Victoria shared some of the secrets of her 18-year marriage to David Beckham.
Victoria Beckham has shared the secrets of her 18-year marriage, joking that she “certainly wouldn’t be married any more” if she “really was as miserable” as she is often said to look in photographs.
The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, 43, has been married to ex-footballer David Beckham for 18 years now, and together they have four children – sons Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12 and daughter Harper, 5.
They’ve managed to keep things together despite massive amount of press scrutiny and pursuing different careers often on separate continents, not to mention those infamous cheating rumours that hit them in the early noughties. Victoria sat down with Vogue Netherlands recently, and shared some of the secrets of their happiness.
James Corden dresses as Victoria Beckham on 'The Late Late Show'.
James Corden has kept his promise of making his London 'Late Late Show' residency as silly as possible in the wake of the city's terror attacks by dressing up as Victoria Beckham - much to her ex-footballer husband's delight. He actually looks rather graceful.
James Corden dresses up as Mary Poppins
The talk show host donned a wavy brunette wig, a white fur jacket, glittering earrings and what looks like a black sequined top in sneak preview photograph of his forthcoming 'Late Late Show' episode. With a glamorous boudoir backdrop, David Beckham stood next to him in a tuxedo, starring earnestly into the camera while adjusting his sleeves as James looks upon him admiringly.
Continue reading: David Beckham Shares Hilariously 'Posh' Photo Of James Corden
A number of celebs, including Beckham, Ant & Dec and Gary Lineker, were among more than 1,000 who participated in the Ingenious scheme to fund the British film industry, which a judge has declared was illegal in terms of tax relief.
They are among more than 1,000 people who invested in the Ingenious film financing scheme in order to gain tax relief. The scheme, which helped produce massive movies such as Avatar, qualified for tax breaks designed to boost the British film industry.
However, HMRC contended that the scheme relied on artificial losses from the movies concerned, and that meant that Ingenious was not a legitimate investment opportunity but a tax avoidance vehicle.
Continue reading: Celebs Could Face Huge Tax Bills After Tax Avoidance Legal Ruling
The football player makes a cameo in Guy Ritchie's latest film.
David Beckham looks virtually unrecognisable in his role as a soldier to King Vortigern in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. His appearance was teased in a new clip for the film, and he looks pretty horrifying to say the least.
David Beckham plays Trigger in 'King Arthur'
The soccer star plays a rather snide and unpleasant character named Trigger in the movie, who orders Arthur (played by Charlie Hunnam) to pull Excalibur from the stone; a key moment in the story. As of yet, it's unclear whether or not he has any further scenes in the forthcoming film.
Continue reading: David Beckham Is Almost Unrecognisable As 'King Arthur' Baddie
The designer was made an Order of the British Empire this week
Victoria Beckham has had a busy few weeks of late, topped off with an appearance at Buckingham Palace where she received an OBE for her services to fashion - almost nine years after she launched her own label. And it seems the mum-of-four owes her success all down to her family.
Victoria Beckham thanked her family for their love and support
The former singer, who started her career off as a Spice Girl in the late 1990s, has posted a gushing tribute to her husband and four children thanking them for their love and support.
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Praises Her Family's Support After Receiving Her OBE
Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at a young age, he has grown up an agent of the streets of Londonium and now the idea that he has royal blood is almost laughable. That is until he manages to unsheath the mighty sword of Excalibur from a stone; a feat that can only be achieved be he who is worthy of the throne. This forces him to make a choice, he can ignore the destiny that is pressing in around him or he can seize it once and for all. He joins the kingdom's resistance and it's there he meets the beautiful Guinevere who encourages him to learn of the power that he wields and defeat the tyrannous Vortigern, avenging his parents and ending his rule for good.
Continue: King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer
The singer's manager, Jonathan Shalit, decided to take the high road with his response to the leaked Beckham e-mails that allegedly called her OBE a "f***ing joke".
