Retired soccer star, David Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham, have been together for over two decades, with a bigger-than-life relationship between them.
David and Victoria Beckham have proven to be soul mates more times than one, which has remarkably contributed to their long-lasting relationship. The former pro soccer player’s marriage to the 46-year-old fashion enthusiast has spanned twenty-one years. The pair’s love for each other has stood the test of time for much longer.
From their first meeting in 1997 to becoming one of the most celebrated couples, the pair has lived out their love story under the spotlights. Admittedly, staying married that long has not always been a smooth ride, but the lovebirds are determined to put in the hard work to keep their union going strong.
DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM’S RELATIONSHIP
Since tying the knot in 1999, the lovebirds have become inseparable. Today, they have four kids between them, including Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and Harper, 8.
When asked about the secret of their blissful relationship, Victoria Beckham, ex-Spice Girl star, revealed that they had a lot of fun together. During an interview on “The Today Show,” the mother-of-four acknowledged that in addition to being the most incredible husband ever, David was her soulmate. She concluded by saying they were lucky to have each other.
Respect and understanding were also key in their lasting marriage, coupled with an unmatched dedication to being with each other every night. Beckham also acknowledged all his wife had to say about their relationship success.
A BRIEF TIMELINE OF DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM’S LOVE STORY
The pair first met at a charity football match in 1997. They began dating soon after, successfully keeping their relationship off the radar for three months. In January 1998, the two got engaged after being together for almost a year. Beckham proposed with a three-carat diamond ring and a matching one for himself. Both bands reportedly cost £200,000.
The pair went on to mark the engagement with a romantic getaway in Marbella, Spain. The media soon tagged the love pair with the nickname, Posh and Becks. This was partly because of their trend of sporting matching costumes.
The couple welcomed their first child, Brooklyn, in March 1999. In July that same year, they tied the knot at the Luttrellstown Castle in Emerald Isle. Soon after their marriage, they purchased their £7.5 million mansion dubbed Beckingham Palace. David and Victoria welcomed their son, Romeo, in 2002.
In 2004, the couple’s relationship hit a major hurdle following rumors of an affair between Victoria Beckham’s husband and Rebecca Loos, his Madrid-based assistant. The football star debunked the claims, and gratefully, Victoria stayed true to her husband until they lived past the scandal.
The Beckhams got a new addition in February 2005, with the birth of their son, Cruz. Almost six years later, they welcomed their only daughter, Harper Seven, born July 2011. Two years after his daughter’s birth, David Beckham retired from the world of football and ventured into business and entrepreneurship. He launched his whiskey brand, Haig Club, in 2014. Meanwhile, Victoria pursued her fashion career, debuting her clothing store in Dover Street, London.
MARKING THEIR 21ST ANNIVERSARY
The power couple marked a major milestone on July 4, 2020. They celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary amid the global coronavirus outbreak. Without letting the lockdown hinder their special day, the pair took to Instagram to gush about their love for each other and their 21-year history.
The lovebirds shared several throwback photos of their time together, from their first meeting to starting a family together and becoming parents to four grownup kids.
Via Instagram, David recounted how he saw the former Posh Spice, Victoria, on TV wearing a catsuit and concluded immediately to someday make her his wife. He then thanked Victoria for becoming his wife, and mother of his kids, before wishing her a happy anniversary. The retired athlete concluded by stating how much he loved her.
Victoria Beckham also took to Instagram to have her outpouring of love for her prince charming. The Posh Spice divulged how her love for him grew with each passing day.
Twenty-one years and counting, the love story of David and Victoria Beckham continues to stand strong, with the couple set to enjoy many more blissful moments ahead.