David Beckham has spoken openly about his 20-year marriage in a frank interview with isa Wilkson, explaining that marriage can be “hard work” especially when spending a lot of time apart.
The former footballer discussed the difficulties of sustaining his relationship with long term partner Victoria Beckham while speaking on The Sunday Project, an Australian TV show.
When asked for the “secret sauce” of making a marriage work, Beckham admitted that marriage can be a ‘drag’ sometimes.
“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 2018, David and Victoria denied rumours that they were planning to divorce. The celebrity couple described the claims as “embarrassing and laughable”.
Victoria’s spokesperson informed Harper’s Bazaar that the rumours were “nonsense”, with a representative for David also contesting the validity of the reports.
When Lisa asked Divid if he’s grown tired of the attention that he and his family receive in the tabloids, Beckham replied that he’s learnt to ignore the negative headlines.
He explained that he and Victoria’s priority is to “protect our children”, instill discipline and grow a strong work ethic in them.
“Your children, they want your time and they deserve your time,” he said.
“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.”
In September, Beckham managed to avoid being prosecuted over a speeding charge with the help of a celebrity lawyer dubbed “Mr Loophole”.
Though the former best footballer admitted to driving at 59mph in a 40mph zone, no notice of intended prosecution was served to Beckham until a day after the statutory 14-day time limit.