The message from one of David Beckham’s bodyguards pinged on Rebecca Bathrooms’ cellular phone: ‘Are you texting David accurate now?’ Taking her all of sudden, it came within the heart of their 2003 affair – something that had no longer escaped the bodyguard’s see. Rebecca was certainly texting David at that very moment.
What took region next, which she finds for the first time today, marked what she calls a ‘well-known’ moment in their short relationship.
She tells The Mail on Sunday: ‘We were texting and it was getting prankish, it was fun… then all at once I fetch a textual content from the Spanish bodyguard. It mentioned, “Stop. He’s showing them to his friends and they are all laughing”.’
All at once, the charming England captain didn’t seem fairly so dauntless in spite of everything. ‘I was now seeing him in another way,’ says Rebecca, then his personal assistant.
Rebecca at last decided to creep public, when she vividly described making esteem to Beckham on at least four occasions. Pictured, Rebecca Bathrooms in London, 2008
A source confirmed Ms Bathrooms’ list to the Mail on Sunday about David Beckham showing messages to his friends in a nightclub. Pictured, Rebecca Bathrooms and David Beckham in a Madrid nightclub
‘He had made me in actuality feel so particular, but I never ever wished him to recede his companion and fetch together with me… after studying what he was like I never wished to be with somebody like that anyway.
‘I was very concern and that concern and that concern led me to grow to be extra laissez faire and to no longer give a s*** about maintaining this immense secret for him when he’s treating me like that.’
A source once terminate to Beckham’s entourage in Madrid confirmed Rebecca’s list and told The Mail on Sunday: ‘He was showing the messages to his friends in a nightclub. It was about 4am.
‘All these friends were over from England. I take into account the bodyguard warning Rebecca about what was going on.’
Following rumours about their relationship, Beckham did no longer renew his contract with SFX, the worldwide management company which employed Rebecca. She was requested if she wished to work within the London region of enterprise ‘by then I was pleasing considerable done with the sports activities replace’.
She adds: ‘It was a tragic time, that job was the highlight of my occupation.’
The affair with Beckham ended rapidly afterwards.
Rebecca Bathrooms, pictured, now living in Norway, who labored with David Beckham in 2003
Ms Bathrooms’ father is diplomat Leendert Willem Alberto Bathrooms and is Dutch-Swiss whereas his companion Elizabeth is Anglo-Spanish
It shall be some months however sooner than Rebecca at last decided to creep public, when she vividly described making esteem to Beckham on at least four occasions.
Of this length, she says now: ‘I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for – I hadn’t even heard of the term kiss and speak.’
This could well per chance lift eyebrows in some quarters but few could well per chance doubt that Rebecca is atypical of the kiss-and-speak membership. What her well-known family fabricated from all of it, she is reluctant to say.
Her diplomat father Leendert Willem Alberto Bathrooms is Dutch-Swiss and his companion Elizabeth is Anglo-Spanish.
Rebecca lived with her folk at the time of the affair in their rambling seven-bedroom mansion in one of the Spanish capital’s most odd suburbs.
Born in Madrid in a convent, Rebecca later moved with her folk, older brother and younger sister to Notting Hill in West London where she attended Bassett Home prep school. Her childhood was idyllic.
Her mother imbued in all her children a esteem of culture, and Rebecca recalls days roaming galleries and museums.
Sooner than returning to Madrid when she was 11, they lived in The Hague in Holland.
Loads of defining moments, she says, emerge from her youth. Other memories underline things she now knows to be accurate of herself.
She recalls weekly lessons with a Dutch language teacher when she was eight or 9. ‘I went to her home for additional lessons. Then one evening she rang my mother and requested if I had taken the teacher’s gold bracelet.
‘My folk sat me down and requested gently if I had it. I mentioned I hadn’t taken it – and the woman found it at her condo a couple of weeks later. I never went assist.’
It is to this incident, which left her with a consuming sense of injustice, that her mind returned whereas watching David Beckham on Netflix no longer immediately casting doubt, she says, on her story.
Pictured, Victoria Beckham going shopping with her son Romeo and Rebecca Bathrooms in Madrid, September 2003
Pictured, David Beckham riding via Madrid with Rebecca Bathrooms pictured within the passenger seat
‘I hang never been anxious to discuss my mind or stand up for myself – in particular when something’s wrong,’ she explains. ‘That comes from my childhood.’
In Madrid she was educated at the most odd and pricey school within the nation, Runny–mede Faculty, where she enjoyed being the centre of attention, her exhibitionist creep extending to family photographs.
‘I was identified for pulling moonies in them,’ she laughs. Perchance, she muses, her limelight-grabbing was inherited from her Swiss grandmother, an opera singer.
At the identical time she wished to fit in and ‘be like her Spanish friends’, which meant taking instruction within the Catholic Church.
Every Wednesday after school she attended catechism lessons and recalls bombarding the priest with ‘too many questions’.
