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Coleen Mary McLoughlin

(1986-04-03) 3 April 1986 (age 32)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
ResidencePrestbury, Cheshire
Other namesColeen McLoughlin
EducationSt John Bosco Arts College
OccupationTelevision presenter, columnist, product endorser
Wayne Rooney (m. 2008)

Coleen Mary Rooney (née McLoughlin; born 3 April 1986) is an English product endorser. She is the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney.


  • 1 Early life and family
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Media
  • 3 Personal life
    • 3.1 Marriage and children
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life and family[edit]

Coleen Mary McLoughlin was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, to Tony and Colette McLoughlin. Tony McLoughlin, who was a bricklayer, also ran a boxing club. The McLoughlins are of Irish descent. Coleen is the eldest of four children, followed by her brothers Joe and Anthony and her adopted sister Rosie, who suffered with Rett syndrome and died on 5 January 2013 at the age of 14.[1]

Coleen Rooney attended St John Bosco Arts College and left school with 10 GCSEs, including an A* for Performing Arts.[2]



Rooney wrote a column for celebrity magazine Closer entitled "Welcome to My World". She left Closer in 2008 to write a weekly fashion and news column for OK! magazine.[3]

Rooney tried her hand at presenting when in May 2006 she assisted Sir Trevor McDonald on his show Tonight with Trevor McDonald in a programme about the genetic disorder Rett syndrome, from which her younger sister suffered.[4] She went on to make her own series for ITV called Coleen's Real Women in which she was labelled as "The nation's favourite girl next door"[5] and looked for "real women" to front advertising campaigns as an alternative to models.[6]

Rooney sells an exercise DVD entitled Coleen McLoughlin's Brand New Body Workout, which became a bestseller in the United Kingdom.[7] She was paid £3 million to front the George at Asda campaign.[8] Rooney's autobiography, Welcome to My World, was released in March 2007.[9]

In June 2010, Rooney struck a deal with retail and gambling company Littlewoods.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Marriage and children[edit]

She met her future husband, Wayne Rooney, at the age of 12 in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth. They began a relationship at the age of 16, after they left secondary school. Wayne's mother, Jeanette, worked as a part-time cleaner at St John Bosco Arts College, the Catholic secondary school Coleen attended.[11]

Their wedding took place in Portofino, Italy on 12 June 2008. The couple were paid a reported £2.5 million by Britain's OK! magazine for exclusive wedding information and pictures.[12] The couple, dubbed Wayleen,[13] moved into a new £1.3m mansion in Formby. They currently live in Prestbury, Cheshire, in a £4 million Neo-Georgian mega mansion, which has an indoor swimming pool, sweeping staircase, jacuzzi and gold-plated taps.[14]

On 2 November 2009, Rooney gave birth to their first child, Kai Wayne Rooney. On 21 May 2013, Rooney gave birth to Klay Anthony Rooney. On 24 January 2016, Rooney gave birth to her third son Kit Joseph Rooney.[15] On 15 February 2018, Rooney announced on her Twitter profile the birth of her fourth son Cass Mac Rooney.[16]

She is a patron of the Liverpool Based Alder Hey Children's Charity.[17]