Vardy - wife of footballer Jamie Vardy - later denied the allegations and insisted she doesn't speak to the press about Rooney. Far be it from me to lecture people on the appropriateness of airing their dirty laundry in public, but I have always found that if you are going to do it, it is best to do it in a way that doesn't air anybody else's, too.
Several other celebs have been quick to get involved, with Danielle Lloyd responding to Coleen's original Insta post with three rat emojis and comedian Shappi Khorsandi - who appeared on I'm A Celeb in the same year as Rebekah - hinted that she was also #teamcoleen by tweeting "BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhARGHGHGHGHGHGH!"
Coleen wrote that she had set up a sting in order to discover who was selling the stories about her and the Rooney family by setting up fake stories and only giving access to her stories to one person - Rebekah.
"That would be like arguing with a pigeon".
Over the past few months, Coleen turned detective and posted a series of false stories to her private Instagram account to see if they would end up in the publication.
Coleen shared inaccurate Instagram reviews that handiest Rebekah may possibly perchance see to suss out whether or no longer she changed into as soon as the friend leaking her reviews to the clicking.
And now Rebekah has exposed what exactly was said during the phone call.
'If I don't talk, then everyone will still think I did it, and the abuse will go on'.
"It's a shame cos she probably thought she would never get caught".
He went on: 'Everything on the internet is traceable to an individual, so we will be able to find out one way or another whether this was someone using Rebekah's account without permission, or if it was her with the data behind it'.
The pair are now said to be communicating through their lawyers in the wake of the bitter row which has dominated social media and newspapers this week.
We've asked for the proof, but it's not been forthcoming'.
For anyone who has been living under a rock this week, let me briefly explain the sensational.
As for how she came to that conclusion, well, it took almost half a year's worth of scheming: "Over the past five months, I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper", she wrote in a statement explaining her process of elimination on Twitter.