West Brom striker Andy Carroll and reality star Billi Mucklow finally said ‘I do’ this weekend – just days after he was pictured in bed with another woman following a mammoth 17-hour drinking session on his own stag do.
The embarrassing photos emerged of ex England striker Andy, 33, in Dubai looking worse for wear in bed with bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkey, with his impending nuptials seemingly the last thing on his mind.
However, faced with cancelling their wedding at short notice and ditching her groom-to-be, reality star Billi, 34, has, like many a WAG before her, chosen to turn a blind eye to the pre-wedding misdemeanour in the Middle East, and the pair waltzed down the aisle as planned on Saturday.
No relationship red card: Billi Mucklow, 34, forgave West Brom and former England striker Andy Carroll, 33, after he was pictured in bed with two other woman on his stag do in Dubai – and the pair made it down the aisle this weekend
Stag do fail: Carroll was pictured asleep next to a blonde barmaid following a 17-hour drinking bender in Dubai ahead of his wedding to Billi – but the reality star kept on with the couple’s wedding plans
Footballers certainly have form when it comes to playing away from home, with some of England’s biggest stars in recent decades seeing their love lives on the front pages as well as the back.
Coleen Rooney, 36, has steadfastly stuck by husband Wayne – and father of their four sons – despite multiple cheating scandals over the course of their 20-year relationship, including accusations of sleeping with an older prostitute at the height of his Manchester United career.
TV star and model Abbey Clancy married ex-England star Peter Crouch just months after it was alleged he slept with a teenage prostitute back in 2011, and Paige Milian, the partner of Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling has also faced humiliating headlines about her husband-to-be’s alleged infidelity – but she’s yet to show the relationship red card.
Here, FEMAIL looks at the WAGS who’ve decided swirling rumours of playing away are no deal-breaker when it comes to relationships.
COLEEN ROONEY: HAS ENDURED STRING OF CHEATING SCANDALS INVOLVING WAYNE
Rocky road: Coleen married Wayne in 2008 after the pair met as teenagers, with the couple have welcoming four sons over the course of their 20 year relationship.: The couple are parents to four sons – Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four
Watchful eye: The WAG, 36, wants the footballer, 36, to be ‘chaperoned at all times’ by a ‘responsible adult’ such as her brother Joe or another person she trusts – saying alcohol has been behind many of Wayne’s marriage fails
Coleen married rising football sensation Wayne in 2008 after the pair met as teenagers, with the couple welcoming four sons over the course of their 20-year relationship. While they are often seen supporting one another in public – including during the recent High Court trial against Rebekah Vardy, the marriage has been marred by many claims of infidelity over the years.
Coleen, 36, has never given Wayne his marching orders though, once saying she ‘wouldn’t be here today’ if she hadn’t forgiven him of his bad behaviour.
At London’s High Court last month, the mother-of-four did reveal the couple had split from her husband Wayne briefly after he was caught drink-driving with a ‘party girl’ in 2017.
Describing the aftermath of a scandal in which he was caught with office worker Laura Simpson in 2017, Coleen told the High Court: ‘I was in a vulnerable situation – there had been some wrongdoing by my husband. I was spending a lot of time at my parents’ house. I didn’t know how my marriage was going to work out.’
‘It wasn’t acceptable!’: Coleen Rooney broke her silence on husband Wayne’s many infidelities in the trailer in Amazon Prime documentary, Rooney, in October
Holiday time: Wayne Rooney shared a photo from his family’s holiday in Dubai on Monday, showing wife Coleen and eldest son Kai, 12, in matching air boots
Coleen’s faith is thought to be at the core of her commitment. Sources close to her have said she reportedly won’t divorce Wayne over fears that a separation could ‘ruin their boys’ lives’ and that her Catholic faith will stop her from breaking her marriage vows.
The couple began dating aged just 16 and went on to marry in a lavish ceremony in Portofino in 2008. They are now parents to four sons – Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four.
