Beckhams in crisis
13:30 25 April 2005
David Beckham wanted to split from wife Victoria, the couple's former nanny has claimed.
The England football captain allegedly told the former Spice Girl, the mother of his three sons, he wanted to end their five-year marriage during a heated argument.
Abbie Gibson, who lived with the couple for two years as she cared for their sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, claims she once heard David yell at Victoria, who was at the time seven months pregnant with their third child, Cruz, "You f**king bitch!"
She told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "I know the truth more than anybody because I have lived under their roof for two years. Unfortunately I was the third person in their marriage.
"While I was looking after Brooklyn and Romeo I would often hear things I wish I hadn't heard.
"One night I woke and heard them arguing on the landing and heard David call Victoria a f**king bitch.
"The next day, I asked Victoria if she was alright. She started crying and said, 'I don't know what to do. He is on about splitting up, he told me, 'I want to split.'"
Abbie, who quit her job earlier this month after a row with Victoria, also said she believes David has cheated on his wife several times.
Last year, the couple's marriage was rocked by allegations David enjoyed steamy affairs with his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos and model Sarah Marbeck and the couple's beautician Danielle Heath - something he has always denied - and Abbie is convinced he did play away.
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