When Victoria Beckham admitted she only had five friends, she might have thought she was alone.
However, since the fashion designer and former Spice Girl’s revelation in Elle UK magazine this week, dozens of women have come forward as fellow members of the ‘Five Friends Club’.
The 43-year-old told Elle that instead of a large circle of friends, she prefers to spend time with those she really enjoys the company of.
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“I’m very close to my sister and a friend I went to school with, and then three or four others,” she said.
“I think a true friend understands that you can’t see them as much as you might want, because they’re busy as well.
“Everyone I’m friends with has a career and a family.”
But just because she only has a few close friends, doesn’t mean the mum-of-four is lonely – or anti-social.
“I never, ever feel lonely. I don’t have a lot of friends but I’m surrounded by people I genuinely like to be with,” she told Elle.
“I’m not one of those antisocial, awkward sorts. I want to relax and have a laugh.