breaking point for the beckhams?
After a year of highs and lows, Vic’s back in charge…
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