The parents of Jennifer Thompson, the woman at the centre of allegations concerning Wayne Rooney, have issued an extraordinary apology to his wife Coleen.
Hamish Thompson said: "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 that have been made."
Meanwhile, Coleen is said to have spoken to her football star husband Wayne in a frank 45-minute phone call concerning the allegations that have rocked their marriage.
Following his return from Switzerland where he scored a goal for England on Tuesday night, she is said to have agreed to the "make or break" discussion.
He apparently arrived back to their empty £4.5 million mansion at 4am on Wednesday morning.
Coleen has been staying at the home of her parents (pictured), with the couple's son Kai since the furore broke.
The 24-year-old footballer has reportedly accepted the anguish the revelations about his infidelities have caused and is desperately trying to save their union.
A source told the Daily Mirror: "It was a long painful talk. The first of many they will be having."