It's several years now since this pair were regarded by fans and critics alike as vacuous, shallow and absorbed by the finer things in life - his charity work, ambassadorship for England, her fashion business and down-to-earth parenting have all seen to that.
Tonight's documentary 'David Beckham Into the Unknown' provides a small reminder, though, of both how they used to be perceived when they first got together, and their ability to laugh at themselves as well.
David and Victoria Beckham survey a map of Brazil, prior to David's voyage into the unknown
The first scenes of this surprising programme reveal David preparing to head off to Brazil, in the company of his two friends, three motorbikes and a helmet that gives him the anonymity he craves.
With David and Victoria both inspecting a map of Brazil, the question of the humid weather comes up. "What are you going to do about your hair?" is Victoria's only concern for her husband's intrepid trip. "Wear a hat," comes the answer.
Other scenes attest to close family life, with David telling Brooklyn he's in charge of looking after everyone - "you're the oldest male in the house" - during a friendly kickabout in the back garden.
Never mind spending the night in the Amazon Rain Forest, David Beckham's ability to stay completely normal is what comes across most in this programme, and is surely the biggest achievement of all.
'David Beckham Into The Unknown' is on tonight (9 June) at 8.30pm on BBC1. Pictures below...