David Beckham has admitted making 'mistakes' during his marriage to wife Victoria
The footballing legend, 41, confessed that their high-profile relationship has been "difficult" at times, though insisted that he and the former Spice Girl have always managed to work through their problems.
Opening up to Kirsty Young on the 75th anniversary edition of radio show Desert Island Discs, the father-of-four said: "We all know marriage is difficult at times and it's about working through it.
"We know each other better than anyone knows us. We've got strong parents – we were brought up with the right values."
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David revealed that the couple have overcome some 'tough times'
Of course you make mistakes over the years. Whenever we've come through tough times we talk.
He added: "Of course you make mistakes over the years. Whenever we've come through tough times we talk.
David and Victoria's marriage was famously rocked by cheating allegations back in 2003, when David's assistant at Real Madrid, Rebecca Loos, claimed she had been intimate with the star.
The former England captain has always vehemently denied the allegations and shut down any suggestion that he and Victoria are merely together to "promote Brand Beckham".
He affirmed: "We star together because we love each other – we stay together because we have four amazing children."
David also recounted the early days of his relationship with Victoria, and revealed that they would often enjoy secret trysts in a Harvester car park.
David spoke candidly while recording Radio 4's Desert Island Discs
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David revealed that he and Victoria enjoyed secret trysts in a Harvester car park in the early days
He enthused: "Her manager [Simon Fuller] wanted to keep it quiet so we used to just sit in the car park and talk. I had this amazing BMW. I spent my whole pay packet from Adidas on this one car, but I was still living in lodgings.
"I picked her up and we used to sit in a Harvester car park. We used to just, you know, kiss of course and spend time together."
Desert Island Discs airs on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am today.