Brooklyn Beckham and girlfriend Nicola Peltz this weekend announced their engagement after nine months of dating.
The happy news has come as something of a shock to Victoria Beckham fans who say the prospect of the couple’s forthcoming nuptials makes them wonder how the time has flown by.
Many posted on Twitter how they were convinced the 46-year-old star’s eldest son was still a child – remarking that they could not believe he was now aged 21.
One person wrote: “I thought Brooklyn Beckham was still 8????”
Another commented: “Brooklyn Beckham is engaged sorry I’m gonna need 5-10 business days to process this.”
A third shared: “Me googling how old Brooklyn Beckham is, to make sure 20 years of my life didn’t go by while I blinked 2 seconds ago.”
And a fourth added: “Wait. Brooklyn Beckham isn’t 8? Aren’t all the Beckham children under the age of 10? When did this happen?”
Some also noted that he seemed to be set to marry his 25-year-old other half, an actress, at “so young” an age.
However, the Spice Girl wed his footballer father David in 1999 when they were 25 and 24 respectively.
One person mused: “That’s young for marriage. Best of luck to them.”
Another shared: “Brooklyn Beckham is getting married? Christ he’s a bit young.”
The reaction to the engagement comes after Brooklyn announced on Instagram yesterday that he popped the question to Nicola a fortnight ago.
In a post, he wrote: “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx.
“I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day.
“I love you baby xx.”
The caption accompanied an image of him with his American fiancée showing off their engagement rings while embracing in a field.
It has received more than 1 million ‘likes’, with the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Sofia Richie and Millie Bobby Brown sharing their congratulations.
On her own account, Nicola revealed the unlikely photographer for the sweet image – Brooklyn’s youngest sibling, eight year-old Harper.
She wrote: “You’ve made me the luckiest girl in the world.
“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life by your side. your love is the most precious gift.
“I love you so so much baby and thank you Harper for this pic.”
It appears the family have reunited after Brooklyn and Nicola spent lockdown in the United States, while Victoria, David and their three other children – sons Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15, and daughter Harper – were together in the Cotswolds.
Victoria posted her own congratulations, saying: “The MOST exciting news!!
“We could not be happier that @brooklynbeckham and @nicolaannepeltz are getting married! Wishing you so much love and a lifetime of happiness. We all love you both so much x”