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04/07/2020 07:00 BST | Updated 04/07/2020 07:00 BST

David And Victoria: A Love Story

David and Victoria have achieved the (almost) impossible in a celeb relationship – 21 years of marital bliss. We take a look back at their fairytale romance...

There have been ups and downs, but mostly ups, and 21 years into their marriage, David and Victoria Beckham are truly couple goals.

As they enter their third decade together, we take a misty-eyed look back at their relationship, starting way back in...

1997

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Aaaww young love! Fresh-faced and high on love – look, even Victoria (Adams, as she was then known) is smiling. And David was still shopping at Burton.

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David’s still like a Cheshire cat. Victoria, meanwhile, is apparently trying to work out how her bar bill came to that much.

1998

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One year in and the pair announce their engagement. Feels like yesterday.

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The loved-up pair then headed to Marbella for their first holiday together, way before Gemma Collins and the rest of the “no carbs before Marbs” TOWIE lot invaded the Spanish resort.

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It didn’t take long for Victoria to drag David along to a fashion show (Antonio Berardi, since you’re asking).

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But David’s attendance didn’t appear to have an instant effect on his wardrobe.

1999

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The morning of Posh and Becks’ wedding also saw the debut of David’s signature kiss-on-the-nose PDA. He’ll get the hang of it.

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Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland was the venue for the couple’s nuptials on 4 July 1999. Thrones featured. We doubt vol-au-vaunts did.

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Elton John adopted the couple way before he had kids of his own.

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If anyone can pull off head-to-toe leather, then it’s these two. Except they didn’t. Let that be a warning to us all.

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See also: bandanas.

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That same year also saw the arrival of their first child, Brooklyn, who was named after the place he was conceived. We know this because they told EVERYBODY.

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Yeeaaah, they hadn’t had much sleep at this point, had they?

2000

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With David playing for Manchester United and Victoria still a member of the Spice Girls, the pair were basically royalty at this point.

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In a bid to beat Sophie Ellis Bextor and Spiller to the number one spot, Victoria dragged asked David to join her on the promo trail. She still had to settle for second place, though.

2002

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OK, so David’s definitely been going to a few more fashion shows. Still not sure Victoria’s a fan, though.

2003

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The Beckhams take on Japan. Good to see the hand-hold checker is present and correct.

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You know you’ve really made it when you get your very own waxwork in erm, Louis Tussauds in Great Yarmouth. Well, at least they got the matching leather outfits right.

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Peak matchy-matchy Beckhams at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards in LA.

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From Beckingham Palace to Buckingham Palace: David’s investiture.

2004

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The kiss-on-the-nose PDA still going strong. 

 

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Following Geri’s departure from the Spice Girls, she found work at Madame Tussauds in London.

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We’re blaming Geri for this.

2005

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David is all smiles following the birth of his third son, Cruz, named after the couple’s friend, Tom.

2006

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Victoria celebrating the end of England’s match at the 2006 World Cup.

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Brand Beckham at their first fragrance launch. Bet they still use it everyday.

2007

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We told you Tom was one of their besties.

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Do you reckon they did each other’s?

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2007 saw the the Beckhams move into their family home in Beverly Hills. State of it.

2010

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Spot the odd one out.

2011

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And the only two people capable of upstaging Prince William and Kate Middleton at the royal wedding are... Victoria and her baby bump (sorry David).

2012

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A class act.

2013

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Proud husband and daughter on the frow of Victoria’s New York fashion show

2014

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They’re getting there with these waxworks...

2015

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16 years since their wedding day and they’re still working (out).

2016

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“Errrm, thanks, you really shouldn’t have.”

2017

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Glastonbury. Back off, mate.

2018

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Owning it on Meghan and Harry’s big day.

2019

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Who said romance was dead?

2020

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21 years and still going strong. Congrats! ❤️