Victoria Beckham has openly acknowledged that the most challenging period in her marriage was when Rebecca Loos claimed to have had an affair with her husband, David Beckham. During this time, the couple felt a significant disconnect in their relationship.
Despite being married since 1999, the former Spice Girls singer revealed that their marriage faced turmoil when the 48-year-old soccer legend transferred to Real Madrid. The move brought about a barrage of scrutiny due to allegations from David’s personal assistant, Rebecca, who claimed to have had an affair with him—an accusation that David has consistently denied.
In the documentary series titled ‘Beckham,’ viewers are exposed to newspaper headlines featuring Rebecca’s allegations. Director Fisher Stevens posed a question to the retired sportsman, asking how he coped with the deluge of “multiple tabloid stories.”
In response, David Beckham shared, “There were some dreadful stories that were incredibly challenging to cope with. It marked the first instance where Victoria and I were placed under such intense pressure within our marriage.”
The filmmaker then directed a question to Victoria Beckham, who is 49 years old, asking if it was indeed the most difficult period in her marriage. She candidly admitted, “Without a doubt, it was the toughest time for us. It genuinely felt like the world was pitted against us. And the truth is, we were pitted against each other, if I’m completely honest.”
Victoria Beckham went on to elaborate, saying, “You know, leading up to our time in Madrid, it often felt like it was ‘us against the world.’ But we had each other. We were connected. We had a strong bond. However, when we were in Spain, it didn’t feel like we had each other either. And that’s heartbreaking. I can’t even begin to convey how difficult it was and how deeply it affected me.”
David Beckham reflected on the isolation he felt in Spain while Victoria Beckham and their four children remained in the UK. He described the initial challenges of moving to a new country, where he didn’t speak the language and was separated from his family.
He expressed, “When I first relocated to Spain, it was a tough adjustment because I had been a part of a club and a family for my entire career, from the age of 15 until I was 27 years old. Suddenly, I was transferred overnight to a new city. I didn’t speak the language. More importantly, I didn’t have my family with me.”
David continued, “Every morning, we woke up, and it felt like there was a new obstacle. We both felt at that time that we weren’t losing each other, but it felt like we were drowning. There were days when I would wake up and wonder how I could go to work, how I could step onto that training pitch, and how I could pretend that nothing was wrong. I felt physically ill every day, from the moment I opened my eyes. I’d think, ‘How am I going to do this?'”
Despite the challenges, the couple managed to weather the storm, although they remain unsure about how they got through such a turbulent period in their marriage.
David added, “Honestly, I don’t know how we got through it. Victoria Beckham means everything to me. Seeing her hurt was incredibly painful. But we’re fighters, and at that time, we needed to fight for each other and for our family. What we had was worth fighting for. Ultimately, it’s our private life.”
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