David & Victoria Beckham’s spokesperson says they’re not getting a divorce

I’ve been having bad and weird vibes about Victoria and David Beckham for a few months now. It all started, for me, with that suspicious Us Weekly story about how the Beckhams’ marriage is really strong despite the fact that they are barely together. Then there was Victoria’s 44rd birthday, which didn’t seem to involve much from David other than one awkward Instagram (see above) and a piece of watermelon shaped like a cake (sad!). Then there were the photos of the Beckhams at the Royal Wedding, where Victoria looked like she had been crying and David looked like he couldn’t have cared less about her. Their body language was so “off” at the Royal Wedding, I still can’t get over it.

So, there was a vibe. There were whispers. Whispers about… well, the same subjects that have been around for years. That David fools around. That he’s checked out of the marriage. That maybe Posh & Becks are finally done, for real this time. The Beckhams heard those rumors. And they had their spokesperson issue a statement:

David and Victoria Beckham’s spokespeople have slammed rumours that the couple are to split, labelling wild social media speculation “nonsense” and a ‘crock of s**t’. Thousands of Twitter and Facebook users shared claims a divorce was imminent between the showbiz power couple – with the rumours even becoming one of the internet’s most discussed “trending topics”. But as Victoria posted a gushing message to her husband saying she “loves and misses” him, representatives said the unfounded gossip was “bizarre” and “fake”.

The former Spice Girl wrote next to the snap on Instagram: “Morning cuddles x So much love. We love and miss u @davidbeckham.”

A spokeswoman for the couple said: “There is no statement due, no divorce, and a lot of Chinese whispers and fake social media news. This is all very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time. It’s a crock of s**t.”

It comes after bookmakers released a statement announcing they had suspended betting on the couple splitting, fuelling the speculation even further. A spokesman Paddy Power said: “We’ve decided to suspend betting on the separation between Posh and Becks.”

[From The Sun]

Personally, I don’t think their marriage is very strong right at this moment. Maybe it’s just a rough patch and they’re committed to weathering the storm. Maybe he wants to leave but is staying for the sake of their kids. Maybe she’s over it and she’s happy to spend a lot of time away from him too. I don’t pretend to know. But I can guarantee you, everything is not sunshine and roses over at Casa de Beckham. Does it follow that their split will happen any day now? I don’t know, this statement would seem to indicate “no.”

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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  1. Alissa says:

    I initially read the headline as the spokesperson said they were getting a divorce, and while I was sad I wasn’t surprised. I’m honestly more surprised to realize that I misread and they aren’t getting a divorce.

    also, what the hell does Chinese Whispers mean?

    • TQ says:

      I think they’ve been living separate lives for years.

      Ugh about ‘Chinese Whispers’ reference. It’s the UK’s version of the ‘Telephone’ game’. But seriously, a little clueless on the part of their spokesperson to throw that stereotype-based idiom into the mix.

      • Sophia's side eye says:

        Thanks for that explanation, TQ. I was hoping it was a typo for “careless whispers,” in an ode to George Michael, oh well.

      • Confused says:

        Except everyone has been saying that they “haven’t been doing well” or that they are heading for divorce for twenty years now. No one has ever said anything about them doing really well, or going strong, because for a couple who is doing well and going strong, there’s not really much else to say.

      • Spargel says:

        I can’t believe people are using that expression in 2018. Well, of course I can, but I still can’t. That’s the only part of the statement that jolted me…

    • CherHorowitz says:

      I know for a fact that David got Harper’s teacher pregnant, they’ve been separated a while and the baby is nearly here/already here. (Sources – friend’s kids go to he same school and all the mums at the school know about it, and friend’s brother also worked on the injunction case) He has an injunction on the story but i know two uk papers with the story that can’t print it. It’s bizarre watching them denying there’s an issue!

      • minx says:


      • Roma says:

        This theory of the teacher being pregnant has been all over the internet for a few days, but is there proof? Just wondering if there’s evidence or just gossip.

      • Jasmine18 says:

        I thought the days of so-called ‘super injunctions’ to protect your brand/image were over. Surely you only need a foreign media outlet to start printing the story for the injunction to fail?

