David and Victoria Beckham: A Timeline of Their Relationship

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David and Victoria Beckham continue to remain as strong as ever 24 years after tying the knot. The longtime couple met in 1997, though David himself had a crush on the former Spice Girl during her days with the popular British girl group long before they connected for the first time. In a 2008 interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the former soccer star revealed that he was watching TV when he experienced love at first sight. “I was in a hotel room with my best friend, who was my best man at my wedding, I remember turning around – before I’d even met Victoria – and said, ‘I want to marry that one,'” he said.

The Beckhams said “I do” in July 1999, and went on to have four children together: Brooklyn (born March 1999), Romeo (born September 2002), Cruz (born February 2005), and Harper (born July 2011). Throughout their years-long relationship, the couple have withstood criticism, in addition to divorce and infidelity rumors, but have always maintained their strong bond during the toughest of times.

From sweet Instagram posts to gushy interview moments, David and Victoria are what many consider couple goals, and the two aren’t shy about sharing their love for one another. In an interview on “The View” in October 2019, Victoria sang David’s praises, gushing, “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 hardworking . . . I’m lucky to have him as my soulmate.”

Read on for the couple’s complete relationship timeline, from when they first met to starring in David’s Netflix docuseries, “Beckham,” which hits the streamer Oct. 4.

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