The Beckhams’ Annus Horribilis
The Beckhams push through their annus horribilis in 2004
We pick up where we left off last week when we revisited the year 2003 (in pictures) for the Beckhams. It started off auspiciously, until David and Victoria moved their family to Spain after he signed with Real Madrid. Rebecca Loos, his assistant at the time, entered the chat in September of that year after the tabloids published photos of her with David at a club, kicking off the rumours that David might be having an affair with her. The Beckhams put on a united front closing out the year and beginning the new one seemingly unbothered by the speculation.
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So now it’s the spring of 2004 and David’s hair is still long. He and Victoria are trying to get settled in Madrid. Here they are out with their kids surrounded by photographers.
And then, April 4, 2004. The News of the World reports that David and Rebecca had an affair. Rebecca does an interview with Sky News a couple weeks later. The British papers go apeshit over the story.
One of the most memorable quotes, for me anyway, is what Rebecca offered as proof:
"There is something I know about him, an intimate part of his body that I think only women who've been in bed with him would know. So I think if they did want to take me to court, I could easily stand up and say, well…”
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