The director of David Beckham’s Netflix documentary insists the footballer admitted to having an affair with Rebecca Loos.
David’s career with Manchester United, as well as his relationship with wife Victoria, were the subjects of a recent four-part series.
It also discussed some of the more difficult times in their 26-year relationship, such as his alleged affair with personal assistant Rebecca, who worked for him while he was playing for Real Madrid in 2003.
While Rebecca, now 46, sold her story to the News of the World in 2004, the sports star called the allegations “ludicrous.”
Although David, 48, and Victoria, 49, have always denied the allegations, they have recently explained the problems they have caused.
Speaking in the documentary, David said that period was the ‘first time’ the couple had been ‘put under that kind of pressure in our marriage’.
Meanwhile his wife said it ‘felt like the world was against us’.
After it aired, Rebecca slammed David and said he needed to ‘take responsibility’ for his actions, while many viewers complained that he didn’t go far enough to address what had been reported two decades before.
But now the documentary’s director, Fisher Stevens, has revealed that David did in fact ‘come clean’ about the affair during filming.
During a recent episode of his WTF podcast, Marc Maron asked Fisher about what unfolded when speaking with David.
Referencing the ‘tabloidisation of the affairs or the assumed affairs, which he diplomatically… not even diplomatically, which he didn’t handle…’, March went on to say that David ‘did not come clean’ in the series.
However, jumping in, Marc simply replied: ‘He did.’
‘Well whatever they were able to survive in that was a testament to whatever that family was made out of, and what she’s made out of,’ the host added.
Fisher asked David in the series how he ‘dealt’ with tabloid stories about his personal life while living in Spain’s capital.
‘There were some horrible stories that were difficult to deal with. It was the first time that me and Victoria had been put under that kind of pressure in our marriage,’ he responded.
His wife was then also asked about their marriage troubles, to which she explained it was ‘the hardest period’ for them.
‘Because it felt like the world was against us. And here’s the thing; we were against each other, if I’m being completely honest.
‘You know, up until Madrid sometimes it felt like us against everybody else. But we were together. We were connected. We had each other. But when we were in Spain, it didn’t really feel that we had each other either. And that’s sad. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was and how it affected me.’
In her tell-all interview Rebecca claimed said David was an ‘amazing lover’ and that they ‘couldn’t keep their hands off each other’.
However, when the documentary came out, she said he was ‘playing the victim’ and was ‘making me look like a liar’.
She went on to say he had ‘an image to preserve’ and was ‘indirectly suggesting that I’m the one who has made Victoria suffer’.
Beckham is streaming on Netflix.