Are Victoria & David Beckham just staying together for the sake of a Vogue feature?

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As we discussed yesterday, there are a lot of rumors about Victoria Beckham and David Beckham. People were convinced last Friday that an announcement about their separation or divorce was going to drop at any moment. There are rumors – steady rumors online – of some kind of legal threats from the Beckhams to the British tabloids. There are completely unverified rumors that David Beckham had an affair which resulted in a pregnancy. As I said, there are only rumors and whispers right now.

On Friday, the Beckhams’ spokesperson issued a statement about how they’re not separating and the stories are a “crock of sh-t.” To emphasize the point – the point of togetherness – David flew to London from LA (where he was when the rumors reached a fever pitch). Victoria was already in London. Victoria and David then arrived separately for the Kent and Curwen presentation at London Fashion Week for Men. They sat at the same table, separated by Edward Enninful (British Vogue’s editor-in-chief). But there were still photos of Victoria and David together, even though their body language definitely seemed slightly off-kilter.

So what does this all mean? I think it means that a separation or divorce announcement isn’t coming… yet. Maybe in a few months. But not now. Right now, they’re making a point to perform their togetherness. And in case you’re wondering why they would put on such a show, maybe this Daily Mail piece has the answer:

It was, for just a few brief hours, the love split that enthralled the nation. And no one, it seems, was more surprised than the pair supposedly breaking up. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that when Victoria Beckham saw the social media rumours about her marriage, she jokingly asked husband David, who was away in America at the time: ‘Are you divorcing me?’

The designer, who was at home in London when she saw the bizarre claims – described as ‘laughable and embarrassing’ by their representatives – was said to be bemused but cracked jokes about it with friends. A friend of the couple said: ‘Victoria was taken aback, but she found the whole thing very funny. They have had a sense of humour about this because it’s so ridiculous They are stunned that so many people have believed it, and also stunned that it so quickly got around. They spoke about it and laughed a lot. They have absolutely no idea where or how it started. It’s quite the mystery.’

Meanwhile, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Beckhams will show a united front next month when they appear as a family for the first time in an interview and shoot for Vogue magazine. As part of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of Posh’s troubled clothing label, she, David, 43, and their four children – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – will be interviewed for the cover feature. Sources at Conde Nast, the publishing house which owns Vogue, say they expect it to be one of their best-selling issues.

One said: ‘It is such a coup to get the whole family together for one really special interview. It will celebrate Victoria’s life as a businesswoman but also as a mother and a wife. Everyone is really excited, nobody more so than her.’

[From The Daily Mail]

That explains a lot, actually. And it makes sense – Victoria got a huge feature in American Vogue but only if she could delivery her husband and children for a perfect-family photoshoot. Why ruin that imagery with a separation or divorce announcement before the issue is even out? But here’s the thing: it doesn’t even sound like Anna Wintour gave Posh the cover? I think it’s just a in-magazine feature, not the cover. So… are the Beckhams shamming the state of their marriage through gritted teeth for a few more months just so Victoria’s big Vogue exclusive doesn’t get ruined AND IT’S NOT EVEN A COVER?

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  1. Jane says:

    In all honesty, in literally every picture I have seen of them together she NEVER looked happy. However, I have not seen every picture ever taken of them, so I could be off. Is this woman EVER happy?

    • Neelyo says:

      She’s always hated the way she looks when she smiles so she doesn’t very often.

      And that’s pretty much where my knowledge of Victoria Beckham begins and ends.

      • BearsAbe says:

        The tabs did used to sh*t all over her about her teeth – plus, as any shallow idiot says, “smiling gives you wrinkles”.

    • Alix says:

      And it’s not a case of “women should always smile”, either. There’s photographic evidence that she used to express happiness with facial expressions, but hasn’t for years. Interesting choice.

      • Milla says:

        She doesn’t have a spark, she looks very sad. All the time.

        He’s been cheating from the beginning. The only secret is how many times he paid not to be caught.

      • bbn says:

        I think it’s not high-fashion to smile in her mind

    • Franklymydear... says:

      She does always look miserable. Maybe it’s an artsy-fashion pose thing? Serious fashion designers don’t smile! I remember reading somewhere once that she’s embarrassed of her teeth so she doesn’t do toothy smiles. But you’d think someone with her $$ would just get them fixed and start smiling, if that’s the case.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Back in the days of the Spice Girls she never smiled because she hated her teeth, she got them fixed but still never smiled.

      DB has always been a cheating douche, I don’t know why she thought being married with children would change him.

