David and Victoria Beckham placed on very affectionate show at youngsters’ sports activities day… however what’s their physique language REALLY saying?
THE Beckhams were forced to deny divorce rumors last month – but is their marriage in crisis?
Yesterday the couple were spotted enjoying the warm weather while watching a kids sports day event at Perivale Park Athletics Track in London.
David and Victoria Beckham were spotted watching a children’s sports day in LondonCredit: BackGrid
But while Victoria appeared to be keen to put on a united front by laying on the PDAs, Becks seemed far more interested in the races than returning his wife’s affection.
Here, body language expert Judi James decodes their behavior… and it’s bad news for “needy” Victoria.
These poses do define a happily married couple enjoying a day out, but it has to be said that – in terms of creating a passionate and romantic public display of affection – it does seem to be Victoria putting in most of the work.
It was the same on the day of the Royal Wedding, where we saw Posh tapping at her husband’s hand in a bid to get him to link it with hers.
Becks seemed far more interested in the races than returning his wife’s affectionCredit: BackGrid
Her body language here looks besotted, like a young woman in the early days of love rather than a woman in a mature marriage with kids.
She seems to be trying to gain David’s attention, but the way he sits smiling and relaxed yet slightly stoic-looking suggests he’s not about to mirror her loving ritual.
Victoria envelops David in a Koala HugCredit: BackGrid
Victoria tries again for a cuddle, but David doesn’t reciprocateCredit: BackGrid
Here Victoria presses her torso-face-on on to her husband’s side and encircles his waist with both arms in a Koala Hug, a gesture of intimacy, affection and ownership.
She gazes up at his face as though needy for his attention but it looks as though David is sitting facing front with his arms folded rather than using a reciprocal hugging gesture here.
Lack of intimacy
Victoria stands beside her hubby as he enjoys the racesCredit: BackGrid
In this shot, David sits on a bar looking relaxed and enjoying the show and leaning away.
Meanwhile Victoria stands beside him wearing her trademark scowl.
David leans away
Victoria reaches out to David, but he leans awayCredit: BackGrid
Here Victoria gazes lovingly at her husband’s face with her left arm touching him.
However he doesn’t return her gaze as he leans away.
Victoria is ‘submissive’
Victoria stands behind her husbandCredit: BackGrid
Standing behind David is a signature Victoria pose and she often cuddles his back compliantly at sporting events.
Here she adopts a submissive-looking pose, still gazing up at his face in what looks like another bid to get his attention.
She also places an affectionate hand of ownership on his back.
David stares ahead
Victoria places a hand of ownership on David’s backCredit: BackGrid
Here David appears to sit looking ahead while his wife snuggles into his back.
Victoria looks more relaxed about being supportive here, with her legs crossed at the ankle and one arm wound around David’s waist.
Yesterday Victoria shared a loved-up snap to mark their 19th wedding anniversary.