The former Spice Girl celebrated their anniversary with an Instagram post that featured a timeline of their relationship, from their first moments together to more recent moments with their kids. “I love you, David. Happy Anniversary,” she captioned it.
For his part, David uploaded a series of photos on his Instagram where they’re wearing matching outfits, including the iconic purple ensemble they wore for their wedding in 1999. The last image features their whole family, wearing a matching set of PJs. “Happy anniversary love u so much and thank you for giving me our amazing kids so we can all wear the same,” he captioned it.
David and Victoria met in 1997, while attending a charity football match at the Manchester United players’ lounge. Victoria wrote about it in an issue of British Vogue. “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. 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. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)“
The following year, the couple was expecting their first child together. According to her Spice Girl band mates, Victoria was struggling with her pregnancy and the band’s world tour.
Their son, Brooklyn, was born in 1999. Three months later, the couple got married in a castle near Dublin.
Over 20 years together, the couple has faced their ups and downs. When Beckham was transferred to Real Madrid, the family moved to Spain, where the tabloids published stories about their personal lives that made the athlete speak up. “The simple truth is that I am very happily married. I have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing any third party can do to change these facts,” he said in a statement.
David is currently one of the owners of the soccer team Inter Miami CF. Victoria remains a global fashion icon and designer. They have four kids together, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 9.