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Third woman claims fling with Beckham

A media storm surrounding the love life of David Beckham raged on as a third woman came forward to claim that she also had a fling with the England football captain.
PTI | By AFP, London
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2004 08:41 PM IST

A media storm surrounding the love life of David Beckham raged on as a third woman came forward to claim, in a British tabloid newspaper Sunday, that she had a fling with the England football captain.

Stoking the press frenzy further, a separate report claimed the soccer star had confessed to his pop star wife Victoria he had an affair with one of the women, and his wife was now considering a trial separation.

Celina Laurie, a 27-year-old vicar's daughter, told The People weekly that she had sex with Beckham on August 7, 2002, in a hotel in the Danish city of Aarhus, after a Manchester United game there.

According to Laurie, after chatting her up in a bar, Beckham told her: "I've got a king-sized bed at the hotel. Would you like to join me?"

The blonde added: "He showed no remorse for Victoria and his family. What we did was wrong but I'm not responsible for his actions."

Beckham has already rejected as "ludicrous" earlier claims by his erstwhile personal assistant Rebecca Loos, 26, that they had sex together after he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid last July while Victoria stayed in Britain.

The furore intensified when Malaysian-born Sarah Marbeck, 29, told the News of the World - Britain's best-selling tabloid newspaper - she had a two-year affair with Beckham that started during a Manchester United tour in Singapore in July 2001.

Citing "close friends" of Victoria, the same tabloid on Sunday reported that Beckham had confessed to his wife that he had an affair with Loos.

Victoria was so hurt that she was now considering a trial separation, the paper added.

"Yes. I did have the affair," the tabloid said Beckham had told his wife in a phone call on April 8.

Loos is reported to have been paid 500,000 pounds (750,000 euros, 900,000 dollars) for going public with her story.

Marbeck, meanwhile, has been in talks with British television channels for an interview that could also be worth 500,000 pounds according to press reports.

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