By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated April 12, 2004 10:21 AM

The spotlight on the marriage of soccer star David Beckham and pop-star wife Victoria Beckham grew even hotter this weekend, with new British tabloid reports of a second woman reportedly claiming to have had an affair with him.

“Sleeping with David Beckham was a momentous day for me, not just a one-night stand,” Malaysian-born model Sarah Marbeck, 29, was quoted as telling the sensational News of the World, which featured the story in a seven-page spread.

Marbeck claims in the article that she had sex with Beckham, 28, hours after meeting him in Singapore in July 2001, while he was on a pre-season tour with Manchester United and he invited her back to his hotel room. She said they spent their second and last night together in March 2002.

The previous weekend, News of the World revealed sexually explicit messages, said to have been between and his assistant, Rebecca Loos, 26. Last Monday, Beckham released a statement calling the stories of his alleged infidelity “ridiculous. … The simple truth is that I am very happily married, have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing that any third party can do to change these facts.”

Victoria Beckham, who turns 30 on April 17, told the Sun tabloid newspaper for its Tuesday editions: “We have been through a lot worse than this, and we’re definitely going to get through this.”

Asked for comment on the Marbeck claim, a spokeswoman for Beckham told the Associated Press on Sunday that he was preparing for his current team Real Madrid’s game against Atletico Osasuna and could not be reached for comment.

AP’s call to the Melbourne, Australia, office of Marbeck’s lawyer Michael Brereton went unanswered late Sunday.