Coleen Vs. Rebekah: When the drama happens off the pitch
When Coleen Rooney rocked Twitter yesterday by dramatically accusing a fellow footballer's wife of passing stories about her to an English tabloid, even those of us with zero interest i
Sporting their uniform of glam hair extensions, perfect manicures, designer threads and deep tans, the women were ostensibly in Baden-Baden to support their other halves. As England turned in a frankly lacklustre performance in the tournament, the gals didn't trouble themselves unduly with soothing their battered egos or rubbing lotion on aching limbs, however.
The fact that Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole and Coleen Rooney were part of the gang that year helped to cement our fascination with them. It was at the height of our devotion to celebrity gossip magazines like Heat, and we lapped up every silly detail and whisper of bad behaviour.
With so much attention focused on them, it is probably no coincidence that it was around that time that being a WAG became a career aspiration in its own right. While some of the women had careers and were famous themselves, many of the young women who emulated them openly vied to become nothing more than a glamorous appendage on a Premier League player's arm.
While being attached to a footballer can look like a glamorous existence, filled with high fashion and nice houses, in many cases it involves sacrifice. It can't be easy to follow your husband around the world when they make a move to another club, while you lose established friendships and face upheaval in the process. And sometimes the veneer truly slips.
Even Cheryl Cole had to put up with being betrayed by husband Ashley, whom she later divorced. Coleen has remained with her husband Wayne in spite of the various sex scandals he has been involved in over the years and a drink-driving conviction.
"I liked you a lot Coleen and I'm so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when I'm heavily pregnant. I'm disgusted that I'm even having to deny this."
How she feels about that low profile now that she has been accused of betraying her friend so publicly remains to be seen, but either way, this little spat has rekindled our interest in the colourful world of footballers' wives.Read more: Independent.ie
Bizarre. Would someone PLEASE give poor Victoria a sandwich?
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