David Beckham documentary – alleged affair was ‘hardest period’ of marriage

Victoria Beckham has spoken candidly about husband David’s highly-publicised alleged affair, describing it as the “hardest period” of their marriage.

The couple have previously denied claims that he had an affair while playing for Real Madrid in 2003.

“It was the hardest period for us because it felt like the world was against us,” the former Spice Girl said in a new Netflix documentary.

“Here’s the thing – we were against each other if I’m completely honest.”

In the documentary, titled Beckham, which was released on Wednesday, the couple don’t discuss the details of what happened.

But Victoria said: “You know, up until Madrid, sometimes it felt like us against everybody else. But we were together, we were connected, we had each other.

“But when we were in Spain, it didn’t really feel like we had each other either. And that’s sad.”

She continued: “I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was and how it affected me.”

Speaking about the press attention after she and the children then moved to join her husband in Spain, she added: “It was a nightmare. From the minute we opened the press were there in cars and everywhere we went, we were followed.

“It was an absolute circus – it’s really entertaining when the circus comes to town right? Unless you’re in it.”

When the singer-turned-designer was asked if she had resented her husband at that time, she replied: “If I’m being totally honest, yes I did.

“It was probably, if I’m being honest, the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life.”

In the series, the ex-England and Manchester United midfielder – now owner of Inter Miami – also addressed how the speculation around his extra-marital affairs affected him and his family.

“There was some horrible stories that were difficult to deal with,” he said. “It was the first time that me and Victoria had been put under that kind of pressure in our marriage.

“I think we both felt at the time that we were, not losing each other, but drowning.”

He added: “I don’t know how we got through it, in all honesty.”

The series is now available to watch on Netflix.

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