break­ing point for the beck­hams?

Af­ter a year of highs and lows, Vic’s back in charge…

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Poor Vic­to­ria. She’s had to pull David out of the dirt once al­ready this year (one word: Beck­ileaks) and now she’s hav­ing to do it all over again. While Vic’s adamant the fam­ily main­tain a ‘Brand Beck­ham’ united front, ac­cord­ing to pals she’s fum­ing that David, 42, has re­port­edly em­bar­rassed the fam­ily again af­ter a se­ries of public spats.

While the de­signer has been flour­ish­ing ca­reer-wise, even scoop­ing an OBE for her ser­vices to the fash­ion in­dus­try, her fam­ily life has been far from plain sail­ing.

‘It’s been tough and Vic­to­ria’s now hav­ing to take charge of the fam­ily PR yet again – it’s all tak­ing its toll,’ a source tells Look.

More re­cently, David and Vic­to­ria’s re­la­tion­ship has been pretty fraught. As Look re­ported, the cou­ple have been hold­ing some tense cri­sis talks, dis­cussing who should cool down their work sched­ule for the sake of the fam­ily. Ac­cord­ing to our sources, Vic, 43, is at break­ing point – and it seems ten­sions came to a head at Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val, when the pair were pic­tured row­ing back­stage af­ter David re­port­edly left Vic on her own in the VIP area.

While this seemed to raise a few eye­brows, the real drama of the week­end came when David was re­ported to have lost his tem­per with a fan who attempted to take a photo of him in a VIP bar. ‘Vic’s had enough,’ re­veals a close pal. ‘She’s done a lot for David this year. Af­ter the hon­ours scan­dal she ex­e­cuted a mas­ter­plan to re­deem their brand, do­ing heaps of in­ti­mate in­ter­views – which is very un­like Vic. She can’t un­der­stand why David can’t keep their pri­vate life pri­vate.’ We can see why Vic’s get­ting a lit­tle peeved. Just when the Glasto drama seemed to have died down, David re­ceived a fresh batch of crit­i­cism af­ter post­ing a photo of him and six-year-old Harper cel­e­brat­ing her birth­day with Princess Eu­ge­nie at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

While David later ex­plained the party wasn’t specif­i­cally for Harper, the Beck­hams were crit­i­cised for seem­ingly re­ceiv­ing ‘spe­cial treat­ment’. One In­sta­gram user wrote: ‘This is class­less & vul­gar… an abuse of the tax­payer’s money & public prop­erty that is meant to be utilised for state oc­ca­sions or oc­ca­sions that ben­e­fit the state. The whole thing should be in­ves­ti­gated.’

Oh dear. Ac­cord­ing to our source, David’s still pretty stressed about his Mi­ami deal. We can see why: it’s been go­ing on for al­most three years. Mean­while, Vic has New York Fash­ion Week on the hori­zon – a hugely hec­tic time for her.

‘Vic’s told David he needs to stop get­ting worked up about the Mi­ami deal,’ re­veals our source. ‘She gets that it’s stress­ful, but if she can run her busi­ness and jet off around the world to do so, she thinks David should be able to steer clear of con­tro­versy too.’

Hmm – looks like David’s gone from palace to dog­house pretty quickly…

Vic’s had enough. she’s done a lot for David

David and Harper got the royal treat­ment

Mr and Mrs B at Glas­ton­bury

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