‘David and I love each other – we’ve nothing to prove’, says Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham has attempted to silence rumours about her marriage, saying she and husband David have “nothing to prove”.
The former Spice Girl (41) responded to recent reports in several newspapers about the balance between her relationship with the ex-England footballer and the couple’s separate business commitments.
Victoria said that although both she and David may both be busy, they always make time for one another.
“I have never listened to, or commented on, the rumours about any aspect of my life,” she said.
“I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and beautiful, healthy, happy children. Yes, we travel a lot with our respective businesses and charitable commitments, 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,” Victoria added.
The ex-girlband star, who has recently been appointed as an ambassador for charity UNAIDs, gushed about her soccer star other half, saying that she “looks up” to him.
Victoria said the couple, who have been married for 16 years and have four children – Brooklyn (16), Romeo (13), Cruz (10) and Harper (4) – try their hardest to set a good example for their “privileged” brood.
“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,” she said.
“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.”
Along with her newfound role as a charity ambassador, Victoria also runs her own hugely successful fashion label.
Despite being a regular at fashion weeks and glamorous celebrity events, Victoria said she’s no different to any other working mother – although she did admit she does get a little more help than most.
“Of course it’s hard [to juggle work and being a mum],” she told Grazia magazine. “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 uniforms, juggling ballet lessons and football practice with work meetings and travel.”
Along with setting a good example for their kids, David recently admitted he would love to see some of his sons follow him into a career playing professional football.
However, he added he would hate for any of his boys to feel they would be constantly compared to him.
“One of my boys turned around to me the other day, he said, ‘Daddy, you know, I’m not sure I want to play football all the time’,” David told ABC News.
“It broke my heart a little bit. He said, ‘Every time that I step onto the field, I know people are saying, ‘This is David Beckham’s son’, and if I’m not as good as you, then it’s not good enough’.
“I said, ‘Ok, stop right there... You play because you want to play’.”
Just a few weeks ago, David also defended his four-year-old daughter Harper’s use of a dummy following criticism in a newspaper.
“Why do people feel they have the right to criticise a parent about their own children without having any facts?” the former footballer wrote.