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David Beckham Shares Why He & Wife Victoria Are Still So In Love And Why He’s Happy He Married Young

Victoria David Beckham

Despite marrying young and living the celebrity life, David and Victoria Beckham have remained a united and loving force. 

The former soccer star and his wife met in 1997 when he was 21 and she was 22. They immediately connected and began dating. They married two years later. Today, they are parents of four children; sons Brooklyn, 25, Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 19, and daughter Harper, 12.

David and Victoria Beckham

While the couple had normal conflicts and troubles during their relationship, one thing has always remained the same. David and Victoria always prioritized each other and had each other’s backs no matter what. That has kept their love strong for nearly 30 years. 

“After watching the documentary [Beckham], after everything was over and we watched it finally, that’s the one thing that we looked at each other and was like, ‘I don’t know how we got through the last 27 years, but we did, and we have an amazing family, we have amazing businesses, and we’re happy,'” he said in a preview of the May 20th installment of the SmartLess podcast. 

“Of course, when you’re with someone for that amount of time, of course, you have your ups and downs,” he continued. “Everybody knows that, and at the end of the day, we were lucky because we had each other at those moments.”

David Beckham Feels Blessed To Have Started A Family When He Was In His Prime

David Beckham acknowledged that the odds weren’t in their favor when they paired up at such a young age. To top that off, he was playing for Manchester United, and she was touring with the Spice Girls at that same time. So they had several obstacles to overcome. 

“Even when we were going through the difficult times, we actually had each other to feed off,” he noted. “And that was the best part.”

David and Victoria also started their family when David was 23, which could have been a stressful endeavor while juggling two superstar careers, but they took it in stride. And in the end, David was thrilled to have met the love of his life so early because he’d always wanted to have children while he was a young man. 

 David and Victoria Beckham and family

“As soon as we had our first son, Brooklyn, that also added another layer to the family, and our responsibilities then were to our son,” he continued. “I’m so happy. I am very happy because I feel very blessed to have had the career that I’ve had and played for the teams that I have and experienced that.” 

“And the one thing that I always wanted for me, I was lucky I met Victoria when I met her because I always wanted to have kids young,” he added. “I always wanted to have kids that lived through my career with me, and I was lucky the three boys all lived through most of the teams that I played for, and that, for me, was a really important part of my life.” 

This story’s featured image is by John Shearer/WireImage.

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