Victoria Beckham is said to be feeling down in the dumps after her normally reliable Hollywood pals were nowhere to be seen during her recent trip to LA.
She and soccer superstar husband David relocated from California back to the UK last year and it appears that absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder.
As she juggles her designer label and soon-to-be-launched flagship store with her four children, life is busier than ever for her and her A-list friends have taken a backseat.
"I think Victoria was a bit lonely in LA this time around," a Beckham source told Heat. "When she lived there, she loved her very glam Hollywood friends and would always have dinner in the latest LA spots around Beverly Hills. She liked doing lunches and nights out with Eva [Longoria] and Kate [Beckinsale], and even Katie [Holmes] at the start.
"In fact, by the time the Beckhams were planning to move back to London, she had loads of female friends including Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Demi Moore and Selma Blair. Plus, there were the non-famous friends she'd met through the boys' schools or her neighbours in Beverly Hills.
"But this time, she literally had no one to hang out with over there. She even told people at home she was relieved to be getting back to London as she at least has close friends here."
She jets between London, LA, New York and Asia for work and is said to be disappointed that her former inner circle couldn't find time to meet up.
"Back at Easter, VB was in contact with Nicole and Rachel, but they couldn't make dates work to meet up," the insider added. "This time, they didn't call her up and I think she's too embarrassed to try and contact them again. And the fact that Kate didn't have time to call when they were both in London really hurt...I think."
"She's so busy with her new London store on Dover Street, the label, the kids and David, so it's no wonder that sometimes she has no time to return phonecalls or set aside a whole afternoon for lunch. Plus there's the fact that LA is very cliquey and people are always networking over there. I think she's come to realise that some people no longer invite her to places as she can't be of any use to them. It's terrible but that's how LA works."