Posh’s fresh agony over David

Amid end­less split spec­u­la­tion, in­sid­ers say Vic­to­ria Beck­ham is dis­traught af­ter her hus­band David de­scribes their re­la­tion­ship as “hard work”

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue - By Daisy Mclure

They’ve fre­quently dom­i­nated the head­lines over the past few months, with per­sis­tent ru­mours their 19-year mar­riage is un­der strain. And Vic­to­ria Beck­ham faced fresh agony last week when her hus­band David ad­mit­ted their mar­riage is “al­ways hard work” – and that it had grown “more com­pli­cated” over time.

In an in­ter­view with an Aus­tralian TV show, the for­mer Eng­land foot­baller said, “To have been mar­ried for the amount of time we have, it’s al­ways hard work. It be­comes a lit­tle bit more com­pli­cated.”

Fans were quick to re­act to David’s ad­mis­sion, with one post­ing on­line, “He’s never made com­ments like this be­fore. Maybe he’s pre­par­ing for a split.” An­other added, “It re­ally sounds like they’re lay­ing the ground­work for a di­vorce an­nounce­ment. This is the kind of thing you keep to your­selves.”


Now in­sid­ers say Posh – who re­vealed on In­sta­gram last week that she’d checked into a well­ness re­treat in Ger­many – was left blind­sided by his com­ments. A source says, “Vic was hurt and felt hu­mil­i­ated. She thought the word­ing was care­less be­cause it fu­elled fur­ther spec­u­la­tion their mar­riage was un­der strain. It drew at­ten­tion to them for the wrong rea­sons. Vic feels they’ve both spent so long fight­ing off neg­a­tive ru­mours over their mar­riage and this brought it all up again. David in­sisted he was just try­ing to be hon­est and re­lat­able as all long-term re­la­tion­ships have their chal­lenges. But Vic felt he didn’t con­sider how peo­ple would re­act.”

The cou­ple have en­dured

con­stant re­ports of strain within their mar­riage in re­cent months, with fans claim­ing they have looked “mis­er­able” to­gether on count­less oc­ca­sions – in­clud­ing the Royal Wed­ding in May.


The pair were even forced to deny they were di­vorc­ing in June, af­ter ru­mours swirled on­line. They then faced fur­ther crit­i­cism in Septem­ber, af­ter de­signer Posh graced the cover of Vogue along­side their five chil­dren – amid re­ports David had re­fused to take part as the fam­ily shot made him feel “un­easy”.

Last month also saw David mocked by fans when he hired lawyer Nick Free­man – nick­named Mr Loop­hole – to get him off speed­ing charges af­ter he was caught driv­ing at 59mph in a 40mph zone ear­lier this year. In­sid­ers re­vealed to Closer at the time that Vic­to­ria was left an­gered by David’s ac­tions – in­sist­ing the in­tense back­lash was hurt­ful for their fam­ily.

The source adds, “Vic has told David that they need a new set of PR rules. Not only has their mar­riage faced scru­tiny in re­cent months, but also David’s rep­u­ta­tion. She’s told him they need to be care­ful about the ex­act word­ing when asked about their mar­riage in in­ter­views and keep de­tails to a min­i­mum. Ul­ti­mately, she’s just sick of the crit­i­cism and wor­ries about how the kids feel. She’s told David they need to work to­gether to stop this neg­a­tive wave of pub­lic­ity for good.”

David re­cently re­vealed in a TV in­ter­view that his mar­riage to Posh is “com­pli­cated”

David’s rep­u­ta­tion has come un­der fire re­cently

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