Victoria Beckham has candidly spoken about falling in love at first sight with husband David, her teenage insecurities and her many fashion choices over the years.
The world’s most famous couple’s love story has been avidly documented over 19 years although the former Spice Girl has now disclosed more details after admitting she was drunk when she met and fell in love with her football ace spouse.
In British Vogue’s October issue, Victoria Beckham, 42, penned a unique letter addressed to her younger self in which she chronicled the start of her love story before discussing her teenage insecurities including feeling ‘plump’ at 18.
The story of David and Victoria’s beginnings are well known as he famously revealed after seeing her in the video for the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit Say You’ll Be There, he declared: ‘That’s the girl for me and I’m going to get her! She’s my idea of perfection. I knew that if she wanted me, we would be together forever.’
Following his announcement, the brunette beauty, then labelled Posh Spice, headed to Manchester United to see the burgeoning young ace play – after which she admitted she fell in love at first sight – feelings which she admits were mutual.
In the letter, addressed to herself, Victoria’s advice on boyfriends and lasting love read: ‘Learn more about football, especially the offside rule. And yes, 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‘.
‘While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage – you are the famous one),’
‘And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)‘
The couple got married in 1999 and share four children; sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old daughter Harper.
Aside from meeting the love of her life, Victoria also cast her mind back to her years at theatre school in Epsom, Surrey, where she admits at the age of 18, she never felt as though she fitted in – feeling “not the prettiest, or the thinnest“.
Victoria Beckham’s impassioned note read: ‘I know you are struggling right now. You are not the prettiest, or the thinnest, or the best at dancing at the Laine Theatre Arts college.You have never properly fitted in, although you are sharing your Surrey school digs with really nice girls. You have bad acne. You think the Principal has put you at the back of the end-of-year show (in a humiliatingly bright purple Lycra leotard) because you are too plump to go at the front. (This may or may not be true.)‘