Here are some photos of David Beckham attending a public hearing at Miami City Hall on Thursday. He was there to speak about the proposed plan to build a massive soccer stadium in Miami, so that MLS can perhaps find a proper footing in the state of Florida. While I don’t think Miami needs another gigantic stadium (I mean, does it?), I also think Beckham is making an interesting bet, especially with the soccer/football-mad Hispanic community in Florida. If any state is going to embrace Major League Soccer in a huge way, it’s Florida. Beckham told the city council:
“I’m passionate about the game. I’m passionate about being successful. I’ve played professional soccer for the last 22 years. I could have gone to another city, but this was always my city. It’s always where I wanted to have our team.”
If the city council votes for the stadium – the vote was delayed this week – then David is going to need to spend even more time in Miami to get this off the ground. He’s already spending a lot of time there. Which brings me to this other story, about David and Victoria’s marriage. We’ve heard for the past month that their marriage is on its last leg. That’s pretty much been confirmed by the few photo-ops they’ve done together. The vibe is very much that David has checked out of this marriage in a big way. Here’s Star’s story:
On June 25, David and Victoria Beckham looked anything but loved up at an art event held at Victoria’s clothing store in London. “The awkwardness was written all over David’s face – they couldn’t stand being in the same room,” whispers a source. “Posh made David pose with her for publicity shots, but you could see her whispering angrily to him afterward, probably about his lukewarm effort for the camera.”
As Star previously reported, friends fear they’re on the brink of divorce amid rumors that David knocked up his 6-year-old daughter’s teacher. And despite celebrating their 19th anniversary, there doesn’t seem to be much spice left in their life.
“The only people who are in denial are David and Victoria themselves.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
I grow more and more convinced that all of the rumors are true, that their marriage is basically dead at this point. Which begs the question… why are they even still together? Reportedly, it was because the Beckhams got an American Vogue cover. But the August cover was just released and it’s Saoirse Ronan…? So did the Beckhams get the September issue cover?? And do we have to wait until October for them to officially split? David is basically living in Miami full-time now and Victoria is in London with the kids full-time now. Methinks they’re already separated but they just haven’t announced it.
Photos courtesy of WENN.