Former soccer superstar David Beckham and his wife Victoria were apart again on Wednesday, as the shirtless soccer star was spotted with friends, tanning himself by the pool in Miami.  

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Beckham is doing what any man by a pool would do. He’s eating food, making some new friends. Not the first time Becks has hit up a pool solo style.  

A Vogue cover story recently added fuel to rumors that the athlete’s marriage is in trouble. His absence from the British Vogue cover featuring his family set the marital trouble rumor mill into overdrive. 

Although the magazine has yet to hit the newsstands, on Monday Vogue released a series of quotes from its interview with Victoria to whet its readers’ appetites. In one, Victoria said: 

‘We both realize that we are stronger together than we are as individuals.

‘Would either of us be in the position that we are in now had we not met and been together all those years ago?’

It’s all about the family unit. We are much stronger the six of us, than we would be if we were individuals. We respect that family bond, and that is key.’ 

At this stage in their lives, with their kids all grown up, it’s more of a partnership, the Business of being a Beckham is good business. He’s been rumored for years to be a bit of a philanderer.