Former England footballer Wayne Rooney has reportedly quit drinking alcohol, in a bid to ‘save his marriage to Coleen’.
The 33-year-old ex Manchester United legend has reportedly infuriated Coleen with his boozy antics since they moved to the United States, where Wayne captains DC United in the MLS.
The Sun has reported that ahead of Wayne’s return to the UK in October he will be having sessions with a counsellor, in a bid to cut alcohol out completely.
Wayne’s wife Coleen has been open about her time in the United States and her desire to bring an end to their American journey.
She has already returned to England, with their four kids – Kai, nine, Klay, six, Kit, three, and 18-month-old Cass, with Wayne finishing the season with his Washington DC based team before taking up a player-coach role at Derby County from January onwards.
The change, along with the decision to seek help to cut out the booze, is reportedly all part of Wayne’s attempts to appease Coleen and keep their marriage on track.
A source told The Sun that “Wayne was drinking a fair amount in the States and it was causing huge problems with Coleen.”
The source went on to add that it was like Wayne “was on self-destruct,” and that he was “boozing at home late into the night.”
It has been claimed that Wayne “ wants a completely fresh start and knows losing his unhealthy relationship with the bottle would be the best thing for them all.”
Coleen allegedly asked Wayne to get help with his drinking previously “but at the time he wasn’t listening.”
At he beginning of the year, Wayne was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at Washington airport after he had flown in from the UAE.
The following month, he went on a well documented ’12-hour boozy bender’ with a barmaid, after going to Florida with his DC United teammates.
Source: The Mirror