David Beckham has said he and wife Victoria had sought to overcome “difficult situations”, after admitting their “complicated” marriage had been “hard work”.
Becks opened up in an interview with Australian TV show The Sunday Project, a trailer for which hit headlines last week after it teased comments he’d made about his relationship.
In the full chat, David admitted he had “grown to ignore some of the negative stuff” about their 19-year marriage, as he explained how they had worked at it together.
Praising his wife, he said: “You know, we’ve been married for a long time now and recently did a Vogue front cover, which was all about Victoria’s 10 years in fashion.
“The amount she has achieved in such a short space of time - four beautiful young children, we have a beautiful dog - but obviously in her business world to be on the front cover of Vogue was a huge thing and then we did a separate picture for another cover.
“But to be married for the amount of time that we have, it’s always hard work, everybody knows that but you make it work.
“You make difficult situations like travelling away, being away from each other, you make it work.”
Speaking of his pride for their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, David said: “I think if you know each other well, if you know you’ve got great friends and great family behind you, the thing we have to do is protect our children and we are very proud of the family.
“We are hard working and we feel that is the right way to bring up our children to prove and to show to them you have to work really hard to be successful.”
David’s interview came after Victoria lifted the lid on their marriage for the Vogue cover shoot, admitting she’d also become accustomed to shrugging off false stories about them in the press.
“People have been making things up about our relationship for 20 years,” she said. “So David and I are pretty used to ignoring the nonsense and just carrying on as normal.”
However, she did add that false rumours about their marriage did affect those close to them, noting: “These things have a wider effect on the people around us, and that’s unfair.”
Earlier this year, a rumour on Twitter forced a representative for David to insist that the couple were not planning to announce a split, stating the matter was nothing more than “fake social media news” and a “very bizarre and embarrassing waste of time”.
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