David Beckham Opens Up About The ‘Tough Times’ With Victoria Beckham

They’ve dodged split and affair rumours for decades, and while David Beckham says his marriage with Victoria Beckham has not been easy at times, he’s proud they’ve remained “a strong family unit”.

Stronger than ever

Speaking in a candid interview with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs Show, the 41-year-old soccer stud was asked why he thinks his marriage has been able to weather so many storms.

“I think because we’re a strong family unit,” he replied. “We’ve got strong parents; we were brought up with the right values.”

“Of course you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times and it’s about working through it, and whenever we’ve come up against tough times, you know, we know each other better than anybody knows us.”

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“Brand Beckham is not why we’re together”

David, who tied the knot with the former Spice Girl back in 1997, reveals says so many people have claimed their marriage is a sham, despite the fact they have four kids – Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old Harper – together.

“People have talked about, you know, ‘do we stay together because it’s a brand?’ Of course not,” he continues.

“We stay together because we love each other; we stay together because we have four amazing children, and do you go through tough times?

“Of course you go through tough times. It’s part of relationships, it’s part of marriages, it’s part of having children, it’s part of having responsibilities.”

Renewed vows

What’s more, David reveals the couple have renewed their vows since their first wedding at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland – which included lavish thrones and a deal with OK! magazine.

“We have renewed our vows since then and it was a lot more private, there was about six people there in our house.”

Talking about their outfits at the first wedding, Becks says: “[They were] pretty bold. Victoria’s was pretty nice. Mine, I’m like what was I thinking? I even had a top hat in purple. What was I thinking?”

David is always gushing about his kids, check out his adorable birthday tribute to his son Romeo.

Meanwhile, check out Becks completing the 22 push up challenge in nothing but his tighty whities!