Victoria Beckham Opens Up About Challenging Move to Spain with David Beckham
Victoria Beckham has revealed the struggles she faced when her husband, David Beckham, made a surprising move to Real Madrid. In 2003, David, the football legend, left Manchester United for La Liga, and this shift meant the entire Beckham family had to pack their bags and switch countries overnight.
Speaking in his recently released Netflix documentary series, "BECKHAM," David disclosed that Victoria wasn't thrilled with the news of their UK departure. Victoria, a renowned designer, explained that her decision to delay the move to Spain was primarily to find suitable schools for their sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.
Victoria recalled the moment David shared the news of their relocation in the third episode of the documentary: "He said, 'We're going to Spain.' I replied, 'When?' He said, 'In about 12 hours!' I was baffled. We didn't have a place to live or schools for the children. But reality struck, and we moved to Spain."
The transition was challenging for David, who admitted feeling lonely in Spain, especially after Carlos Queiroz became the club's manager. He acknowledged Victoria's determination not to be just a "footballer's wife" and shared his feelings of loneliness during this time.
Victoria faced criticism from Spanish football fans, but she emphasized that the delay in moving was due to their children's schooling needs, not because of Spain itself. She highlighted that her life revolved around commuting between London and Spain for her family.
In the documentary, viewers witness David's accomplishments at Real Madrid, including scoring on his home debut and winning the Spanish Super Cup, marking a significant chapter in his career.
The documentary also delves into Victoria's emotions during this period. She admitted that she resented David for the challenges they faced and described her unhappiness as one of the most challenging periods of her life.
Cutting to modern times, Victoria confessed that the aftermath of claims about David's alleged affair with Rebecca Loos was the "hardest" time in their marriage. They felt like the world was against them, and it was a trying period. Nevertheless, they fought for their family, ultimately preserving their marriage.
The crisis prompted Victoria to move to Madrid, where they purchased a £3 million home, and later welcomed their third son, Cruz. The Beckham family's journey from Manchester to Madrid is a story of resilience, adaptation, and the power of love.