Rebekah Vardy launches libel proceedings against Coleen Rooney

Rebekah Vardy has launched libel proceedings against fellow Wag Coleen Rooney.

Rooney, 34, made news around the world when she claimed that Vardy's Instagram account was the source of leaked stories about her private life.

Vardy, 38, denied any wrongdoing and later said the stress of their public dispute had caused her to have severe anxiety attacks.

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Rebekah Vardy attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Rebekah Vardy during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.
Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Vardy attending the Pride of Sport Awards 2018 at the Grosvenor House hotel, London
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Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy during the FIFA World Cup third place play-off match at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
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Rebekah Vardy (left), wife of England's Jamie Vardy and Fern Hawkins, girlfriend of England's Harry Maguire in the stands before the FIFA World Cup third place play-off match at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy before the FIFA World Cup, Semi Final match at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy prior to the FIFA World Cup, Quarter Final match at the Samara Stadium.
Rebekah Vardy in the stands ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.
Rebekah Vardy in the stands ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.
Rebekah Vardy in the stands ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.
Megan Davison, girlfriend of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) Annie Kilner, girlfriend of England's Kyle Walker (centre) and Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at Kaliningrad Stadium.
Annie Kilner, girlfriend of England's Kyle Walker (left) and Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at Kaliningrad Stadium.
Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy, in the stands during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
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Rebekah Vardy attending the 2018 TRIC Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Rebekah Vardy attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Rebekah Vardy attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Rebekah Vardy (right) wife of Jamie Vardy in the stands
Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Vardy attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, at Grosvenor House, Park Street, London. Picture Date: Monday 30 October. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (second right) and wife Rebekah watch from the stands during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.
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Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy after the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice, Nice, France.
Rebekah Vardy, wife of England's Jamie Vardy in the stands before the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice, Nice, France.
England's Jamie Vardy kisses his wife Rebekah Vardy in the stands following the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice, Nice, France.
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Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy (top) wife of England's Jamie Vardy in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
Rebekah Vardy wife of England's Jamie Vardy in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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Rooney said last year that she had spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on information she had posted on her personal social media page.

The saga was dubbed #WagathaChristie.

At the time, Vardy said third parties had access to her Instagram account and an expert was working to discover who could have been behind the leaks.

Court records indicate that Vardy filed her claim with the High Court on June 12.

Rooney is the wife of ex-England footballer Wayne, while Vardy, who took part in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017, is married to Leicester City striker Jamie.

No further details are available at this stage, and no date has been set for a court hearing, but the case will proceed to a trial unless a settlement is reached between the parties.

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