Victoria Beckham has spoken for the first time about the "tough time" she faced after Rebecca Loos claimed to have had an affair with her footballer husband.

Former England captain David Beckham and his wife were the focus of intense media attention when his one-time personal assistant made the allegations three years ago.

Breaking her silence over the episode, Mrs Beckham insisted that the scandal had made the relationship between her and her husband "stronger and happier".

She made the confession as the couple posed for a sexy photoshoot for the cover of a US magazine.

They are due to arrive in the States today to begin a new life in Los Angeles, where David Beckham is to make his debut for the American soccer team LA Galaxy.

Otherwise known as Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham has made several public appearances in the US ahead of their move.

The profile of the famous celebrity couple is set to be raised further there after the American TV network NBC airs a documentary about it on Monday.

"I think people are really going to see me for the first time," Posh told W magazine.

"I think they have this impression that I'm this miserable cow who doesn't smile. But I'm actually quite the opposite," she insisted.

Meanwhile, the BBC has confirmed that Posh and the other Spice Girls are to take part in this year's Children In Need fundraiser.

The 1990s girl band is reuniting for a special tour which kicks off in LA in December.

12/07/2007 08:08:18