Uh-oh, things really aren’t looking good for Posh and Becks’ marriage... again
It’s been another dark week for the couple
They couldn’t have travelled much further away from their daily lives, but even in Australia – 10,000 miles from home – Victoria and David Beckham couldn’t escape their problems. And after another week of negative headlines plaguing them, insiders tell heat the couple have had some of the worst times ever in their marriage – and the designer is at breaking point trying to hold everything together.
“She’s so close to the edge now,” says a source close to the couple, who have been married for nearly 20 years and have four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. “David doesn’t seem to care any more about how people perceive their marriage, and he doesn’t want to try to portray a perfect life in public when they are going through a tough period of their relationship.
“She’s in pieces over it and is clinging on in the hope that things will turn around. It feels like crunch time for Brand Beckham. They both know they can’t go on like this.”
Last week, heat told you how fans were shocked by clips from an interview David, 43, gave to an Australian news show, where he called his marriage “complicated” and “hard work”. The rest of the chat was later aired, where the former footballer also touched on how little time there is left in their relationship after work and caring for kids. He said, “Your children, they want your time and they deserve your time. We are hard working and we feel that is the right way to bring up our children
– to prove and to show to them that actually you have to work really hard to be successful.” He added, “We’ve been married for a really long time now… To be married the amount of time we have, it’s always hard work – everybody knows that. But you make it work. You make difficult situations – travelling away, being away from each other – you make it work.”
Reports claimed Victoria, 44, was devastated by his comments and spent two days crying, although her rep denies this and other reports claimed her unhappiness was to do with a break-in at their Cotswolds mansion. Shortly afterwards, the former Spice Girl confirmed she’d checked into a spa in Germany, which specialises in emotional balance. And sources say she’s considering returning. “She seriously feels like checking into a retreat for a month,” says the insider. “She just needs to escape from everything and says the two days she spent there were perhaps the most restful and peaceful she’s had in years. She’s living in fear that she’s going to just lose it if everything becomes too much for her. Victoria knows she needs to take a break, but it’s difficult. It feels like everything’s piling in on top of her, and it’s taking a lot to keep her head above water.”
The Beckhams spent last week in Australia, where David was working as an ambassador for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. While he shared snaps on social media of days out with his sons, Victoria was pictured at a fitness class and taking her daughter to a nail salon – posting a pic on Instagram of Harper reading her recent Vogue Australia interview. It was her second cover for the magazine in as many months, as the designer had also appeared in the British edition to celebrate ten years of her fashion label. The mag caused a big stir, as David was missing from the family picture on the front cover of the main edition. In the chat, Victoria made several enigmatic, cool comments about her marriage, including, “We both realise that we are stronger together,” and, “Would either of us be in the position that we are in
now had we not met and been together all those years ago? We are much stronger – the six of us – than we would be if we were individuals. We respect that.”
While the family were abroad, David and Victoria also dealt with drama back at home, when a reported break in was caught on CCTV at their house in the Cotswolds. Three men – including one wearing a balaclava – were chased away by neighbours and police were called to the £6million property. “It’s yet another thing for Victoria to worry about,” adds the insider. “She’s now really on David’s case about security for their homes and cars. She can’t get over how blatant the robbers were, and, as David will be spending a lot more time in America soon, it got her worrying about what other criminals could be planning. Their Australia trip was supposed to be special – the kids were on half term and it was a chance to show the world a united front after David’s comments, but it just ended up being tense and snappy.”
It comes on top of a truly tough 18 months for the couple, as David has spent more and more time abroad and away. The former England captain has been trying to launch his own football team in Miami since 2014, spending millions in the process. He is currently rumoured to be sourcing players for the side, and it’s likely to take him to the US even more regularly. We’re told, “There are so many exciting opportunities coming up for David with the football project. It’s a huge investment and he needs to have his head straight, not dealing with rumours and scrutiny about his marriage. Honestly, he’s sick to the back teeth of it.”
The insider continues, “For years, David was OK with playing happy families. The Beckham brand came first, and nothing was allowed to get in its way. That’s still true in many ways, but he’s speaking up for himself a lot more and not in the mood to tolerate any nonsense. He knew what he was saying in that interview and he doesn’t regret it. He wants to stop trying to pretend everything is perfect all the time, which he finds cheesy and irritating. If that means he ruffles feathers, so be it.
“He’s decided to follow his instincts. Victoria, on the other hand, wants him to show more support. She hates how people are talking about their marriage being in trouble. This is her worst nightmare and she’s in an extremely vulnerable place.” ■
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