Rebekah Vardy says she wanted to ‘throw herself off Dubai mall’ after Wagatha Christie post
Rebekah Vardy has opened up on the mental health struggles she has faced following Coleen Rooney’s infamous post – including her ‘lowest point’ just days after the ordeal
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Rebekah Vardy in tears in first interview after Wagatha Christie trial
At the time of the post, Rebekah was in Dubai with her footballer husband Jamie – just months before welcoming their third child together.
In a new candid interview, the star revealed how she wanted to “throw herself off a mall” due to the excessive hate and trolling from Coleen’s post.
Rebekah Vardy has opened up on her mental health struggles
Becky told The Sun : “I think my lowest point was when I was in Dubai trying to get a flight to come home early from holiday. I knew what I was coming back to — I just knew there was going to be spiteful hatred everywhere.
“Jamie and I were in a shopping mall at the time buying baby clothes, and I just thought, ‘I don’t want to go through this, I don’t want to live like this’.
“For a split second, I said to Jamie, ‘I feel like I just want to jump off this top floor’.”
She went on to admit that husband Jamie was “devastated” over what she had to go through.
The former I’m A Celebrity star has been hospitalised twice since the news broke back in 2019.
Rebekah was with husband Jamie in Dubai at the time of the post
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A judge ruled that Coleen’s truth defence was valid
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“It was draining. I had to go to hospital a couple of times because they were really worried about my mental wellbeing,” Rebekah added.
“And since the court case, I think I’m probably suffering with PTSD — I feel physically sick when I talk about the trial and what happened, and I have nightmares. I haven’t gone to get a diagnosis yet but I do know I probably need some more therapy. It’s been a horrible time.”
The 40-year-old has always vehemently denied Coleen’s accusations and launched libel proceedings in 2020.
However, after a seven day long trial, the judge ruled that Coleen’s truth defence was valid.
Mrs Justice Steyn wrote: “Mrs Vardy was party to the disclosure to The Sun of the Marriage, Birthday, Halloween, Pyjamas, Car Crash, Gender Selection, Babysitting and Flooded Basement Posts.”
Rebekah says she is ‘probably suffering from PTSD’
She also ruled in favour of Coleen on the matter of public interest on one post as she said: “Although Ms Rooney’s interest was essentially personal, on balance, I accept that the Reveal Post was on a matter of public interest, namely the undesirable practice of information (in the nature of mere gossip) about celebrities’ private lives being disclosed to the press by trusted individuals.”
Rebekah later hit back at the ruling as she wrote in a statement: “I am extremely sad and disappointed at the decision that the Judge has reached. It is not the result that I had expected, nor believe was just. I brought this action to vindicate my reputation and am devastated by the Judge’s finding.
“As I explained in my evidence I, my family and even my unborn baby, were subjected to disgusting messages and vile abuse following Coleen’s Post and these have continued even during the course of the trial.
“Please can the people who have been abusing me and my family now stop. The case is over.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported me.”
*If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or visit their site to find your local branch
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