David Beckham playfully jests with his wife, Victoria Beckham, during a candid moment in their Netflix documentary “Beckham,” offering a lighthearted response to Victoria’s assertion of a “working-class” background. The documentary provides an intimate view into the lives of the renowned soccer star and the former Spice Girls member.
In a segment where Victoria discusses what initially drew her to David when they first encountered each other at a soccer match in 1997, she reveals, “I just fancied him, and it was as simple as that. I think we both come from families that work really hard. Both of our parents work very hard, and we’re very working class.”
Amidst her reflection, David interjects humorously from another room, exclaiming, “Be honest!”
Victoria, unwavering, affirms, “I am being honest,” prompting David to continue in a light-hearted manner, “What car did your dad drive you to school in?”
Victoria initially navigates her response with a touch of hesitation, suggesting, “It’s not a simple answer,” and then pondering, “It depends.” However, she eventually concedes with a playful grin, “OK, in the ’80s, my dad had a Rolls-Royce.”
Revealing Insights and Reflections in the Documentary
The documentary’s director, Fisher Stevens, invests significant time in conversations with David and Victoria, dedicating 30 hours to David and 14 hours to Victoria for the project, as reported by Variety.
Stevens shares insights into the complexities of their relationship, stating, “It hasn’t all been rosy with his relationship with Victoria. There’s constant controversy. Frankly, I was quite moved by their relationship at the end of the day, and — after all they’ve been through — how much they love each other and how close they are.”
David and Victoria Beckham, who exchanged vows in 1999, are the proud parents of four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.
The documentary also delves into more challenging moments in their relationship. Victoria candidly acknowledges her feelings of resentment towards David when rumors of affairs sparked a media frenzy around their lives in 2003. During that tumultuous period, two women came forward, alleging intimate relationships with David, who was playing for Real Madrid at the time.
Victoria opens up about her emotional turmoil, sharing, “It was the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life.” The documentary, which premiered on Netflix, provides an unfiltered view of this difficult time for the couple.
In 2003, the Beckhams lived separately, with Victoria and the children residing in the UK while David was in Spain with his team following his departure from Manchester United. Though neither Victoria nor David mentioned the women involved by name, it was clear they were addressing the alleged affairs as headlines from that tumultuous period flashed on the screen.
Victoria further explains the hardships they faced during that period, saying, “It was the hardest period because it felt like the world was against us. Here’s the thing — we were against each other if I’m being completely honest. You know, up until Madrid, sometimes it felt like us against everybody else, but we were together, we were connected, we had each other.”
Throughout these challenges, David Beckham has consistently denied any allegations of infidelity, releasing a statement at the time that read, “During the past few months, I have become accustomed to reading more and more ludicrous stories about my private life. The simple truth is that I am very happily married. I have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing any third party can do to change these facts.”