David Beckham and Victoria Beckham Needs a Banner!
24 January 1998
4 July 1999
Where/How First Met
at a Manchester United charity match back in 1997
Couple Profile Source
1997: After attending a Manchester United soccer game, Posh meets English soccer player David Beckham who requests a meeting with the Spice Girl. When Beckham sees the group's "Say You'll Be There" video months earlier, he points to Posh and says, "That's the girl for me and I'm going to get her!" he tells Britain's Sun. "She's my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever." The two begin dating and attract a great deal of media interest. 1998: Beckham, 23, proposes to Posh, 24, at Cheshire's Rookery Hall Hotel with a $65,000 three-plus-carat diamond ring he designs for her. After he asks for her hand, Posh gives Beckham an $80,000 three-tiered band of 96 diamonds as an engagement ring. 1999: Posh and Beckham welcome a 7-lb. baby boy, Brooklyn Joseph. "[A baby] is something we have always wanted," Beckham says to a crowd of reporters a few hours after the delivery in London. "[Victoria] is sitting up drinking champagne, and she has spoken to the other girls."
July 1999: Posh and Beckham marry at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland in an $800,000 wedding. The bride and groom sit on gilded red-velvet thrones, while a four-month-old Brooklyn acts as ring bearer. The wedding includes fireworks and an 18-piece orchestra playing Spice Girls hits. A mere four months after giving birth to Brooklyn, Posh fits into an 18-inch corset at the wedding, which sparks reports concerning her waifish frame. 2002: Posh and Beckham welcome Romeo James to their family. "Romeo's gorgeous," Beckham tells reporters. "He's got Brooklyn's nose and Victoria's chin." 2004: Rebecca Loos, Beckham's former personal assistant, claims to have had an affair with Beckham. Although Beckham denies all allegations, calling them "ludicrous," the British tabloids dedicate several pages to the scandal, tarnishing the couples' image. A week later, a string of women present their own stories (and racy text messages) to the tabloids of their respective affairs with the soccer star. "The simple truth is that I am very happily married, have a wonderful wife and two very special kids," Beckham says in a statement. "They were the paradigm of a golden couple, and now everyone's saying they're not so golden after all," a friend says to PEOPLE. "But Victoria wants to stay married to David. She loves him deeply." Feb 2005: Posh and David welcome Cruz David to their family. He is born via Caesarean section in Madrid, and immediately causes a stir like a true Beckham. Cruz, which is traditionally a girl's name, warrants the Guardian to ask: "Trend-setting moniker or crashing blunder by Posh and Becks?" Baby Cruz joins big brothers Brooklyn, 6, and Romeo, 2. 2011: Shortly after the holidays, Victoria and David announce they are expecting their fourth child in the summer. "If we're blessed to have more children, it would be amazing," Victoria said last year when asked about expanding their brood. "It's a lot having three boys...But who knows, one day?" July 2011: The pop star-turned-fashion designer and her soccer star husband David Beckham welcomed Harper Seven Beckham at 7:55 a.m. Sunday in Los Angeles. "Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz are excited to welcome their new baby sister to the family," says Beckham spokesperson Jo Milloy. The girl weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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