        DB is also financially propping up Victoria’s fashion line but that’s another story.

        It all begs the question what sort of ‘brand’ are they trying to protect anyway? This marriage looks hollow to the core.

      • s says:

        @Roma if you look hard enough there are still instagram print screened and that email from the school is still circulating. doubt they’ll get a divorce though since victoria has been aware of david’s cheating for years

      • magnoliarose says:

        He tries to hit on anything he likes so I am open to believing this to be true. He has always been careless like he wants to be caught. I think he has someone he cares about because he won’t even play along really. As if he doesn’t want to hurt someone else.

  2. Jane says:

    I think they’ve been “going through a rough patch” since the Rebecca Loos affair. I think that’s when David checked out of the marriage. They won’t divorce though, because of Brand Beckham, unless David really did knock someone up who refuses to stay silent.

    • Honest B says:

      That’s my view too, unless he’s knocked someone up they’re staying together for the business.

    • Mia4s says:

      “unless David really did knock someone up who refuses to stay silent.”

      Yeah that particular whisper is definitely getting louder. If it’s true, he’s garbage; and if there is any truth to it being his daughter’s teacher and her having to switch schools? Then he is garbage x 10000. Ugh I really hope these are rumours but it’s not like the current celebrity landscape has been full of pleasant surprises.

  3. Caity says:

    So twitter gossip says he knocked up one of Harpers schoolteachers. And that Victoria is doing/has done a tell-all with Vogue and they’re keeping a lid on things until the interview comes out

  4. Ally says:

    I don’t think he’ll leave until Harper is older. He seems to be the only one trying to give her a healthy food and body image. Can you imagine if he wasn’t around all the time?

    • minx says:

      Yes, thank goodness Harper looks like a happy, healthy little girl. She’s adorable.

    • Bridget says:

      You’re giving him credit for being around way more than he is.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      But what is Harper learning about how men treat their wives with his years of cheating? Is she learning that all women deserve to be treated like crap or just her mother?

      • MostlyMegan says:

        @Zapp – THIS. You can feed your daughter normal food (despite the ED of your wife) but if you are shagging your daughter’s teacher (and anything else that moves) what is THAT teaching your daughter/sons about respect for women?

      • krys says:

        yep. apparently brooklyn cheated on chloe moretz a while back (i think they broke up at some point and got back together), so he already thinks thats okay.

  5. crogirl says:

    I have no idea what’s really going on but I doubt any marriage is just sunshine and roses.

    • Clare says:

      This – no marriage is happy and strong 100% of the time. Frankly I’d be more surprised if in like 15 years of marriage they hadn’t had one or more rough patches. I can’t presume to know their personal shit, but a rough patch does not equal imminent divorce – regardless of the brand and/or money.

      • Mia4s says:

        I would definitely agree….but…I don’t think ( allegedly) impregnating your daughter’s primary school teacher due to an extramarital affair qualifies as a mere “rough patch”. That’s a reason to end a marriage if I ever heard one. Still her call, of course.

    • Sherry says:

      Thank you. My husband and I just celebrated 22 years of marriage on June 8. I always side-eye those people with the gushing tributes. No one’s relationship is that perfect.

      I also hate when people describe the Clintons’ marriage as “not a real marriage.” It is a real marriage and as long as they’re happy with it, then it’s none of our business. Same with the Beckhams – they may have numerous rough patches, but have decided to work through them and stay together as a family.

      Everyone’s marriage is different and you do what works for you to keep it going.

      • Wren says:

        Yes! All the “real marriage” nonsense is so stupid. The legally binding contract that unites the two parities in the eyes of the state is the “real” part. Anything else is just variations on the myriad ways two people can be (or not be) in a relationship. It’s a real marriage as long as the legal union persists. Notice that “real” does not mean “good” or “healthy” or “stable” or “happy” or anything other than the fact that it exists.

        I too side-eye the gushing social media posts. All too often I’ve known both sides of those. In public it’s “omg I love them so much!” while in private it’s anything but the shiny happy image put forth for others.