    • Sara says:

      No, she’s never looked happy in appearances with him. I remember their first go around in trying to sell their brand in America in, oh, maybe the mid aughts. They were seated front and center at the MTV Movie Awards both looking completely miserable and uncomfortable. Further back, I remember a big spread they got in Hello! magazine in the UK, hosting a World Cup kick-off party in 2002 and she looked like she was miserably constipated in every photo. It’s true, I’ve seen a quote from her that she’s self conscious about her smile. But yeah, looking miserable next to her husband is not new thing by a long shot. And her brand with the Spice Girls was almost always Pouty Spice.

    • JTS says:

      She never smiles = Poor David had to put his dick into someone else because his wife is so miserable. I hate this dialogue. She has a right to smile or not smile. The British press have been pushing this agenda for years, she’s a miserable cow, David is such a loveable rogue. Enough.

    • minx says:

      You can look happy without smiling. She just rarely looks happy, probably because she’s married to a cheating dog.

    • krys says:

      She used to smile a lot in pictures with him…I think its only when things started to become more of a ‘brand’ that she stopped. In interviews though, she is still very funny and likeable though in my opinion.

    • ccc888 says:

      She has a really dorky smile and has said multiple times that she gets nervous in front of cameras and on red carpets. If you go to Youtube you can see plenty of videos of her smiling and being VERY VERY funny.

  2. WMGDtoo says:

    People stay together for a lot of reasons. There have been lots of high profile breakups. No one would care at this point if they split. Only their children. And as we have seen; children don’t make couples stay together. They divorce all the time now. Regardless of the age of children. If they are not happy I would imagine they could split at any time they want.

  3. Honey Bear says:

    Did she finally get a nose job?

  4. Marian O Brien says:

    David is soooo camera hungry. He is always on show – must be exhausting.

    • Amaria says:

      Yup. Get the same vibe from him. And the classic, cheating dudebro douchey vibe as well. The only sense this marriage made to me was the big brand – can’t imagine any woman putting up with this guy for any other reason. Maybe he wasn’t getting enough attention from his wife, so he strayed, poor lamb -eyeroll-

    • MostlyMegan says:

      I hate that squint/eyebrow cock he does everytime he spots a camera. SO contrived. Did the Beckhams not get the notice that to be so obviously fake and hungry is a real put off? BTW I totally believe he is a dog and there is another Beckham baby on it’s way and it’s not Vicky’s.

    • Naddie says:

      His hell must be a world without cameras and flashlights.

    • Jaded says:

      He’s desperate for a knighthood so he’s always putting on the doting father/perfect family man schtick. Only he’s about as transparent as a glass of water.

    • Aes says:

      Remember that leaked email in which he was complaining about not yet having received some royal honor. . .

      See yourself out, David Beckham.

      I doubt these two will ever divorce. As celebrities, they are more powerful together & I suspect, with these two, image wins in the end. Unless, of course, he embarrasses her publicly & the image becomes tarnished anyway. . .

      I know I don’t know what’s what, but that’s my impression.

  5. wendywoo says:

    Isn’t the fashion line just a money pit now?

    • Moonie says:

      Well i love her simple style and i would love to buy her clothes. And i actually make a decent living, but still thinks her clothes are ver steeply priced with jumpers at €900,- and bags in the same price range as gucci and saint laurent. She is more on the level of michael kors in the fashion world and should price her stuff accordingly.

      • Valois says:

        I ageee, she should have used the price range of Michael Kors or Tory Burch as an example so that it would have been attainable for upper-middle class women. Placing it as a high-fashion brand was an ego-thing and not the smartest move imo.

      • Jussie says:

        Her brand is built off of picking out the most wearable designs from other designers then making near copies. It’s all very nice, very good quality etc. but there’s nothing that differentiates the brand. It’s basically a high-end Zara. There’s a market for that kind of thing in the mid-range sector, but at current prices people can just buy The Row or Roland Mouret or whoever instead of buying the very slightly cheaper imitation.

    • BearsAbe says:

      Yes – David’s had to dump millions of pounds into it.

  6. Veronica S. says:

    I remember rumors of his “wandering eye” back in the mid-2000s, so I’m actually surprised the marriage has made it this long. Really, 20 years of marriage is nothing to sneeze at, particularly given their celebrity. It’s a shame for their kids if it happens, but they had a decent run from the look of it.

  7. Loopy says:

    Apart from the Rebecca Loos nonsense which was never proven I have honestly never heard about him cheating

    • Super-Horsforth says:

      At the same time as that he was also sleeping with a Spanish weather reporter and was known in Spain for his multiple affairs.

