David and Victoria Beckham share a glimpse of their LA home movie collection as the designer admits she ‘let go of a lot of pain’ after US move
David and Victoria Beckham have given fans a rare glimpse at their collection of home movies from their idyllic time living in Los Angeles.
The family moved Stateside in 2007 when the footballer signed with LA Galaxy, after a turbulent time living in Spain which included an alleged affair with Rebecca Loos.
In their Netflix series BECKHAM, viewers saw sweet footage of David and Victoria embracing the LA lifestyle with their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Clips showed the family relaxing in their swimming pool, with little Romeo showing off his football skills, before heading off for their first day at school.
Speaking in the fourth episode of the documentary, Victoria admitted she was ‘at peace’ and ‘let go of a lot of pain’ following their US move, after her marriage to David was beset by struggles during his time in Madrid.
Insight: David and Victoria Beckham have given fans a rare glimpse at their collection of home movies from their idyllic time living in Los Angeles
Big move: The family moved Stateside in 2007 when the footballer signed with LA Galaxy, after a turbulent time living in Spain
Cute: In their Netflix series BECKHAM, viewers saw sweet footage of David and Victoria embracing the LA lifestyle with their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz
The family’s home videos showed a beaming Victoria relaxing in the swimming pool with their sons.
Little Romeo could be seen dressed in a football kit practicing his penalty skills, with David saying behind the camera: ‘Now here’s Romeo Beckham in the FA Cup final!’
Footage also included Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz heading off for their first day at school, as well as the family having dinner together at a restaurant, and the three boys asleep together.
Reflecting on their time living in the US, Victoria said in the documentary: ‘LA, it was a great place to live. I’ve got my family together, and I let go of a lot of pain.
‘I remember smomeone saying to me once that LA is like rehab for famous people, that’s why you see people walking around Malibu in UGG boots and tracksuits.’
She added: ‘The schools were great, there was a private driveway.
‘We still got attention, but when you’ve got Tom Cruise rocking up to a restaurant, who cares if the Beckhams go?
‘Everything was a lot easier for us as a family. I definitely felt at peace. Finally, we seemed settled.’
Adorable: One clip showed Romeo taking inspiration from his famous father by showing off his sporting skills
Family time: Little Romeo could be seen dressed in a football kit practicing his penalty skills, with David saying behind the camera: ‘Now here’s Romeo Beckham in the FA Cup final!’
Having fun? Another video showed a proud Victoria taking her sons for their first day at school
Embracing it: Reflecting on their time living in the US, Victoria said in the documentary: ‘LA, it was a great place to live. I’ve got my family together, and I let go of a lot of pain’
Turbulent: Victoria and David’s sons showed they’d taken inspiration from the footballer, playing in childhood teams in the sweet footage
Low-key: Victoria also noted that while she and David ‘would get attention’ in LA, when you’ve got Tom Cruise rocking up to a restaurant, who cares if the Beckhams go?’
Loved it: ‘Everything was a lot easier for us as a family. I definitely felt at peace. Finally, we seemed settled,’ Victoria added
Another move: But their peace was short-lived, as David revealed the family moved again to Italy in 2009 when he went on loan to AC Milan
But their peace was short-lived, as David revealed the family moved again in 2009 when then-England coach Fabio Capello insisted he needed to join a European club to keep his place in the Three Lions.
This sparked two loan spells for David with AC Milan, before he finished his career at Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.
The four-part documentary saw the Beckhams speak emotionally about David’s life, spanning his life from his childhood through to his latest role as co-owner of US side Inter Miami.
In the previous episode, Victoria admitted that David’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid was ‘less-than ideal’, after it meant relocating the family to Spain.
David admitted Victoria ‘wasn’t too happy,’ about the news that they would be leaving the UK.
The designer said that was always perceived as ‘the villain’ by Spanish football fans because she didn’t move there with David right away, insisting that she only delayed it until she could find suitable schools for their sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
Detailing the moment David shared the news of their relocation in the documentary’s third episode, Victoria said she replied: ‘What do you mean we’re going to Spain?”
‘[David] said ”we’re going to Spain,” when?’ ”In about 12 hours!”
Victoria added: ‘I was like what do you mean we don’t have anywhere to live, we don’t have schools for the children, what do you mean? But the reality is that we moved to Spain.’
Asked how she felt about the move, Victoria said: ‘Less than ideal.’
David faced a difficult few months settling in at Real Madrid, with the sports str admitting he felt ‘lonely’ when he struggled to find form with the club, especially after they appointed Carlos Queiroz as manager.
He said: ‘That was difficult, to not have my family.’
‘[Victoria] just didn’t want to sit at home, she didn’t want to become a footballer’s wife, and that’s what I loved about her from day one.
‘I remember being upset on the phone to Victoria because I felt lonely.’
Victoria admitted that Spanish fans struggled to warm to her, particularly after it was reported that she didn’t like Spain because it ‘smelled like garlic,’ which she denied.
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‘More often than not, I was always the villain,’ she said.
‘It was never about Spain, we had a family we had to think about. I had two children, Brooklyn and Romeo, and this is what nobody seemed to take into consideration, when I was getting criticised for not being in Spain from the beginning.
‘A kid has to go to school, I knew I couldn’t move until I had a school for Brooklyn. I was doing Monday to Friday in London and then jumping on a plane to Spain.
‘But everything was fabricated, taken out of context. It was never about Spain.’
As shown in the documentary, David scored on his home debut against Mallorca, and won the Spanish Super Cup, kickstarting a four-year stint at the club.
Later in the documentary, Victoria admitted she resented her husband after he turned their life into a ‘circus’.
Speaking about the experience, Victoria confessed: ‘Did I resent David? If I’m being totally honest, yes I did.’
The show then cut to footage of the famous pair driving through Spain with their distressed son Brooklyn who was crying as overzealous fans pounded on the window of their car.
David attempted to console Brooklyn by announcing ‘it’s alright Buster they can’t get in the car,’ while Victoria soothed him by saying: ‘it’s alright, mummy’s got you.’
Cutting to modern day, Victoria candidly confessed: ‘If I’m being honest it’s probably the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life.
‘It wasn’t that I was being unheard, I chose to internalise a lot of it because I was always mindful of the focus that he needed.’
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