Great marriages don’t happen to ‘perfect couples’. It occurs when imperfect couples learn to appreciate their differences. David and Victoria Beckham are living proof of this claim. The couple celebrates their 23rd wedding anniversary this July. What a fantastic thing it is, isn’t it?
It wasn’t expected that the couple’s love would last for over two decades, but they’ve been together for more than two decades.
As a way of celebrating their anniversary, Victoria posted a picture of themselves on Instagram smiling and wrote: “They say he isn’t funny, they say I never smile, they said it wouldn’t last. Today we celebrate 23 years of being married. David, you are my everything, I love you so much!!!!
During their 2001 Comic Relief sketch, David shared a throwback video of them being interviewed by Ali G as a tribute to their anniversary.
A caption he wrote on the post read, “No, but I was into Posh..23 years ago today Posh became Mrs Beckham, but she will always be Posh. Happy Anniversary, WOW 23 years & 4 beautiful kiddies. I love you, we all love you.”
Currently a family of six, Victoria and David are one of the most iconic celebrity couples. We look at the timeline of their epic romance as they celebrate 23 years together.
Victoria And David Beckham’s Relationship Timeline – An Overview
In 1998, the former Spice Girl and legendary football player captivated the nation by declaring their love outside of a hotel in Crewe.
It was a spectacular wedding with a giant sword and matching purple outfits that brought back memories of the Nineties.
The couple is now raising four children together, Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 10, plus growing fashion business and receiving two OBEs, further cementing their status as the celebrity circuit’s reigning couple.
In addition to relying on each other to overcome struggles, they also rely on their love life to stay together, despite allegations of infidelity and divorce rumours throughout their marriage.
Posh Spice explained to British Vogue in its October cover story in September 2018, “People have been making things up about our relationship for 20 years, we both realize that we are stronger together than we are as individuals.”
The BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs broadcast in January 2017 featured a similar sentiment by David. “We’re a strong family unit,” he said on the show. “We’ve got strong parents. We were brought up with the right values. Of course, you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times. It’s about working through it. We know each other better than anybody. People have talked about, ‘Do we stay together because it’s a brand?’ Of course not. We stay together because we love each other because we have four amazing children.”
You’ll love seeing the highs and lows of the power couple since their first meeting took place way back in 1997 in the Manchester United players’ lounge.
In 1997, They Met For The First Time
It was in 1997 that David and Victoria first met. In the Manchester United player’s lounge, Victoria met David after a charity football match.
As Posh Spice from the Spice Girls was making her mark on the global stage and David was starring in a successful European soccer career, Victoria and David were on the brink of stardom. According to Posh and Becks, “love at first sight” was theirs.
Victoria revealed to British Vogue, “And yes, love-at-first-sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge, although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.”
On January 25, 1998, The Couple Announced Their Engagement
After dating for a year, Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams announces her engagement to David Beckham.
Furthermore, she revealed that David is exceptionally sentimental about their first meeting, saying, “He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it).”
According to David, “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.”
According to reports, David gifted Victoria 14 engagement rings to show his love throughout their marriage.
Their First Child Was Born On March 4, 1999
The couple welcomed their first child in the months leading up to their wedding. He was born on March 4, 1999, as Brooklyn Joseph Beckham.
Nicola Peltz, an actress from Palm Beach, recently married the 23-year-old Brooklyn in an extravagant three-day ceremony.
The Wedding Of David And Victoria Took Place On July 4, 1999
The wedding took place at Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin, Ireland, on July 4, 1999. They reportedly spent £750,000 on their marriage, roughly £1.2 million in 2022.
In the evening, the pair donned matching thrones, creating an iconic look that would live on for years. David and Victoria later wore a matching purple outfits.
Despite its popularity, purple looks haven’t entirely held up. In an interview with Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, David explained that he regrets changing his outfit: “I look like the guys in Dumb & Dumber when they went to the party and wore those ridiculous outfits. I even had a top hat in purple. Unbelievable. What was I thinking?”
Their Second Child Was Born On September 1, 2002
When David and Victoria welcomed their second son three years after their wedding, their family of three became a family of four. It was September 1, 2002, when Romeo James Beckham was born.
