According to The Sun newspaper, the football legend, 45, and his designer wife, 46, feared they were ‘super-spreaders’ after their employees including relatives and friends also caught the virus.
The couple were said to have enjoyed a trip to the UK for their son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday on March 4th, before jetting back over to America on March 11th ahead of the launch of David’s new football team, Inter Miami, in Florida, before finally returning to the Cotswolds by March 19th, ahead of lockdown.
Tests later confirmed the couple’s COVID-19 diagnosis after the father-of-four began to feel unwell, with the former Spice Girl developing a sore throat and a high temperature soon after.
A source told The Sun: ‘It was an absolute nightmare scenario,’ explaining how David was in LA schmoozing on behalf of his club Inter Miami, when Victoria and their children flew over to support him.
‘They attended a couple of swanky networking events as David had promotional duties, and were shaking hands and kissing fans and various club dignitaries,’ claimed the insider.
“They then flew back to London, and were whisked straight to their Cotswolds mansion.”
When they returned back to Maimi, the source went on, “David started to feel ill and then Victoria developed a sore throat and high temperature.
“At the same time, several of their team including drivers, bodyguards, and assistants fell ill — a couple of them very badly so.
“Victoria really panicked and made the whole family quarantine rigidly for more than two weeks.
“She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders, and did all she could to minimise all future risk.
“Not only was she poorly in bed, she was also completely panicked. It was a rough few weeks.”
After making full recoveries, the couple checked in regularly with their team and even sent “care packages” to at least two staff members who were particularly badly affected.
According to the report, Victoria and David had swab and antibody tests to ensure they no longer had the virus before jetting off on holiday to Greece and Italy.