David and Victoria Beckham: A Romance in Pictures

“That’s the girl for me and I'm going to get her! She's my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever.”Reuters
Victoria Adams poses for photographers with her fiance, Manchester United footballer David Beckham January 25, 1998.Reuters

When the Spice Girls made their video for the hit song Say You’ll Be There in 1996 at the height of their fame, they knew that it was an important moment in their pop careers.

But for Victoria Adams, then known as Posh Spice, it turned out to be a key moment in her personal life too.

The video would soon catch the eye of Premier League soccer player David Beckham, who immediately picked out the brunette Spice Girl in her black PVC catsuit and matching gloves.

He declared: “That’s the girl for me and I'm going to get her! She's my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever.”

They later met at a Manchester United soccer players’ lounge, where it was love at first sight—although Victoria later admitted she was a little tipsy at the time.

The couple married in 1999 and had four children; sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. The pair have also forged a successful brand over their almost 20-year marriage, with Victoria starting a successful fashion label after attempting a less-than-stellar solo music career.

However, it hasn’t all been so rosy. The couple have endured a number of accusations of infidelity on David’s behalf, including from his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos in 2004.

The couple’s former nanny, Abbie Gibson, came forward in 2005 to stay their marriage was a sham, a claim hotly disputed by the Beckhams.

David retired from professional soccer in 2013, playing his final game in boots with the names of his wife and children stitched on to them.

He has consistently ranked among the highest earners in the sport. His net worth as of March 2017 is $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth—a number which Victoria matches through her own earnings.

As their marriage nears the two decade mark, we look back at the couple’s best moments. From spray-tanned party animals to chic and professional parents, these pictures show just how far they’ve come.

 

Victoria Adams displays the solitaire diamond and gold band engagement ring given to her by her fiancee David Beckham, January 25, 1998.Reuters
Victoria Adams and her fiance David Beckham try to run around fans and photographers gathered outside their New York hotel after the Spice Girls' appearance on the Letterman Show July 2, 1998.Reuters
Victoria Adams and David Beckham smile prior to watching the Berardi fashion show September 25, 1998.Reuters
Manchester United's David Beckham with his son Brooklyn and wife Victoria.Action Images / John Sibley
David Beckham, accompanied by Victoria, are introduced to Prince Charles at The Prince's Trust benefit concert in London's Hyde Park July 9, 2000.Reuters
Victoria Beckham walks hand-in-hand with husband David Beckham as they arrive at the Cannes festival palace January 20, 2001. Reuters
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham leave their Downtown hotel May 27, 2002 in New York City.Mark Mainz/Getty Images
Manchester United's David Beckhams' boots show the names of his sons Romeo and Brooklyn ahead of their match against Middlesborough at Old Trafford, Manchester, September 3, 2002. Victoria gave birth to seven-pound Romeo at the exclusive Portland Hospital in central London.Reuters/Ian Hodgson
Japanese commuters walk beneath a huge advertisement poster showing David Beckham and his pop star wife Victoria at Tachikawa station in suburban Tokyo December 7, 2002. Reuters/Toshiyuki Aizawa
Victoria and David Beckham attend The 2003 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 31, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
David Beckham and his wife Victoria arrive at New Tokyo International Airport on June 18, 2003 in Narita, Chiba-Prefecture, Japan.Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images
Thai airport security escort David and Victoria Beckham and upon arrival at Bangkok airport June 22, 2003.Reuters/Stringer

When the Spice Girls made their video for the hit song Say You’ll Be There in 1996 at the height of their fame, they knew that it was an important moment in their pop careers.

But for Victoria Adams, then known as Posh Spice, it turned out to be a key moment in her personal life too.

The video would soon catch the eye of Premier League soccer player David Beckham, who immediately picked out the brunette Spice Girl in her black PVC catsuit and matching gloves.

He declared: “That’s the girl for me and I'm going to get her! She's my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever.”

They later met at a Manchester United soccer players’ lounge, where it was love at first sight—although Victoria later admitted she was a little tipsy at the time.

The couple married in 1999 and had four children; sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. The pair have also forged a successful brand over their almost 20-year marriage, with Victoria starting a successful fashion label after attempting a less-than-stellar solo music career.

However, it hasn’t all been so rosy. The couple have endured a number of accusations of infidelity on David’s behalf, including from his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos in 2004.

The couple’s former nanny, Abbie Gibson, came forward in 2005 to stay their marriage was a sham, a claim hotly disputed by the Beckhams.

David retired from professional soccer in 2013, playing his final game in boots with the names of his wife and children stitched on to them.

He has consistently ranked among the highest earners in the sport. His net worth as of March 2017 is $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth—a number which Victoria matches through her own earnings.

As their marriage nears the two decade mark, we look back at the couple’s best moments. From spray-tanned party animals to chic and professional parents, these pictures show just how far they’ve come.