Nowadays, it seems like the lifespan of a celebrity relationship is about as long as the shelf life of a loaf of bread.
Anytime a beloved couple starts trending on Twitter, you hold your breath and hope it isn’t more proof that love has an expiration date. Recently, Hollywood’s been rocked by the breakups of the likes of seemingly unshakable couples like Anna Faris and Chris Pratt and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. But we never thought Cupid’s arrow could unpierce Victoria Beckham and David Beckham.
The former Spice Girl/current fashion designer/icon and the soccer star/certified DILF have been married for nearly 20 years!
But earlier this month, rumors started circulating that the couple would be heading for a split before they made it to the major milestone.
The Couple's Love Story
The Beckhams have a fairly idyllic love story. The two met in the Manchester United players’ lounge when David was still fairly new to the team.
In a letter to her younger self in VogueUK‘s October 2016 issue, Victoria Beckham mentioned that he still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which she wrote her phone number for him.
The Beckhams were married in Ireland in 1999 after two years of dating.
They have a beautiful family.
Like, model beautiful. The Beckhams have four children: Brooklyn, 19; Romeo, 16; Cruz, 13; and Harper, 7.
But divorce rumors have plagued the couple over the years.
Despite their many appearances together and their highly publicized relationship, every so often rumors of a split creep up on the couple.
The newest batch of rumors suggests that David has been unfaithful to his wife and has been spotted with another woman, a report that even her own family has rebuked.
After the latest spate of rumors, it didn’t take long for the couple’s representative to speak out, telling various media outlets, “There is no impending statement, no divorce,” adding that the rumors were “very bizarre and an embarrassing waste of time.”
Victoria Beckham spoke out in the face of the latest divorce rumors.
At an appearance at the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York, Victoria spoke out about married life. “I try really, really hard. I try hardest to be the best mother. I am trying to be the best wife and best professional.”
Still, it can’t be easy for the mother of four, who juggles many partnerships on top of her own fashion line. During her speech at the Forbes Women’s Summit, she noted, “When I get home I try to put the phone down and spend time with the children and spend time with David.”
Fans have faith in their union.
As a largely universally beloved couple, both in the UK and around the world, fans think that if these two can’t make it work, nobody can.
Many younger fans have grown up with the Beckhams as a couple. They’re like the cool parents everyone wants.
The family remains unbothered.
You might think it would be straining on Victoria and David and the kids to hear the constant rumors, but the family unit is as strong as ever. Victoria gushed over David on Father’s Day, calling him “the best daddy ever.”
The Beckhams seem to be happy and thriving. Let’s hope it stays that way!
Nasty rumors have taken down many a celebrity couple, but the Beckhams seem strong. It’s going to take a lot to shake this happy family, as well as the public’s faith in them.