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Sunday 20 May 2018

Coleen puts ring back on and vows to 'make marriage work'

Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Wayne and Coleen Rooney
The Everton striker at Stockport Magistrates Court, where he admitted drink-driving

Coleen Rooney has put her wedding ring back on and is trying to make her marriage to footballer Wayne "work", she has said.

In a message posted on her Facebook page, the wife of the Everton star said her husband had made some "silly and selfish mistakes" and she had been through a "s**t time".

Coleen, who married Rooney in 2008, began her Facebook post by saying: "Before all the stories begin, yes, I have put my wedding ring on.

"It's my decision .... do I love Wayne ... yes I do. If I didn't then I wouldn't be trying to make it work."

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In September, Rooney was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid community work after admitting being nearly three times the legal drink-drive limit while at the wheel of another woman's car following a night out.

Coleen, who is pregnant with the couple's fourth child, told fans not to feel sorry for her in the Facebook message, posted yesterday.

"I appreciate getting cared about, however, I am a strong person, I don't feel sorry for myself," said Coleen (31).

"Also a few people are probably thinking I am stupid for staying in my marriage.

"I am not stupid, I know my own mind and it's something I want to try and work on."

She said she was not taking her husband back, as he had never left, but admitted the couple had spent time apart and she thought the marriage may be "at an end".

She also said drinking too much alcohol was "dangerous" and caused "stupid mistakes".

"I would never trust anyone who has had a lot of alcohol, it changes some people drastically," she said.

Coleen told followers that earning a lot of money had advantages, but "doesn't always make people happy".

"I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don't want to live like that," she wrote.

"I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that's what I want to do. I'm not saying that everything is fine and forgotten about, but we are as good as can be at this point, I'm not the type of person to put a show on and say we're all loved-up... I'm just real."

The former England and Manchester United captain (32) had reportedly left a Cheshire cocktail bar in a taxi with lettings agent Laura Simpson (29) before driving her car in the early hours of September 1.

He pleaded guilty at Stockport Magistrates' Court and was ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order and pay £170 (€190) court costs.

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