The Beckhams face another separation – and this time it’s 4,500 miles apart!

Fans of those super-cute snaps of newly retired David Beckham on playdates with his adorable daughter Harper are in for a disappointment.

Just as they were finally looking happy and settled at home in the UK, he and wife Victoria are facing one of the biggest tests of their relationship as they’re torn apart once more for the sake of his career.

For weeks Becks, 38, has been battling a tough dilemma.

While he’s been raving about family life in London, he’s been facing a decision over whether he wants to take on one of his biggest challenges ever: owning his own football team in Miami.

David has just six weeks left to make the choice and as Now went to press it was looking likely he’d sign the deal.

But it does signal tough times for him and Posh, as he’d need to spend around two weeks a month in Miami, 4,500 miles away.

It comes just as Posh, 39, was expecting this to be her time to shine, with the launch of her new Mayfair store.

And she’s adamant she won’t uproot Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two, as it’s only been 10 months since they moved back from LA.

A source close to the couple says: Victoria doesn’t want David away from home for weeks on end.

‘They lived apart when he played at Real Madrid and it was a really challenging time in their marriage.

‘But Victoria knows she can’t travel with David and she wants the kids to stay close to their grandparents.’

Becks‘ rep declined to comment.

Read more about Victoria Beckham and David Beckham in this week’s Now magazine dated 11 November 2013 – download the digital edition now


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