Wayne Rooney is reported to be fighting to save his marriage following allegations that he cheated on Coleen with £1,200-a-night escort Jennifer (Jenny) Thompson.
The News of the World reports that Thompson told it she slept with the Manchester United striker on a number of occasions while Coleen was pregnant with the couple’s son Kai.
Rooney has not commented on the accusations, but initial reports suggested he was considering withdrawing from the England squad to face Switzerland on Tuesday in order to spend time with Coleen.
Jennifer Thompson, 21, claims she first met the star at Manchester’s 235 Casino when he was on a night out with team-mates and family members.
He is alleged to have chatted her up and asked to meet up with her again before discovering what she does for a living.
The newspaper claims she said Rooney did not seem fazed when he found out she was an escort and arranged to meet her and another girl at a hotel the following week.
Thompson allegedly claims the footballer also met up with her for sex on several subsequent occasions.
“Wayne chased me with sex texts and paid in wads of cash. He didn’t seem to care he was betraying Coleen,” the News Of The World reports her as saying..
One of the alleged meetings was said to be at a party attended by a number of United players at Rio Ferdinand’s restaurant.
Back in 2004, Rooney was reported to have visited brothels in the Liverpool area and was alleged to have paid for sex with a 48-year-old grandmother.
Coleen made reference to this period of her life – when Rooney was 16 – in her autobiography, saying: ‘I was so upset, my head was all over the place. The truth is, and I’ve never said this before, at that time in our relationship I’d never even slept with Wayne.’
Wayne and Coleen first got together at secondary school and married in Italy on 12 June 2008.
Coleen gave birth to the couple’s first child, Kai, on 2 November 2009.
Information from metro.co.uk