By Natalie Evans | Daily Mirror |
Shamed Wayne Rooney could end up parting with half of his £80million fortune – because of a brake light bulb costing less than £5.
The Everton striker was pulled over by police while allegedly driving party girl Laura Simpson home because officers spotted the car had a broken bulb.
The 31-year-old footballer was charged with drink-driving after police found him to be over the prescribed limit when he was breathalysed at 2am on Friday.
But had it not been for the minor traffic violation, officers in Cheshire may not have stopped Laura’s convertible VW Beetle near to the Symposium bar in Wilmslow.
Humiliated wife Coleen flew home from her holiday in Majorca following her husband’s arrest.
The pregnant 31-year-old confronted Rooney and Laura before fleeing to her mum and dad’s.
Coleen’s decision to stay with parents Colette and Tony has sparked fears she may want a divorce – a move that could cost the £200,000-a-week star up to £100million in settlements, based on his past and future earnings.
Should Coleen, who is expecting the couple’s fourth child, decide to end their marriage, lawyers would look to split Wayne’s wealth 50/50 as a starting point.
A set of two replacement brake light bulbs to fit Laura’s 10-year-old motor are sold at Halford’s for just £4.
Coleen is said to be in turmoil over conflicting reports of husband Wayne’s boozy car trip with 29-year-old Laura.
Friends said she does not know whether the former England star is telling the truth or mum-of-one Laura, who claims he ogled her breasts before having a “kiss and cuddle” .
Roo apologised to his wife of nine years as he fought to save their marriage during crisis talks on Friday night at their £6million home in Prestbury, Cheshire.
But she left grim-faced on Saturday, with mum Colette by her side, and has since been staying at her parents’ house on Merseyside.
Wayne is said to fear his marriage is over following his latest betrayal .
Coleen is said to have phoned estate agent Laura to hear her version of events in the lead-up to Roo being arrested for drink driving in her car after a night out.
A friend of Coleen’s claimed Rooney’s mates are ribbing him about the alleged ogling in Laura’s VW Beetle
The pal added: “Wayne’s mates are now calling him Herbie the Love.
“It’s hilarious. He’s now being likened to something out of a Walt Disney film because of the girl’s Beetle he was driving. At the moment Wayne thinks it’s funny but he might not do when the crowd at Everton start chanting ‘Herbie’ instead of ‘Rooney’.”