  6. Seraphina says:

    I think this is all PR for their brand. Both are smart enough to know that them together is way more powerful together. What ever floats their boat. But Posh always looks miserable so who really knows.

    • S says:

      I thought the same thing. How could you know if Posh’s body language was “off”? She’s looked consistently dejected for the past 20 years. I’m pretty sure it’s hunger.

    • LadyT says:

      I’d say she normally looks blank, as runway models often do. But in pictures from the wedding I saw dejected and miserable.

    • minx says:

      I get that they have a brand, but how is the brand worthwhile if they always look miserable and distant? Their brand becomes “We really hate each other. Suckers!”

      • Seraphina says:

        Minx, I agree but we are normal people who have never had what they have due to brand power and what their money can buy. But, I’ll play Devil’s advocate, I would think alone they have enough money to still be happy.

  7. Mariposa says:

    Love that Paddy Power got a mention…my uncle started it (and I think my grandfather is the ‘Paddy’).

    • Margaret says:

      That’s awesome. I love Paddy Power- whenever I want the scoop on an election or anything I look at the odds because I figure bookmakers had to have done the most research on the subject.

    • MostlyMegan says:

      They wouldn’t stop all bets unless they knew inside facts about the situation. Look to the bookies, they always get the truth first – because otherwise it would cos them millions.

  8. Jussie says:

    I think they were about to announce it, but that that was meant to be part one of a slow, calculated roll-out and they had to back-track fast when their secrets started pouring out.

    There’s definitely something going on. In the UK the rumour that an announcement was incoming was really loud and really insistent. That doesn’t come out of nothing, it’s not the same as a few tabloids making up a story. This was everywhere within a couple of hours. It reeked of a major PR rollout, so either they were setting the stage or someone went to a lot of effort to screw with them.

    • s says:

      Yes, I am insanely curious. Plus that whole suspended betting which means there was a huge influx of bets.

  9. EEK says:

    Yep I think something is going down here, particularly with the denials and sketchy newspaper reporting (feel like there’s some sort of injunction in place so the papers are reporting without reporting?). I don’t think they usually respond to speculation either? I’m leaning towards believing the gossip that he got Harper’s teacher pregnant for some reason. I feel for Victoria, she looked miserable at the royal wedding. Maybe they had some sort of open relationship but this was just a step too far?

    • Hoping says:

      I tend to believe things are exactly like you are guessing.

      • Aurelia says:

        I think he wanted out after their last kid was born. But she promised him she was ok with an open marriage as long as he was discreet. She wanted to remain tight for the sake of the brand. He couldn’t care less about the brand. They have more than enought money. She drew the bloody line though when he got harper’s treacher up the duff. This is not her idea of being discreet. Apparently their new country house/additions has separate wings for both of them. I would say they have been separated for 2 years now. David is constantly out partying with other woman and having fun. He is reclaiming his youth.

  10. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    I know it’s been a while since the wedding, and this is off topic, but I just realized that the way she chose to wear those sleeves is BONKERS.

    • S says:

      So crazy! She’s like the fashion equivalent of someone who anciently wears their dress backwards and tries to play it off as an intentional trend.

  11. minx says:

    They wouldn’t be the first couple to issue denials and then split shortly after that.

  12. Mumzy says:

    The body language in that top photo is telling. David leaning away — blocking VB with his lower body, as though he’s waiting for his actual date to come and sit to his right. VB looks as though she is filling the space he has created by his posture but her hands are elsewhere. I don’t know about the state of their marriage, but the moment this photo was taken, all was not well.

    • minx says:

      First thing I noticed, too. She’s leaning in towards him, he’s leaning away from her.

    • Sigh... says:

      She looks like a fan who asked for a quick photo while he was waiting for his party to be seated at a posh (<= yup, issa pun) restaurant. No warmth. None.

      Like others have said, it wouldn't be unusual for a coverup while quietly separating monies/properties, situating custody before a seemingly quick & amicable split, while "remaining friends, still caring deeply, and/or forever love each other."

