Victoria and David Beckham torn over ‘spoilt’ kids

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by Kate Randall |
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Victoria and David are worried they’re to blame

David Beckham really should’ve been on top of the world last week, after being given the Editor’s Special Award at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards.

Attending the star-studded ceremony with wife Victoria and eldest son Brooklyn, he looked every inch the proud husband and father as he walked the red carpet and partied into the night.

But his week was marred by criticism of him, Victoria and his children after he boasted about his perfect family in the magazine, saying his kids shared the same ambition that helped him to become such a big star.

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Katie Price and Kieran Hayler

Katie Price left the nation shocked in 2014 when she announced husband Kieran Hayler had been cheating on her with her best friend Jane Pountney for the past seven months. Katie had already welcomed Jett into the world and at the time – she announced the heartbreaking news - she was six months pregnant with Bunny. The pair worked through it but in 2017 she revealed he had been unfaithful again with their children's nanny and a few months later she called it quits after he reportedly cheated again with a 19-year-old co-op worker.

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Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott

They seemed totally in love but everyone was shocked when it came to light that Zara McDermott had secretly cheated on Sam Thompson with an X Factor figure. The revelation came out a year after it happened when one of Zara and Sam's mutual friends revealed what went on.

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Kris Boyson and Katie Price

Almost a year after their split and it looks like Kris Boyson and Katie Price are still feuding despite the fact they're both in new relationships. Things took a turn when Katie claimed her ex doesn't have "a pot to p-ss in". Kris then hit back and claimed that Katie slept with three other people during their relationship.

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Mary Berry and Paul Hunnings

Yeah we're surprised about this too but Great British Bake Off legend Mary Berry admitted that she cheated on her current husband Paul Hunnings when they first started dating. Despite wanting to "keep her options open" she ended up settling for her hubby.

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Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

They were the X-Factor couple everyone was rooting for and Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards appeared to go from strength to strength; he got a tattoo of her and they got engaged.However during their four-year relationship there were lots of speculation that the One Direction star had been unfaithful. In August 2015, he abruptly ended their engagement and while Perrie reportedly claimed he called it quits by sending a text, Zayn denied the allegations.

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Katie Price and Danny Cipriani

Katie Price dated Danny Cipriani back in 2011 but their relationship came to an end when the reality star walked in on him in bed with another woman. In her autobiography Love, Lipstick and Lies, she spilled the tea – classic Katie – and said: "In my experience he was a bit – erm – lean in the most obvious departments."That's why I nicknamed him Danny Chipolata. He can no longer hit the right spots on the rugby field and he certainly can't find them on a woman."

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Kelly Brooks and Danny Cipriani

Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani dated for two years but things came to an end when she discovered he gave his number to a stripperwhile he was on a night out with her. She punched him in the face and that was pretty much the end of their relationship. Even though Danny had been unfaithful to Kelly and Katie, instead of teaming up they actually had a fiery feud about him on Twitter.

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Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone

Lucy Mecklenburgh broke down in tears on a park bench and revealed to Mario Falcone – while filming TOWIE - that she had been unfaithful with ex-boyfriend Mark Wright during a holiday in Ibiza. After Mario pointed out that she had lied for two months he ended their relationship. However she managed to win him back and they even went on to get engaged. It wasn't to last and they split for good in 2013 and Mario has since revealed that he didn't actually want to pop the question.

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Tess Daly and Vernon Kay

In 2010 it came to light thatVernon Kay had sent 'flirty' to Rhian Sugden behind Tess Daly's back. Fast forward to 2016 and he was caught texting the glamour model again.

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Coleen and Wayne Rooney

They're childhood sweethearts but back in 2002, Coleen Rooney discovered Wayne had slept with a 48 year old nan in a brothel. A year after they welcomed their first son, Kai, into the world there were allegations that the footballer had cheated with prostitutes Jennifer Thompson and Helen Wood. Despite the rumours, Coleen and Wayne moved passed it and welcomed their son child Klay. Fast forward to 2017 and Wayne was arrested for drunk driving and Laura Simpson (whose car he was driving) claimed they kissed. She then backtracked on This Morning and denied that anything went down with Wayne and then Coleen shared a brutally honest Facebook post about her marriage.

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Cheryl and Ashley Cole

'Golden couple' Cheryl and Ashley Cole appeared to have it all; she was in Girls Aloud, he was a footballer and after a year of meeting they were engaged. Unfortunately months after they tied the knot there were reports that Ashley cheated on his wife with hairdresser Aimee Walton and this wasn't the only rumours. In 2010, Cheryl filed for divorce.

