Wayne Rooney’s wife fears boredom could lead husband to gambling and drinking problems after retirement
Coleen Rooney is not looking forward to husband Wayne packing in football.
The couple have been together when they were both 16, is fearful that when he gives up his sporting career it will have a negative effect on him and cause issues for their marriage, reports claim.
Coleen has stood by her man, both 35, despite his numerous indiscretions and infidelities – that have often overshadowed his sporting achievements – and she is worried that when he gives up the greatest sport for good “boredom” will cause havoc and lead to him “drinking and gambling.”
A source close to the mother of four told Heat magazine: “Wayne’s had a packed training schedule from the age of 12 – his life’s always been managed for him.”
They added: “When he gets time off, that’s when the trouble seems to happen.
“Boredom is the biggest trigger for all of his issues and Coleen’s concerned that, left to his own devices, he would play Playstation all day, before going out all night and drinking and gambling.”
Wayne has had strings of wrongdoings and Coleen has always been forgiving.
He started dating prostitutes aged 16.
In July 2004 it came out that he paid £140 to sleep with Charlotte Glover, then 21, and left her with an autograph as a souvenir.
A month later, he had sex with Gina McCarrick, then 37, at a £45-a-time brothel in Liverpool, which he visited 10 times and where he was caught on CCTV.
He also had sex there with a 48-year-old grandmother known as “Auld Slapper” who wore a rubber catsuit.
Coleen stayed true to her sweetheart and in her autobiography, she revealed the reason she’d forgiven him was because he’d slept with the prostitutes before their relationship became serious.
Wayne later issued an apology, saying: “Foolish as it now seems I did on occasions visit massage parlours and prostitutes. I now regret it deeply and hope people may understand that it was the sort of mistake you make when you are young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature.”