Who is Leanne Brown? Real Housewives of Cheshire star, ex Manchester United star Wes Brown’s wife and friend of the Rooneys


LEANNE Brown is one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Cheshire – with her own business and a beautiful family to boot.

She's been caught up in a vicious feud over money with former BFF Dawn Ward and spent her summer holiday with Wayne and Coleen Rooney. Here's all you need to know about her…

 Fans love to see the lavish lifestyle of 40-year-old Leanne on the reality show Real Housewives of CheshireRex Features Fans love to see the lavish lifestyle of 40-year-old Leanne on the reality show Real Housewives of Cheshire

Who is Leanne Brown, how old is she and what's her background?

Leanne Brown is a TV personality, mother, wife and clothes designer who is a cast member on the Real Housewives of Cheshire, though she's originally from Cumbria.

The former lapdancer met husband Wes 16 years ago, when she moved to Manchester to train as a beautician.

Fans love to see the lavish lifestyle of the 40-year-old star, who is said to be worth around £10million with husband Wes.

 WAG Dawn Ward (left) is also a real housewife of Cheshire has been at war with Leanne Brown (right)Rex Features WAG Dawn Ward (left) is also a real housewife of Cheshire has been at war with Leanne Brown (right)

Why did Leanne Brown threaten to quit The Real Housewives of Cheshire?

The Sun revealed that Leanne had massively fallen out with fellow cast member Dawn Ward and the pair “refused” to film together last season.

Camera crews were driven mad as tensions ran high on set after a bust up over a disputed £500,000 loan from Leanne's hubby's company Wes Brown Ltd to Ashley, Dawn's husband.

Leanne then threatened to quit along with co-stars Tanya Bardsley and Ampika Pickston after being labelled a “lap dancer” and a “slag” and a “prostitute” by a mystery co-star in the furious row.

They were eventually convinced to stay, but a source said: “Leanne, Ampika and Tanya were on the verge of quitting altogether this week.

“The rows have been getting even worse, so they thought leaving the programme was their only way out.

“The show is in tatters – another big argument between the wives and that could be it.”

Dawn, 43, who is married to ex footballer Ashley Ward, did not take part in a trip with Leanne other cast members to film on location in Dubai as a result of all this.

Who is Wes Brown?

Real Housewives star Leanne is married to Wes Brown, an English professional footballer who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers.

He started his career at Manchester United where he made 232 appearances as a defender.

After 15 years with the club, he left to play for Sunderland for five years, and has been at Blackburn Rovers since 2016.

 She met husband Wes 16 years ago, when she moved to Manchester to train as a beauticianFame Flynet She met husband Wes 16 years ago, when she moved to Manchester to train as a beautician

He tied the knot with Leanne in 2009 in an opulent ceremony at Peckforton Castle.

The pair have three daughters together, Halle, Lilia and Lola.

The Browns are good friends with the Rooney's and enjoyed a holiday together in Mykonos just three months before Wayne's drink-driving scandal.

Wayne was out with Wes and another housewife connection, Tanya Bardsley's brother-in-law when he met party girl Laura Simpson.

Who are the other Real Housewives of Cheshire?

Dawn Ward, wife of retired footballer Ashley, returns for the sixth series having been one of the original cast members.

Tanya Bardsley, who has also been in the show since the very first episode and is married to Stoke City footballer Phil Bardsley, also returns.

There are a few non-Wags in the show too; fashion brand owner Seema Malhotra, Stacey Forsey who is married to Sports Direct businessman Dave Forsey and outspoken Lauren Simon.

Czech born Ester Dee is back for her second season on the show – she caused a bit of a stir when she was introduced in season five when it was revealed by The Sun on Sunday that she wasn't married to the man who she appeared on the show with, property developer Rob Lloyd.

Dutch WAG Nermina Pieters-Mekic, the wife of Stoke City player Erik Pieters also joins the cast along with property landlady Rachel Lugo.

 Season six of Real Housewives of Cheshire©Monkey Kingdom Season six of Real Housewives of Cheshire

When is the Real Housewives of Cheshire on and what’s the show all about?

The sixth series of the reality show began on ITVBe on Monday, September 11 at 10pm and is shown every Monday at the same time.

It repeats on ITVBe+1 on Sky and Freesat at 11pm.

It is also available to watch on the channel’s on demand service.

The reality TV show follows the lives of a group of women who live in one of the UK’s most affluent areas.

It shows their every day lives and explores their relationships with friends, family and partners.

It also details how they prepare for and deal with social situations and new business ventures.

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