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The Beckham bombshell! David Beckham's cheating scandal and alleged affair with Rebecca Loos

As the couple deny fresh cheating and divorce rumours we take a look back at David's alleged affair with Rebecca Loos.

By Bettina Tyrrell

The world's most famous soccer player marries a superstar pop singer, what could possibly go wrong? Almost ever since David and Victoria Beckham's 1999 nuptials, their relationship has been plagued by tales of alleged affairs, most famously the purported affair between David and his former-assistant, Rebecca Loos.

And it seems a new-wave of cheating accusations could hit the Beckhams, as Twitter this weekend was set alight with rumours of infidelity and an impending Beckham divorce.

Victoria, 44, and David, 43, have since released a statement denying the new rumours, and branding them "fake news".

If you're experiencing déjà vu, it's because David and Victoria have penned similar statements defending their relationship in 2003, when Rebecca Loos famously claimed she had an affair with the soccer champion.

David and Victoria show a united front in the face of fresh cheating rumours.
David and Victoria show a united front in the face of fresh cheating rumours.

David's alleged affair with assistant Rebecca Loos

In 2003, David was in the prime of his football career. The England Captain had been sold by his home club Manchester United to Spain's Real Madrid, for a whopping price. And while his star had never been brighter, a shock was soon to hit the Beckham family.

In September of that year, David was spotted with a woman at a nightclub in Madrid. The woman was later identified as his assistant Rebecca Loos.

Subsequently, the rumour mill kick-started into overdrive, churning out tales that the Beckham marriage was in trouble, which David denied.

The now-defunct News Of The World, published a story from "a source" outlining several sexual encounters David and Loos allegedly had after that night at the club. They also reported the two exchanged racy texts. The story claimed Victoria contacted the assistant, warning her to stay away.

Rebecca Loos reportedly had an affair with David Beckham while the pair were working together in Spain.
Rebecca Loos reportedly had an affair with David Beckham while the pair were working together in Spain.

Rebecca Loos' brother's statement

Loos brother then surprised British tabloids by claiming his sister had confirmed to him that she'd had an affair with David in Spain.

"Rebecca phoned home early this morning. I am overwhelmed with shock," Loos' brother John Charles told the Daily Mail in April 2004.

"Rebecca was upset when she parted company with David and Victoria last year. She became very down and cried a lot. At times she looked heartbroken. I thought it was because of professional reasons. But now I am beginning to understand there must have been more to it."

Rebecca Loos, Victoria Beckham and her son Romeo watch David play for Real Madrid back in 2003.
Rebecca Loos, Victoria Beckham and her son Romeo watch David play for Real Madrid back in 2003.

While explosive allegations of David's infidelity flew, Victoria reportedly packed up their two children and flew to Switzerland, where David was to meet them from Madrid. Spokespeople for the family said the trip was a long-planned getaway and not a plan to escape media attention.

David's statement on alleged affair

In response to Loos' brother's comments, David released a statement.

"During the past few months I have become accustomed to reading more and more ludicrous stories about my private life," it read.

"What appeared this morning is just one further example. The simple truth is that I am very happily married. I have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing any third party can do to change these facts."

Rebecca Loos' tell-all

Rebecca gave an explosive tell-all interview with SKY TV alleging her professional relationship turned romantic with David as he grew lonely in Madrid.

"I think the chemistry between David and I was so strong and people were not happy because I was being very unprofessional and he's a married man," she said at the time.

"He is very generous lover. He gives a lot. He pleases. He knows what you want. It's all about you and not so much about him. It's nice."

When asked about the Beckham's intention to involved layers, Loos replied, "What are they consulting their lawyers for? What can they do? I think they have worked very hard at getting the image they have and I think they will do everything they can to maintain it."

"So whether that involves having happy shots taken or calling their lawyers it's up to them. I am 100 percent sure of what I am talking about, there no doubt in my mind I have no reason to lie -- why should I? I am just here to tell you my experience. He knows the truth and I know the truth."

Again, Victoria and David vehemently denied Loos' story calling it "absurd and unsubstantiated".

Victoria and her two sons, Brooklyn and Romeo relocated to Spain so the family could be together with David.

The couple have weathered allegations of affairs time and time again.
The couple have weathered allegations of affairs time and time again.

The Beckham's sue

Following the months and months of stories of alleged infidelities, the soccer player and his wife turned to their lawyers, seeking justice.

In 2004, they filed a lawsuit against News of the World, after a story was published claiming David also had an affair with a beautician named Danielle Heath.

The couple then amended the complaint in 2005 to include another story by the publisher which detailed quotes from the couple's former-nanny Abbie Gibson, that the Beckham marriage was a lie. They also sued the nanny for breach of confidence.

"We are sick and tired of people trying to make money at the expense of our family," the Beckhams said in a statement.

The ultimate power-couple.
The ultimate power-couple.

Where is Rebecca Loos now?

Fourteen years after her alleged affair with David Beckham, Rebecca Loos has completely turned her life around.

After being dismissed from her position at Real Madrid, Loos went on to star on a range of reality TV shows.

The Spanish-born beauty eventually fell in love with medical adviser Sven Christjar Skaiaa, who worked on one of the shows she appeared on.

She is now married to Sven and shares two sons with him. The family live a low-key life in Norway which Loos frequently writes about on her blog.