After a long hard season, few could begrudge Wayne Rooney a bit of summer sun – although you would be forgiven for suggesting he started his holiday a few weeks back given his performances at Euro 2012.
The frazzled front man relaxed after England’s Euro 2012 exit at the hands of Italy by jetting off to mingle with the stars, and Shaun Wright-Phillips, in LA.
Rooney was pictured alongside the QPR man and boxer Amir Kahn as he soaked up the rays having jetted off with wife Colleen, who was later seen chilling out by the pool in a snazzy two piece Gingham bikini.
Even the Rooneys can’t have it all their own way however - having spent the day associating themselves with the A-list, the duo had to endure what most people would consider a fate worse than death – an evening sat opposite Piers Morgan.
The Brit pack spent the night glugging champagne and dining in West Holywood, only for matters to take a turn for the worse when Rooney scored a massive own goal by drunkenly stumbling over a tree.
Morgan took to Twitter to describe how the evening unfolded, writing: "Soho House, West Hollywood, midnight: greatest moment of @WayneRooney's life” before Coleen responded on the social network site: “@piersmorgan haha!!! What????? Falling over a tree!!! X."
No doubt when the hulking hitman decided to take a summer trip, this wasn’t what he had in mind.
Away from the Rooney’s cross-Atlantic adventures, plenty of other stars were taking the opportunity to jet off around the world and catch some sun before the start of the new season.
Carlos Tevez, whose career at Manchester City looked dead and buried last season, was spotted in Miami up to his neck on the beach with his two daughters and saucy spouse Vanessa, who could barely contain her laughter, either at his portly midriff or his sandy predicament.
From one former Manchester United player to another, and Cristiano Ronaldo needs no excuse to showcase his impressive physique, and that is exactly what he was doing when he was spotted copping an eyeful of Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk’s delicious derriere on a yacht in Saint-Tropez.
For a man last seen distraught at missing out on one of football’s greatest prizes at Euro 2012, he seemed fairly happy with his lot as he splashed around with the Russian stunner and his son, Cristiano Jr.