She was 15 and took challenge with how ladies were portrayed within the Christian story, repeatedly querying how Mary ‘could well per chance grow to be pregnant without having sex’.
After two months the priest, clearly exasperated, patted her on the assist and mentioned: ‘Rebecca, I develop no longer deem this is for you.’
She says: ‘And that was the top of that!’
While she adored Madrid for its vibrancy and culture, she was an 18-year-dilapidated coming to terms with her bisexuality and wished to push boundaries.
‘In Spain at this time it [bisexuality] was no longer a standard thing,’ she says. ‘I produce of found this about me round 15 with one of my only friends at the time.
‘We started fooling round. And so I felt I had this very prankish facet – no longer luminous that in actuality it was fairly standard.’
Following rumours about their relationship, Beckham did no longer renew his contract with SFX, the worldwide management company which employed Rebecca
Victoria speaks on the Netflix documentary about the stress introduced on by the affair revelations
Fascinating to London, she studied international enterprise and marketing and marketing at university, but found the path dreary. However she was having ‘the time of my lifestyles’ and, drawn to Soho, found a gay bar known as Freedom.
‘Walking in there was like, “Wow”. When I went in there I accurate felt at home. I was like “Oh my god, I’m no longer alone”.’
It was the late Nineties and London was her playground. ‘I felt that I belonged, that London was very me,’ she says.
She grew to grow to be a Freedom odd and enjoyed clubbing at the Ministry of Sound, shopping boyfriends and girlfriends along the approach. For virtually a year she was in a relationship with a young French woman.
‘There were photographs of us together all over our flat and I deem Mummy suspected when she came to talk over with but never mentioned anything.’
Within the match, her secret was exposed by a newspaper quite rather a lot of days after the story of her affair with Beckham broke.
When she dropped out of university after a year, her folk mentioned they would no longer continue funding her and suggested she return home. But she stayed and bought a job at Harrods as a submitting clerk.
However, her abilities lay elsewhere. She bought a job working for a tennis agent and travelled the arena. His enterprise was later taken over by Mayfair-basically based SFX which had many top footballers on its books.
‘I didn’t hang considerable of an passion in sport but I cherished the work and the trail was great,’ says Rebecca.
Long sooner than she was introduced to him in Madrid, she saw Beckham within the SFX offices. She recalls: ‘I was in reception getting ready to creep to lunch with a chum and he walked past me, regarded me up and down, and gave me a cheeky grin.’
Rolling her eyes, Rebecca grew to grow to be to her excellent friend and mentioned dismissively: ‘Another footballer…’
She says today: ‘I wasn’t fazed by celebrities, I’m no longer like that.’
Confident and resourceful and fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and French, it is straight forward to peep why she was considered such an asset by SFX – and why when Beckham signed for Precise Madrid she was assigned to both him and his family.
By all accounts all the Beckhams took a shine to affable Rebecca. She condo-hunted on their behalf, found faculties and was at Beckham’s facet at any time when he wished a translator.
Once when your whole Beckham clan was in town she was requested at 11pm to win a sushi restaurant for 18. ‘I was at the assist of a vehicle frantically ringing round till I found somewhere.’ At other times, she shall be summoned to ship a Stout Mac to the footballer’s resort.
On some matters she was requested to only deal with Victoria, no longer her husband. ‘I was working for both of them and condo-making an attempt for them at the time.
Pictured, the front page of The Mirror, April 5, 2004 in which Rebecca Bathrooms’ sister insists the affair allegations are accurate
Rebecca Bathrooms mentioned David Beckham reopened dilapidated wounds with his Netflix documentary
‘It was something to develop with the home – a pool or gym or something – and, let’s say, David wished A and Victoria wished B. Victoria’s PA then rang and mentioned, “Victoria needs you to talk immediately to her and no longer to David.” And then David started texting me. When I mentioned I’d been given instructions no longer talk to him about things he mentioned: “We don’t hang to speak anyone”.’
That, says Rebecca, was the initiate of all their troubles – and the affair which she notion she had build at the assist of her, till Beckham reopened dilapidated wounds with his Netflix documentary.
‘I never got any closure,’ she mentioned.’If somebody had accurate reached out to me, if he [Beckham] had accurate known as me and mentioned, “I’m so sorry, how can we fix this?”, things would had been so assorted.’
She additionally believes she’s going to hang had better recommendation from her employers, saying:
‘Having a peep assist, if I was sending a 26-year-dilapidated woman into that situation I could well per chance give her steering on what she could well per chance question – and I could well per chance completely be definite she had all the make stronger she wished.’
But she adds: ‘I’ve very considerable accredited the decisions I’ve made, the errors that I’ve made. I’ve approach to terms with them. In hindsight, [they have been the] only lessons I’ve learned in lifestyles. That path, these errors, everything I’ve learned along the approach, has introduced me to where I’m today.
‘And I’m within the most wonderful region I shall be. I’m so grateful. I hang the most improbable husband, children, family.’