Wayne Rooney posted an adorable photo of his childhood sweetheart Coleen to celebrate her birthday today.

The mum-of-three turned 31, and her footballer husband took the opportunity to pay tribute to his leading lady.

Sharing a cute snap of Coleen with the couple's children, Kai, Klay and Kit, Wayne said: "Happy Birthday to my wife @coleen_rooney 鉂?quot;

The couple also enjoyed a romantic night out this weekend, to celebrate Coleen's special day, with Wayne posting another photo of the pair together.

Coleen was all smiles as she beamed at the camera, while Wayne placed a protective arm round her shoulder.

Captioning the shot the England star said: "Nice meal last night to start @coleen_rooney birthday celebrations."

In recent weeks Coleen has enjoyed her friend's fancy dress party, where she transformed into a mermaid , with a shimmering gold custom-made dress.