VIC­TO­RIA: ‘A Fam­ily And Ca­reer? It’s Hard’

Af­ter Fash­ion Week suc­cess, Vic­to­ria is putting the drama of last month be­hind her, but ad­mits it’s been tough

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‘You can’t un­der­state how hard it is to jug­gle a fam­ily and work­ing. There’s a lot of pres­sure.’ That’s Vic­to­ria Beck­ham be­ing ex­cep­tion­ally can­did, talk­ing with The Sun­day Times and Estée Lauder’s Sarah Creal about what it’s re­ally like to be a woman in busi­ness.

It’s pretty re­fresh­ing to hear Vic­to­ria ad­mit­ting that run­ning her £36m fash­ion em­pire and be­ing a mum of four is hard when she makes it look so ef­fort­less. It’s even more im­pres­sive to see the 42year-old open­ing up fol­low­ing the scan­dal of the last month. Brand Beck­ham took a hit fol­low­ing the ‘Beck­ileaks’ scan­dal, which saw emails be­tween hus­band David and his then man­ager made pub­lic, where he raged about not be­ing given a knight­hood and called the Hon­ours Com­mit­tee ‘c**ts’.

But Vic­to­ria has pow­ered through. As Look re­ported pre­vi­ously, the de­signer took charge and brought the fam­ily closer – all while putting to­gether a very well-re­ceived AW17 col­lec­tion and a sec­ond make-up range for Estée Lauder. Oh, and she’s about to re­veal her first mother and daugh­ter dif­fu­sion line for Tar­get, out 9 April. Busy, much?

‘I put the fam­ily first, David and the chil­dren are every­thing to me,’ she says. But of course, it comes with its fair share of stress and pres­sure.

‘Vic­to­ria’s ex­hausted,’ says a wor­ried pal. ‘She’s been work­ing non­stop. She’s a mas­ter at it, but it gets harder as she takes on more projects.’

The star’s still con­cerned about the last­ing dam­ag­ing ef­fects of the Beck­ileaks drama, too. ‘It’s put a lot of strain on her mar­riage,’ says our source, ‘but she and David are com­mit­ted to mak­ing it work.’

And while the fam­ily did man­age to squeeze in a half-term ski break to Canada (where does she get the en­ergy?!), we’re told Vic­to­ria and David are plan­ning their own lit­tle get­away be­fore the big move to their new £5m house in the Cotswolds, where Vic has told friends she hopes to make ‘a fresh start’.

‘They’re go­ing to have some proper qual­ity time to­gether,’ adds our in­sider. ‘David wants to give Vic­to­ria a break from her daily stress.’ With her 43rd birth­day com­ing up in April, we’d say there’s no bet­ter time.

With Sarah on Women’s Day Vic­to­ria’s been work­ing non-stop, she’s ex­hausted

Vic­to­ria shows off her new mum and daugh­ter col­lec­tion in In­style

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