Coleen and Wayne Rooney pictured in happier times (Image: Instagram)
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Wayne Rooney's latest headline-grabbing antics have once again left people wondering why on earth his wife Coleen Rooney has stayed with him.
Regardless how other parties acted – Cheshire Police has now dropped a probe into a complaint of blackmail in relation to the pictures of Wayne asleep in a hotel room – the fact is a married dad-of-four put himself in this position.
He allowed himself to escort a group of young attractive women back to their hotel in the early hours of the morning knowing full well he could be caught on camera at any time. However, there is no suggestion that he behaved inappropriately with the women.
It comes after a string of historic controversies, including Wayne's shameful drink-driving episode after a boozy night out.
Here, dating expert Liam Barnett explains why Wayne continues to put his marriage in jeopardy.
Wayne and Coleen married in 2008 and have four sons together
We cannot know exactly how a person feels, what they’re thinking, or what they’ve experienced without knowing the person themselves. However, we can observe their behaviour and explore the probable cause behind it.
In this case I feel like Wayne needs a lot, and has an awful lot of work to do on himself.
The way somebody is raised is going to affect them in their future relationships, especially romantic ones.
Coleen "forgave" Wayne's previous indiscretions before laying down "ground rules", it's reported
We all get beliefs and ‘traumas’ from our childhood that need a lot of work to first recognise them as ‘things to work on’, and even more work to start working on them and fix them.
So in this case, I believe Wayne needs to acknowledge his behaviour, acknowledge from what place of his mind and heart is the source of this behaviour, and start working on them if he wants to maintain a healthy relationship with anyone – especially Coleen.
Relationship expert Liam Barnett says Wayne's behaviour could be caused by low self-esteem and previous trauma
We all, at times, lack self esteem, trust and self-appreciation, because we’re so sensitive, vulnerable, and fragile to many things that trigger certain actions, feelings and emotions.
The problem does not stem from the vulnerability, it comes from when we don’t acknowledge and accept these soft and vulnerable spots in order to work on them.