Coleen Rooney may be set for a career as an investigative journalist after her detective work apparently weeded out who was leaking her "false" private Instagram stories to a British tabloid.

The 33-year-old wife of the DC United forward Wayne Rooney made a social media statement on Wednesday. She said a number of her private stories, including an apparent "gender selection" treatment in Mexico , were sent to The Sun newspaper without her permission.

Rooney then detailed her method to help reveal the apparent culprit whom she said was Rebekah Vardy, the wife of Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy.

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Rooney wrote on an Instagram post : "For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories.

"To try and prove this, I came up with an idea. I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories but ONE account."

"Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into The Sun newspaper.

"And, you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV, and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house.

"Now I know for certain which account/individual it's come from. I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

"It's ... Rebekah Vardy's account."

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Shortly after the post from Rooney, Rebekah Vardy responded with a post of her own, denying the accusation.

"I wish you had called me if you thought this," she said. "I never speak to anyone about you, as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for."

She added: "I liked you a lot Colleen and I'm so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when I'm heavily pregnant."

Vardy is now to consulting her legal team over the accusation, according to The Independent.

Business Insider contacted The Sun regarding the "false" stories it published, but is yet to receive a response.

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