In leaked e-mails revealed over the weekend reported by The Sun, the 41 year old former England footballer, who received his own OBE back in 2003 and whose wife Victoria is set to receive one in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, said of the Welsh singer: “Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking coke. F***ing joke.”
On Monday (February 6th), the 36 year old singer’s manager, Professor Jonathan Shalit, had a subtle and somewhat classier response to what Beckham is supposed to have said, simply listing his client's achievements.
Continue reading: Katherine Jenkins' Manager Slams David Beckham Over OBE Claim
Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd. made £39.5 million in pre-tax profits in 2015 - leading to just under £22,000 every day for the taxman.
It’s been revealed that David and Victoria Beckham pay nearly £22,000 to the taxman every single day courtesy of their global business empire, as the celebrity power couple revealed the healthy state of their finances.
The accounts of Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd., owned by the former England and Manchester United footballer, his ex-Spice Girl and fashion designer wife and Simon Fuller in equal amounts, show that their combined business dealings – David’s image rights and Victoria’s fashion lines - yielded pre-tax profits of £39.5 million in 2015, leading to £7.9 million worth of tax.
David and Victoria Beckham's business dealings mean £22k for the taxman every single day
Continue reading: David And Victoria Beckham Pay Nearly £22k To The Taxman Every Day
The Beckhams are a formidable family comprising a footballing dad, a fashion designing mum and four children of which the eldest three have so far branched out into photography, modelling and singing. Little Harper remains a talent untapped, but she is only five.
The Beckhams may be a brand but that's not why they're still together
Despite their formidable power as a family unit, David Beckham has rubbished claims that he and wife Victoria stay together for the sake of Brand Beckham.
Beckham will be Kirsty Young's guest on the special 75th anniversary episode of 'Desert Island Discs' on Radio 4 later in January.
The long-running British radio staple ‘Desert Island Discs’ has announced a huge celebrity for its 75th anniversary episode later this month in the shape of David Beckham.
More than 3,000 distinguished guests, ranging from the world of academia and politics to celebrity and sport, have appeared on the Radio 4 programme since it was broadcast for the very first time in January 1942.
In it, the guest is asked to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that they would want to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island. The guest is also asked about their life and career during the discussion, and the reasons for their choices.
Cara Delevingne, David Beckham, Rihanna and more hit the tat studio this year.
Tattoos are a huge part of many a celebrity's image so we were struck with a huge list of artwork that was done on our favourite stars this year. Some went for beautifully intricate designs, others for a meaningful nod to a friend or event, and others just did it because they could.
Cara Delevingne got inked many times this year
Here are our favourite tattoos from 2016:
Continue reading: Tattoos Of 2016: Who Got Inked?
Mel C is set to perform an intimate gig for Victoria and David Beckham on New Year's Eve during their trip to the Maldives.
The Spice Girls band member - who was known as Sporty Spice in the popular girl group - has been invited to join her friend - who was known as Posh Spice - on their festive getaway to the Maldives with her boyfriend Joe Marshall, as well as Gordon and Tana Ramsey, which will see her perform in front of the couples during the break.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Victoria has been the instigator for the whole trip.
Continue reading: Mel C Will Perform An Intimate Gig On New Year's Eve
The charity celebrates its 70th anniversary.
It's been a whole year since UNICEF launched its special '7' campaign with its Goodwill Ambassador of 10 years David Beckham, and this week the star took to the Empire State Building in New York City to celebrate the charity's own landmark 70th anniversary.
David Beckham lights up the Empire State Building
Last year, the '7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund' was launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the former soccer star's time supporting the children's charity. This year we recognised 70 years of work that the foundation has done to support children all of the world who are suffering at the hands of war, violence, poverty, famine and disease.
Continue reading: David Beckham Illuminates The Empire State Building For UNICEF
Piers Morgan had led the criticisms over 11 year old Cruz's Christmas single last week, accusing David and Victoria of exploiting their family.
