Ace retired England footballer, David Beckham recently shared honest truths about his 20-year marriage with wife and ex-spice girl star, Victoria Beckham. He admits their marriage has taken ‘hardwork’ to make it a success.
David Beckham made the statement while in Sydney, as an ambassador for the Invictus Games for disabled and wounded soldiers during an interview with Australian television.
The pair married in 1999 and have four children from the union.
‘You know your children — they want your time and they deserve your time, and we are hardworking, 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 hard to be successful,’ he told Channel Ten on Sunday. ‘To have been 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 traveling away, being away from each other, you make it work.’
Beckham, now 43, is currently the owner of a major American League soccer team and UNICEF ambassador. Victoria launched her VB label in 2008 in New York. Years in the public eye have come with its perils to privacy and even routine speculations and criticisms from the tabloids.. ‘I’ve grown to kind of ignore some of the negative stuff that’s said,’ he said. ‘I think if you know each other if you know you’ve got great friends, great family behind you, the thing we have to do is protect our children.’
Beckham also commended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and now pregnant wife Meghan Markle, who conceived the Invictus Games as a way to inspire recovery and rehabilitation from war-time injuries through sport.
‘With Harry to have come up with something that changes people’s lives is incredible,’ he said. ‘Sport is such a powerful tool to give them the opportunity to get over the injuries and the hard times they have been through.’ The Invictus Games, featuring more than 500 competitors from 18 nations, run in Sydney until next weekend.