THE parents of the woman whom Wayne Rooney allegedly paid £1,200 a time for sex apologised to the footballer’s wife, Coleen, yesterday.
Hamish and Dana Thompson spoke out after claims their daughter Jennifer, 21, regularly slept with the Manchester United and England star while his wife was pregnant.
The Thompsons issued a statement, saying: “Following the various newspaper articles concerning our daughter, Jennifer, we would like to offer our most sincere apologies to Coleen Rooney and her family.
“This may sound somewhat hollow, but my wife and I would never condone what has or may have happened.
“We had absolutely no idea about any of the allegations and claims that have been made.”
Jennifer Thompson is said to have met the striker at Manchester’s five-star Lowry Hotel for sex.
She also spent time with him at Manchester’s 235 Casino, she has said.
Coleen, 24, was pregnant with their son, Kai, at the time. She is at her parents’ home in Huyton, Liverpool, as she assesses what to do.
Mr and Mrs Thompson went on: “Following this statement, we will not discuss the current situation further.
“The last few days have been extremely trying for us and our family.”
The couple, who were believed to be on holiday when news of their daughter’s relationship with Rooney broke, added: “Jennifer is our daughter and we love her and we will deal with this matter as a family, not via the media.
“We would appreciate greatly if we could be afforded a degree of privacy and time in which we can gain a better understanding of the situation.
“We will not be answering any questions from this point forward.”
Miss Thompson was born in Aberdeen, but brought up in the Gulf state of Qatar as her father is reportedly an oil company executive.
When the family returned to Britain and moved to Heaton, Bolton, she was privately educated at Lord’s Independent School, which charges £1,555 a term.
But her good education and middle-class background were at odds with how her life appeared to develop – working at a Bolton nightclub where she is said to have met footballers.
Yesterday, Rooney remained inside his mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire, after returning in the early hours from England’s European Championship qualifier in Basel.
A group of photographers and reporters had been gathered outside since the news broke in the News of the World on Sunday.
On Tuesday, his model and celebrity columnist wife emerged from her parents’ plush detached house for the first time.
She appeared with a scarf wrapped round her left hand, concealing the ring finger.
Meanwhile, it was said that Coleen has agreed to meet for talks after her husband flew back from Switzerland.
The meeting came as a newspaper named single mum Helen Wood, 23, as the second prostitute who allegedly joined Rooney and Jennifer Thompson for a threesome at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester last year.
Another newspaper claimed Rooney allegedly paid Thompson an “ugly tax” in order to bed her.
A friend of the prostitute revealed Jenny often gave her services for free to footballers she fancied, suggesting that Wayne may have paid “ugly tax” in order to have sex with her.
The pal told the Daily Star: “If she thought they were hot, she’d happily do it for nothing, but she didn’t turn away footballers she wasn’t so knocked out by.
“Instead, she’d just charge them, either in cash or gifts. I guess it was like an ugly tax. She thought it was hilarious and loved telling us all what she’d got up to and for how much.”
The insider added: “We were surprised Wayne paid so much. I know a lot of people call him Shrek, but he’s actually not that ugly when you’re sat in front of him.”
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