Vic­to­ria: From Posh to Pow­er­ful

As she faces a furore of al­le­ga­tions about her hus­band’s infidelity, Vic­to­ria makes the dif­fi­cult step back from her ca­reer to spend more time with her chil­dren...

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As her busi­ness cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary, Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, 44, has shocked fash­ion in­sid­ers with her de­ci­sion to hire a new CEO to take the reins of her epony­mous fash­ion line. Ac­cord­ing to Heat mag­a­zine, she had a “dif­fi­cult 18 months” jug­gling her work­load with spend­ing time with hus­band David, 43, and chil­dren Brook­lyn, 19, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and seven-year-old Harper. The mum-of-four re­port­edly now feels in a good place to take a break from her de­mand­ing ca­reer af­ter con­quer­ing the fash­ion world and prov­ing wrong those who ever doubted her style cre­den­tials. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing one of fash­ion’s high­est ac­co­lades, a nom­i­na­tion for the pres­ti­gious Wom­enswear De­signer of the Year award at the British Fash­ion Awards, she now plans to fo­cus more time on putting her fam­ily’s needs first. A source re­vealed: “She’s proved her­self, and now she’s say­ing it’s the right time to make this change... This has been a dream for her, so it’s tough to have to give some of it up, but she knows it’s for the best.” Be­gin­ning her ca­reer break with a fam­ily hol­i­day to the South of France, an in­sider con­fessed Vic­to­ria wants to cap­ture more fam­ily mo­ments like these as she be­lieves her chil­dren are all “grow­ing up too fast”. She said: “I’m try­ing my hard­est... When I get home I try to put the phone down and spend time with the chil­dren and spend time with David.” On the lead up to her an­nounce­ment, Vic­to­ria was re­port­edly wor­ried she was also be­gin­ning to lose touch with her fam­ily. As David re­tired from pro­fes­sional foot­ball, Vic­to­ria was able to ex­pand her fash­ion em­pire but the de­signer re­cently ad­mit­ted at Forbes Women’s Sum­mit in New York her aim is now to cre­ate a bet­ter work-life bal­ance by try­ing “to be the best mother”. And it now seems she’s plan­ning to put her chil­dren’s ca­reers be­fore her own as she en­cour­ages them to pur­sue their pas­sions. Vic­to­ria’s son Cruz pre­vi­ously tried his hand at singing, which his mum pro­moted on so­cial me­dia, Romeo has been a part of two Burberry cam­paigns, and it was only re­cently Vic­to­ria hired Brook­lyn to be her per­sonal pho­tog­ra­pher for her Ree­bok col­lab­o­ra­tion. It’s clear to see, de­spite tak­ing a break from work her­self, Vic­to­ria knows the im­por­tance of show­ing her chil­dren a good work ethic and will sup­port them no mat­ter what.


Vic­to­ria’s de­ci­sion also comes dur­ing a time of sup­posed mar­i­tal rift as back in June, the cou­ple were plagued with spec­u­la­tion that their mar­riage was over and a di­vorce an­nounce­ment was im­mi­nent. These ru­mours only added fuel to the fire that ig­nited last year when David dis­cussed their mar­riage on Ra­dio 4’s Desert Is­land Discs. From the in­ter­view many lis­ten­ers de­duced the pair only stayed to­gether be­cause they, “have four amaz­ing chil­dren” and to pro­long what has been dubbed ‘Brand Beck­ham’. And all eyes were on the power cou­ple once again as Vic­to­ria took cen­tre stage in the lat­est is­sue of Vogue. The mum of four was pic­tured on the cover with her chil­dren sur­round­ing her, but her hus­band was no­tably ab­sent.

Vic­to­ria posts about hap­pier times on In­sta­gram when she spends qual­ity time with her sons.

The Beck­hams prove their fam­ily is stronger than ever in the lat­est is­sue of Vogue.

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