In 2004, Coleen faced her first marital challenge, when reports of Wayne’s brothel visits and his infamous romp with three prostitutes first emerged in the press.
Wayne, then aged 18, moved to Manchester United, it was discovered that the teenager paid £140 for sex with prostitute Charlotte Glover, 21.
It was also claimed that at a brothel in Liverpool he slept with Gina McCarrick, then 37, and grandmother Patricia Tierney, then 48, who wore a rubber catsuit and was known as the ‘Auld Slapper’. Their last meeting was in October 2009, a month before Coleen gave birth.
Devastated Coleen stood by her man but didn’t comment publicly on the claims – though later admitted that when the first scandal came out she hadn’t yet slept with Wayne herself.
Reflecting on the difficult time in last year’s Amazon Prime documentary, Coleen conceded: ‘The first time, we were young, so there was a lot of arguing.’
It’s clear that Mrs Rooney didn’t approve of the company Wayne was keeping: ‘I knew groups that Wayne was hanging around with that weren’t good for him. Lovely people but together, with alcohol, not good and I told him that from day one.’
Wayne was also seen discussing the period, admitting: ‘I put myself in the wrong place and when you’re in the wrong place and there’s alcohol involved you’re gonna make bad decisions and you’re going to have to suffer and deal with the consequences’.
Coleen later said: ‘Life goes on and I’ve moved on.’
In 2017, Wayne was alleged to have enjoyed a ‘kiss and cuddle’ with another woman before being arrested for drink driving while Coleen was pregnant with their fourth child.
The footballer was charged with drink-driving after being caught behind the wheel of a VW Beetle belonging to a woman he picked up after a 10-hour drinking session while his pregnant wife and three sons were on holiday.
Lettings agent worker Laura Simpson, then 29, said the pair had ‘kissed and cuddled’ and she would have ‘s*****d’ him if he had not been pulled over by the police.
Wayne and Coleen began dating aged 16 and went on to marry in a lavish ceremony in Portofino in 2008. They are now parents to four sons – Kai, 12, Klay, eight, Kit, six, and Cass, three.
Office worker Laura Simpson (pictured), who was chatted up and kissed by soccer star Wayne Rooney before his drink driving arrest, is pictured
Over the years, Coleen, now a success in her own right, has also hit back at fan speculation that she was staying with Wayne for his money, insisting that love and family is what is keeping them together.
She added: ‘It’s my decision…do I love Wayne? Yes, I do. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t be trying to make it work. I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.’
After the ‘party girl scandal’, the family then moved to the States with Wayne’s football career, but another scandal was just around the corner in 2019, with reports that their marriage was ‘hanging by a thread’ after Wayne was spotted drinking with barmaid Vicki Rosiek until 2.30am.
The incident came just weeks after he was arrested for being drunk at an airport in Washington DC.
Fast forward to the summer of that year, and Wayne was embroiled in yet another cheating scandal in August after he was pictured at 5.30am in a Vancouver hotel with a mystery woman following a night out with his DC United teammates.
Wayne insisted that nothing untoward had happened, however, tweeting: ‘Nothing happened between me and any girl on that night in Vancouver. I did not enter the lift alone with the girl pictured in the hotel foyer.
‘The girl pictured in the club was simply one of many who innocently asked for autographs and pictures.’
The Derby County manager continues to attract controversy; he hit the headlines once again in 2021 after pictures emerged of the star partying and falling asleep in a hotel room with young women.
He later admitted he ‘made a mistake’ and apologised to his family and Derby County after he paid the three party girls £1 to buy the copyright to the images after accusing them of blackmail, prompting them to offer an apology.
