A woman who claims she had an affair with soccer star David Beckham says she wasn’t attracted to him immediately, found him to be a “generous” lover, but also claims that on one occasion she felt “really cheap, used.”
Rebecca Loos gave her version of the story in an hour-long interview broadcast Thursday on Sky One, which reportedly paid $900,000 for the rights. The broadcaster has refused to comment on its arrangement with Loos.
Beckham and his pop-star wife, Victoria, have denounced the claims of affairs as “ludicrous” and “absurd.” They’ve consulted lawyers and have been making a public show of unity. The Sun newspaper reported Friday that Beckham had spent $1.8 million for a pink diamond for his wife’s 30th birthday on Saturday.
Loos, whose claims of an affair were first disclosed nearly two weeks ago, was formerly a personal assistant to the 28-year-old Real Madrid and England soccer star. At first, she said, she was unimpressed.
“I felt zilch for him. I mean, he is not my type of guy,” said Loos, 26. “I never go for looks or, you know, I never go for image-type people. You know, it took a while before that attraction built.”
She claims they had sex fewer than a half-dozen times, and described him as “an amazing lover.”
“He knows what you want and he gives it to you and it is all about you, not so much about him,” she said.
But she also described one brief encounter that left her disenchanted. “I felt like a whore, I felt really cheap, used,” she said.
She said the affair began because Beckham was lonely after moving to Real Madrid. His wife — formerly Posh Spice of the Spice Girls — continued to spend much of her time in Britain.
“I in no way intend to break their marriage or to break up a family where there’s young children involved — that is not my intention whatsoever. I really hope that they get through it,” Loos said.
“I think problems were in their marriage long before I came in to the picture.”
England’s manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, told a fans’ forum in London Thursday night that Beckham was coping with the tabloid frenzy.
“I have spoken to him several times, as I normally do,” Eriksson said. “He’s OK. I suppose he could have done without this, but there we are.
“When he pulls on the England shirt, he will be very focused on what to do. It will be no problem.”
The Sunday Times, meanwhile, said its annual “Rich List” to be published this weekend estimates that the Beckhams increased their wealth from $90 million last year to $117 million this year.