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Who is Rebekah Vardy? England and Leicester star Jamie’s wife and mum of four who’s joining I’m A Celebrity 2017

REBEKAH Vardy is the wife of England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

The Sun has previously revealed how she had to call the police because of sick trolls – and now she's bound for the I'm A Celebrity jungle and all that goes with it. Here's all you need to know…

 

 Rebekah Vardy said she was convinced by her kids to go on I'm a Celebrity�ITV Plc Rebekah Vardy said she was convinced by her kids to go on I'm a Celebrity

Who is Rebekah Vardy?

Rebekah is the 35-year-old wife of Leicester City football player Jamie Vardy.

Born Rebekah Nicholson, the star met her future husband after she was hired to organised the star's birthday party in January 2014.

After a two-year relationship and the birth of their first child, Sofia, the couple tied the knot at Cheshire's Peckforton Castle in May 25, 2016.

In addition to the two children she has with Jamie, Rebekah has two children, Megan (aged 11) and Taylor (6), from previous relationships.

Jamie also has a five-year-old daughter, Ella, from a relationship with Emma Daggett, bringing their combined brood up to five.

The family live in an eight-bedroomed mansion in Lincolnshire, where they try to grow their own healthy fruit and vegetables as much as possible.

 The then mum-of-two met Jamie when she planned his partyFame Flynet The then mum-of-two met Jamie when she planned his party

Is Rebekah Vardy joining I'm A Celebrity 2017?

Rebekah is heading to Australia to take part in this year’s show, which is set to kick off next week, but will be the last celeb to arrive because she almost backed out last minute.

The Sun Online revealed that the star almost pulled out because she was worried about leaving her four children behind.

An insider told The Sun Online: “She's going in – but she nearly pulled out yesterday. She's really worried about leaving her kids behind and is really panicking about it.

“She was about to pull out because she can't bear the thought of being away from them for so long, however she has now arranged to fly them out too so that they are with her the minute she leaves the camp.”

When did Rebekah give birth to her second child with Jamie Vardy?

Rebekah and Jamie welcomed their newest arrival, Finlay, in January 2017.

Husband Jamie took to Twitter to announce the big news, and wrote: "Over the moon to announce the arrival of our gorgeous little boy on Sunday evening! Mummy and baby doing great! @RebekahVardy #blessed"

Following the birth, Rebekah proudly revealed her stretch marks with the message: "imperfection is beautiful".

Jamie's wife also admitted she almost broke her husband's fingers during her excruciating labour, as she revealed the first pictures of the couple's son Finley.

Rebekah was then branded "inspirational" by fans after sharing an adorable photo of her breastfeeding the newborn while preparing for a photo shoot.

She later revealed she is trying out a controversial new post-birth treatment that has the placenta ground into pills so she can eat them.

Rebekah also revealed she has framed her baby's umbilical cord as a memento of the birth.

 Rebekah Vardy opened up about being sexually abused as a teenager on Loose WomenITV Rebekah Vardy opened up about being sexually abused as a teenager on Loose Women

What has Rebekah Vardy said about being sexually assaulted?

The footballer's wife offered an emotional account of how she had been sexually assaulted as a teenager when appearing on Loose Women in October 2017.

Speaking to panellists Ruth Langsford, Nadia Sawalha and Janet Street-Porter, she told of how she was assaulted in her "early teens".

"It was someone quite close to me but not a member of my family. I had conversations with numerous members of my family about it but they persuaded not to take it any further," she said.

"They said it would not be beneficial to report it. I didn't tell anyone outside the family about it."

Rebekah said the abuse was one of the reasons she left home at 16.

What is postpartum depression and what is Rebekah Vardy's experience with it?

Rebekah appeared on Loose Women to discuss her struggle with postpartum depression, which is triggered by childbirth but much more severe than just the “baby blues”.

Speaking on the show, whilst breastfeeding baby Finley, she said: "I think people in general after you’ve had kids they think you’re a superwoman and there’s never any issues.

“It’s a really taboo subject post natal depression there’s a stigma they think it doesn’t exist – it was after my second child. I couldn’t get out of bed its very much real.”

Rebekah also defended her choice to breastfeed her son in public after being criticised by vicious trolls.

Writing in her column for OK! magazine she said: “If Finley is hungry and I’m out in public, my boob is coming out. He’s not going to wait until I’m home and I don’t care if people have a problem with that.”

 Rebekah and Jamie have five children between themFame Flynet Rebekah and Jamie have five children between them

What are the 'mum tum' pictures Rebekah Vardy posted and what has been the response?

Rebekah took part in an exclusive photoshoot with The Sun, showing off her post baby body in a set of Calvin Klein underwear just three months after giving birth to Finley.

She has since revealed she has been flooded with positive messages since posing for the revealing pictures.

Rebekah told OK! magazine: "There have been so many lovely comments online about my ‘mum tum’ photo shoot.

"It was something I wanted to do for new mums who might be feeling self-conscious about their bodies.

"We’re so used to seeing celebrities’ bodies bounce back after giving birth but that isn’t realistic for most people.

"After I gave birth to Finley I had some nasty comments from people saying my thighs were fat, but I wanted to do the shoot to show that I’m not ashamed of my body."

What happened when Rebekah Vardy was trolled?

Rebekah has revealed she was forced to call in the police after sick trolls sent her sexual messages about her two-year-old daughter Sofia.

Trolls bombarded Rebekah with vile messages after she posted a picture of her little girl in husband Jamie's Leicester shirt on Instagram.

Speaking on Channel 5 series, Celeb Trolls: We're Coming To Get You, Rebekah said: “I don't think I've ever read anything as disgusting.

“I was distraught. We just got the police involved straight away.”

The abuse has now become so bad, Rebekah admitted she was too afraid to leave the home she shares with 30-year-old Jamie and their children.

Rebekah explained: “I feel like I don't want to go out of the house, like I don't want to go anywhere that someone would recognise me, especially if I'm with my children.”

Although the police tried their best, Rebekah revealed they were unable to take action against the online pervert because his IP address registered in India.

Rebekah Vardy reveals how vile online trolls have sent abuse to her two-year-old daughter on This Morning

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