Coleen Rooney has finally confirmed that she and her children will move to Washington to support Wayne after he signed for DC United.
HE’S England’s all time top goalscorer, a devoted father of four who recently celebrated his 10-year wedding anniversary to his childhood sweetheart.
But for much of his career it seemed Wayne Rooney made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Now, however, after completing a £300,000-a-week move to US soccer team DC United, it seems he’s finally settling down for a life away from the scandals that have punctuated his time in English football.
Yesterday wife Coleen confirmed in a tweet she and children Kai, eight, Klay, five, Kit, two, and four month-old Cass will be joining him.
“The move is very much a family-led thing,” says PR expert Mark Borkowski.
“Without doubt Coleen’s first motivation in deciding to join Wayne is to keep the family together, keep the kids with their dad.
So she’ll go over there, have a look at how things are and then maybe they’ll think about whether her parents want to come out too. I’m sure she’ll feel it’s a case of the more the merrier.”
“You have to remember that nobody’s really heard of them in America,” says Mark Borkowski. “They’re not like the Beckhams.
“But what might be interesting is what happens if Wayne starts banging in the goals for DC United.
The Rooneys make a compelling story: the ordinary kids made good, the strong family unit, and she’s very presentable and likeable… there’s a sense of the American dream there.
“I believe she has joined Wayne principally for family reasons but it might turn out to be a very canny move in a marketing sense too.”