Soccer superstar David Beckham and wife VICTORIA are to remain together, despite reports he has told the ex-SPICE GIRL stories of him sleeping with Rebecca Loos are true.

The Real Madrid player spent yesterday (17APR04) laughing and joking with Victoria - who celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend (16/17APR04) - at the couple's luxury home near London, dubbed Beckingham Palace.

The only moment David's former assistant Loos was mentioned was when Victoria insisted, "I will not let that tart ruin my marriage."

And, despite the revelations surrounding claims of David's extra-marital affairs, the couple do not plan to separate.

An insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Victoria is determined to hold on to her man despite all these allegations against him.

"Anybody who saw them together at Beckingham Palace as I did today knows they are not splitting.

"It was as if nothing had happened at all. They are continuing the same routine as always. They appear to be very happy."

19/04/2004 14:02