In his father’s footsteps, Romeo becomes a footballer at the age of 19. Since 2019, he has been dating British model Mia Regan, who plays forward for Inter Miami CF.
Their Move From The UK To Spain Took Place In 2003
Following David Beckham’s transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2003, the Beckham family left the UK for Spain.
Located in Madrid’s affluent La Moraleja neighbourhood, the family bought a mansion for €4.3 million (£3.7 million). There were two heated swimming pools, tennis courts, a football field and a play area in their lavish Spanish home.
An Affair Was Alleged By David’s Former PA In 2004
Rebecca Loos, David’s ex-PA, claimed to have had an affair with him in 2004, putting a strain on their relationship. According to David, the rumours were ludicrous, but the news made headlines.
The allegations failed to damage David and Victoria’s relationship, as they were spotted skiing together shortly after the allegations were made.
As Of February 20 2005, Their Third Child Had Been Born
In 2005, on February 20, when David and Victoria welcomed their third child into their family, the couple’s family continued to grow. In February 2005, Cruz Beckham was born in the Beckham family’s Spanish home, while the Beckham family lived in Spain then.
The 17-year-old is now rumoured to be dating Tana Holding after splitting up with his girlfriend of 18 months, Bliss Chapman, back in March 2022.
The Beckham Family Moved To Los Angeles In 2007
In the summer of 2016, David again moved to the United States and signed a new contract with the LA Galaxy. As a result, in the summer of 2007, the Beckham clan made another international move from London to Los Angeles.
According to reports, the Beckham family was invited to a “welcome to LA” party hosted by Hollywood star Tom Cruise.
There Was A Launch Of “Brand Beckham” In September 2008
To further enhance the success of ‘Brand Beckham,’ the celebrity duo has even announced the launch of their debut perfume as a way to make fans smell just like them.
They Modeled For Emporio Armani’s 2009/2010 Lingerie Campaign In January 2009
As if anyone needed the reminder that David Beckham is one of the most potent fashion couples in the world, they have become the faces of the Emporio Armani 2009/2010 lingerie campaign.
The Couple Had A Daughter On July 10, 2011
Victoria and David finally welcomed a daughter in 2011. Los Angeles was the birthplace of Harper Beckham, born on July 10. In any case, the Beckhams celebrated their youngest child’s birthday early this year. A roller disco-themed birthday party was held over the weekend to celebrate Harper’s 11th birthday.
In a recent interview with Vogue Australia, Victoria discussed her concerns for Harper as she grows older, saying, “Harper isn’t on social media, so we don’t have to worry about that just yet. But seeing how cruel people can be, yes, it really does [concern me]. She’s at that age where her body is going to start changing, but it’s about making sure that we communicate a lot as a family and she surrounds herself with nice friends.”
David And Victoria Renewed Their Vows In January 2017
David revealed on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in January 2017 that he and Victoria had renewed their vows. As he explained, “We have renewed our vows since then, and it was a lot more private, there were about six people there in our house.” During the show, the couple also discussed how they get through rough patches in their long-term marriage.
It was revealed in his words, “We all know marriage is difficult at times, and it’s about working through it. Whenever we’ve come up against tough times, we know each other better than anybody knows us, so we talk. Do we stay together because it’s a brand? Of course not. We stay together because we love each other. We stay together because we have four amazing children. Of course we go through tough times. When we go through tough times we work through it as a unit, as a family.”
Victoria Beckham’s Children Join Their Father At The Fashion Show In February 2019
The children of Victoria Beckham joined David Beckham on the front row of the show on February 17 in support of their mother’s AW19 show during London Fashion Week.
Victoria and David Now Spend Time in Both the UK and the US
Now David and Victoria live in Miami and the UK. Their homes include a £19million penthouse in Miami, a £ 6 million house in the Cotswolds, and a £31million house in Holland Park in West London.
Kensington is reported to be their primary residence. Brand Beckham has built a massive net worth of £370 million based on a quarter-century of deals, magazine shoots, endorsements, and business ventures.
The best marriages don’t require long-term commitment certificates from the people involved. Their relationship is characterized by their ability to be there for each other no matter what. They are living happily with their children and celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary. We pray for a long-term relationship and a deepening of their love.