Vinnie Jones brands Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy row 'embarrassing'
The former footballer praised his late wife Tanya Jones for her discretion when it came to media attention, claiming WAGs Coleen and Rebekah had humiliated their husbands and children.
Vinnie Jones has weighed into the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney row, branding the fall out between the footballer's wives "embarrassing".
In his first television interview since the death of his wife Tanya in July, the former footballer-turned actor praised his wife for her discretion over the years.
Praising his wife for never seeking fame, he said: “You look at the papers now with the two football wives. Tanya got offered hundreds and hundreds of opportunities to do modelling and do stories and she never did any of them. She was the opposite to these girls now."
Rooney is being hailed as 'Wagatha Christie' by the internet, after accusing fellow WAG Vardy of selling stories about her.
In a sensational post on Instagram, the wife of Wayne Rooney claimed she had conducted her own five-month investigation after suspecting someone had been leaking her private Instagram stories to the press - an allegation that Vardy denies.
Vinnie said while the row was humourous, he believed the footballer's wives hadn't given much thought to how the public spat would affect their husband's and families.
“I think it’s quite funny, but what about the embarrassment to their husbands,” he said. “And no thought of the kids.”
Vinnie's wife was treated for melanoma in 2013 but went on to fight three types of cancer before her death in July following a six-year battle with the disease.
Speaking about what life has been like since her untimely death, Vinnie explained he's found it hard to come to terms with the idea of moving on but had been "keeping busy" in a bid to deal with his grief.
He said: “The hardest part of all for me to adjust to is – even that day [she died] – was everybody’s life goes on. You’re looking around and you’re going ‘this is the biggest tragedy of my life and they’re still going to work, they’re they’re still queuing up for Starbucks.’ The enormity of it all is just heavy.”
Despite his ongoing grief, the father-of-two said messages from well-wishers had been lifting his spirits.
“We’ve had some unbelievable emails and messages… and it’s made a difference,” he told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
“Whenever you think you’ve got a problem, and however bad it is, or however hard it is, there is always somebody around the corner with worse or bigger problems. That’s why you have to talk about it."