‘I’m Strug­gling’

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Fol­low­ing a stress­ful few weeks lead­ing up to NYFW, Vic­to­ria is strug­gling to find a work-life bal­anceé

Flit­ting be­tween run­ning her global fashion em­pire, sched­ul­ing in two work­outs a day, be­ing a full-time mum and over­see­ing brand Beck­ham, we of­ten won­der how Vic­to­ria crams it all in. So when Look heard the 43-year-old fashion de­signer was strug­gling with her work-life bal­ance last week, we weren’t sur­prised.

With the stress of New York Fashion Week, el­dest son Brook­lyn hav­ing just left for uni­ver­sity and with Vic be­ing away from home, sources say VB’S hav­ing a pretty hard time right now.

‘Vic­to­ria has a way of mak­ing it all look easy,’ says a close pal. ‘But the truth is, she’s stressed out most of the time. Her am­bi­tions are huge, and in­stead of sit­ting back and en­joy­ing the fruits of her labour, she wants to keep go­ing. She might seem like Su­per­woman, but she’s only hu­man and needs down­time. Right now she’s strug­gling. ‘This is her favourite time of year, but it’s also the time she dreads the most. She’s been so ner­vous in the build up to her fashion show, and that cou­pled with be­ing away from her fam­ily is tough. But she loves her job so she’s torn.’

Vic’s spo­ken out about feel­ing un­der pres­sure in the past. ‘I am pas­sion­ate, be­cause there’s a lot of pres­sure,’ she said. ‘But I recog­nise that can be my strength in cer­tain ar­eas and pos­si­bly my weak­ness in oth­ers.’

But while Vic is find­ing it tough, ac­cord­ing to our source, she’s try­ing to fit in a fam­ily hol­i­day later this year, as well as a ro­man­tic get­away with hus­band David.

‘Vic­to­ria’s push­ing for a fam­ily break, prob­a­bly around Brook­lyn’s uni hol­i­day in Novem­ber,’ says a pal. ‘David doesn’t want to wait that long, though. He’s beg­ging her to take time off so they can go some­where ro­man­tic, just the two of them.’

Poor Vic, we reckon she should give her­self a break. After all, her list of ac­com­plish­ments is se­ri­ously im­pres­sive…

Pas­sion can be my weak­ness in cer­tain ar­eas

El­dest son Brookyln is start­ing uni (yes, re­ally!)

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