David Beckham has hit back at critics who have been accusing him and his wife Victoria of ‘pimping out’ their 11 year old son Cruz by allowing him to launch a singing career, denying that they were exploiting him.
The 41 year old English soccer icon appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday (December 12th), and said the controversy around his son’s singing career was totally overblown and that the single was only a one-off, done because Cruz “wanted to give back” to charity.
David Beckham defended the Christmas single released by his son Cruz (middle)
'If Everyday Was Christmas' is an adorable new charity song.
Prepare for your heart to melt people; David Beckham's youngest son Cruz has released his very own song for Christmas entitled 'If Everyday Was Christmas' and it's way too adorable. He's like a British Justin Bieber if the latter had charm and a cute speech impediment.
David Beckham with sons Cruz and Romeo
Cruz is about to conquer the charts with his debut Christmas single, which debuted on Capital FM today (December 7th 2016). His father posted a video on Instagram of the kid reacting to his own radio appearance before heading off to school. He looked equal parts excited, proud and shy. What makes this even better is that the Beckham family won't receive a dime from this first release, as all proceeds from the single's sale will go to the UK young persons' charity Make Some Noise.
Continue reading: David Beckham's Son Cruz Unveils Heart-Warming Christmas Single
Cruz is being managed by Scooter Braun, who discovered Justin Bieber.
David and Victoria Beckham’s 11-year-old son Cruz has followed in his mother’s footsteps and released his first single.
The festive track titled ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’, was previewed on Capital FM, Wednesday morning, before Cruz headed out to school.
Continue reading: David And Victoria Beckham's Son Cruz Releases First Single
Beckham has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity for over ten years.
David Beckham stars in a powerful new video campaign for charity UNICEF, which highlights the physical and psychological abuse inflicted upon millions of children.
In the video the former footballer’s tattoos come to life to depict the violence some children endure in what should be safe spaces, such as their homes and schools.
The LA mansion’s garden is reportedly not big enough for their three sons to play football in.
David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly selling their £24 million, 13,000-square-foot LA mansion because it’s just not big enough.
According to The Sun, Posh and Becks want to move to a more lavish property with a bigger garden, so sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz can play football.
David And Victoria Beckham have reportedly put their ‘too small’ mansion on the market
The 42-year-old is kept busy by her four kids and fashion empire.
Victoria Beckham says that her commitment to her family keeps her from having a social life.
The fashion designer and mother-of-four has made family a priority, even if it means she has no time for friends.
Victoria Beckham has no time for a social life
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Is So Busy She Has No Social Life
Victoria says she’s too much of a workaholic too slow down, even though she's being pulled in so many directions.
Juggling a fashion empire and being a mother to four kids ranging in ages isn't easy, even for Victoria Beckham.
The fashion designer has opened up about the difficulties of being a mother, as well as the boss of a fashion empire, but admits she’s too much of a control freak to delegate.
Victoria Beckham is a self-confessed “control freak”
But the Spice Girls and fashion designer doesn't mind at all - "he looks so beautiful!"
At the age of 41 he’s still one of the most desirable men on the planet, and now David Beckham’s wife Victoria has revealed the secret to his looks – he often uses her range of beauty products.
Talking about her new collection of cosmetic products on ‘This Morning’ on Wednesday (September 14th), the former Spice Girl and fashion designer revealed that David regularly uses it to help maintain his own beauty regimen.
“David does steal my beauty products,” she dished to the show’s presenters. “It doesn't annoy me… he looks so beautiful!”
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Reveals David Sometimes Steals Her Beauty Products
Victoria was a little drunk when she first laid eyes on her future husband, but the spark was all there.
Victoria Beckham has described the first time she met future husband David Beckham saying it was “love at first sight”. The 42-year-old fashion designer penned a letter to her 18-year-old self for British Vogue's October issue, where she talked about her struggles with acne, her weight and her confidence and also described the night she drunkenly met David in the Manchester United players lounge.
