David and Victoria Beckham deny “bizarre and embarrassing” divorce rumours

Representatives for the couple were moved to make the statement following social media speculation and activity from various bookmakers

David and Victoria Beckham have dismissed rumours that they are set to divorce, calling the speculation “bizarre and embarrassing”.

Speculation spread online today (June 8) after rumours that the pair were set to split inspired a number of bookmakers, including Paddy Power, to either slash their odds or suspend betting entirely on the couple divorcing.

The speculation about their marriage has prompted David and Victoria Beckham, who married in 1999, to issue a statement this afternoon through their representatives which denied that they were intending to divorce.

Representatives for the couple told The Sun that the rumours were nothing more than “a lot of Chinese whispers and fake social media news”.

“There is no statement due, no divorce, and a lot of Chinese whispers and fake social media news,” a spokesperson for the former Manchester United and England footballer and the Spice Girl told the paper.

“This is all very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time.”

The Sun also reports that another spokesman told them that the rumours were “a crock of shit.”

Back in November, Victoria Beckham spoke out to dismiss rumours of a Spice Girls reunion happening in 2018 – a stance that appears to have been proven true following recent confirmation that the pop group wouldn’t be touring or releasing new music this year.