David Beckham has shared a post celebrating his marriage with Victoria on their 24-year wedding anniversary.
The former professional footballer posted a photo of both him and Victoria from a few years ago on social media.
In the picture, David is seen with his curtain bang hair cut, while Victoria is pictured with her hair slicked back.
In the Instagram post, he wrote: “On this day 4.7.99 24 years and counting. To the best wife, mummy & drinking partner (most of the time), Happy Anniversary love u so much.”
Fans and friends expressed their excitement for the couple on their anniversary.
Actress Eva Longoria Baston, who is a close friend of Victoria’s, commented: “Happy anniversary to my favourite couple in the world!”
Friend and model Isabela Rangel Grutman also wrote: “Happy anniversary,” signed with heart emojis.
Football pundit Gary Neville said: “Happy Anniversary to both of you and all my love.”
Victoria also posted on her own page and shared footage of their wedding reception, with the caption: “4.7.99 24 years ago. I love you so much.”
In 2016, Victoria spoke to British Vogue about seeing David for the first time and how it felt like “love at first sight”.
She said: “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.”
Remembering her first encounter, she added: “While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile.
“You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number.”
In 2018, David opened up about his marriage to Victoria in an interview with Lisa Wilkinson.
He said: “But to have been married for the amount of time that we have, you know, it’s always hard work.”
“Everybody knows that but you make it work, you make difficult situations, you know, like travelling away, being away from each other, you make it work.
“We’ve been married for a long time now,” he added.
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The Beckhams’ relationship
A brief timeline of the couple’s relationship, according to reports:
1997 – Victoria and David meet during a football match.
January 1998 – The couple announce their engagement
March 1999 – They welcomed their first child Brooklyn Joseph Beckham
July 1999 – The couple tie the knot and officially get married
September 2002 – Victoria and David welcomed their second child Romeo James Beckham
February 2005 – The pair welcomed their third child Cruz David Beckham
July 2011 – They welcomed their fourth child Harper Seven Beckham
June 2014 – The couple have their wax figures unveiled at Madame Tussauds
May 2018 – They attend Meghan and Harry’s Royal Wedding
July 2019 – The pair celebrated 20 years together and commemorated it with a post on Instagram
October 2022 – Victoria and Beckham take on Paris Fashion Week with the whole family
February 2023 – Reminiscing on the past, Victoria shares a throwback photo of her and Beckham on Valentine’s Day