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Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake

They met on Love Island and all seemed to be well with Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake (minus that time they rowed on the show but quickly made up after she discovered he was a millionaire) however after they left the villa it went downhill. Almost two months after their time in the villa Charlie announced in a short statement that they'd split and when they met back up (in front of the cameras, of course) at the Love Island reunion, she branded him a "compulsive liar"before claiming he cheated on her – and there were pictures to prove it.

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Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville

Another Love Island couple – Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville. Despite a lot of people thinking their relationship was fake, the Love Island 2017 contestants proved them all wrong and dated for nine months after leaving the villa. Unfortunately it ended in tears when Marcel cheated on Gabby while they were on holiday together.

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Vicky Pattison and John Noble

Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison was left heartbroken after her fiancé John Nobles was caught looking very cosy with another woman while he was on holiday in Dubai.`

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Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries / Neil and Katya Jones

There was quite the scandal surrounding Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 when comedian Seann Walsh was papped kissing married pro dancer Katya Jones. They both apologised for their actions but that didn't stop Seann's now ex-girlfriend fromdumping him and posting a fierce message on social media.

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Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster

The third Love Island couple on our list goes to Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster. After he was booted from the show, she decided to leave the villa to pursue the relationship only to hear reports that he had been unfaithful. During an episode on Love Island After Sun, Frankie insisted they'd "dealt" with the rumours… he was later caught cheating on her again but this time on camera.

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

It was quite the worldwide scandal when it came to light that Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian days before she was due to give birth to True Thompson. They appeared to work through his betrayal but almost a year later he allegedly kissed Kardashian/Jenner's family friend Jordyn Woods.

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Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell

One of the most uncomfortable but juicy moments on UK reality TV is definitely when Stephanie Davis cheated on her boyfriend Sam Reece with Jeremy McConnell in the Celebrity Big Brother House… as is on television, for the nation and her boyfriend to see.

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Stacey and Ryan Giggs

Former footballer Ryan Giggs cheated on his wife Stacey for eight years with his sister-in-law Natasha. She's claimed she fell pregnant with their child and reportedly asked him to pay for an abortion. He also allegedly had an affair with Imogen Thomas.

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Una Healy and Ben Foden

After celebrating their six year wedding anniversary, The Saturdays star Una Healy split from her husband Ben Fodenfollowing reports that he had cheated.

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Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson

One of the messiest Made in Chelsea relationships ever definitely was Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson. Their relationship dragged on throughout the series and consisted of Spenny cheating while Louise cried her eyes out. They called it quits and continued to see each other but during a row, Spencer admitted he cheated on Louise and slept with another woman in her bed.

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Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson

We were surprised Lucy Watson dated Spencer Matthews because of his past history but she did. Things seemed to be going well with them until Spencer admitted he cheated on Lucy during the Made in Chelsea reunion party. It was mega awkward and she savagely told him: "Can I just say after this is finished please do not ever speak to me, ever again."

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Spencer Matthews and Stephanie Pratt

Spencer proved he was back to his old ways when he cheated on Stephanie Pratt during Made in Chelsea and she quickly called quits on their relationship. We don't blame her.

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Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead

Alex Mytton cheated on Binky Felstead several times during their relationship but she finally called it quits when she discovered he had an orgy with Spencer Matthews. The dramz.

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller

After dating for less than a year Jude Law and Sienna Miller got engaged however things came to an abrupt halt when his children's nanny Daisy Wright revealed to the papers that they'd been having an affair.

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Sienna Miller and Balthazar Getty

In 2008 Sienna Miller had an affair with Balthazar Getty who was married to his wife and the mother of his four children Rosetta. Following his unfaithfulness, Balthazara and Rosetta separated and he went on to date Sienna but after two years apart he managed to get his marriage back on track.

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Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig

Sienna Miller denied being in a relationship with her co-star Daniel Craig but did admit they were 'briefly involved' despite being in a relationship with Jude Law.

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Gaz Beadle and Lillie Lexi Gregg

Remember when Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle and Lillie Lexi Gregg dated for two years? During their relationship, Charlotte Crosby claimed Gaz had cheated on Lillie with her. Then after they split and they were reunited on Ex on the Beach, things took a turn for the worse when it came to light that he had cheated on while they were on holiday together in Australia.

