Colleen Rooney has revealed that she has “forgiven” Wayne for his acts of alcoholism and sex shame, but admits: “It was not acceptable”.
The couple’s 13-year marriage has been rocked by a string of drunken scandals that have landed them at the dog house.
Most recently, the ex-UDT legend was pictured at a hotel in Manchester with a Snapchat model after a night out in July.
But Colleen, 35, says she has forgiven Wayne’s boring behavior in a new documentary about the England captain.
The mum-of-four says in an official trailer for Rooney on Amazon Prime: “I knew the Wayne group was hanging out. With alcohol… not good.
“I forgave him but it was not acceptable.”
Wayne and Colleen, 35, met when she was just 12 years old in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth.
They began a relationship when he turned 16 after dropping out of school as Wayne’s illustrious football career began.
But the impressive business of a Derby manager has often been eclipsed by his behavior off the pitch.
In 2004, Rooney reportedly paid £140 for sex with prostitute Charlotte Glover, and then gave her his autograph as a “souvenir”.
A month later, he was said to have slept with 37-year-old Gina McCarrick in a £45 brothel in Liverpool.
It was around this time – four years before childhood girlfriend Colleen – that he was said to have had a romance with grandmother Patricia Tierney.
The 48-year-old wore a rubber catsuit and was known as the ‘Old Slapper’.
Despite admitting his mistakes and saying he was “deeply sorry”, just five years later he cheated on Colleen again when she was pregnant.
Wayne slept with £1,000-a-night prostitute Jenny Thompson and took her on a string of dates at bars, clubs and casinos.
Heartbroken Colleen moves out of the family home with newborn son Kai after Wayne’s infidelity is exposed but she later takes him back.
But shortly after, it was reported that Forward had a threesome with Helen Wood and Jenny.
Colleen once again forgave her husband – and gave birth to Kel in 2013 and Kit in 2016.
But in 2017, he was driving home party girl Laura Simpson when he was pulled over for drink-driving at 2 a.m. after a ten-hour alcohol session.
And two years later, the then-DC United player was arrested for being intoxicated in public after he set off a security door alarm at a US airport when an alcohol and sleeping pill mixture struck him. was “confused”.
But Colleen has always stood by Wayne, with whom she shares the sons of Kai, Kel, Kit, and Cass.
After her latest scandal in July, she was clinging to her husband and believed he was the victim of a “set-up.”
And when Wayne was caught drinking, Colleen, who was pregnant at the time, insisted she was a “strong person” because she set the record straight about their marriage.
She said: “Some people are probably thinking I’m too stupid to stay in my marriage. I’m not stupid, I know my mind and it’s something I want to try and work on.
“Before the headlines…
“I’m not going to list Wayne’s good qualities as a person because I don’t think he deserves it at the moment but one thing is he’s a wonderful father.
“He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, some he’s learned from, some clearly not. Maybe that’ll change though?
“It’s my decision …. do I love Wayne … yes I do. I wouldn’t be trying to make it work if I didn’t. I know I’m on my own and my kids But I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue my marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.”
The new documentary features interviews with David Beckham, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand.
It illustrates Wayne’s incredible success with praise from his family, friends and the footballer himself.
Former Utd teammate Neville explains how Wayne “thrown a weird punch, but never when one didn’t deserve it.”
And in an emotional scene, Wayne reveals how his father would “slap” him during blazing rows when he was growing up.
Speaking frankly, Ace tells the show, which is due to air early next year: “People still see me in a different way.
“It’s important to me that people remember me for who I am, not what I’ve done.”
- Amazon Original documentary Rooney will launch in early 2022 exclusively on Prime Video