Elite couple, David and Victoria Beckham, have hit out at fake news spreading on social media that the duo are on the verge of a divorce.
Claims that the couple were to split started circulating on Twitter on Friday morning and even prompted a high street bookmakers to suspend betting on them getting a divorce.
How did these rumors start?
Following what is being said on Twitter, it seems the spark that lit the fire under this round of speculation came when a yet-to-be-known report claimed that David was cheating on Victoria with their daughter, Harper’s, teacher (and that she’s supposedly now pregnant with his child).
I can’t believe that Raheem Sterling made David Beckham have an affair with his kid’s teacher and get her pregnant!
— Cromwell (@Cromwell606) June 8, 2018
The Sun writers thinking of ways to link David Beckham cheating to Raheem Sterling’s gun tattoo pic.twitter.com/edF15MfLUg
— Stephen Marriott (@stevemarriott91) June 8, 2018
APPARENTLY DAVID BECKHAM KNOCKED UP A SCHOOL TEACHER AND GOT HER PREGGERS SO IS NOW BREAKING UP WITH POSH BECKS
— Alhan Gençay (@alhan) June 8, 2018
You have to give it to David Beckham, on the eve of the World Cup he goes and does this to take away all the media attention from the squad. Is they anything this man won’t do for his country???? National treasure that boy ⚽⚽⚽???
— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) June 8, 2018
According to Mirror Online, “bookies suspended betting on news of them splitting following thousands of tweets claiming the couple would be putting out a statement.”
A spokesman from Paddy Power earlier said:” We’ve decided to suspend betting on the separation between Posh and Becks.”
However, the rumours were strongly denied by the Beckhams.
The Telegraph quoted a spokesman for Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, as saying:
“If I spent all my time responding to ridiculous Beckham gossip and rumours there wouldn’t be enough hours in the day. What nonsense. Journalist Chinese whispers and fake news fuelled by social media. There is no impending statement, no divorce.”
David Beckham’s spokesman said:
“It is nonsense. It is one of those laughable, nonsense things. There is no divorce. It is laughable.”
How they met?
Dubbed “Posh and Becks” by the media, the couple met when Victoria, a former member of the Spice Girls, attended a Manchester United match in 1997.
They started dating shortly after, and married in 1999, just weeks after David helped Manchester United complete an historic “treble” of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.
The couple’s marriage launched them to fame beyond the realm of their chosen professions, with David becoming a global fashion icon and Victoria building her own clothing empire.
In 2007, David signed for MLS side LA Galaxy, with the family’s move to California cementing their position as a global celebrity brand.
They have four children: Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and daughter Harper, seven.