Source: Vanity Fair
More than two decades ago, an internationally renowned pop star met the world’s sexiest soccer player. They were none other than David and Victoria Beckham. Up to this date, they are arguably one of the famous power couples in the world. The former Spice Girls first spied the soccer stud at the Manchester United players’ lounge in 1997. It was love at first sight. Fast forward to 1999, they officially tied the knot, and their wedding was the talk of the century. During the course of their marriage, they had four children together: sons Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and daughter Harper, eight. Since then, their relationship has been under the spotlight and the microscope by the media and the public. Although being together for 20 years was not all smooth sailing, the couple claims their relationship is stronger together. Here’s everything you need to know about the power couple’s secret to a long-lasting marriage.
David and Victoria Beckham had always been each other’s support system. In every one of Victoria’s fashion shows, David and their children are always there supporting the designer. David always proudly mentions the former Spice Girls’ achievements to the public. Moreover, David has been present in almost all Victoria’s fashion events where he always sits front row. Likewise, Victoria makes herself available to cheer on the football player back when he was playing professionally. It even came to a point where she relocated to Madrid and Los Angeles to back David’s career.
On the other hand, the couple candidly admits that one of the keys to their marital success is hard work. Being labeled as a Hollywood couple, they have faced scrutiny throughout their relationship. From cheating claims to split rumors, the couple met a lot of challenges. Even David confessed that there were times their marriage was tested. According to David Beckham, what matters most is to put in the hard work and never give up. He stressed, “I think marriage, marriage is always about hard work. You know your children—they want your time, and they deserve your time, and difficult situations like traveling away, being away from each other, you know, you make it work.”
Mistakes are inevitable, especially when you are in a relationship. David and Victoria Beckham have acknowledged that both of them made mistakes in the past. In a guest appearance on an Australian show, David talked about the importance of talking about their mistakes afterward. “Of course, you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times. It’s about working through it,” he said during the interview. During these uncertain times, it’s equally vital to remember why you decided to marry in the first place. He added, “We stay together because we love each other because we have four amazing children. 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.”
Lastly, David & Victoria Beckham revealed their shared love for their children is one reason they stayed together. In every parental activity they do, they make sure to share the responsibilities.