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January 30, 2017 12:23 PM EST

Power couple David and Victoria Beckham have been in the spotlight for nearly two decades, so it’s hard to imagine their polished image would have any flaws. But the famous soccer player said that he and Victoria still go through rough patches, and even renewed their wedding vows recently.

“We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]. It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house,” Beckham said in a interview with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. “We’re a strong family unit. Of course you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times. It’s about working through it.”

Beckham says they have to draw the line between their personal life and their outer image. “People have talked about, ‘Do we stay together because it’s a brand?’ Of course not,” he said. “We stay together because we love each other, because we have four amazing children,” he continued. “Do you go through tough times? Of course. That’s part of relationships. It’s part of marriages. It’s part of having children. It’s part of having responsibilities.”


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