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Gaz Beadle and Emma McVey

Gaz was apparently back at it again when Emma McVey accused him of cheating on her after he brutally dumped her via text. She made the claims on Twitter after revealing she was being sent "photos and videos of Gary with young girls" from the time they were in a relationship and when they'd split.

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Gaz Beadle and Charlotte Crosby

They were the Geordie Shore couple we were all hoping for but Gaz Beadle just couldn't keep it in his pants even when he was with Charlotte Crosby. However she called it quits when it slept with Jemma Lucy on Ex on the Beach and [she heartbreakingly suffered an ectopic pregnancy](

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Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis

Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis' marriage came to a bitter end after a photo of the Star Wars actor kissing his co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead surfaced.

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Alex and Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood's marriage came to an end after he cheated on his wife Alex, with his America Bake Off co-star Marcela Valladolid. In 2019, Alex bravely spoke out about her estranged husbandand admitted it had been a "tough year".

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Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch

Back in 2010 while Abbey Clancy was pregnant with her first child, there were reports that her partner Peter Crouch had an alleged affair with a teenage prostitute. The Strictly Come Dancing winner has since admitted it was a "horrendous" time.

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Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor

During the end of series 2 of Made in Chelsea, Millie Mackintosh made one of the most iconic speeches when she revealed her BFF Rosie Fortescue had bedded her boyfriend Hugo Taylor. Before this though, both Millie and Hugo had been guilty of cheating on each other and they're now married, so…

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Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson

Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson were quite the Made in Chelsea couple, right? Despite how loved up they seemed they were both guilty of cheating, especially considering they kept going on 'breaks'. They're finally over and have both left MIC so no more drama... Phew.

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Danielle Lloyd and Jamie O'Hara

Danielle Lloyd ended her marriage following allegations that Jamie O'Hara cheated on her with two women and apparently he tried to kiss TOWIE's Maria Fowler.

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Nicola McLean and Tom Williams

Back in 2014, Nicola McLean split from her husband Tom Williams after he was filmed cheating on her in Las Vegas. She then threw shade at the alleged woman on Twitter.

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Charlotte Crosby and Gaz Beadle

Back to Charlotte Crosby and Geordie Shore viewers were shocked when she kissed Marty McKenna even though she was seeing Gaz Beadle at the time.

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Charlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie

Once again while filming for a TV show – this time The Charlotte Show – viewers saw Charlotte Crosby kiss her former flame Cal. However she's put any cheating speculation to be by revealing she wasn't 'official' with Josh at that time.

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Jake Hall and Chloe Lewis

Shortly after Megan McKenna joined TOWIE she got on the wrong side of Chloe Lewis following rumours that she slept with her boyfriend Jake Hall. Jake then went on to reveal on Twitter that's he's not been 100% faithful during their relationship.

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Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna

TOWIE's Pete Wicks was caught sending saucy messages to his ex-girlfriend Jacqui Ryland while he with Megan McKenna and it all kicked off in the show. She (rightly so) screamed at him on the beach when the news broke while they were filming in Marbella. She later revealed he had apparently been texting 10 women.

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Pete Wicks and Shelby Tribble

Pete proved he hadn't changed whenhe was caught texting ten other women behind girlfriend Shelby Tribble's back. She's since said she felt that she was in 'Megan McKenna's shadow'during her relationship with Pete.

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Jay Z and Beyonce

They're one of the celebrity power couples but in 2017, Jay-Z admitted he cheated on his wife of the mother of his children Beyonce. They each released an album where they hinted about his cheating and there were no hard feelings because they then released a joint album and have since moved on.

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Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson

Love Island 2018 was quite eventful but nothing prepared Wes (and only Wes, tbh) for Megan Barton Hanson leaving him. The pair getting together was already controversial because he was in a couple with Laura Anderson, he dumped her and moved on to Meg but then Casa Amor happened. While Wes stayed loyal in the other villa, Meg moved on with Alex Miller and it was quiet awkward Wes walked back in… alone. Bless him. Luckily they kissed and made up and got back together.

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Rita Ora and Rob Kardashian

Back in 2012 Rob Kardashian took to Twitter and claimed that his girlfriend Rita Ora had allegedly cheated on him with 20 men. Rita seemingly denied the rumours in an interview by saying she didn't think they were in a relationship.

