Coleen Rooney

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Coleen Rooney
Coleen Rooney.jpg
Rooney in a branch of T for Telecom
Born Coleen Mary McLoughlin
(1986-04-03) 3 April 1986 (age 31)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Residence Prestbury, Cheshire
Nationality English
Other names Coleen McLoughlin
Education St John Bosco Arts College
Occupation Television presenter, columnist, product endorser
Spouse(s) Wayne Rooney (m. 2008)
Children 3

Coleen Mary Rooney (née McLoughlin; born 3 April 1986) is an English product endorser. She is the wife of Wayne Rooney.

Early life and family[edit]

Coleen Mary McLoughlin was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, to Tony and Colette McLoughlin. Tony McLoughlin, who was a bricklayer, also ran a boxing club. The McLoughlins are of Scottish descent. Coleen is the eldest of four children, followed by her brothers Joe and Anthony and her adopted sister Rosie, who suffered with Rett syndrome and died on 5 January 2013 at the age of 14.[1]

Coleen Rooney attended St John Bosco Arts College and left school with 10 GCSEs, including an A* for Performing Arts.[2]

Career[edit]

Media[edit]

Rooney had her own column in the celebrity magazine Closer entitled "Welcome to My World", for which she earned up to £10,000. She left Closer in 2008. She then went on to write a weekly column for OK! magazine. Rooney writes about her style and news.[3]

Rooney tried her hand at presenting when, in May 2006, she assisted Sir Trevor McDonald on his show Tonight with Trevor McDonald in a programme about the genetic disorder Rett syndrome, from which her younger sister suffered.[4] She went on to make her own series for ITV called Coleen's Real Women in which she was labelled as "The nation's favourite girl next door"[5] and looked for "real women" to front advertising campaigns as an alternative to models.[6]

Rooney has an exercise DVD on sale in the UK, entitled Coleen McLoughlin's Brand New Body Workout, which became a bestseller.[7] She was paid £3 million to front the George at Asda campaign.[8] Rooney's autobiography, Welcome to My World, was released in March 2007.[9]

In June 2010, Rooney struck a deal with the retail and gambling company Littlewoods; she said of the deal: "The role is a perfect match in enabling me to select and wear my favourite styles as well as share my ideas on how to carry off the season's new trends."[10]

Personal life[edit]

Marriage and children[edit]

She met her future husband, Wayne Rooney, at the age of 12 in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth. They began a relationship at the age of 16, after they left secondary school. Wayne's mother, Jeanette, worked as a part-time cleaner at St John Bosco Arts College, the Catholic secondary school Coleen attended.[11]

Their wedding took place in Portofino, Italy on 12 June 2008. The couple were paid a reported £2.5 million by Britain's OK! magazine for exclusive wedding information and pictures.[12] The couple, dubbed Wayleen,[13] moved into a new £1.3m mansion in Formby. They currently live in Prestbury, Cheshire, in a £4 million Neo-Georgian mega mansion, which has an indoor swimming pool, sweeping staircase, jacuzzi and gold-plated taps.[14]

On 2 November 2009, Rooney gave birth to their first child, Kai Wayne Rooney. On 21 May 2013, Rooney gave birth to Klay Anthony Rooney. On 24 January 2016, Rooney gave birth to her third son Kit Joseph Rooney.[15] On 18th August 2017, Rooney announced her fourth pregnancy.

She is a patron of the Liverpool Based Alder Hey Children's Charity.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coleen Rooney's sister Rosie dies". BBC News. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Hunter Davies (17 December 2006). "Some have celebrity thrust upon them". The Times. Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Coleen McLoughlin–fiancée of Wayne Rooney
  4. ^ "Coleen Rooney visits Lourdes with disabled sister". Now Magazine. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Coleens Real Women". ITV. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2007.  Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  7. ^ "Coleen McLoughlin's Brand New Body Workout DVD". ASDA Entertainment. archive.is. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  8. ^ David Hayes (3 July 2006). "Coleen returns to day job". Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2007. 
  9. ^ Paul Coslett (9 March 2007). "Coleen McLoughlin". BBC News. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Coleen's New £2m Score". Showbiz.sky.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Profiles: Coleen McLoughlin: Triumph of teen spirit and awful taste". The Times. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2007. 
  12. ^ "Wayne and Coleen 'marry in Italy'". BBC. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Wayleen's World". The Daily Telegraph. 5 December 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  14. ^ "Wayne Rooney's House: A look at the footballer's luxury home". World Football Extra. 16 October 2011. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jamaa akiri kujaribu kuingia ndani ya nyumba ya Rooney" (in Swahili). BBC News. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  16. ^ Our patrons Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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