Victoria Beckham has penned a letter to her 18-year-old self
"Learn more about football, especially the offside rule," she told her younger self. "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.
David Beckham is also reportedly in talks to appear as himself in the movie.
Justin Bieber is said to be in talks to star alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in a reboot of the Goal! film franchise. It would be the ‘Sorry’ singer’s first Hollywood acting role, after previously making a cameo as himself in Zoolander 2.
Justin Bieber is in talks to play a talented young footballer
According to The Mirror, Justin in in the final stages of talks to appear in the film alongside Ronaldo and a host of the world’s top footballers. Justin would play a young footballer from Los Angeles, who is plucked from obscurity and becomes an overnight sensation with the world’s most famous club.
Harper, the youngest of the Beckham clan turns five today (July 10).
David Beckham has taken to Instagram to post a super sweet birthday message for his daughter Harper who turns five today. Posting a cute picture of Harper giving her dad a kiss on the cheek, the former football star wrote: “Happy birthday to my Pretty Lady.”
Continue reading: David Beckham Wishes His "Pretty Lady" Harper A Happy Birthday
The footballer and his WAG have been a couple for just shy of two decades
The original King and Queen of the tabloids, David and Victoria Beckham, have celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary with a collection of adorable flashback photos. Posting images of their wedding day over a decade and a half ago, the pair have been together for an impressive 19 years in total.
The fashion conscious pair have been wowing red carpets for nearly 20 years
Writing on their respective Instagram accounts, the former footballer and his fashion designer wife gushed about their successful marriage.
Continue reading: Posh And Becks Celebrate 17 Years Of Marriage Together
The ex-footballer has backed Britain remaining in the EU, despite wife Victoria’s comments from 1996 being used by a Brexit campaign.
David Beckham has said he will be voting for Britain to remain in the EU on Thursday, giving his official backing to the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign. In a Facebook post outlining his stance, Beckham reflected on his football career as proof that Britain is stronger as part of the European Union.
David Beckham will be voting for Britain to remain in the EU.
On the official Britain Stronger in Europe Facebook page, Beckham wrote: "I'm passionate about my country and whatever the result of Thursday's referendum, we will always be Great. Each side has the right to their opinion and that should always be respected whatever the outcome of the European Referendum.”
Continue reading: David Beckham Backs EU Referendum Remain Campaign
Beckham will be the face of Biotherm Homme's new campaign for its product Aquapower, and he'll be launching his own range in 2017.
David Beckham is following in the footsteps of his wife Victoria in launching his first grooming range, teaming up with French skincare brand Biotherm Homme to be its global ambassador.
On Monday (May 9th), the company announced that the retired football superstar, 40, is to be the face of a new campaign for its best-selling gel moisturiser Aquapower, which will be launched online in June this year.
Continue reading: David Beckham Launches Men's Grooming Range
The annual list shows the most charitable Britons and was once again topped by the Sainsbury family.
Sir Elton John and Jk Rowling are officially Britain’s most charitable celebrities, according to the Sunday Times’ Giving List. The music icon and the author both gave away a hefty amount of their fortune to charities over the past year to top the list, which also included One Direction and David Beckham.
Elton John has topped the list of Britain’s most charitable celebrities.
The Sunday Times reports that John gave an estimated £26.8m to charity last year, mainly to his Aids foundations in the UK and the US. The singer established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 and it is said to have raised over $200m so far to support HIV/AIDS programs around the world.
Continue reading: Elton John And JK Rowling Top List Of Charitable Celebrities
The former Spice Girl uploaded a video of her 11 year old singing Twista and Faith Evans' 'Hope' - and was soon flooded with compliments.
With three sons and one daughter apparently more interested in football than fashion, David Beckham has recently wondered publically whether any of his children would share any of his wife Victoria’s interests in performing.