PAIGE MILIAN: RAHEEM STERLING’S TEEN SWEETHEART TURNED WIFE-TO-BE ONCE SHOVED A WOMAN OUT OF THE WAY WHO WAS TWERKING ON MAN CITY ACE
Allegations: In 2019, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling denied allegations that he slept with a £3,000-a-night prostitute, but has previously admitted to cheating on his long-term girlfriend Paige Milian (The couple pictured at The O2 Arena in 2018)
Milian, who first met Sterling when she was just 12, and is mother to two of his three children, has remained committed to her footballer fiance, in spite of rumours of his infidelity
Raheem Sterling, 27, and influencer Paige Milian, 26, have been romantically involved since they were teens growing up in west London, with football ace Sterling’s mistakes on and off the pitch often making front page news.
Milian, who has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and is mother to two of the footballer’s three children, has been unwavering in her support of the England star despite facing a string of allegations that he’s not always been faithful to their relationship.
In 2019, the winger denied allegations that he’d slept with a £3,000-a-night prostitute.
The 22-year-old sex worker, who earns £180,000 a week, purportedly romped with the unnamed Kim Kardashian lookalike in a Los Angeles hotel while on tour in the US.
At Sterling’s 25th birthday party, he was captured on video simulating sex with a twerking partygoer; Milian, pictured with Sterling at the bash, was seen shoving the woman out of the way
The star has two children, Thiago and Thai-Cruz, with Milian, and a daughter Melody-Rose from a previous relationship
The £49million player then sent a stream of angry messages over WhatsApp to the prostitute — arguing over the price — before a Man City fixer left her £1,500, according to The Sun.
When the Manchester City star turned 25 that same year, the footballer was awkwardly pictured on film simulating sex with a partygoer, who was enthusiastically twerking against the winger, at his Gatsby-themed birthday bash.
Moments later, Sterling’s fiancée arrived on the scene to shove the woman out of the way – and she began twerking herself.
The long-term couple got engaged in March 2018 and were set to get married in 2020, before the pandemic stalled their nuptials.
ABBEY CLANCY: WED PETER CROUCH MONTHS AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT WITH A TEENAGE PROSTITUTE – WHILE SHE WAS CARRYING THE COUPLE’S FIRST CHILD
Abbey, 36, and Peter, 41, are now the picture of a happy family, with four children and continued successful careers.
However, the couple haven’t always had a perfect relationship – with ex England star Peter almost scuppering their wedding after being accused of cheating on Abbey just months before they were due to marry in 2011.
Peter and Abbey started dating in 2006. They briefly split that summer when he sent her home from the World Cup in Germany after she was involved in a cocaine scandal. She was then accused of cheating on him by rekindling a relationship with an ex-boyfriend after she had started dating Crouch.
However, it was Crouch’s behaviour that really put the couple in the spotlight. In 2010, Monica Mint, a then 19-year-old prostitute said the 6ft 7in striker paid her £800 for liaisons in the back of a taxi and at an £80-a-night hotel while on a Stag Do in Madrid. Abbey was pregnant with their first child at the time.
Abbey, 36, and Peter, 41, are now the picture of a happy family with the couple recently taking their four children on a trip to DisneyLand.
But they haven’t always had the picture perfect relationship – with the couple previously being embroiled in scandal after Peter was accused of cheating on her months before their wedding. Pictured in 2011
Back in 2010, Monica Mint, a then 19-year-old prostitute said the 6ft 7in striker paid her £800 for liaisons in the back of a taxi and at an £80-a-night hotel while on a Stag Do in Madrid. Abbey was pregnant with their first child at the time. Peter and Abbey are pictured on a recent holiday
Shortly after, photos emerged of the England legend apparently flirting with women in France which further rocked the couple’s relationship.
Ironically, Abbey had previously spoken of her trust in Crouch, telling OK! magazine that their relationship was ‘different’ from those of many other footballers.
‘There are loads of footballers who are happily married and you don’t hear anything about them,’ she said. ‘Everyone chats Peter up, and it doesn’t matter if I’m there or not. It amuses me and Peter doesn’t take any notice of them.’
But she was said to be left ‘furious’ after fiancé’s alleged betrayal. The affair is reported to have taken place after Crouch, who was 29 at the time, went on a stag weekend to Madrid ahead of the wedding of school friend Ed Aitkin.