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James Argent and Lydia Bright

They were thought to be one of TOWIE's power couples but James 'Arg' Argent cheated on Lydia during their relationship. He has said he kissed Amy Childs behind his girlfriend's back and he even admitted he cheated with some of his fans.

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James Argent and Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins and Arg have had more ups and downs that a yo-yo and in 2012 she called him out on Twitter by writing: "@RealJamesArgent You slept with someone else last night you disgust me you cheat !!!!"

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Gemma Collins and Charlie King

Gemma Collins and Charlie King dated for a little bit back in 2012 but they split after he discovered she was sending sexy messages to her co-star Ricky Rayment. James Argent then said on TOWIE that she had cheated on Charlie with him.

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Gemma Collins and Rami Hawash

Gemma Collins engagement to Rami Hawash came to a bitter end in 2014 but before that James Argent accused The GC of cheating on her boyfriend with him. Gemma denied the claims and confidently said: "Cheating is sleeping James." Riiiiiight.

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Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright

Ohh the original TOWIE couple Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright. They called time on their 10-year relationship and engagement in 2011 following a lot of speculation that they'd both cheated.

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James Lock and Danielle Armstrong

James Lock and Danielle Armstrong had a err, fiery, relationship. Lockie admitted to Dani's pal Ferne McCann that he had been a "naughty boy". He then told his girlfriend: "Before we was official, I did sleep with some girls… like three." That wasn't the end though because he later admitted he's sent inappropriate messages to other women during their relationship.

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Bobby Norris and Harry Derbidge

Remember when Bobby Norris and Harry Derbidge dated in 2014? Us neither. Anyways, their relationship came to an end after Haz admitted he slept with his ex-boyfriend.

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Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims

Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims talk about a throwback, ey? The pair were on and off during their time on TOWIE but then Charlie was spotted looking very cosy with another woman in Ibiza. However it them came to light that at the beginning of Ferne's relationship Frank Major she had actually been dating Charlie. Crickey.

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Danny Dyer and Joanne Mas

In 2017, Danny Dyer and Joanne Mas' relationship hit a rough patch when it was reported that he had a six-week affair with Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding. He temporarily moved out of his family home but luckily was able to make things right with his wife.

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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Back in 2009, Tiger Woods who hit with quite a few accusations that he allegedly cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren with a string on women. Following the reports the golfer made a "profound apology" and has since split from his now ex wife.

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Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton

Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky will go down in history as one of the most scandalous affairs in the public spotlight. Despite his transgressions he is still married to his wife Hilary Clinton.

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Stephen Bear and Lillie Lexi Gregg

Stephen Bear followed in the footsteps of Stephanie Davis in 2016 when he cheated on his girlfriend Lillie Lexi Gregg during his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Stephen and Chloe Khan got it on during his time on the reality show but things got MEGA awkward when Lillie entered the house and confronted him.

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Stephen Bear and Jemma Lucy

In 2016, Jemma Lucy took to Twitter to reveal her relationship with Stephen Bear had ended "weeks ago" before claiming he cheated. Fast forward three years (yes, really) and he finally confessed while filming for BBC3's show Eating With My Ex.

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Stephen Bear and Ellie O'Donnell

Back in 2018, Stephen Bear went to America to film MTV's show The Challenge however during his time out there, rumours that he cheated on his girlfriend, Ellie O'Donnell, with co-star Georgia Harrison came to light.

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Stephen Bear and Georgia Harrison

Following a short time together, Stephen Bear and Georgia Harrison called it quits and soon after there were reports he cheated.

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Sam Bird and Georgia Steel

Despite (annoyingly) branding herself loyal throughout her time on Love Island, Georgia Steel reportedly sent secret texts to her ex-boyfriend despite being in a relationship with Sam Bird. He claims his now ex-girlfriend had stayed the night at her ex-boyfriend's house and sent her friend a selfie of herself in bed with her former lover.

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Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa

In March 2019, Dan Osborne was accused of cheating on his wife Jacqueline Jossa with Love Island star Alexandra Cane. However the[ CBB star denied the claims and released a statement alongside Alexandra]( Alexandra. ).

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Malin Andersson and Tom Kemp

Love Island star Malin Andersson accused her boyfriend Tom Kemp of cheating on her during pregnancy. However they managed to get through it and got back together.

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Louise Thompson and Andy Jordan

After Spencer Matthews cheated on Louise we didn't think she'd then cheat on her boyfriend. Yup. During series six it came to light that she had been unfaithful with another man and there was a lot of speculation that it was with none other than One Direction's Niall Horan.

