David Beckham is arguably the most famous soccer player of the last few decades and Victoria was a member of the world-famous pop group, the Spice Girls. While they aren’t in the spotlight as much as they used to be, The Beckhams are still considered pop culture royalty, and the mystery of the family adds to their allure.
When the two got together, they formed the biggest power couple in entertainment at the time. However, despite all this fame, there are still some things about this family that you didn’t know. Here are 12 little-known facts about this power couple and their kids, with number 6 being especially interesting.
#12 David Has a Keepsake
While many of us can remember the first time that we met our significant others, David took it a step further. He actually has kept the piece of paper on which Victoria first wrote down her phone number for him. He has said he wrote it down several times to make sure he didn’t lose it.
#11 Corey and Victoria
Before meeting David Beckham, falling in love and getting married to the soccer star, Victoria had a different lover, but one that was still in the public eye. She was previously involved romantically with the late Corey Haim. Haim was a child star, who went on to develop substance abuse problems as an adult.
#10 Elton John Is Very Good Friends With The Family
One of the perks of being one of the most famous families in the world is that you have some pretty famous and amazing friends. One of those friends is Elton John. The famous musician is actually such a good friend of the Beckham’s that they actually made him the godfather of their children. Check out the 7th entry for another unexpected famous friend.
#9 Eating Disorder
Throughout her life, Victoria Beckham has struggled a lot with weight issues, and she has not been shy about talking about them. She was extremely thin at times and said that in order to keep thin, she would eat some frozen peas instead of an actual meal– definitely not a good diet plan!
#8 Struggles With Acne
Her struggles with her weight weren’t the only ones Victoria went through in her life. As a teen, she struggled with acne. In fact, it was so bad that she hardly wanted to leave the house. A good portion of us struggled with acne as well and know all too well what she went through.
#7 Tom Cruise Is Also a Close Friend
In addition to being very close friends with Elton John, the Beckhams are also friends with movie star Tom Cruise. In fact, when the couple made the move from England to Los Angeles, Cruise was one of their closest neighbors. He even threw them a big welcome party when they arrived.
#6 Beckham Signing Sells
In 2007, David Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy, in one of the largest deals in the history of soccer. When news broke, it brought a huge amount of interest to the team. In fact, in the first two days after the news, the Galaxy sold more than 5,000 season tickets.
#5 Pregnancy Cravings
When someone is pregnant, they can have some fairly weird cravings, and Victoria Beckham was no exception to this rule. However, her cravings may have ever been a little weirder than most. Her cravings included things like marmite on toast, pickled onions, and fruit pastilles. While marmite may be too salty and strong for some people, it is a popular spread in some cultures around the world.
#4 They Thought They Couldn’t Have Children
Way back when she was only 20 years old, Victoria Beckham was told that she had polycystic ovaries. As a result of that diagnosis, she was told that she would never be able to have children naturally. But much to her surprise, she found out she was pregnant in 1998.
As mentioned earlier in the article, before she was known as Victoria Beckham, she was known by most as Posh Spice. Have you ever wondered how she landed on that name? The reason is because her dad used to actually drop her off at school as a child in his Rolls Royce.
#2 Beckham Wines
When you are as rich as these two are, normal gifts just don’t suffice. And David in particular enjoys spoiling Victoria with amazing gifts. One of the biggest was an actual winery in Napa Valley. The winery cost a small fortune and cannot be visited by anyone unless the Beckhams invite them.
#1 David Struggles With OCD
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a disorder in which people check things repeatedly, have a strict routine and keep things in a certain order. Beckham struggles with this and needs everything to be in pairs and be extremely tidy, including his uniform on game day. His teammates knew of this and would often throw his jersey around to each other, just to mess with him.
There is a good chance you didn’t know many of these amazing facts about Victoria, David Beckham and their family. As mentioned, their time in the spotlight has dwindled in the recent years, but there was no bigger couple in the world in the early 2000s. As a result, it is impressive they were able to keep some of these things out of the public eye for so long. Today, things like TMZ, the paparazzi, and social media are constantly keeping tabs on celebrities, their families, and their activities. This can make it very hard for them to keep their secrets for long.