David Beckham has revealed that the success of his 19-year long marriage to fashion designer Victoria Beckham is down to good old-fashioned “hard work”.
During an interview on Australian TV show The Sunday Project, Beckham said that he has learnt to “ignore some of the negative stuff” written about their relationship in the tabloids.
“I think if you know each other well, if you know you’ve got great friends and great family behind you, the thing we have to do is protect our children and we are very proud of the family,” he explained.
Beckham added that the couple focus on teaching their four children – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – the importance of hard work and dealing with distance.
“To be married for the amount of time that we have, it’s always hard work, everybody knows that, but you make it work,” according to the BBC. “You make difficult situations like travelling away, being away from each other, you make it work.”
Beckham also touched on how proud he is of Victoria and her decade-long fashion career.
“The amount she has achieved in such a short space of time- four beautiful young children, we have a beautiful dog- but obviously in her business world to be on the front cover of Vogue was a huge thing.”
Beckham spoke to the programme before joining the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Australia for the Invictus Games, and explained how much he supports the games. “I’m going over as an ambassador of the games but I’m really going over as a fan,” he admitted.
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