See photos of the pair's romance throughout the years

Coleen McLoughlin and Wayne Rooney grow up in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth and start dating in their final year of school when they’re just 16.

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They’re thrust into the limelight after Wayne becomes England’s youngest football player at just 17 years old.

A few months later in October 2003, Wayne and Coleen get engaged when the footie star proposes with a £46,500 diamond engagement ring.

‘When we first talked about getting married we did feel too young, but not anymore,’ says Coleen.

‘We want to spend the rest of our lives together and there’s no stronger commitment than getting married.’

However, a year later Coleen is devastated by Wayne’s admission that he visited a brothel in 2002.

‘Foolish as it now seems I did on occasions visit massage parlours and prostitutes,’ he says in a statement.

‘It was at a time when I was very young and immature and before I had settled down with Coleen.’

In 2005, Coleen explains her decision to stay with her fiancé.

‘The truth is, and I’ve never said this before, at that time in our relationship [when the story came out] I’d never even slept with Wayne,’ she admits.

‘I was only 16 and we weren’t having that kind of relationship at that stage.’

July 2008 sees Wayne and Coleen marry in an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends at a church in Portofino, Italy. They hold the reception on board a yacht.

Coleen changes her surname to Rooney.

The couple announce that they’re expecting their first child in April 2009 and welcome son Kai that November.

But their relationship is rocked again when it’s alleged that Wayne paid 21-year-old Jennifer Thompson for sex while Coleen was pregnant.

They manage to get over the claims and their second boy Klay arrives in May 2013.

2014 sees the family head to Brazil over the summer to watch Wayne play for England in the World Cup while 2015 brings the happy news that Coleen is pregnant with the couple’s third child.

Watch the Wayne and Coleen love story in pictures…