Coleen Rooney has been seen for the first time since her Wagatha Christie win over Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney has been seen for the first time since her Wagatha Christie win over Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney has been seen for the first time since winning Wagatha Christie’s defamation battle over Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney was seen with her family on Sunday’s arrival at Old Trafford in her first appearance since Wagatha Christie’s win over Rebekah Vardy.

WAG, 36, appeared deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans.

She carried her essentials in a black purse and hid her eyes behind oversized black sunglasses.

victorious! Coleen Rooney was seen with her family on Sunday’s arrival at Old Trafford in her first appearance since Wagatha Christie’s win over Rebekah Vardy

Her outing comes as she and Rebekah await one last dramatic High Court showdown over who will foot the million-pound bill in their costly ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle.

Sources close to Coleen – who won the case last week – told The Mail on Sunday she will fight to get Rebekah to pay the full amount, which is estimated at up to £3million.

Usually, a winning party still has to bear about 30 percent of the costs.

However, Coleen’s team claims the judge’s scathing ruling that Becky sold stories about her to The Sun newspaper meant it was “inconceivable” that she would not be forced to pay the full amount.

Pensive: The WAG, 36, appeared deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans

Pensive: The WAG, 36, appeared deep in thought as she strolled with her sons, cutting a casual figure in a green shirt and blue jeans

Ms Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Becky, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne.

Rebekah is suing her former girlfriend for defamation over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described how she set up a “sting operation” by posting fake stories to select followers on her private Instagram account to uncover who had leaked stories about her to The Sun.

The October 2019 “big reveal” post ended, “It’s … Rebekah Vardy’s account.”

Stylish: She carried her essentials in a black handbag and hid her eyes behind oversized black sunglasses

Stylish: She carried her essentials in a black handbag and hid her eyes behind oversized black sunglasses

After Rebekah took legal action, Coleen, 36, offered her a “drop your hands” offer, meaning they would both walk away and pay their own costs. She also suggested making a donation to charity.

But Rebekah refused, leading to a costly lawsuit. Now that she’s won, Coleen wants her rival to pay.

A source close to Coleen said: “Coleen didn’t want that to happen. She knew the money would be better spent on so many other things, but she wasn’t going to let Rebekah get away with not paying the full cost.

Damning: Mrs Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Rebekah Vardy, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen Rooney, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne

Damning: Mrs Justice Steyn ruled on Friday that Rebekah Vardy, 40, and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen Rooney, wife of ex-England skipper Wayne

“She tried to work that out early, but Rebekah didn’t want it. And if you look at the structure of the ruling, it’s inconceivable that a judge would not agree that she will pay her in full. Let’s not forget, this lawsuit was filed by Rebekah and she lost spectacularly.

During a preliminary hearing in March last year, the cost was estimated at £1.3million.

Now, following the High Court’s two-week hearing in the case, reports have claimed the total could be as much as £3million.

Rebekah’s solicitor, Hugh Tomlinson QC, is reportedly asking for £10,000 a day, while his counterpart, David Sherborne, is asking around £8,000.

There is speculation that Rebekah and her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie, will have to sell their Portuguese mansion to pay for court costs.

Financial woes: There is speculation the Vardys will have to sell their Portuguese mansion to pay the legal bill

Financial woes: There is speculation the Vardys will have to sell their Portuguese mansion to pay the legal bill