“Beckham”, a four-episode documentary about the illustrious former England footballer David Beckham, debuted as one of Netflix’s releases on 4th October. The documentary delves deep into the personal and sporting journey of the renowned footballer, who has played for elite clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The narrative follows Beckham’s trajectory from his modest roots in East London to his unyielding determination and commitment, propelling him to monumental successes. Yet, amid these triumphs, the documentary also touches upon his efforts to balance his soaring ambition and devotion to love and family.
The Tumultuous Phase: Infidelity Rumors and Its Aftermath
Much of the narrative grapples with the rumours that plagued Beckham’s marriage to Victoria almost twenty years ago. Reports suggesting Beckham’s alleged affair with his then-assistant, Rebecca Loos, captured media attention. In the documentary, Victoria Beckham reveals this phase as “the worst time of their marriage”.
Recalling those turbulent times, the former Spice Girl remarked, “We felt isolated despite being together. It’s hard to express the profound impact it had on us. I’ve never felt such depths of unhappiness.”
Rebecca Loos, on her part, has consistently asserted the authenticity of the affair. Reflecting on a 2004 interview with Sky One, she recounted the fleeting and transactional nature of their supposed encounters, leaving her feeling “used” and “cheap”.
Though the documentary refrains from naming Rebecca Loos directly, it hasn’t prevented social media users from criticising her. Loos took to her Instagram to respond to the backlash, addressing the controversy with grace and humour.
Currently leading a life away from the media glare, Loos is happily married to Sven Christjar Skaiaa, a Norwegian doctor, and is a mother to two children. They lead a tranquil life on “a farm, in a small town in the Norwegian mountains,” as she often mentions on social media.