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Victoria and David Beckham have been married for 22 years. Here's a timeline of their relationship

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Victoria and David Beckham have been married for 22 years. Here's a timeline of their relationship
  • David and Victoria Beckham met in 1997 when they were both famous in their respective fields.
  • The couple got married in 1999, and they now have four kids together.
  • The famous pair just celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.

1997: Victoria and David met for the first time.

1997: Victoria and David met for the first time.
Victoria Beckham said it was love at first sight. Mark Mainz/GettyImages

The two first crossed paths in the Manchester United players' lounge in early 1997.

At the time, Victoria was better known as Posh Spice of the Spice Girls and David was on the brink of global stardom for his impressive European soccer career.

According to Victoria, she knew David was the one right away.

She told British Vogue in 2016, "... Love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players' lounge — although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy."

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January 24, 1998: The pair announced their engagement during a press conference.

January 24, 1998: The pair announced their engagement during a press conference.
Victoria and David Beckham got engaged about a year after they started dating. Str Old/Reuters

About a year after they met, the couple announced their engagement in a press conference.

The diamond engagement ring David presented to her was the first of 15 that he's given his wife throughout their marriage, according to a 2020 story from Elle.

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March 4, 1999: Their first child, Brooklyn, arrived exactly four months before their wedding.

March 4, 1999: Their first child, Brooklyn, arrived exactly four months before their wedding.
Brooklyn Beckham was their first child. Stu Forster/GettyImages

After announcing their engagement, the couple was expecting their first child.

Their son, Brooklyn, was born on March 4, 1999.

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July 4, 1999: They tied the knot in Ireland that summer.

July 4, 1999: They tied the knot in Ireland that summer.
David and Victoria Beckham got married in Ireland. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Exactly four months after their son was born, Victoria and David were married at Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin, Ireland.

According to the Independent, the wedding was so lavish that Posh and Becks had their own thrones to sit on, and Victoria even wore a tiara.

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September 1, 2002: The couple welcomed their second son, Romeo.

September 1, 2002: The couple welcomed their second son, Romeo.
Victoria Beckham with her son, Romeo. Getty

Three years after welcoming their first child, Victoria and David had their second son, Romeo.

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July 1, 2003: David transferred teams and relocated his family to Spain.

July 1, 2003: David transferred teams and relocated his family to Spain.
David Beckham played for Real Madrid. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After starting his soccer career on English teams, David transferred to Real Madrid in 2003, which meant his family of four had to move to Spain.

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February 20, 2005: Cruz was born.

February 20, 2005: Cruz was born.
Cruz is the Beckhams' third child. Jason Merritt/Getty

Victoria and David's youngest son, Cruz, was born while they were living in Spain. He was given the middle name David as an homage to his father.

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July 1, 2007: The entire family packed up and moved to Los Angeles.

July 1, 2007: The entire family packed up and moved to Los Angeles.
Victoria and David Beckham moved to the US for the latter's career. Frazer Harrison/Getty

After spending a few years in Spain, Beckham signed a new contract with the LA Galaxy, so the whole family packed up and moved to the US.

In 2017, Brooklyn told Capital FM that Tom Cruise threw the Beckhams a "huge" welcome party when they moved to Los Angeles.

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January 2009: David and Victoria modeled together for Giorgio Armani.

January 2009: David and Victoria modeled together for Giorgio Armani.
The couple worked together on the campaign. AP

In 2009, Giorgio Armani enlisted Posh and Becks to model Emporio Armani's spring/summer underwear and lingerie campaign together.

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April 29, 2011: The couple attended Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

April 29, 2011: The couple attended Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
David and Victoria Beckham at the royal wedding. AP

After confirming her fourth pregnancy with The Telegraph in January 2011, Victoria and David attended Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

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July 10, 2011: The couple welcomed their first daughter, Harper.

July 10, 2011: The couple welcomed their first daughter, Harper.
Harper Beckham with her mother, Victoria. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Victoria and David welcomed their daughter, Harper, about a week after their 12th wedding anniversary.

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May 2013: The family moved back to England after David announced his retirement.

May 2013: The family moved back to England after David announced his retirement.
The family moved back home to London. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty

In May 2013, David announced he would be retiring from soccer after 21 years on the field, according to The New York Times.

That same year, the family left Los Angeles and returned to London.

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January 29, 2017: David shared that the couple renewed their vows in a private ceremony.

January 29, 2017: David shared that the couple renewed their vows in a private ceremony.
It's unclear exactly when they did their vow renewal. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

David told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs that the couple has renewed their vows since their 1999 wedding.

"We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]," he said. "It was a lot more private with only six people there in our house."

He didn't share exactly when the renewal ceremony took place.

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June 8, 2018: Victoria's team silenced divorce reports.

June 8, 2018: Victoria's team silenced divorce reports.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Chris Radburn/WPA Pool/Getty Images

When reports started circulating that the couple was getting divorced, Victoria's reps told Us Weekly, "There is no impending statement, has been no statement and there is no divorce."

The statement continued, "What nonsense. Fake news fueled by social media. Embarrassing for the sloppy outlets who have chosen to write such rubbish."

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July 4, 2018: They celebrated their 19th anniversary.

July 4, 2018: They celebrated their 19th anniversary.
They honored the day with Instagram posts. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

The two celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary with posts on their Instagrams.

Victoria simply captioned her photo of the two of them, "19 years!!! X I love u so much x."

David emphasized how much the two have changed in 20 years with the caption, "19 Years WOW ... This time 19 years ago I was dressed from head to toe in purple ... Happy anniversary to the most amazing wife & mummy ... Love You x"

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September 3, 2018: The couple posed with their whole family for the cover of British Vogue.

September 3, 2018: The couple posed with their whole family for the cover of British Vogue.
The entire family made the spread. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

When Victoria landed the cover of British Vogue in October 2018, her husband and children joined her for the cover shoot.

The fashion mogul shared the final cover photos on her Instagram.

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July 4, 2019: The couple celebrated their 20th anniversary.

July 4, 2019: The couple celebrated their 20th anniversary.
The couple took a private tour of Versailles. Europa Press Entertainment/ Europa Press via Getty Images.

To celebrate 20 years of marriage, Victoria and David took a private tour of the Palace of Versailles in France.

Victoria documented the day in an Instagram post. Part of the caption read, "The most incredible visit on a very special day ... Can't believe it's been 20 years! So many kisses xxx"

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October 30, 2020: The Beckhams reportedly signed on for a Netflix documentary.

October 30, 2020: The Beckhams reportedly signed on for a Netflix documentary.
David Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, and Victoria Beckham in 2020. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

According to Variety, David and Victoria signed a deal with Netflix for a fly-on-the-wall documentary about their family.

The streamer has yet to confirm the production of the film.

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July 4, 2021: The couple celebrated their anniversary by posting some throwback photos.

July 4, 2021: The couple celebrated their anniversary by posting some throwback photos.
Victoria and David Beckham have worn several matching outfits. Justin Goff/Getty Images

In honor of their 22nd wedding anniversary, the pair shared a few throwback photos with heartfelt captions.

Victoria posted a video montage of some of the couple's sweet behind-the-scenes moments together over the years with the caption, "I love you David. Happy Anniversary."

David posted a series of photos showing off the pair's many matching looks with the caption, "22 years later, still matching outfits. Happy anniversary love u so much and thank you for giving me our amazing kids so we can all wear the same."

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