David Beckham breaks down over cheating allegations: 'Incredibly difficult'

"It was an absolute circus."

David and Victoria Beckham have finally broken their silence on the football star's alleged affairs in the new Netflix documentary Beckham.

The former Spice Girl, who married David in July 1999, revealed she "resented" David after it was alleged he cheated on her with two women in 2003, adding that it was the "unhappiest in her life".

David Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham have finally broken their silence on the cheating allegations that plagued their relationship in 2003. Photo: Netflix

Victoria told producers of the documentary that she "internalised" the trauma so she could continue supporting David's soccer career, according to Page Six.

David moved to Spain in 2003 to play for Real Madrid, while Victoria and their sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, stayed in the UK.


During this time, Rebecca Loos and Sarah Marbeck, who aren't named in the documentary, claimed to have had an affair with the footballer. It didn't take long for Victoria to move to Spain to be by his side.

David has always denied claims, but this is the first time the pair has confronted the news.

"It was the hardest period because it felt like the world was against us," she said. "Here’s the thing — we were against each other if I’m being completely honest."

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham shared that that period of time was incredibly difficult for her. Photo: Netflix

"You know, up until Madrid sometimes it felt like us against everybody else, but we were together, we were connected, we had each other," she added. "But when we were in Spain, it didn’t really feel like we had each other either. And that’s sad. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was and how it affected me."

"It was an absolute circus — and everyone loves it when the circus comes to town right? Unless you’re in it," Victoria quipped.

David teared up while recalling the moment, saying, "I don’t know how we got through it, in all honesty."

Victoria and David Beckham in 2003
Victoria and David in 2003. Photo: Getty (Getty Images)

"Victoria is everything to me, to see her hurt was incredibly difficult, but we’re fighters and at that time we needed to fight for each other, we needed to fight for our family," he said. "And what we had was worth fighting for."

He shared that at the time, the rumours affected him so much that it meant he wasn't able to perform on the field, adding he felt "physically sick every day".

A year after David's move to Spain, the pair seemed stronger than ever when they welcomed their third son, Cruz, in February 2005. David and Victoria would later expand their family again in 2011 with their daughter Harper.

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