David Beckham Reveals the ‘Greatest Thing’ Wife Victoria Gave Him


David Beckham is reflecting on the start of his epic love story with Victoria Beckham. In an appearance on SiriusXM’s This Life of Mine with James Corden podcast, David looks back on his first impression of his future wife. 

“I really just fancied her. I did. I just fancied her,” he shares. “I didn’t know what she was like as a person. I just actually fancied her, like most people did at that time, and I didn’t know who I was marrying, who I was going to be with for the rest of my life. I didn’t realize what a strong woman she was and that is what really attracted me to her more than anything.”

He continues, “Yes, she’s beautiful. Yes, she was sexy. Yes, I fancied her, but in all honesty, I like a strong woman and I like the fact that she works hard. I like the fact that she’s a great mum. I like the fact that she looks after me sometimes, most of the time, and you know, we’ve created this life with four amazing children which are the most important things in our life, so that’s why I chose Victoria.” 

David and Victoria Beckham – Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

David also gushes over Victoria’s matriarch status. 

“The way that she kind of runs the family, I think that is the most important thing to me,” he shares. “Because family has always been the most important and the greatest thing she’s ever given me is my four children.”

David and Victoria are the proud parents of son Brooklyn, 25, son Romeo, 21, son Cruz, 19, and daughter Harper, 12. Their eldest married Nicola Peltz Beckham, 29, in 2022, adding a daughter-in-law to the family

The couple’s romance began as a whirlwind after David famously spotted Victoria during a televised performance alongside her Spice Girls bandmates in 1996. 

In his interview with James Corden, he admits that the girl group’s song “Say You’ll Be There” still holds a special place in his heart. 

“It’s my favorite because it was the song that was on the TV when I was sat in my room with Gary Nevill and it came on the tele and that was when I turned around to Gary and said, ‘I’m gonna marry that one in the short black dress,'” he recalls. 

The pair met in person in 1997 when Posh Spice attended one of David’s Manchester United games. By the following year, they were engaged and expecting their first child. David and Victoria went on to tie the knot on July 4, 1999. 

Mia Regan, Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz attend the Netflix 'Beckham' UK Premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on October 03, 2023 in London, England. – Karwai Tang/WireImage

The whole family came together in October to grace the red carpet for the London premiere of Netflix’s four-part docuseries, Beckham.

Today, David admits on Corden’s podcast that he has been “overwhelmed” by public response to the project. 

“I think it’s one of the first times that I’ve actually ever been overwhelmed by something that we’ve done as a business and personally and as a family,” he says.

“Going into the documentary, you know, it took me a few years to actually agree to even do something like this because, you know, we are very private and then obviously to do something like this, to celebrate the things that I’ve won and my family life and things like that and I just didn’t expect it to have the reaction that it had,” he continues. “I knew that people would like seeing the football. I knew people would like seeing obviously the family stuff, but the reaction has been incredible and it’s not just obviously been UK, Europe, it’s been on a global level and wherever I’ve gone.”



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