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Third child on way for Beckhams
The couple say they are 'delighted'
The couple say they are 'delighted'
Victoria Beckham is pregnant with her third child, it has been announced.

The singer and her husband England and Real Madrid football star David Beckham released a statement confirming their baby is due in early March next year.

The couple said: "This is fantastic news. We are both absolutely delighted. We are planning to have the baby in Spain."

The couple already have two sons Brooklyn, five, and Romeo who is two next month.

They have spoken on numerous occasions about their desire to have a large family.

They first met in 1997 and married in a lavish ceremony at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland months after Brooklyn's birth in 1999.

Affair allegations

Both have suffered career highs and lows in recent months.

Beckham secured a 25 million move from Manchester United to Real Madrid last year but has endured a tough first season.

Rebecca Loos, 26, alleged she had an affair with the England football captain.

Victoria and Romeo Beckham
Victoria with her youngest son Romeo

She worked for the SFX Group, the sports personality management company which looked after the Beckhams.

The allegations, which surfaced in April, were vehemently denied by Beckham who branded them "ludicrous".

He issued a statement saying: "The simple truth is that I am very happily married, have a wonderful wife and two very special kids.

"There is nothing that any third party can do to change these facts."

Former Spice Girl Victoria, 30, has sealed her place as a fashion icon, but has struggled to find the same success with her solo pop career.

The couple own numerous properties, including a 2.5m mansion in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and a 1.5m holiday home on the Cote d'Azur in France.

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