Wayne Rooney is apparently adamant that he will not be criticised by his wife Coleen and her parents
The 24-year-old multimillionaire footballer is said not to care whether Coleen seeks a divorce after a prostitute claimed that he paid her thousands of pounds for sex while his wife was pregnant.
Rooney, who is to play for England against Switzerland tonight in Basle, is apparently adamant that he will not be criticised by Coleen and her parents.
A source said: 'Wayne is not prepared to take any s*** off the wife and her family, not least because they're all living a very nice life off the back of his talent.
'If she can't handle it and it's over, so be it. Seems he thinks he can pretty much do what the hell he likes because they'd all be nothing without him.'
According to vice girl Jennifer Thompson, Rooney never made any attempt to conceal their relationship.
She claimed that they met for sex at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Salford and that after one encounter Rooney summoned a member of the hotel staff demanding cigarettes, handing over £200 in exchange for a packet of 20 Marlboro.
Miss Thompson said that he had openly spoken to her in front of Manchester United team mates including Michael Owen in Rio Ferdinand's Italian restaurant, Rosso.
And tellingly, Rooney and his advisers made no legal move to gag Miss Thompson - in contrast to other members of the England squad who have spent tens of thousands obtaining court orders preventing their names and details of their alleged indiscretions being published.
The source added that Rooney 'is not enjoying the attention or embarrassment' but added: 'He's not going to be walking through the front door on Wednesday s****ing himself by the sounds of it.'
Coleen, 24, and her ten-month-old son Kai are believed to be with her parents at the home she and Wayne bought for them in Formby, Merseyside
Coleen, 24, and her ten-month-old son Kai are believed to be with her parents Tony and Colette McLoughlin at the home she and Wayne bought for them in Formby, Merseyside.
One of Rooney's own cousins yesterday urged Coleen to divorce him.
According to vice girl Jennifer Thompson, Wayne never made any attempt to conceal their relationship
Natalie Rooney, a model whose father John is the brother of the footballer's father Wayne Sr, said her cousin was 'dirty' and Coleen should leave. She also said she was 'ashamed' to call Rooney part of the family.
In a message on the social networking site Twitter, Natalie told Coleen: 'Just bag him & bin him. You deserve a million times better. Not someone who does this to you and treats you like dirt while he's out sleeping with dirt.'
The 21-year-old continued: 'I'mjust glad she has her little man (their baby son Kai) there with her tokeep her strong. Or the girl (Coleen) wouldn't have been able to keep herself together.'
Natalietried to end a fallout with Coleen which happened three years ago by writing on Twitter: 'Hey @ ColeenRooney, not sure whether you got my txtor not. Really sorry to hear what's happened.
'I'mactually ashamed to call him family. Just letting you know I'm here if you need me. Just give me a call, I've still got the same number. Let's put the past behind us. Xxxx.'
OnSunday, Natalie wrote on Facebook how she had lost respect for her cousin.
'Other footballers have girls begging to have sex with them,' she wrote. 'He pays for it. Lost all my respect for him now!'
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