Rooney is facing legal action after she accused Vardy, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, of leaking “false stories” about her to the tabloid press.
Rooney said she had grown suspicious that someone whom she “trusted” had been behind the leaks. In a bid to catch out who was sharing the information, the social media sleuth had restricted access to who could see posts to her private Instagram Story.
“After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this, I came up with an idea,” she explained.
“Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into The Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did!”
She alleged: “Now I know for certain which account / individual it’s come from. I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s ……………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
The post quickly went viral and the moment became known as “Wagatha Christie” for Rooney’s complex investigation.
Vardy denied the allegations, writing in a post to her own Twitter account that she “never” speaks to journalists about Rooney and that she is “so upset” by the accusation.
“If you thought this was happening you could have told me and I could have changed passwords to see if it stopped,” she wrote.
“Over the years various people have had access to