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Talking about bringing up his children, former footballer David – who also has Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14, and eight-year-old Harper with Victoria – told GQ his advice would be, "To work hard… I tell the kids they have to make choices, sometimes give things up.

"If your friends are going out on a Friday night, maybe you can’t. Maybe you’ve got tennis practise the next day or you’re in the studio singing, like Cruz, or you’ve got a shoot, like Brooklyn. That’s where your focus needs to be."

But his comments were met with a huge backlash, with many people calling the Beckham offspring "spoilt" and claiming they’re given everything they could ever want, without having to work for it – especially 20-year-old Brooklyn.

"All of those kids are spoilt and have no idea how the real world works," someone commented.

While another wrote, "Brooklyn hasn’t done a day’s work in his life and is living off his parents’ fame."

Others claimed David and Victoria were "hypocrites" and only saying these things in order to appeal to their fans. One fumed, "Do they think we’re stupid? They post their perfect and luxury lives all over Instagram and then expect us to believe they don’t give their children everything."

The backlash came at a particularly awkward time for Brooklyn, who is currently doing a three-month internship with renowned photographer Rankin after dropping out of university nearly two years ago.

He started his internship at the beginning of July, and is due to finish at the start of October. He has been seen going to the studio but, during that time, he has also joined his family on holiday on two separate occasions and has been pictured going out quite a lot.

Last Tuesday, he was snapped slouched in a taxi at 4am after the GQ Awards, just 24 hours after enjoying a night out clubbing with Gordon Ramsay’s son Jack and some female friends, following the opening of Gordon’s new restaurant.

People were quick to point out this isn’t really the behaviour of someone trying to impress during a highly sought-after internship.

And heat magazine have been told his actions haven’t exactly pleased his dad.

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"David wants all his children to realise and appreciate how hard they need to work to have the life they’ve got," says an insider.

"David loves Brooklyn, but he’s concerned about his behaviour and worries the others will act the same. He sees all the partying and feels that Brooklyn is a bit lost at the moment.

"Vic has told David to take it easy on him, but he wants her to back him up. She still sees Brooklyn as the heir to Brand Beckham and wants him to be a big star. It’s definitely the source of some serious eye-rolling and rows between the two of them."

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The insider adds that Brooklyn – who recently split from girlfriend Hana Cross – apparently felt the comments from his dad were a public dig at him.

"He’s been telling his friends, 'It’s not my fault that I have the life I was born into,'" says the source.

It’s a harsh return to reality after the "summer of dreams", when David and Victoria seemed to be getting their marriage back on track. They enjoyed numerous getaways and had a lot of time to reconnect.

But this has brought them back down to earth – and the source says they’re worried they are to blame for the criticism of their kids.

"It’s almost as if the summer didn’t happen," heat have been told. "They’re back in the firing line again and this time their children are there, too, which really hurts.

"They know Brooklyn has a couple of issues to sort out, but they are so protective of him. They worry it’s their fault he’s taking flak, because they put him in the spotlight. David would prefer the kids to be in the public eye less, but Vic disagrees and just sees it as part of their lives, which has caused some rows.

"They both wanted to be seen as responsible parents with well brought-up children, despite their millions, and they’re concerned that this isn’t happening. They can afford to give their kids whatever they want, but maybe showing off their luxury life is causing more problems than they thought."

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In the past, Victoria and David have spoken about their desire to keep their kids grounded, despite their privileged upbringing. Victoria, in particular, has stressed the need for rules and boundaries, revealing last year that all four of the children tidy their own rooms and "muck in" around the house.

However, it’s fair to say their lives are far from "normal", with the Beckhamname and wealth allowing them privilege. Romeo, 17, is a keen tennis player and has had court time with the likes of Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov.

While Instagram is full of pictures and videos of him playing and meeting top stars, most male players have started their competitive careers by their early teens, which Romeo is yet to do.

In 2016, Cruz released a Christmas single when he was just 11 and signed with Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun. Apart from the odd video of him practising at home and David saying he’s "in the studio", little more has been heard of his music career.

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As the only girl, Harper is certainly indulged. She has trained with the English National Ballet, had her sixth birthday party at Buckingham Palace, has her own £7k pony, and is always on the front row at her mum’s fashion shows.

So, while nobody would criticise the Beckhams for giving their children whatever they want, perhaps it’s time to try and stop convincing everyone they’re just a normal family…

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