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David Beckham gives candid interview about marriage as he and Victoria touch down in Australia

Posh was reportedly less than happy with what he had to say.

By Jess Pullar
It's officially a celeb-spotter's perfect storm in Australia right now, with the Beckham family being the latest A-listers to touch down in Sydney.
David and Victoria Beckham are currently in the Emerald City with three of their four children - Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and Harper, seven. Their trip to Australia coincides with the Invictus Games, which David is an ambassador for.
And while they're already getting a real Aussie experience having been spotted in Bondi slurping on some Calippo ice blocks, the famous family's arrival hasn't come without its drama.
The Beckham family have arrived in Australia for the Invictus Games, which David is an ambassador for. (Image: Getty Images)
In a revealing and rare new interview on The Project, David opened up about his family, and specifically his wife Victoria. But what he had to say apparently didn't go down well with the mum-of-four.
When host Lisa Wilkinson asked David about his 19-year marriage to Victoria, David replied: "To have been married for the amount of time that we have, it's always hard work, everybody knows that, but you make it work, you make difficult situations like travelling away, being away from each other, you make it work."
Watch the moment in the video above!
David got candid about his marriage to Posh. (Image: Instagram/@victoriabeckham)
According to reports, Victoria was upset at his remark, with a source telling The Sun it was as if a "nuclear bomb had gone off" and that she was "absolutely devastated."
The fashion designer reportedly spent two days crying about his comments, and then checked herself into a stress-clinic while on a recent visit to Germany.
But it looks like the pair might have patched things up in time for their Australia visit, putting on a united front as they landed at Sydney airport over the weekend.
The family of six are known for their close relationship with each other, often sharing candid photos of themselves spending time together.
In his Project interview, David opened up about raising his kids, telling Wilkinson that he was a "softie" and that his children actually enjoyed the soccer legend's popularity.
"They don't dislike it, to be honest, they enjoy it as well," he said.
"There's a few benefits."
It's no secret that David and his family are also close with the royals, with the soccer star having attended the weddings of both William and Kate in 2011, and Meghan and Harry's in May this year.
David's current trip to Australia also coincides with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's, who have taken the country by storm over the past week visiting Sydney, Dubbo, Melbourne and Fraser Island.
Beckham discussed the hype and excitement about both William and Harry's royal weddings: "It's such a great day for the family, it's such a great day for our country, because I was brought up in a household to love the royal family."
Watch the moment in the video below:
The former Manchester United star also humorously discussed his worst fashion faux-pas - which might come as a surprise!
He discussed the moment he had the pleasure of meeting the revered Nelson Mandela, and while the pictures taken during the moving moment are no doubt prized by the 43-year-old, there's one thing he can't get over - his cornrows.
"There I was with one of the greatest and inspirational men and I've got cornrows!"he grimaced of his ill-timed cultural appropriation.
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