    • CherHorowitz says:

      It’s quite widely known that he’s had a few affairs, and those are just the ones that have leaked out here and there. I personally know several people who say he’s tried it on with them – i personalyl believe them but even if you don’t, it’s unlucky every single one of them is lying. This teacher ‘rumour’ is 100% not a rumour – I have four separate and very reliable sources on that. The teacher’s name is Amelia Partridge, and the injunction happened about 6 months ago. David is just VERY good at managing his public image and wants a knighthood! He’s a rat.

  8. Mel M says:

    Reminds me of Charlotte and Trey then lol.

  9. LittlefishMom says:

    Other than that one incident I’ve never heard of cheating rumors either. I know nothing about these two, I guess time will tell. But I guarantee if they do divorce, she will get blamed. People seem to worship him and loathe her.

    • BearsAbe says:

      Really? Are you in the UK or the US?

      In the UK, rumours of his cheating are unavoidable – EVERYONE knows someone who knows someone that’s ended up in bed with him. I’m not saying I believe all of it; I’m not saying I believe half of it. But the affair/payoff/abortion rumours are consistent enough that it’s bloody well impossible not to hear about it, even if you avoid the red tops.

  10. minx says:

    Years ago I thought that he was so handsome. Then I heard him speak.

    • Veronica S. says:

      LOL. The Fug Girls once described him as “beautiful in that oh-please-don’t-talk sort of way,” and I’ve never been able to think of him otherwise.

    • SM says:

      Hahahahaha. He never was up my alley, but his Mickey Mouse voice complitely crushed the chances of appealing to me. I am not sure what woman would be turned on by him, unless he stays shut though out sex. Which still would end in a horror in case he makes any sound.
      As for the rumours, if it’s true Vicky would pull on Vogue a Jennifer Aniston on Architectural Digest

    • Esmom says:

      I literally was going to say the same thing. He lost all the hot, it just drained away in an instant, the minute I heard that voice, lol.

    • BearsAbe says:

      Actually it’s the only thing that’s ever made me remotely sympathetic to him, how sh*tty people are about his voice (which he can’t control).

  11. feral child says:

    THAT filter on her IG photo bless her heart is erasing faces, the agency photos make her look so much better

    Look out if there is an uptick in selfies for either, that can be a warning sign of impending divorce

  12. Barry Iris says:

    Funny everyone is talking about the Beckhams divorcing as though you get a prize for being right.

  13. MrsPanda says:

    What’s with his eyebrows? he always looks like he’s hatching an evil plot!

    • elle says:

      This made me guffaw. His entire look here is off.

      What happened to his hotness? It just… went away. Posh looks good here.

  14. Di says:

    My opinion is that he wants out and she does not. I looked at both of their instagrams and she always tags him “we miss you daddy, we love you daddy, etc”. Where as his Instagram is mostly kids and work.
    It would very well be that she is not into being a single mom and so she will not divorce him. Idk. Just a thought.

  15. Sara says:

    Follow up question: Did Kim Kardashian marry and procreate with Kanye West for the sake of a Vogue cover?

    • Snowflake says:

      I think so. Yes! She really wanted to be in the fashion world, and he opened the door

  16. Lisa Giametti says:

    People sure get gleeful and excited over a potential celebrity breakup. Here’s a unique thought…….maybe, just maybe they are like every other married couple of almost 20 yrs and going through ups and downs in their marriage.

  17. B says:

    They probably have an arrangement and it works for them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  18. Mara says:

    This is probably a shallow thing to focus on but I really love the floral displays on the tables. It makes the photos look pretty and summery.

  19. emma peel says:

    I have to say Victoria looks absolutely amazing in those pics. Really lovely.

  20. Louise177 says:

    Tabloids have been saying that they are breaking up/divorcing for their whole relationship. Nothing new until they actually divorce.

  21. Anna nuttall says:

    I heard a story once where just after the Rebecca Loos story broke, they organize a family press/photos opportunity to show them as an united front and it was all lies. Anyway David wasn’t playing ball with this photo shoot and wasn’t basically focusing on it and kept fudging it up.
    Anyway, once they got back to the hotel, Victoria apparently punch in the jaw and stormed off.

    That tell you everything you need to know about this marriage.

  22. Pixie says:

    This is a post from over 10 years ago. Interesting read! They checked out years ago.

  23. Cat1 says:

    It is referred to as a “cover feature” in the quoted text. Not very much emphasized but there it is …