Coleen Rooney told a court she believed Rebekah Vardy would attack herself in an anonymous column on ‘Wags’ in The Sun to cover her tracks.
The 36-year-old said she thought the model was somehow involved in the article and would try to confuse people.
Ms Rooney appeared in the witness box on Monday for her libel trial against Ms Vardy, which centers on the latter being accused of leaking private information about Ms Rooney to the press.
Ms Vardy denies the allegations and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for defamation.
Her lawyer questioned Ms Rooney on Monday about who she believes to be ‘The Secret Wag’ – an anonymous column in The sun on the private lives of the wives and girlfriends of famous British footballers.
“Your case is that Mrs. Vardy is a secret Wag, or a primary source or a source for the secret Wag,” Hugh Tomlinson asked.
“Are you saying the secret Wag column contains information from your private Instagram?”
“No,” replied Mrs. Rooney.
Mr Tomlinson told Ms Rooney that ‘the Secret Wag Column was actually quite nice to you’, adding: ‘It says you’re the nicest Wag’.
“You think it was a distraction technique saying you’re the nicest Wag,” Mr Tomlinson told Ms Rooney.
Ms Rooney confirmed she believed Ms Vardy would attack herself and praise Ms Rooney in the secret Wag column to confuse people.
“I think it was done the same way as my Instagram, so either Ms Vardy is giving the information herself or through someone else,” Ms Rooney said of the column. .
The High Court lawsuit centers on an explosive social media post by Ms Rooney in 2019, which detailed an elaborate scheme to determine who was leaking stories from her Instagram to the press and earned her the nickname ‘Wagatha Christie’ .
It ended with, “This is……Rebekah Vardy’s account.”
The trial so far has seen Ms Vardy, who has previously taken the witness stand, questioned about her dealings with the media and messages with her agent discussing potentially leaked stories.
Ms Rooney told the court on Friday she suspected leaks of her private Instagram came from Ms Vardy’s account when she dumped her on social media.
The High Court heard Ms Rooney say her children may have been on the phone and she did not follow Ms Vardy when asked about it.
“Yes, it was a cover-up of what I was investigating,” she told the court.
Ms Rooney continued: “I suspected Ms Vardy might be doing this from her account and when I received this message it made me realize even more that it was suspicious, and I told a lie. “
Ms Rooney is expected to complete her testimony on Monday, with her husband Wayne due to speak on Tuesday.