Former nanny Abbie Gibson sits
alongside Victoria and Romeo at one of David's games
|Being the world's most famous athlete is not without its pitfalls – along with the wealth and glamour comes constant unwanted attention. Asides from their entourage of paparazzi, the Beckhams have also had to put up with a series of media frenzies as former employees sold their stories to the tabloids.
Last October the couple released a strongly-worded statement after beauty therapist Danielle Heath claimed to have had an affair with the England skipper. Her allegations came in the wake of similar allegations from former PA Rebecca Loos, who is said to have been paid a six-figure sum for her "revelations".
More recently, nanny Abbie Gibson, who lived with the family for two years, told a British newspaper she witnessed screaming rows between the couple and that on one occasion their marriage seemed on the verge of breaking down. David and Victoria failed in a legal bid to silence the 27-year-old, but have said they will instigate legal proceedings on the basis of "breach of confidence."