Rebekah Vardy has started a defamation process against Coleen Rooney in the latest chapter of a dispute between footballer’s wives that has taken over Britain.
Rooney, 34, made headlines around the world when he claimed that Vardy’s Instagram account was the source of leaked stories about his private life.
Vardy, 38, denied he had acted wrongly and later said that the stress of his public dispute had caused him severe anxiety attacks.
Rooney said last year that she had spent five months trying to find out who shared information about her and her family based on the information she had posted on her personal social media page.
At the time, Vardy said third parties had access to his Instagram account and that an expert was working to find out who might have been behind the leaks.
Court records indicate that Vardy filed his claim with the Superior Court on June 12.
Rooney is the wife of former England captain Wayne, while Vardy, a television star, is married to Leicester City striker Jamie.
No date has been set for a court hearing, but the case will proceed to trial unless an agreement is reached between the parties.
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