By SARA NATHAN and DANIEL BATES
On the beach: David and Victoria Beckham on the beach at Club 55 in St Tropez several years ago
With a joint fortune of £165million, David and Victoria Beckham can clearly afford a holiday. But according to Mrs Beckham, she has not managed to have a break with her husband for the past three years.
Three young sons, a baby girl and a fashion brand beloved by the A list would appear to have left her with her hands too full even to go shopping very often.
Looking gaunt, 37-year-old Victoria said she had been left exhausted by eight-month-old daughter Harper’s sleepless nights.
And David, 36, said it had been years since the couple had watched anything other than children’s movies.
However, their comments, to American Vogue, would seem to be slightly far-fetched as the family have, in fact, managed to get some respite over the past few years.
The Beckhams are frequently pictured on the beach in the exclusive Californian resort of Malibu
They are frequently pictured on the beach in the exclusive Californian resort of Malibu. And in December 2010 they were pictured on holiday in northern California with close friend Gordon Ramsay and his family.
In June of that year they enjoyed a holiday in St Tropez, while in spring 2009 they relaxed at George Clooney’s Italian villa on Lake Como.
Giving a picture of a rather domesticated life in Los Angeles, where former England football captain David plays, the couple told how they cuddle up in bed ‘like little peas in a pod’ with sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and Cruz, seven, as well as Harper.
David, 36, said it had been years since the couple had watched anything other than children's movies
‘But only on a non-school night,’ said Mrs Beckham, and not ‘when Mummy’s had a glass of wine’, added her husband.
He said that to relax they visit California’s Napa Valley, where they are part-owners of a vineyard, ‘once every couple of months’.
The Beckhams produce 900 bottles a year which, Victoria said, they ‘gift to friends and family’.
And although their Hollywood friends include Demi Moore, Penélope Cruz and Eva Longoria, Mrs Beckham insisted her best friend was her hairdresser.
With her family and fashion work leaving little time to go shopping, she buys most things over the internet. ‘It doesn’t stop,’ she said. ‘There’s a lot to get done in not a lot of time. It’s quite intense.’
Last night a source close to Mrs Beckham said of her holiday remarks: ‘Victoria was talking about the last time she had a holiday just with David alone.’