David Beckham discusses marriage with Victoria in candid interview: ‘It’s always hard work’

David and Victoria were forced to deny rumours of divorce earlier this year

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Monday 22 October 2018 10:49
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David Beckham: marriage is 'always hard work'

David Beckham has spoken openly about his 20-year marriage with Victoria Beckham in a frank interview, explaining that it can be “hard work” when spending a lot of time apart.

The former footballer discussed the difficulties of sustaining his relationship while speaking with Lisa Wilkinson from The Sunday Project, an Australian TV show.

When asked for the “secret sauce” of making a marriage work, he admitted that it can be trialling on occasion.

“To have been married for the amount of time that we have, it’s always hard work,” he said.

“You make difficult situations, like travelling away, being away from each other - you make it work.”

Earlier this year, the couple denied rumours that they were going to announce their separation, describing the claims as “embarrassing and laughable”.

A spokesperson for Victoria informed Harper’s Bazaar that the rumours were “nonsense”, with a representative for David also contesting the validity of the reports.

When asked by Wilkinson whether he’s grown tired of the attention that he and his family receive in the tabloids, he said that he’s learnt to ignore the negative headlines.

He explained that he and Victoria’s priority is to “protect our children”, with the pair striving to instil Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper with a strong work ethic.

“Your children, they want your time and they deserve your time,” he said.

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“We are hard working and we feel that that is the right way to bring up our children, to prove and to show to them that actually you have to work really hard to be successful.”

Last month, Beckham managed to avoid being prosecuted over a speeding charge with the help of a celebrity lawyer dubbed “Mr Loophole”.

Despite admitting to driving at 59mph in a 40mph zone, Beckham didn’t face action as he didn’t receive the notice of intended prosecution until a day after the statutory 14-day time limit.

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