Is Posh pushing David away?

She wants to spend more time together, but he’s not so keen

David and Victoria Beckham

by Charlotte Oliver |
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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder…but someone had better tell Victoria Beckham. Over the past few weeks, the fashion designer and husband David Beckham have been almost inseparable, with Vic joining David on a number of glitzy, showbiz outings – including, most recently, the Dior Menswear show in Paris.

But after packing in a bounty of family activities over the winter holidays, insiders say that David’s craving space – and he’s starting to miss the good old days when Posh would leave him to hit the party circuit solo.

Sadly for Posh, we’re told that the more time they spend together, the more David wants some time apart.

“They’re all smiles while they’re out and about, but behind the scenes, it’s become a little tense,” says an insider close to the couple, who celebrated their 20th anniversary last July.

“David thinks that they need time apart to keep the magic alive, but Vic is insisting that they sync up their diaries and go out together all the time. It’s caused a lot of concern that he’ll end up feeling ‘suffocated’ and she’ll be left upset.

"He’s already keen to get away to Miami and concentrate on his football club, and he’s also planning a lads-only holiday. He’s suggested that they take a break from attending events together, but that hasn’t gone down well at all.”

CHECK OUT: Victoria and David Beckham's relationship timeline


Relationship Timeline: Victoria And David Beckham

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The happy couple moments after their wedding announcement.

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David and Victoria share a moment before flying to Ireland to get married.

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See here, the infamous durag David chose to wear to meet Prince Charles.

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The Beckhams always did couple dressing well, right down to the matching chunky cross chains they wore to the NRJ music awards.

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Spotted at the 2001 Silver Clef Awards.

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Another memorable style moment when the Beckhams attended David Furnish's 40th birthday at Jewel bar in London.

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The MTV music awards was a bejeweled highlight for the pair.

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And this is why the 'black blazer and a pair of jeans' look was such a thing...

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Remember when the Beckhams moved to Spain? It was the early development of David's affection for beanies.

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Victoria and David had dinner at the Ivy in London .

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At the 19 Management's 19th birthday party David and Victoria shared a sweet moment on the red carpet.

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The beanie returned in L.A. As did Victoria's fleeting appreciation for bohemian-inspired styling.

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The Beckhams were pictured on a shopping trip in Paris.

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Another memorable style moment for the Beckhams as they arrived in Venice.

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If anyone were to resurrect the nickname 'Posh and Becks', this image of the pair at the Sport Industry awards is probably one of the ones that comes to mind.

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David and Victoria hit the red carpet at the superhero-themed Met Gala.

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A formal look for the New York launch of the couple's his and hers perfume, 'Signature.'

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The couple launched a collaboration with Adidas, one of their first fashion partnerships.

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David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz scrubbed up for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards.

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The couple were invited to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Victoria wore a dress from her own collection for the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash.

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The whole family (minus baby Harper) supported Victoria at the West End launch of the Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever.

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The Beckhams attended the premiere of The Class of 92 en famille.

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David and Victoria returned to the steps of the Met in 2014, bringing back their matchy-matchy couples aesthetic with these white outfits.

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Attending the British Fashion Awards.

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On a trip to Shanghai.

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A night out in Mayfair.

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Looking chic at the Louis Vuitton show.

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David and Victoria were guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Windsor wedding.

Last week, the couple hit the front row at Dior’s show at Paris Fashion Week, where they were joined by 20-year-old son Brooklyn (they’re also parents to Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14, and eight-year-old Harper.)

At the event, they both put on a united front, with Victoria cheekily posting a video of David tying her shoelaces as her trousers were too tight. But in private, we’re told that David would have preferred to attend alone – as he did last December, when he went solo to the Dior show in Miami, and partied it up with Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Kate Moss.

As heat has told you, Posh has been feeling increasingly insecure about David’s popularity in showbiz circles, but her resolve to put on brave face and keep him close is only building a bigger wedge between them.

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“Vic much prefers staying at home to partying, but she refuses to stay in when David is so hell-bent on going out and enjoying himself,” says our source.

“She wants them to be on the same page, but she can’t bear the fact that they may still want different things in life.”

Days after they made their Paris entrée, the couple hit the headlines again after teasing each other on Instagram – with Posh posting a picture of David’s clothes neatly folded out for the following morning, after he secretly snapped her while she was trying to get the perfect selfie on her phone.

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While their jokey snaps gave a playful look at their private home life, insiders say they pointed to some extra tension behind the scenes.

“From the outside, their teasing looks cute, but there’s more going on than meets the eye,” we’re told. “They’ve started to make sly digs at each other and wind each other up. Everyone around them can see that they’re spending too much time together and need a break, but Vic is insisting that they stick together.”

Poor old Posh: last we checked, it was important for couples to spend quality time together. Sadly for her, relationship expert David Beckham knows far, far better.

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