Netflix recently debuted a captivating four-part docuseries titled “Beckham,” which delves into the illustrious life and career of football icon David Beckham. The series primarily focuses on Beckham’s renowned football journey, highlighting his stints with England, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
However, perhaps surprisingly, the docuseries largely overlooks Beckham’s numerous off-field ventures. These include his successful foray into modeling and his cameo in the film “Bend It Like Beckham.” While the series does touch upon a few exceptions, such as Beckham’s wife Victoria’s feelings of jealousy over his photo shoots with Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé during her pregnancy, it primarily hones in on his sporting achievements.
One notable aspect addressed in the documentary is the 2004 affair reports involving Beckham and his former assistant, Rebecca Loos, as well as model Sarah Marbeck. Beckham swiftly denies these allegations, portraying himself and Victoria as victims of relentless media scrutiny. In a surprising turn of events, this marks the first time the couple has publicly addressed the affair reports in years.
The docuseries sheds light on the strain these reports put on Beckham and Victoria’s marriage, particularly during their time in Spain. Victoria reflects on this challenging period, revealing that it felt as though the entire world was against them and even they were against each other at times. This candid glimpse into their personal struggles showcases the vulnerability of the iconic couple.
Beckham openly admits that he cannot comprehend how they managed to weather the storm caused by the affair reports, but he emphasizes that Victoria is his everything and their family was worth fighting for. This display of resilience is a testament to their enduring love and commitment.
“Beckham” provides a unique and intimate portrayal of David Beckham’s football career, offering invaluable insights into a side of the superstar that is usually shielded from the public eye. While the docuseries primarily focuses on his on-field achievements, it does offer glimpses into the couple’s personal battles and triumphs. The public finally has a chance to witness the strength of their marriage and the unwavering commitment they share.
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