Fiction is more interesting. It only took a week for the rumors to percolate into full-fledged allegations. All of it began when Victoria told British Vogue (she's the cover girl this month) about future plans for her family.
"If we lived in England full-time, which at some point I'm sure we will, we would have to have a house in London."
So she's talking about someday living in England again, sometime in the future. It didn't take long for that story to pick up some speed and variation, though, thanks to anonymous sources who added a whole bunch of information about how unhappy the Beckhams supposedly are with their lives in LA.
David may be a better actor than people give him credit for, because in every interview I've been at where the subject has come up, he's expressed a lot of happiness with life in L.A. There may still be some incredulity from the public at large that Beckham even signed with the Galaxy. A lot of people said after the signing that Beckham was completely worthless, but then he went out and helped Real Madrid win La Liga and contributed to England's games. Now it's harder to say he's a waste of space, so instead, the new story is that he doesn't really want to be in the U.S.
Someone, at least, is buying that. Interesting how tabloid rumors become fodder for a columnist who, as far as I know, has never even spoken to Beckham, but yet presumes to know how he feels about playing in MLS and living in Los Angeles.
I'm not saying Becks is thrilled to be here. I'm saying that's what he's told me and other reporters. If anything, I find it telling and intriguing that so many people have trouble believing that. I guess some just don't trust Becks to tell the truth.