Never before have the gates to the Beckham kingdom been opened so wide, offering us a glimpse into the lives of one of the world’s most iconic couples. David Beckham & Victoria Beckham, a power couple, tabloid sensations, and marketing genius, have dazzled us for nearly three decades. But in an unprecedented move, they’ve decided to share their side of the story with the world.
In this thrilling four-part limited series directed by Fisher Stevens, the spotlight shines on (arguably) the sexiest football player‘s illustrious football career while lifting the veil on his 24-year marriage to the former Spice Girl, Victoria. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through their lives, as no stone is left unturned – from David’s infamous World Cup red card to the enduring infidelity rumors that have loomed over their relationship.
Here are some jaw-dropping revelations from the four-part series that will leave you craving more:
David and Victoria Beckham Confront the Rebecca Loos Affair Rumors
In April 2004, while David was in Spain and Victoria in London, rumors flew about David’s alleged affair with his assistant, Rebecca Loos. “It was the first time that me and Victoria had been put under that kind of pressure in our marriage,” David recalls.
Victoria reveals the strain it placed on them, saying, “It was the toughest time for us. It felt like the world was against us, and, honestly, we were against each other too.” They faced relentless media attention and paparazzi intrusion.
David reflects on their resilience, saying, “I don’t know how we got through it. Victoria means everything to me. We needed to fight for each other and our family. What we had was worth fighting for.” And he emphasizes, “Ultimately, it’s our private life.”
A Hairy Situation: David Beckham’s Clash with Sir Alex Ferguson
Throughout his career, David has gained fame not only for his football skills but also for his ever-changing hairstyles. His iconic blond curtains transitioned into a buzz cut, then a mohawk, braids, and even a man bun. However, one individual was less than thrilled about this constant style evolution: Sir Alex Ferguson. During one memorable incident, David wore a hat and adamantly refused to remove it before a match. As he stepped onto the pitch, he unveiled his freshly shaved head, causing a stir. Reflecting on the situation, David stated, ‘I never intended to create tension; I’m not that kind of person.’
Victoria Beckham firmly supports her husband’s hair choices, explaining, ‘David was transitioning from a boy to a man, so it’s only natural for him to want to assert himself, right? After all, don’t most kids rebel against their parents?’ She referred to Sir Alex Ferguson as a father figure to David during his time at Manchester United.”
Victoria’s Resentment & Move to Madrid
David Beckham’s shift to Real Madrid, described by Victoria as “less than ideal,” faced its own set of challenges. Spanish football fans even perceived her as the “villain” for delaying the move.
Amidst the swirling rumors about David’s affair with Rebecca Loos, Victoria made the difficult choice to relocate to Madrid, a decision she didn’t take lightly. In the midst of it all, she honestly admitted, “Did I resent David? If I’m being totally honest, yes, I did. It was probably, if I’m being honest, the most unhappy I’ve ever been in my entire life.” Their glamorous life concealed its share of hidden struggles.
The Moment They First Met
David Beckham’s love story with Victoria Beckham is a tale of destiny. He fondly recalls the moment he saw Posh Spice on TV and confidently told a friend, “I’m gonna marry that one.” Little did he know that fate had a hand in their meeting, which happened in 1997 at a charity football match.
Their first encounter took place in the Manchester United players’ lounge, where Victoria couldn’t help but notice how close David was to his family, engaging in a heartfelt conversation with his parents at the bar. “That first time that I speak to her, I just fancied her,” David says with a smile. Victoria chimes in, “I just fancied him. It was as simple as that.” Their chemistry was undeniable, and from that moment on, their love story was set in motion, becoming a beautiful chapter in their lives.
First Kiss in a Carpark
David and Victoria’s love story had its fair share of challenges, with resistance from their managers, forcing them to keep a low profile. Their clandestine meetings often took place in car parks, away from the prying eyes of the public. And as for that magical first kiss? Well, it happened in David’s BMW.
David fondly recalls, “The first kiss that I ever had with Victoria was in the BMW in a car park.” He chuckles and adds, “Classy, right?” Sometimes, love blossoms in the most unexpected and unconventional places, making it all the more memorable and special.
David’s Dedication to Stay Connected
In the early days of their courtship, David Beckham was head over heels for Victoria, and their connection was undeniable. He would stay on the phone with her until the wee hours of the morning, eager to hear her voice and share their thoughts.
