their relationship started soon after David saw the Spice Girls perform on a well-know pop music programme. He apparently
pointed at Victoria and said she was the girl he was going to marry. He put a lot of effort into trying to meet her, including going round London nightclubs hoping to bump into her. Victoria had become interested in David after being shown his picture by a journalist. When they did finally meet, in March 1997, after a Manchester United match, they said they felt like they had known each olther for ever. 'I wanted to sound like I knew something about football and said something like ''Good game, then?" said Victoria. 'He laughed, and that was it.'
The relationship moved quickly. ' I started thinking about proposing a week after I met her, 'David said. In fact they got engaged after seeing each other for a year, sharing a love of shopping for expensive items including matching Cartier watches, designer clother-and cars including a 200,000 pounds Ferrari.
Everything seemed perfect until the 1998 England- Argentina match in France. The golden boy of English football was sent off for kicking an Argentinan player. England lost the match and Beckham was blamed for losing England the world Cup.
Following the match, David flew straight to New York where the Spice Girls were on tour. 'There's no way I would have survived it all without Victoria, 'he said recently.'