Roo beauty! United star Wayne over the moon as wife Coleen falls pregnant
30 March 2009 11:24
Wayne Rooney is already enjoying a bump-er season but now he has even more good news - wife Coleen is pregnant.
The Manchester United and England star has hit the back of the net and can now look forward to their first child in September.
And United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping the little dribbler can have a calming effect on the striker, who has a habit of losing his temper on the pitch.
Delight: Wayne Rooney can look forward to becoming a father
Tell-tale signs: Coleen Rooney out and about last week
Rooney, who scored twice in England's win over Slovakia on Saturday, married his childhood sweetheart last summer.
'Wayne and Coleen are both thrilled and really excited about becoming parents,' a friend of the couple told the Mail.
'They don't know if they're having a girl or a boy yet, but they've said they will be delighted with either. They've always wanted to start a family together, so this is their dream coming true.'
Wayne, 23, and Coleen had only told close friends and family, and Wayne's Manchester United bosses, about their baby news.
The couple, who are worth an estimated £35million, have made no secret of their wish to have a big family.
Manchester United striker Rooney, who is the eldest of three children, has said he wants three or four.
But Coleen said she would prefer to wait until their first child is born before making plans to have more.
'I'd like a big family, but I think until you've had one child you can't really tell how many you would like,' she has said.
The Rooneys, who met at school, married last summer in a £3million ceremony on the Italian Riviera.
Their baby will enjoy a lavish nursery at their £3.5million mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire. The home already boasts a gym, a cinema and £30,000 of security equipment.
The couple, who earned an estimated £2.5million for photographs of their wedding, are expected to secure a £1million deal for the first picture of their child.