The liaison with the 19-year-old Algerian-born prostitute is said to have taken place in the early hours of the next day after. She was introduced to the footballer at the Buddha del Mar nightclub.
Abbey recently told The Mirror newspaper about the cheating scandal : ‘It was horrendous. For any woman who is pregnant or had a baby, it’s tough.’ She is pictured in a campaign for Ultimo
After getting a cab back to his hotel, the sex worker told the News of the World at the time: ‘We stopped at the traffic lights while I was doing what he wanted and he didn’t seem to mind that people could have seen him.
‘Because he is so tall, his legs were squashed up and the driver was joking as our movements were shaking the seat.’
They then checked in to the three-star Rafael Hotel, where Crouch insisted the room was in the girl’s name – but he had to pay with his credit card.
Abbey recently told The Mirror newspaper about the cheating scandals : ‘It was horrendous. For any woman who is pregnant or had a baby, it’s tough.’
She dismissed the episode as ‘one of those things’. She added: ‘He’s my best friend. He makes me laugh – he’s kind, generous and the most incredible dad. I’m so proud of him.’
Abbey didn’t give up on Peter and the pair got married three months after his dalliance Sophia was born in March 2011. They now have four children, Sophia, 11, Liberty, six, Jonny, four, and Jack, two whose dreams came true as they got to see all their favourite Disney characters come to life.
JENNIFER GIROUD: STOOD BY OLIVIER AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN
Olivier Giroud, Jennifer Giroud, Jade Giroud and Evan Giroud attends the Grand Prix du Prince during the 15th international Monte-Carlo Jumping
French striker Olivier Giroud saw his notoriously private wife Jennifer stick by his side after he was caught, quite literally, with his pants down in a hotel room with a model. Jennifer, who married Giroud in 2011 and has four children with the striker, remained tight lipped after he was spotted inviting a model to his hotel room prior a Premier League match in 2014.
French striker Olivier Giroud saw his notoriously private wife Jennifer stick by his side after he was caught, quite literally, with his pants down in a hotel room with a model.
Jennifer, who married Giroud in 2011 and has four children with the striker, remained stoic and tight-lipped after he was spotted inviting a model to his hotel room before a Premier League match in 2014.
The football star, who played for Arsenal at the time, denied taking model Celia Kay to the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf the night before the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Later, the striker issued a grovelling apology on Twitter and apologised to Jennifer and his club.
The football star, who played for Arsenal at the time, denied taking model Celia Kay (right) to the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf the night before the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Left with Jennifer
Kay, who models for international magazines such as Maxim and FHM, was pictured arriving at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf at 12.50am and leaving at 3.04am that night. Olivier Giroud and Jennifer Giroud attend The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 2, 2018
‘I apologise to my wife, family and friends and my manager, team-mates and Arsenal fans,’ he said.
‘I now have to fight for my family and for my club and obtain their forgiveness. Nothing else matters at the moment.’
Kay, who models for international magazines such as Maxim and FHM, was pictured arriving at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf at 12.50am and leaving at 3.04am that night.
She insists she did not have sex with the 6ft 4in striker, but said the footballer was lying.
‘Olivier knows the truth and the fact that he lied about us is pathetic,’ Kay told the Sun on Sunday.
‘He’s just digging a bigger hole for himself. If he is big enough to do the crime, he’s got to serve the time.’
Despite this, Jennifer stuck with him, and the pair now have four children.
TONI TERRY: FACED AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE AFTER EX CHELSEA STAR JOHN SEDUCED FORMER TEAMMATE WAYNE BRIDGE’S THEN GIRLFRIEND
In 2011, John Terry was named as the England player reportedly having an affair with the ex-girlfriend of team-mate Wayne Bridge. The ex Chelsea skipper was not only alleged to have cheated behind his wife Toni’s back with French model Vanessa Perroncel – but he’d pursued expensive ways of preventing the affair from being discovered.