David’s devotion to Victoria didn’t go unnoticed by those around him. His Manchester United teammate, Gary Neville, remembers, “Once David and Victoria started dating, it was clear he was besotted with her. He was on the phone to Victoria every second.” However, their blossoming relationship was starting to raise eyebrows, particularly with soccer manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Gary adds, “I knew the lengths he was going to see Victoria. He was like an addict. He would drive four hours to spend 20 minutes with her.” Love has a way of making people do extraordinary things, and David’s dedication to being with Victoria was a testament to the depth of their feelings for each other.
David Beckham’s Love Affair with Spending
David Beckham, raised in Chingford, Essex, came from humble beginnings. His parents worked regular jobs – his mom as a hairdresser, and his dad as a kitchen fitter. Soccer was his passion, and when he started earning as a professional athlete, he embraced the thrill of spending.
“I like nice stuff,” David confesses, showcasing his love for fashion and watches, which sometimes even took precedence over meeting Victoria. His teammate, Phil Neville, recalls, “David would receive his salary on a Friday and spend it all by Saturday. Then he’d anxiously wait for the next payday to buy the perfect pair of jeans. That was him – have money, spend it.”
David’s extravagance extended to his purchases, like buying a £50,000 car right after signing a £50,000 contract with Adidas. From humble beginnings to newfound affluence, he relished the pleasures of life’s luxuries.
The Peculiar Hobbies of David Beckham
Get a peek into David’s quirky hobbies, including beekeeping and making honey (or “DB Sticky Stuff” as Victoria suggests), and his love for Lego.
The Purple Wedding Dresses
The Beckhams, who tied the knot on July 4, 1999, at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, have no regrets about their choice of matching purple wedding attire. David reflects on the decision, saying, “I don’t know when that happened, I think I just took Victoria’s lead on it, but what were we thinking?”
However, Victoria stands by the unconventional choice for the wedding, describing it as “fun” and emphasizing that they weren’t concerned about others’ opinions. She adds, “How lovely to be that way when you just don’t really care. You just want to express yourself, that was who we were.” Their purple wedding attire was a bold expression of their true selves, free from the constraints of societal norms.
Gary Neville’s Rude Best Man Speech
Laughter filled the air as Gary Neville, serving as the best man at David and Victoria’s wedding, delivered a cheeky and lighthearted speech. In his typical style, Gary didn’t shy away from poking fun at David’s abilities, both on and off the football field.
One memorable quip from Gary left the guests in stitches: “David said the Spice Girls requested the Bayern Munich team be present today, and David was puzzled at this request and asked why. The Spice Girls replied that they’d like to meet any men who could stay on top for 90 minutes and still come second!” It was a moment of playful banter that added a touch of humor to the joyous occasion, reminding everyone that love and laughter go hand in hand.
Nearly Missing Son Cruz’s Birth
In 2005, David nearly missed the birth of their third son, Cruz, due to a photoshoot alongside Jennifer Lopez. Victoria vividly recalls the moment, saying, “So I had my C-section, and I remember lying there, not feeling my most glamorous, let’s just say. Someone showed me the front page of the newspaper with a stunning picture of David flanked by Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. The headline read, ‘What would Posh say?’ Let me tell you what Posh would say. Posh was not pleased!”
David’s Struggle with Depression
Just before the infamous 1998 World Cup match where David Beckham received a red card while playing for England against Argentina, he received life-changing news. Victoria, in Brooklyn, NY, where their firstborn would be named after, called to tell him they were going to be parents. Despite the game’s importance, she couldn’t wait to share the joy with him.
David recalls the challenging aftermath of that game, saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it, just because I can’t.” He faced intense public and press scrutiny, with many blaming him for England’s tournament exit due to the red card he received.
The harsh treatment took a toll on his mental health, leading to extreme depression and even a loss of appetite and sleep. Victoria vividly remembers that difficult time, saying, “He was absolutely broken, he was in pieces. He was really depressed, absolutely clinically depressed. It pained me so much. I still want to kill these people.” It was a period of immense hardship for the couple.
The “Beckham” Documentary
The “Beckham” Documentary on Netflix isn’t just a glimpse behind the curtain; it’s a front-row seat to the Beckhams’ remarkable journey, filled with love, resilience, and a few surprises along the way. As we’ve delved into their candid revelations and intimate moments, it’s clear that their love story is as real as it gets. The behind-the-scenes footage showed the couple sweetly dancing to “Islands In The Stream,” and Victoria even described filming the documentary as ‘like therapy.’ To delve deeper into their world, don’t miss the documentary on Netflix – it’s a captivating journey you won’t want to miss!