Soccer ace David Beckham is set to join Italian club AC Milan permanently, while wife Victoria stays in Los Angeles - with the kids.
Beckham, pictured, recently transferred to the European side from Los Angeles Galaxy for a three-month stint, which ends next month, leaving his wife to jet between the US and Europe.
The pair's three young children are schooled in LA and the couple is said to be reluctant to relocate them.
"It was a painful decision for Victoria and there were a lot of tears. It brought back terrible memories of Madrid and all the stories about women and nightclubs," a family friend said this week. - Wenn