Coleen Rooney opens up about 'date nights' and 'working' on her marriage to footballer Wayne Rooney

You’d think being married to a footballer would be tough with all the travelling and training involved but according to Coleen Rooney, the forced absences keeps her vows to Wayne safe.

The 29-year-old fashion designer says that the time spent apart while her footie hubby is playing for England is in fact a blessing for their 13-year union: ‘Wayne has just been away for three weeks, which is a long time,’ she says.

‘But it gives you that excitement of seeing each other at the end of it.

‘Sometimes I take the kids away at half term. Obviously we miss each other but it’s nice to have little breaks now and again.’

Coleen met England captain Wayne when she was 12 and the pair got together four years later.

In 2008 they tied the knot in a converted monastery on Italy’s Ligurian coast but the fairy tale ending they were so desperate for wasn’t all plain sailing.

The pair have had their fair share of ups and downs the most public of which when Wayne was exposed by a tabloid newspaper for sleeping with prostitutes in 2004.

He later issued a grovelling apology saying: ‘Foolish as it now seems I did on occasions visit massage parlours and ­prostitutes. I now regret it deeply and hope people may understand that it was the sort of mistake you make when you are young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and ­immature.’

But Colleen admits that marriage is something ‘they have to work on’ and to that end they have a date night once a week when they are both at home.

‘When we had Klay we said we needed to have more time together,’ says Coleen.

‘So we’ll go to the cinema or for a meal – and two years on we’ve stuck to that. It’s nice to have time without the kids.’

Pregnant Coleen also admits she isn’t keen on find out the sex of her baby this time.

‘With Klay I found out I was having a boy, and obviously I was still excited. But when you’re actually going to have the baby it takes that little ‘not knowing’ thing away,’ she says.

‘So I’m definitely not this time.’

With two boys, Kai (5) and Klay (2), and a third baby on the way—the couple are certain to have their hands full.

Date nights all the way!

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