However, it seems that one of their children may well show an unexpected passion for singing – 11 year old Cruz! The former Spice Girl posted an amazing video on her Instagram page on Wednesday (April 13th) of her third child singing an impromptu version of Twista and Faith Evans’ song ‘Hope’ – and it was pretty damn good!
Rocco Ritchie is said to be spending a lot of time with Brooklyn, since moving to London to live with his father.
Despite her pain over the ongoing custody battle with her former husband Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco, Madonna is said to be happy about the 15-year-old's friendship with Brooklyn Beckham. The teenagers' fathers have been best friends for years and now their sons Brooklyn and Rocco are said to have formed a close bond in recent months.
Madonna is said to be pleased her son is spending time with Brooklyn Beckham.
A source told The Sun: “Madonna can’t cope with the fact she doesn’t know who Rocco is hanging out with. She is hearing rumours through friends in London about what he is up to and the fact that he is spending a lot of his time with a bunch of entitled little monsters.”
Continue reading: Madonna Said To Be Pleased By Son's Friendship With Brooklyn Beckham
Wife Victoria snapped the former England captain spending quality time with their daughter Harper on Friday evening.
David Beckham displayed his devotion to his daughter Harper by spending Good Friday helping her to make dresses and accessories for her dolls.
The retired former Manchester United, Real Madrid and L.A. Galaxy player, 40, was snapped by wife Victoria as he sat on the floor stitching clothes for Harper’s toys. The picture shows Beckham with a look of serious concentration on his face as he follows the instructions, with a pink piece of material and needle and thread in hand.
The ex-Spice Girl and fashion entrepreneur shared the candid photo with her 9 million followers on Instagram, captioning it: “Harper has daddy stitching her dollies dresses!!! We love you @davidbeckham #lovingdaddy #proudmummy #familyfun x vb (sic)”.
Posh Spice apparently only ever orders a plate of spinach or other steamed vegetables, whereas husband David is a "straight eater".
World-famous celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has described Victoria Beckham has “uptight”, and revealed that she only ever orders spinach or steamed vegetables when she visits his exclusive restaurant in Los Angeles.
The 66 year old Austrian-born Puck, who is known for catering to Hollywood’s crème-de-la-crème every year when he caters at the Oscars ceremony, says that the Beckham family are regular customers at his Cut eatery. However, he revealed in an interview with Heat magazine about her particular attitude towards food.
Victoria Beckham apparently only eats spinach and steamed vegetables at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant
Continue reading: Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck Calls Victoria Beckham An "Uptight" Eater
David and Victoria’s eldest son turned 17 on Friday (March 4th).
David Beckham has wished his eldest son Brooklyn a very happy birthday, sharing a sweet black and white snap of the pair along with a touching message on Instagram. It’s hard to believe that Brooklyn is now 17, but the teenager is now already an in-demand model and forging a career as a photographer.
Continue reading: David Beckham Wishes Son Brooklyn A Happy Birthday With Sweet Message
Beckham posted the sweet pic on Wednesday night.
David Beckham’s daughter Harper would appear to be a keen football fan and ready to follow in her father’s footsteps, as the former England captain shared a picture on Instagram of his youngest child wearing a Manchester United kit while brushing her teeth.
In the picture, the four year old can be seen standing on tiptoes brushing her teeth before bedtime, wearing a black Man Utd away kit – the same team at which Beckham became a global sporting icon in the ‘90s – with her father’s name and iconic number 7 emblazoned on the back.
Continue reading: David Beckham Shares Cute Photo Of Daughter Harper In Man Utd Kit
The former footballer really is one of the nice guys.
David Beckham made a warming gesture to a London paramedic and her elderly patient yesterday, by bringing them a cup of tea and coffee. The former footballer had passed by paramedic Catherine Maynard when she was tending to her patient and came back 10 minutes later with a hot drink for both of them.
Continue reading: David Beckham Buys Hot Drink For Paramedic And Elderly Patient
The 16-year-old is going behind the camera for the fashion label.
