Coleen Rooney's Twitter row with Rebekah Vardy inspires others to share tales of betrayal

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Coleen Rooney's spat with Rebekah Vardy has inspired the internet. [Photo: Getty]

Coleen Rooney’s Twitter row with Rebekah Vardy was the story which dominated the headlines yesterday.

The TV personality and wife of Wayne Rooney, 33, outed her fellow WAG (a term literally meaning ‘Wives and Girlfriends’ of footballers) for allegedly leaking the contents of her private Instagram Stories to the press.

In a now-viral tweet, Rooney revealed how she believes she caught out Vardy, 37, leading to Twitter users dubbing her “WAGAtha Christie”, after the late crime novelist Dame Agatha Christie, for her sleuthing and storytelling style.

Rooney’s Wikipedia page has even been altered to include “amateur detective”.

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Now, Twitter users have been inspired to share their own tales of catching people out on lies.


But while Rooney might currently be the most famous, modern-day amateur detective, she’s not alone in her investigative work.

Biographer Shon Faye was inspired by Rooney’s story to share how her mother discovered her father’s affair in the 90s using letter shading.

Since Faye’s tweet, numerous other Twitter users have shared their tales of catching out marital infidelity, with techniques involving receipt tracking and audio recordings.

People are also making reference to their investigations involving social media platforms such as Chinese microblogging website Weibo and now-defunct website Bebo.

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Then there are all the pop culture references to the likes of ‘Games of Thrones’, ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The Godfather’.

As Rooney highlighted yesterday, digital technology provides ample opportunity to uncover dishonest behaviour.

Earlier this year, a man shared his concerns that his wife could be having an affair with her boss after discovering a suspicious text message on her phone while she was in the bathroom one evening.

He was advised by an expert to openly acknowledge what he had seen with his wife.