As OK! previously reported, the couple caught COVID-19 at the start of a nation-wide lockdown in the U.K. and kept their health scare a secret. “It was an absolute nightmare scenario,” a source told Page Six, adding that the couple were back and forth between the United States for David’s promotional duties and the U.K. for their son Brooklyn‘s 21st birthday party. “[Victoria] was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders.”
The singer and fashion designer, who is said to be obsessive over personal hygiene, didn’t react well to her health making headlines. “Vic is absolutely fuming that news of them having COVID is everywhere, and says she suspects it’s a former staff member getting their own back,” an insider close to the couple said.
Speculation is rife as to where they might have caught the virus, but a popular theory points towards a party in Los Angeles that took place before Brooklyn’s birthday. “The reason they never wanted it getting out was because they didn’t want Brooklyn being attacked about his birthday bash, with everyone saying it was a super-spreader party,” the source continued. “A lot of the people who attended are international jet-setters — with most of them flying in and out of the country on a regular basis.”
Another source revealed that their positive diagnosis quickly had Victoria “panicked.”
COVID-19 has put a stop to other Spice Girls plans, even if Posh wasn’t planning to partake regardless. As OK! previously reported, Mel C, 46, Emma Bunton, 44, Geri Halliwell, 47, and Mel B, 45 — who took part in the 2019 Spice Girls reunion, while Beckham, 46, decided to opt out — hoped to celebrate their 25th anniversary with another live reunion. However, COVID-19 may put the celebratory tour to a halt.
Instead, the girl group may mark their 25th anniversary by remaking the 1996 ‘Wannabe’ video, but Victoria would likely not take part in the reboot. The original music video has over 481 million views on YouTube.
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