Today, one of the world’s most famous celebrity couples, David and Victoria Beckham, are celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary – and David has shared a make-up-free picture of Victoria to celebrate.
Taking to Instagram, David shared a photo of the fresh-faced pair that was taken shortly after they began dating in the late 90s.
"On this day 4.7.99. 24 years and counting. To the best wife , mummy & drinking partner (most of the time). Happy Anniversary love u so much," he captioned the post.
Friends of the pair were quick to congratulate them on their near-quarter century of marriage, with actor Eva Longoria writing: "Happy anniversary to my favourite couple in the world!"
Charmed star Alyssa Milano also commented: "So beautiful. Love your love."
Victoria also celebrated the milestone by posting a video from their 1999 wedding, showing the couple cutting their cake with a sword.
The former Spice Girl and legendary football player first stole the nation’s hearts when they declared their love for one and another outside a hotel in Crewe back in 1998.
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A year later, they were married in a spectacularly 90s-style wedding, with matching purple outfits and a giant sword to cut the cake.
Fast forward to 2023, and the couple have four children together – Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 20, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 11 – plus a successful fashion business and two OBEs thrown into the mix, further cementing their status as the celebrity circuit’s reigning duo.
From a star-studded wedding complete with crowns, to the couple’s status as Fashion Week fixtures, take a look back at David and Victoria Beckham’s relationship timeline in pictures.
David and Victoria Beckham's relationship timeline
Almost a year after meeting at a charity football match, David and Victoria Beckham announced their engagement on January 25, 1998.
In celebration, the soon-to-be newlyweds posed for a photo call outside of their hotel in Crewe. Victoria Beckham famously told British Vogue that it was “love at first sight” when she met future husband, David.
Just months before they tied the knot, the couple welcomed their first son, Brooklyn Joseph Beckham.
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In one of the most famous A-list weddings of all time, David and Victoria Beckham said “I do” at Luttrellstown Castle just outside of Dublin on July 4, 1999.
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For the history-making ceremony, the former Spice Girl chose a Vera Wang gown and secured the couple’s title as the King and Queen of the celebrity world with a gold crown by jeweller Slim Barrett.
The A-list couple welcomed their second son, Romeo James Beckham, on September 1, 2002.
The Beckham clan relocated to Spain in 2003 after David signed for Real Madrid.
But the couple returned to London briefly when the footballer player was honoured with an OBE.
David Beckham bagged himself a new football fan when the couple welcomed their third child, Cruz Beckham, on February 20, 2005.
Here, Victoria is pictured with two of her three sons during the famous 2006 World Cup quarter final in Baden Baden, Germany.
The couple packed up their lives and their three children to make the move across the pond to Los Angeles, where David had signed a new contract with LA Galaxy.
In a move which further pushed ‘Brand Beckham’, fans could even smell like the celebrity duo thanks to the launch of their debut fragrance.
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In case anyone needed reminding that David and Victoria Beckham are fashion’s most powerful couple, they became the faces of a Emporio Armani 2009/2010 lingerie campaign.
It’s no secret that the Beckham clan have a friendly relationship with Princes Harry and William so fans were pleased to see the couple attend The Prince and Princess of Wales' nuptials in 2011.
Victoria Beckham was pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, Harper Beckham, at the time.
Three months later, on July 10, 2011, Victoria gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, Harper Seven Beckham.
After seven years stateside, the family moved back to the UK when David announced his retirement from playing professional football.
David revealed that the couple had renewed their vows in a private ceremony. During an interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, he shared that the couple had renewed their vows since their 1999 wedding but didn't reveal when or where.
"We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]," he told host Kirsty Young. "It was a lot more private with only six people there in our house."
Adding another royal wedding to their name, David and Victoria Beckham also bagged a golden invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s star-studded nuptials on May 19, 2018.
For the ceremony held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the designer wore a navy cape-sleeve dress by her eponymous label with bright orange heels.
To support their mother’s AW19 show during London Fashion Week, her children joined David Beckham and Anna Wintour on the front row on February 17, 2019.
Victoria and David have a 'proud parent’ moment while watching their eldest son Brooklyn marry Nicola Peltz in a lavish multi-million pound wedding.