"The more she learns, the more sympathetic she is to Wayne’s version of events."

Coleen Rooney has reportedly labelled Laura Simpson – the woman at the centre of husband Wayne’s latest cheating scandal – a “slapper”.

According to reports, the pregnant wife of the Everton footballer is said to believe that Wayne was targeted by Simpson in a bid to launch a reality show.

And now it seems all may not be lost for the married couple, as Coleen is becoming more sympathetic towards Wayne.

“Coleen has been furious at Wayne. But the more she learns, the more sympathetic she is to Wayne’s version of events,” a source told The Sun.

“She labelled Laura a ‘fame-seeking slapper’.”

Earlier this week, Simpson appeared on This Morning where she denied previous reports that she said she had “kissed and cuddled” Wayne before he was arrested for drink-driving earlier this month.

She said of the night: “Basically, we just got a cab. It was a bit of a whirlwind really. There was no conversation. We just ended up in my car after getting out of the cab.”

Coleen was reportedly unimpressed with her TV appearance and her “changing story”.

Laura Simpson

“She still thinks Wayne was in the wrong – but for the first time it seems he has some light at the end of the tunnel,” the source added.

Simpson and Wayne were discovered together after he was pulled over by police in Cheshire behind the wheel of her VW Beetle.

They were stopped for a faulty brake light before police discovered Wayne was over the drink drive limit.

Neither Wayne nor Coleen have officially spoken about the incident, however Coleen is believed to have moved out of the family home and has twice been seen out without her wedding ring.

Wayne is still wearing his wedding ring. His case is due to come before a court next week.

Written by Jenni McKnight