying foam character Mr Blobby, who sported the same colours, but her recent outbursts make even him seem tame.
I just wish that, like Blobby, she would fade into obscurity too.
Holly goes Wylde
AS daytime TV royalty, Holly Willoughby is someone many people aspire to be like.
Now she is sharing all her favourite products and experiences through her new lifestyle brand Wylde Moon, so anyone can live like her – starting with a candle.
The This Morning and Dancing On Ice host has announced today that it will be the first product available from her range.
There will be three versions, at £40 for a single wick, £65 for three wicks or a £45 fragrance diffuser offering the same scent, all going on sale on Wednesday next week.
The scent has been described as “a fresh, aromatic blend crafted to energise and invigorate, using high-quality, sustainable, botanical ingredients, with notes of tomato leaf, geranium, sandalwood, mint and rose.”
If it will make me as relaxed as Holly always seems on telly, it will be well worth it.
A RECORD FOR ELT
SIR ELTON JOHN has becoming the only act in history to score a Top Ten single in six different decades.
According to the Official Charts Company, he has leapfrogged Elvis Presley, Cher, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson and David Bowie with the feat after Cold Heart (PNAU remix) with Dua Lipa went to No2.
It will be revealed tomorrow whether it has managed to beat Ed Sheeran to No1.
If so, it would be Elt’s eighth chart topper.
DAVID BOWIE’s estate has confirmed my story there will be a year of celebrations for what would have been his 75th birthday.
Bowie 75 will launch on October 25 with two pop-up shops, in New York and Soho, offering hours of unseen footage and special guest events.
JESY’S UP FOR BOYZ NIGHT OUT
JESY NELSON will make her TV debut as a solo artist in two weeks in a bid to bring the focus back to her music, following days of online spats.
The former Little Mix singer will perform her debut single Boyz on The Graham Norton Show, which will air on BBC1 on October 29.
An insider told me: “Jesy has already started rehearsing for the performance. She’s really giving it her all.
“She is obviously aware of all the drama circulating around Boyz, but it’s time to bring the focus back to the music.
“It would be a lie to say it’s not tainted the release but she’s still so proud with how far she has come.
“Graham is a safe pair of hands so she feels comfortable going on the show.”
Her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock sent disparaging messages about her to an influencer online following the single’s release last Friday, leading to a string of arguments.
So much for the girls – Jesy will be hoping the future is all about the Boyz.
NIALL IN SNOOZE
HARRY STYLES is such a trendsetter that even his old One Direction bandmate Niall Horan is following in his footsteps.
Niall has launched a sleep narration tale to help his fans nod off, 15 months after Harry recorded a “sleep story” for mindfulness app Calm.
Niall has put his dulcet tones to use on the 18-minute story about the Thames, which you can listen to on the website of Gym+Coffee, the Irish athleisure brand which he invested in earlier this year.
The singer and sports star manager reckons it will help people get some shuteye after a study found that working from home had led to poorer quality kip.
Just make sure your next album doesn’t send us all to sleep either, Niall.
He has been hard at work on his next record both in London and in Los Angeles for several months and it is hoped he will finally get to release it next year before hitting the road, having had to cancel his 2020 tour due to Covid.
Chalamet’s Wonka surprise
TIMOTHEE CHALAMET has completed filming for the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory origin story Wonka, which will see the Dune actor sing on screen for the first time.
The actor, an Oscar nominee for 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, plays the young Willy Wonka.
He has spent several weeks filming in Lyme Regis, Dorset, but is expected to fly back home to the US in the coming days.
The big-budget family adventure musical, due out in 2023 also features Rowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas and will feature several original songs.
Recent movie musicals such as Cats and Cinderella have been ripped to shreds by critics.
I will be interested to see how this one turns out.