Rebekah Vardy will not appeal the High Court’s ruling in the Wagatha Christie saga

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on day four of the high-profile trial of Coleen Rooney, who is being sued by Rebekah Vardy for defamation, after Mrs Rooney publicly accused her of private Having leaked stories to the press in London, UK on May 13, 2022 – Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency

Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on day four of the high-profile trial of Coleen Rooney, who is being sued by Rebekah Vardy for defamation, after Mrs Rooney publicly accused her of private Having leaked stories to the press in London, UK on May 13, 2022 – Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency

Rebekah Vardy has drawn a line under the “Wagatha Christie” saga, she has appeared.

The footballer’s wife will not appeal the High Court ruling that saw her lose the defamation case against Coleen Rooney, it has been reported.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s wife, 40, has sued Coleen for defamation after she claimed stories were leaked from Vardy’s account – allegations Vardy denied.

However, in July a High Court judge ruled that Rooney’s allegation was “essentially true”.

A source told The Sun: “It’s all over and Becky wants to move on. She’s extremely frustrated with lawyers and the court case, so hell would freeze before she tried to go back to court.

Coleen Rooney and her husband, Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney leave the Royal Courts of Justice London, Britain May 17, 2022 - Hannah Mckay

Coleen Rooney and her husband, Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney leave the Royal Courts of Justice London, Britain May 17, 2022 – Hannah Mckay

“Right now she’s enjoying being a mom and a wife. She was pregnant with her youngest child when this whole thing blew up, and she’s two years old now.

“So Becky enjoys spending time with her and her other children — and doesn’t want another lawsuit to get in her way.”

Rooney’s allegations came after an undercover operation in 2019 to find out who had been telling the press stories about her personal life.

But the judge said Vardy’s evidence should be treated with “very great caution” and accused her of deleting WhatsApp messages central to the case – and accused her then-agent Caroline Watt of deliberately plugging her phone to have thrown sea.

“It seems to me likely that Ms Vardy intentionally deleted her WhatsApp chat with Ms Watt and that Ms Watt intentionally threw her phone into the sea.”

Following the verdict, Vardy said: “I am very saddened and disappointed by the judge’s decision.

“It’s not the result I expected, nor do I think it was fair. I brought this lawsuit to defend my reputation and am devastated by the judge’s finding.”

Ms Vardy also claimed the judge “got it wrong” after the verdict.

Ms Rooney said she was “pleased” with the verdict but said: “It wasn’t a case I ever looked for or wanted.

“I never would have believed that in a time of need for so many people it should have gone to court at such a cost when the money could have been much better spent helping others.

“Both before and after my social media posts in October 2019, I did everything I could to avoid the need for such a lengthy and public trial. All my attempts to do so were rebuffed by Mrs. Vardy.

“This left me with no choice but to pursue the case to defend myself and stop the repeated leaking of my private information to The Sun.”

Ms Vardy has been contacted for comment.

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