Victoria and David Beckham's Love Story — Facts That Fans Might Not Know
Victoria and David Beckham are one of the most looked-up to couples in Hollywood for their beautiful love story and gorgeous kids.
Throughout David and Victoria’s relationship, they have endured highs and lows that made them a strong couple. Here’s a look at 13 facts about their love story.
VICTORIA GAVE HER PHONE NUMBER TO DAVID
The power couple met at the Manchester United players’ lounge during a charity football game. Victoria wrote her contact number behind the football player’s London to Manchester plane ticket.
“My wife picked me out of a soccer sticker book, and I chose her off the telly. It felt straight away like we’d always been meant to be together.”
THEY HAD A LAVISH WEDDING, WHICH HAD PHOTOS THAT COST OVER A MILLION DOLLARS
David and Victoria tied the knot in 1999, in a lavish wedding at Luttrellstown Castle. The former Spice Girl wore a Vera Wang gown, which the groom matched with a white suit.
The newlywed couple later changed to matching purple outfits for the reception. Their photos were later reportedly sold to OK! Magazine for over $1.4 million.
THE HUSBAND AND WIFE ATTENDED MANY EVENTS TOGETHER
As a married couple, David and Victoria were spotted in several events looking as gorgeous as ever. Some of these gatherings were Jade Jagger’s jewelry range, Whitney Houston’s concert, and the MOBO Awards.
THE MEANING BEHIND BROOKLYN’S NAME
Brooklyn, the couple’s eldest child, was born before their wedding and participated in the ceremony as a ringbearer. Victoria revealed the meaning behind his name:
“I had always liked the name Brooke, and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I’d always like it as a place -- it’s very multi-cultural, very grounded.”
THEY MOVED TO SPAIN IN 2003
In 2003, David, who was then a Manchester United icon, signed with Real Madrid for £25 million, and had to move to Spain with his family.
THE COUPLE ATTENDED MORE EVENTS TOGETHER
The good-looking couple was present in several events such as the Laureus World Sports Awards in Portugal, 63rd International Venice Film Festival, and Sports Industry Award.
MOVING BACK TO LA
The Beckhams moved back to America after four years residing in Spain after David signed a £128 million deal with LA Galaxy.
A £14 million home waited for them in Bel Air, where they lived for almost ten years. This was also around the time the couple became stars in America with A-lister friends.
LAUNCHING PRODUCTS IN 2008
The Beckhams launched their Beckham Signature fragrance collection in 2008, followed by Victoria’s first line at New York Fashion Week, a few months after.
Although there were a few who didn’t believe in the former singer’s ability to enter the fashion industry, her show became a success.
A FOOTBALL STAR IN THE MAKING
The third son of the couple, Cruz, showed signs of interest in the sport his father loved, but later became more involved with music.
WELCOMING BABY HARPER
The Beckhams welcomed their youngest child and only daughter, Harper Seven, in 2011. Her name paid tribute to the athlete’s football shirt number.
DAVID RETIRES FROM FOOTBALL
In 2013, Beckham announced his retirement from the game that he so loved as he is to embark on a new chapter in his life. He said:
“Nothing will ever completely replace the game I love. However, I feel like I’m starting a new adventure, and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career, and now I feel it’s my time to give back.”
SPOTTED IN MORE EVENTS
David’s retirement didn’t slow the couple down from attending social gatherings and red carpet events. In 2014, the two attended the Met Gala in matching white outfits.
They were also present at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, and Louis Vuitton Menswear show during Paris Fashion Week.
ATTENDING THE ROYAL WEDDING
In 2018, the Beckhams attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the two couples have grown close together.