Posh’s holiday hell
She’s keeping her distance from David and preparing the kids
She’s famous for telling us what she wants – what she really, really wants. And what Victoria Beckham really, really wanted on her trip to Australia recently was to be nowhere near her husband David.
The former Spice Girl, still reeling from David’s description of their marriage in a TV interview as “hard work” and “complicated”, allegedly spent as little time as possible with her football legend spouse during their time Down Under.
She even missed Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, which was the reason they were in Sydney with their three youngest kids, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and Harper, seven.
Instead, as our pictures show, the couple – who’ve
been married 19 years – went their separate ways. While David shared snaps on social media of his adventures with his sons, climbing the Harbour Bridge and abseiling down a cliff, Victoria was photographed at a fitness class, taking Harper to a nail salon, and watching from a distance while Harper and Cruz splashed about at Manly Beach with their nanny.
And a source close to the Beckhams tells Woman’s
Day the frosty couple’s show of un-togetherness was no accident.
“Victoria and David are trialling a silent separation in the hope it will help ease them into the divorce when it inevitably happens,” claims the source. “Victoria is over the world picking apart their loveless behaviour, so them barely being pictured together in Australia was a purposeful move on her part. Her plan is to start veering away from the public eye as a couple.”
Adds another insider, “David doesn’t care any more about how people perceive their marriage. 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.”
Their sun-soaked yet emotionally chilly Sydney break was proof that even 17,000km from home, Victoria, 44, who runs her own fashion label in London, and David, 43, who spends most of his time establishing a new football team in Miami, still can’t seem to escape their problems.
And in the wake of David’s interview for Aussie news show TheSundayProject – in which he said, “When you’re married for the amount of time we have, it’s always hard work. It becomes a little more complicated” – Posh has strengthened her resolve to finally walk away from their once blissful union.
“Things haven’t been this bad since David’s former assistant Rebecca Loos claimed she’d had an affair with him 14 years ago,” says our source. “But this time, Victoria has lost the drive to paper over the cracks.”
Instead, the couple, who are already essentially living separate lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic, are apparently preparing to make their split official.
“Even though Victoria has already got herself a top lawyer, she and David have
agreed they won’t divorce just yet,” alleges the source.
Their eldest sons Brooklyn, 19, and Romeo understand what’s happening, “but now they have to be frank with their two youngest kids and they want to spend as much time as possible preparing them for the inevitable”.
Both know there’s a lot at stake with Brand Beckham valued at almost $1 billion, but an insider claims the stress of her unhappy marriage has taken a huge toll on Posh’s health to the point she is losing her hair.
“She’s tried every potion known to humanity, but nothing seems to help,” another source tells. “Her locks are thinning and she’s exhausted.”
Adds a pal, “Straight after David’s damning interview, Victoria spent a couple of days at a spa in Germany that specialises in emotional balance and now she’s considering returning for a month. It’s taking a lot to keep her head above water.”
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