The England captain married Toni Poole in 2007 and the couple share two children together, Georgie John and Summer Rose.
United front: John and Toni Terry, pictured in 2018, weathered the storm of his 2011 affair with the then girlfriend of his team-mate Wayne Bridge
Support: Toni has stuck with the footballer turned coach…and recent years have seen the couple regularly sharing snaps from romantic trips away (The couple pictured in 2021 celebrating their wedding anniversary)
French model Vanessa Perroncel allegedly fell for Terry’s charms while she was dating his team-mate Wayne Bridge. Terry and Wayne Bridge (right) both played together at Chelsea and were team-mates with England at the time of the affair
Terry’s so-called ‘super-injunction’ was granted by a High Court judge under human rights laws. He had successfully claimed that exposing his alleged infidelity would be a breach of his right to a ‘private and family life’.
Later, a furious Wayne Bridge snubbed the England defender when they met on a football field for the first time after Terry tried to cover up the affair.
Then Manchester City full-back Bridge walked straight past the outstretched palm of the Chelsea captain, barely glancing at him, before a match at Stamford Bridge.
To make matters worse for the disgraced England star, Terry’s wife Toni was in the stands with her family to watch the dramatic scene on the pitch.
Since then, the Terrys have seemingly managed to paper over the cracks and in recent years, they’ve regularly shared snaps from romantic trips away on Instagram, suggesting their relationship is firmly back on track.
FROM THREE-IN-A-BED SNAPS TO TYING THE KNOT: HOW BILLI MUCKLOW FORGAVE ANDY CARROLL FOR THOSE STAG DO PHOTOS
Andy was pictured asleep next to a blonde barmaid and it was revealed he had also slept beside alongside a second woman on his Dubai stag-do
The kiss that says all is forgiven: Billi and Andy shared their first photo a husband and wife after exchanging vows at the Four Seasons hotel in Hampshire on Sunday
Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll tied the knot this weekend in a lavish ceremony at Hampshire’s five-star Four Seasons Hotel.
The former TOWIE star, 34, and her footballer husband, 33, slow danced as a live singer serenaded the newlyweds.
However, just days ago it seemed touch-and-go as to whether the long-planned event would take place after the former England striker ended up in bed with two blondes following a 17-hour drinking session during his stag-do in Dubai.
Former TOWIE star Billi fled from the couple’s home and took refuge at her parents’ house, removing her £200,000 engagement ring in the run up to the big day.
Despite being spotted without her ring, she seemed to forgive and forget, and Andy reportedly banned his groomsmen from making ‘three-in-a-bed’ jokes at his wedding.
Pictures: Other photographs showed Taylor wearing the father-of-five’s personalised bathrobe with ‘Andy Carroll’ embroidered on the chest
First dance: Billi Mucklow and Andy Carroll have been spotted having their first dance as man and wife in a new loved-up clip when they tied the knot at the Four Seasons in Hampshire on Sunday
Billi was said to be ‘struggling’ over wedding day after Andy was pictured asleep next to a blonde barmaid, and it was revealed he had also slept beside a second woman on his stag-do.
‘Andy has warned his groomsmen that there are to be no jokes about Dubai, let alone any talk of the stag at the wedding,’ a source told The Sun.
‘Billi is still quietly fuming about everything that went on and she’s warned Andy that he should do everything not to ruin their big day.’
Earlier this week, Billi broke cover for the first time since the Dubai stag-do and was seen without her £200,000 engagement ring.
She was joined by her mother Paula, who has been at her side since the news of her husband-to-be’s holiday exploits broke last week, as she moved out of her £5million family home to live with her parents to do some ‘soul searching’.
Billi, who normally sports a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger, was without the sparkler as she visited a Boots pharmacy near her home.
