Exclusive Interview With Victoria Beckham On Marriage Rumours: 'David And I Have Nothing To Prove'

Exclusive: Victoria Beckham On Marriage Rumours - 'David And I Have Nothing To Prove'

In this week's issue of Grazia we talk exclusively to Victoria Beckham about her role as a UNAIDs ambassador, her family life and rumours of marriage problems...

In the past few weeks, the Beckham schedule has been particularly hectic and marked by highs and lows. After an LA-based summer, their brood of four is now back in London, with Harper, four, starting school and Brooklyn, 16, off to art college. David has been working on various projects and promoting his Haig Club whisky, jetting to and from London to New York, Miami and Dubai.

But it’s Victoria who has appeared under most pressure as she’s travelled the globe for fashion and charity commitments while juggling family life. Grazia was with her as she showcased her latest Victoria Beckham collection at New York Fashion Week, then in London as she talked us through her new VVB line, and we had dinner with her to celebrate her Dover Street store’s first year. We’ve had an amazing insight into the designer’s life: witnessing her passion for her business, hearing about her children and seeing her fun side.

'David and I have nothing to prove. We love each other, look out for each other and are strong'

However, you can’t help wonder if all this has been a little overshadowed by reports about the state of her 16-year marriage to David, 40. Provocative headlines and allegations have dogged them recently. ‘I have never listened to, or commented on, the rumours about any aspect of my life,’ she tells us frankly. ‘I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and beautiful, healthy, happy children. Yes, we travel a lot with our respective businesses and charitable commitments, but we always make time for each other as a couple and as a family. David and I have nothing to prove. We love each other, look out for each other and are strong as both partners and parents.’

The Beckham family on the front row at Burberry [Getty]
There can be absolutely no denying the couple’s dedication to and love for their family. And in the past few months the older children have been stepping more into the limelight, with Brooklyn attending a number of Fashion Week parties. But how do the couple use their charity work to educate their children? ‘My husband constantly inspires me and guides me – he has done so much good work, I look up to him and have the utmost respect and admiration for all that he has achieved,’ she explains. ‘David and I both have a strong work ethic and I believe that’s a good example to set our children. David and I explain to the children what privileged lives they lead. We tell them that in many places in the world children are hungry, homeless and sick. They all understand how important it is to help others. Romeo ran the children’s marathon earlier this year and raised an amazing amount of money through sponsorship, which he divided between David’s charity and UNAIDS.’

Victoria is often cited as an inspirational example of how to juggle career, family and charitable pursuits. So how the hell does she do it? ‘Of course it’s hard,’ she admits. ‘But I’m like any working mum, albeit with a bit of extra help. Every mother is rushing around on a Sunday night looking for homework and school uniform, juggling ballet lessons and football practice with work meetings and travel.’

So what, given how much she has achieved, is the one piece of advice she’d give to others? ‘Dream big. Nothing should stop you achieving what you want if you work your hardest, stay focused and have a willingness to learn.’

Pick up this week's issue of Grazia to read our full interview with Victoria Beckham...

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