Katherine Jenkins: Why I Spoke Out About David Beckham Rumours

Katherine Jenkins has spoken about the moment she decided to release a statement denying she was having an affair with David Beckham.

The opera singer was forced to talk about the scandal on her Twitter page, in an attempt to stop people questioning her on the alleged affair.

Back in August she said: “Dear Twitter friends, I’ve read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I’ve had an affair with David Beckham. I’ve only met David twice – once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012. We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out. Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up.”

Now, she’s revealed just why she released the statement. She said: “I didn’t want people to think I would date a married man. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I would do that to another woman. I wanted to put it right. It couldn’t have been more wrong. I couldn’t have people thinking such things of me.”

She added: “From my point of view, I was actually getting months of people saying this to me on Twitter and calling my friends and asking if it was true. It went from being now and again to constant abuse. I was getting death threats before I spoke about it. You wouldn’t believe how crazy and out of control it was getting.”

And she also says that David Beckham, Victoria Beckham and their team are happy she spoke out. She adds: “My PR people and their PR people spoke and everyone’s happy with the way the situation’s been handled. I still maintain I had to stand up and correct what people had been saying.”

So there you have it… RM