Going ahead: Andy appeared to have put his Dubai stag-do woes behind him as he arrived at the wedding venue on Saturday
Silence: Meanwhile, Andy is believed to have banned his groomsmen from making ‘three-in-a-bed’ jokes at his wedding to Billi after his stag-do antics
On Tuesday, the former TV personality told staff at the bridal store where she purchased her wedding dress that she ‘doesn’t want to get married’ but will tie the knot with Andy.
She revealed their nuptials would go ahead as planned, conceding it’s too late to cancel with so many commitments in place including travel and accommodation arrangements for their 200 guests attending the lavish bash.
She received her wedding gown from London bridal shop Browns Bride after having it couriered on Tuesday following the footballer’s three-in-bed shame.
MailOnline revealed last week that Billi branded her fiancé ‘an idiot’ after he was pictured in bed with bar manager Taylor Jane Wilkney during his stag do.
The couple had announced their engagement in November 2014, after Andy popped the question during a romantic mini-break in Rome, Italy.
It’s understood that Billi is demanding Andy ‘hand over everything’ in relation to the pictures before their wedding.
A friend said: ‘It’s the only way she can move on — however bad it is.’
Earlier this month, Billi and her pals jetted to Dubai for her hen-do, which was ‘gate-crashed’ by her fiancé after he arrived in the UAE towards the end of her girls’ trip.
The delighted wife-to-be shared a happy snap of the pair as they enjoyed dinner, while renaming her Hen Party a ‘STEN do’.
But just days later, Andy was pictured sleeping next to bar manager Taylor, which followed on from the ‘STEN’ celebrations.
Photographs showed the recently released West Brom forward passed out on a bed beside the 27-year-old bar manager.
Other snaps showed Taylor wearing the father-of-five’s personalised bathrobe with ‘Andy Carroll’ embroidered on the chest.
Taylor, who says the pictures were leaked on Snapchat after she sent them to her friends back in the UK, insists nothing sexual happened with the 6ft4in forward. ‘It was all just a bit of entirely innocent fun.’
Taylor detailed the boozy night with the striker and claimed that she and her pals were not told Andy was on his stag-do.
She told The Sun: ‘At no point did anyone mention it was a stag do, we were told it was a lads’ holiday, I didn’t know he was getting married.’
Taylor, who works in Dubai as a bar manager at a high-end hotel, described her time with Carroll as ‘really boozy’ and said the striker was ‘steaming drunk’.
Reflecting on the night, Taylor said they arrived at The Avenue Dubai, a nightclub in the Shangri-La Hotel, at around 1am and headed to the VIP area, where Andy had booked a table, before later heading back to Andy’s hotel for an after party.
She said they all had shots of Grey Goose vodka before Andy danced around with underwear on his head, while one of his friends fell off a chair and through a false wall.
Couple: Billi started dating the Geordie footballer in the summer of 2013 but they kept their relationship under wraps until the following February
Family: Among the guests were the couple’s three children Arlo, six, Wolf, four, and 21-month old daughter Marvel Mae, along with Carroll’s daughter Emilie Rose, 12, and Lucas, 11, from a previous relationship
‘I remember Andy dancing around with the waistband from a pair of Calvin Kleins on his head and the DJ kept giving him a shout-out,’ she added.
The wild bender saw Andy and his friends spend around £30,000, where Andy drunk at least 20 rounds of vodka, 10 glasses of sangria, and 10 shots of Jägermeister and Grey Goose vodka.
But Taylor insisted that the night was just ‘innocent fun’ and apologised to Andy’s fiancée Billi for the ‘mess’.
However friends of Billi told the paper the pictures were ’embarrassing’ so close to their wedding, which is set to take place in just two weeks after an eight year engagement.
With his towering frame, Andy had already established himself as a talented striker for boyhood club Newcastle United before confirming his relationship with TV personality Billi in 2014.
She found fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2011, but quit reality TV two years later to run a Bikram yoga studio in Essex.
Among the guests were the couple’s three children Arlo, six, Wolf, four, and 21-month old daughter Marvel Mae, along with Carroll’s daughter Emilie Rose, 12, and Lucas, 11, from a previous relationship.