Posh’s hol­i­day hell

She’s keep­ing her dis­tance from David and pre­par­ing the kids

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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.”

Games.

A fun hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity! Cover girl Posh helps with Harper’s read­ing. its t pping nd

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