With glee in his eyes and a proud smile on his face, David Beckham uses every chance he gets to gush about his wife and children, reminding them of how much he loves them.
The former footballer is the kind of husband who would take his wife out for a romantic getaway, make heart-shaped breakfasts, or cook his “signature dish for Victoria” which, according to People, is grilled prawns or lobster and fresh vegetables, because that’s how much he adores her.
“If you love someone, you want to treat them, surprise them, remind them how you feel…” he said, as quoted by Marie Claire. “Whether that means a weekend away somewhere, or a bowl of fruit in the morning laid out in the shape of a heart… I know Victoria thinks I’m romantic like that.”
For both Victoria and David Beckham, they felt the spark when they first set eyes on each other. It was “completely love at first sight,” Victoria Beckham told Elle, according to the Daily Mail. It was on an airline ticket stub that she wrote her phone number and “he told me he went home and wrote the number on so many other things in case he lost it,” she went on to say. “We found the ticket the other day!”
The couple got married on July 4, 1999, according to Harper’s Bazaar, and their family is complete with their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. In everything they do, they make sure to put their kids first. Victoria Beckham told Hoda Kotb on Today, “the kids are our priority, and everything we do revolves around the children.”
Victoria and Beckham have spent 20 wonderful years together as husband and wife, and they never forget how lucky they are to have each other in their lives. “We support each other and, you know, we’re very lucky to have found each other and lucky that we’re growing together,” she said, as quoted by Women’s Health.
For all that she does for him and their children, David Beckham knows that she deserves to be cherished. For her 42nd birthday, he wrote to her on Instagram, “Let us spoil you because you deserve to be spoilt by your husband and our gorgeous children.”
While they have been open about the beautiful times they’ve shared, they haven’t shied away from admitting that they have had tough times, too, like any other marriage. But sticking by each other has only made their family stronger.
“We know each other better than anybody. People have talked about, ‘Do we stay together because it’s a brand?’ Of course not,” David Beckham told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. “We stay together because we love each other, because we have four amazing children,” he continued. “Do you go through tough times? Of course. That’s part of relationships. It’s part of marriages. It’s part of having children. It’s part of having responsibilities.”
Having stuck through the difficult phases has made the happy times even more memorable for the couple. In a letter that Victoria Beckham wrote to her teenage self, published on Vogue, she wrote, “You will never discuss with David how many children you both want; you don’t say to each other, ‘Where shall we live?’ You don’t discuss any of that because you will be young and in love. Even when you don’t necessarily want the same thing, your support for each other will mean that you will stick together and grow up together. And it will be worth it.”
A few years ago, the doting father and husband also shared about the mother of his children, “These little ones have the most amazing mummy that they love so much… And I love her for many reasons but the main one is because she gave me the most amazing children…”
The family shares a beautiful bond with each other and the couple stand by each other through thick and thin.
Victoria Beckham is still attracted to her husband and told The View, “You know obviously he’s incredibly good looking but David is the most wonderful husband and fantastic father and a real inspiration to all of us, he’s hard working. I’m lucky to have him as my soulmate.”