Defending it like Beckham. Victoria Beckham squashed rumors about any marital problems with David Beckham in a new interview, telling Grazia that they’re beyond fine: they’re wonderful.
“I have never listened to, or commented on, the rumors about any aspect of my life,” the designer, 41, told the UK fashion mag. “I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and beautiful, healthy, happy children.”
The couple have recently been dogged by criticism of their globe-trotting schedules, which can sometimes keep them apart — including David’s recent boys’ trip to Dubai. “Yes, we travel a lot with our respective businesses and charitable commitments,” the former soccer stud’s wife noted. “But we always make time for each other as a couple and as a family. David and I have nothing to prove. We love each other, look out for each other and are strong as both partners and parents.”
David, sharing a pic of his pals from the jaunt to Dubai, acknowledged how much he missed his family during his adventures abroad. “This is what happens when 3 queens get on the global express and think they are king Freddie,” he wrote. “#beenawaytoolong .. Long trip London , Nyc , Miami , Nyc , London , Dubai , London … Can’t wait to get home to see my beautiful wife and unbelievable children….”
The Beckhams have been married for 16 years and share four kids, Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 10, and Harper, 4. According to Victoria, David is so much more than her spouse and the father of her children.
“My husband constantly inspires me and guides me — he has done so much good work, I look up to him and have the utmost respect and admiration for all that he has achieved,” the former Spice Girl gushed to Grazia. “David and I both have a strong work ethic and I believe that’s a good example to set our children. David and I explain to the children what privileged lives they lead. We tell them that in many places in the world children are hungry, homeless and sick. They all understand how important it is to help others. Romeo ran the children’s marathon earlier this year and raised an amazing amount of money through sponsorship, which he divided between David’s charity and UNAIDS.”
David echoed Victoria’s sentiments about their “pretty easy” relationship in his recent interview with ABC News. “We’ve been together for 18 years, we’ve been married for 16 years,” the athlete, 40, reflected in an interview last month. “So you trust each other’s judgment. I think that has worked for us.”
In fact, he praised Victoria for her “incredible” commitment to her work. “My wife, you know, she’s a hard worker,” David noted. Indeed, the one time pop star debuted her Spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week, where David and their eldest son, Brooklyn, were seated front row.
In her latest interview, Victoria was up-front, however, about her hectic everyday life. “Of course it’s hard,” she confessed. “But I’m like any working mum, albeit with a bit of extra help. Every mother is rushing around on a Sunday night looking for homework and school uniform, juggling ballet lessons and football practice with work meetings and travel.”