    • Green Girl says:

      Agreed. That last photo just makes me say “UGH!” She looks like she’s about to cry. I get that she is supposed to look pouty, but this looks like she’s on the verge of tears.

  13. Paperclip468 says:

    Agreed, Kaiser. My feeling is that they’re so entrenched with each other financially that it will take a good bit of time to unravel the knots. They may simply choose to live separate lives to keep the money and brand intact until or unless it can be untangled.

  14. FHMom says:

    They look like 2 strangers in that top photo. I hope they stay together, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they split.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    They won’t divorce unless something major gets into the press, like knocking up a teacher at Harper’s school. Rumour is that it wasn’t actually Harper’s teacher (a teacher from another class) and that she had the baby, a little girl. Twitter apparently identified the woman involved but her mother has denied it’s her – this particular lady no longer works at the school.

    I never got why people thought he was a nice guy, he’s always been a cheating douchebag – he’s very typical of the British footballer in that they are not very bright and can’t keep it in their pants.

    • Jasmine18 says:

      And DB’s hacked emails in which he raged about not getting knighted really tarnished whatever gloss was left on his image. Not to mention the ‘charity work’ he only pursued to get a gong.

    • Aurelia says:

      I read online about his time playing for the Madrid based team when posh was still in the U.k and wouldn’t join him for the first year. He screwed multiple women. Not just rebecca loos. The supermodel Esther Canadis was one of them. So was an Australian escort and so was poshs waxer. He is bascially a sex addict. Google it. Even his team mates were shocked at his blatant antics. It was incongruous to his wholesome dedicated family man image.

      • magnoliarose says:

        He did have a thing with a lot of models during that time. He was a fixture at clubs in Spain and Esther Cañadas was definitely on his radar. DB has never behaved as if he was a married man. He is not a good person.

  16. JustWondering says:

    They are a business brand and that’s the only reason they are still together. I don’t know about her, but he’s a well known serial cheater. No surprise if they get divorced, but probably they’ll try to keep this poor excuse of a marriage going on.

  17. Harla says:

    I have some friends that have been together more than 20 years even though the woman is still married. Apparently her and her husband have several joint businesses and decided long ago, when they split, that since neither of them wanted to remarry it made more sense financially not to split up their businesses. Actually the husband comes up several times a year to go fishing, skiing, etc and he gets along great with her boyfriend of 20+ years. So I guess it’s just different strokes for different folks.

  18. Meggles says:

    The divorce rebuttal is because of a very specific rumour stating that DB had impregnated a teacher at Harper’s school and that Harper had moved schools as a result. It’s fairly widely known that DB has a teen daughter from another woman already.

    • qiq says:

      Wow. I really don´t know why are women staying in relationships like these. Nothing would make me stay, no amount of money is worth more to me than my self-respect.

    • elle says:

      Ugh, dude… wrap that damn thing up.

  19. BJ says:

    They will anounce a split in a few months.

  20. Courtney says:

    their 19th wedding anniversary is coming up July 4th and Harper’s 7th birthday on July 10th. ouch if it’s true he’s cheating with Harpers teacher

    • Aurelia says:

      No wait they will have a big splashy wedding vowel renewal a la heidi klum and seal … and then get divorced.

  21. Aurelia says:

    And wait even a bit longer, next family or friends of this teacher Miss Whitefield will be paid off to say she has never even met David Beckham and it’s all just lies. Gad, heard it all before. Rememeber in 2016 Katherine Jenkins and Beckham were caught out in an affiar. Bingo, Katherine has never met David. Imagine the money David has had to pay all his side pieces over the years. It could boarder on what Harvey W shelled out.

  22. Jayne Birkinb says:

    There is sort sort of bad luck vibe with vow renewals and divorce! Happened to my childhood best friend’s parents.

    Why didn’t Becks get snipped after Harper was born??? Stupid, stupid man.

  23. Nina says:

    Victoria posted an “affectionate” picture of them on instagram. It looks incredible staged. She’s sitting at a table, his hand is resting on her shoulder, her hand on his. And oh, someone took a picture of them. She captioned it with #momentcaptured ❤️