Everything We Know About David Beckham’s Alleged Mistress


David and Victoria Beckham have long been regarded as a paragon of a successful marriage. The renowned footballer and former member of one of the world’s most iconic girl bands have upheld their status as a power couple for decades. Despite occasional scepticism suggesting that their union might be more for public image than genuine affection, David emphatically stated in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, “We know each other better than anybody. People have talked about, ‘Do we stay together because it’s a brand?’ Of course not. We stay together because we love each other, because we have four amazing children.”

However, their relationship hasn’t been without its share of challenges. One of the most significant was the alleged affair involving David during the early years of their marriage. At the time, both vehemently denied these speculations, but in the 2023 Netflix documentary “Beckham,” they candidly opened up about how profoundly it affected them. Victoria admitted, “[It was] the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life,” while David confessed to feeling “physically sick every day” during that trying period.

These revelations reignited discussions surrounding the longstanding controversy over the alleged infidelity, once again bringing Rebecca Loos into the spotlight. For those unfamiliar, Loos was the woman at the center of the scandal years ago when she disclosed to the media that David had cheated on Victoria with her.


What set Rebecca Loos apart in this narrative was her close proximity to the Beckhams. She wasn’t just a stranger caught in a compromising situation with David; she actually worked for him. According to the Daily Mail, she served as a personal assistant to David (and occasionally, Victoria) when he moved to Spain to join Real Madrid. Her brother, John Charles, revealed to the outlet that Loos was “pretty and intelligent,” and she was deeply troubled when her name was dragged through the mud. He also claimed that the Beckhams promptly let her go when the cheating allegations surfaced. “I thought it was because of professional reasons. But now I am beginning to understand there must have been more to it,” he added.

However, Loos didn’t allow the negative publicity to define her. She leveraged her notoriety to establish herself in various pursuits. Reportedly, she worked as a model and participated in numerous reality shows in the U.K., including “Celebrity Love Island” and “Extreme Celebrity Detox,” according to Cosmopolitan. She also appeared in reality programs in other countries, such as “Survivor” in Spain, “Temptation Island” in the Netherlands, and “Treasure Island: Pirates of the Pacific” in New Zealand. In 2008, when she joined the Dutch version of “71 Degrees North,” she met Sven Christjar Skaiaa, who later became her husband. Loos subsequently relocated to Norway, established a settled life, and embarked on a career as a yoga instructor.

In 2004, Rebecca Loos triggered a media frenzy with exclusive interviews to several UK outlets, including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid and Sky News, where she detailed her alleged involvement with David Beckham. PR expert Mark Borkowski described Loos as one of the last great kiss-and-tell stories, underlining the enormous impact her confession had on the media landscape.

At the time, Loos claimed that her affair with David spanned months, originating from a single night out. She asserted, “The chemistry between David and I was so strong that everyone was aware and people weren’t happy, obviously, because I was being very unprofessional and he’s a married man.” She continued, “He just kept looking at me and then it dawned on me what he’d asked me — and I did want to go back with him.” The Beckhams vehemently denied her assertions, with David dismissing them as “ludicrous.” Meanwhile, Victoria stood by her husband, affirming in an interview with Marie Claire that David was unwaveringly loyal to her.

Loos, for her part, declared to Mail Online in 2016 that she harbored no regrets about divulging her revelation. She explained, “If I hadn’t been famous, I would not have been invited on the TV show where I met my husband Sven and had my lovely boys.” She acknowledged that while she might change some things if she could go back in time, everyone would likely have their own revisions. Ultimately, she affirmed, “I have no regrets.”