Ven up try­ing to prove ar­riage isn’t in trou­ble’

Closer (UK) - - News - By Daisy Mclure

The cou­ple – who have chil­dren Brook­lyn, 19, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and seven-yearold Harper to­gether – have en­dured end­less spec­u­la­tion over the state of their 19-year mar­riage over the past year – be­ing forced to fight off di­vorce ru­mours, as well as re­peated claims of fall­outs over David’s love of par­ty­ing.

UN­DER AT­TACK

Their mar­riage came un­der at­tack yet again fol­low­ing a snap of Vic­to­ria and David kiss­ing at the £30,000 party, which was at­tended by fam­ily and close celeb pals. Trolls were quick to slam the for­mer foot­baller for his “pas­sion­less” kiss – with many crit­ics slat­ing it on­line as “awk­ward” and “how you’d kiss a rel­a­tive”.

A source says, “Vic feels that if she were the one who was preg­nant, ev­ery­one would ac­cuse them of sim­ply hav­ing a ‘Band Aid’ baby to keep the mar­riage to­gether. But no one is spec­u­lat­ing over the state of Tana’s mar­riage. Vic just wishes she could have that ex­pe­ri­ence. Tana started the New Year with re­ally happy news while all she got was more nega­tiv­ity.

“Vic was ut­terly de­feated by the reaction fol­low­ing their party and says she feels like giv­ing up on try­ing to prove the mar­riage isn’t in trou­ble. It’s hor­ri­ble for her to feel like she has to con­stantly prove their love to the pub­lic.”

The source adds, “Vic is thrilled for Tana – es­pe­cially af­ter ev­ery­thing she went through last year. But she can’t help but feel they’re on to­tally dif­fer­ent paths. They used to have so much in com­mon – four chil­dren, fa­mous hus­bands who had to work away from home a lot – and they’d do so many things to­gether.

“But Tana and Gordon are re­treat­ing into a fam­ily bub­ble. They pre­fer to be at home and will have a lot on with the new baby, whereas Vic and David are in a dif­fer­ent place.”

SAD­NESS

Closer re­cently re­ported how the fash­ion de­signer promised David she’d make more of an ef­fort to go out so­cial­is­ing with him and make more time for his party-lov­ing best pal, Dave Gard­ner, and his part­ner, Liv Tyler. She in­vited them to her London Fash­ion Week show in Septem­ber, as well as their lav­ish New Year’s Eve bash.

But friends say de­spite her ef­forts to try to adapt to David’s pre­ferred life­style, Posh se­cretly wants some­thing dif­fer­ent.

The source says, “While she’s try­ing hard to step out of her com­fort zone to make David happy, she prefers the quiet life. She’s also sad that her own re­la­tion­ship isn’t fol­low­ing the same path as her pals, which she des­per­ately wants with David.

“She’s ex­pressed her feel­ings and he’s re­as­sured her that he just wants more of a bal­ance and doesn’t ex­pect to be out par­ty­ing ev­ery night and also wants quiet nights in, but she feels that they’re not on the same page and he’s not fully un­der­stand­ing where she’s com­ing from.

“David tried to re­as­sure her that the crit­ics are just jeal­ous and try­ing to find rea­sons for them to fail. He urged her to stop be­ing so sen­si­tive to it and she’s agreed to try to con­cen­trate on be­ing happy with­out con­stantly wor­ry­ing about how ev­ery­thing they do will be judged.”

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