David Beckham shocked fans earlier this week when he branded his marriage to Victoria difficult.
And now a relationship expert has explained that the frank admission reveals the couple are no longer “in love”.
Instead the Beckhams have reached a “calmer and deeper” stage in their relationship – after nearly 20 years of marriage.
“I think marriage, marriage is always about hard work,” David said in an interview with Australian TV show The Sunday Project.
“You know your children — they want your time and they deserve your time, and difficult situations like travelling away, being away from each other you know, you make it work.”