Brooklyn Beckham, the 16-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has landed a job as a photographer for fashion house Burberry. Brooklyn has previously modelled for the brand and is said to be a keen photographer.
Brooklyn Beckham is now a Burberry photographer.
On Saturday the 16-year-old was out on the streets of London shooting for the brand’s new This Is Brit fragrance campaign. Brooklyn revealed his new gig earlier this week on Instagram, writing: ‘Excited to photograph the @Burberry campaign tomorrow. Watch it live on their Instagram & Snapchat.’
Continue reading: Brooklyn Beckham Becomes Burberry Photographer
Beckham has said wife Victoria would prefer if Harper took up ballet or tap instead.
Victoria Beckham has previously described daughter Harper’s love of football as like a ‘dagger through the heart’ and it appears she hasn't changed her mind. During an upcoming documentary chronicling his travels as a UNICEF ambassador, Victoria's husband David Beckham has said his wife would still prefer Harper to take up ballet or tap, rather than the beautiful game.
David Beckham has said wife Victoria would prefer if Harper didn’t play football.
Speaking in BBC documentary ‘David Beckham: For the Love of the Game’, David told female players in Miami that the “challenge” he faces is from his wife Victoria, “so that is a pretty big one”.
Continue reading: David Beckham: 'Victoria Doesn't Really Want Harper To Play Football'
The internationally famous footballer prefers going to watch rugby, because there's "no nastiness" between rival fans like football.
David Beckham, arguably the most famous footballer player in the world, has admitted that he prefers watching live rugby, because there is “no nastiness” among opposing fans when going to watch games in stadiums.
40 year old Beckham, who retired in 2013 from the sport that made him an international superstar after a playing career than lasted over decades, was speaking to the special Christmas edition of the Radio Times about his UNICEF-backed charity fund ‘7’ as he made the intriguing revelation.
David and Victoria Beckham in November 2015
Continue reading: David Beckham Admits To Preferring Live Rugby To Football
The former footballer admitted that he never feels like “an attractive, sexy person," to the magazine.
David Beckham has been crowned People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2015, beating actors, musicians, models and fellow athletes. The 40-year-old dad of four was revealed as taking this year’s title during Tuesday’s edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, during which he showed off his trophy.
Continue reading: David Beckham Named People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' For 2015
Would Eva Longoria make the perfect fifth Spice Girl?
The Spice Girls are back together! Ok, that was misleading. By “are” I mean “were” and by “together” I mean “in the same room, taking pictures for a couple of hours”. Also, there were only four of them. But other than that...
Posh, Sporty, Baby and Ginger reunited at David Beckham’s glamorous birthday party on Saturday, in Marrakech, Morocco. It was the presence of Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton that really spiced up the party, though.
The soccer star has started a new initiative to fight against children suffering from violence, abuse or disease around the world.
Soccer legend David Beckham is using his star power to attempt to help millions of children around the world by launching '7,' a new UNICEF fund that aims to give protection to vulnerable young people.
Beckham launched the fund '7' on Monday morning (Feb 9th)
Beckham, who has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF for ten years, announced the launch of the new initiative in London on Monday (Feb 9th) where he spoke about how their aim is to target children at risk of violence, abuse or disease in several different countries.
Continue reading: David Beckham Partners With UNICEF To Launch The Fund For Children '7'
The former soccer star recently revealed his love of a new workout, and why he still stays in shape after retirement.
David Beckham hasn't let retirement ruin his healthy lifestyle, but since his professional soccer days are a thing of the past, the 39-year-old sportsman has had to discover a different way of staying in shape.
Beckham has become "obsessed" with SoulCycle
Beckham recently admitted he has managed to keep his toned physique after becoming a regular attendee at SoulCycle spinning studios, a workout which he has become "obsessed" with.
Continue reading: David Beckham Opens Up About Why He Is "Obsessed" With New Workout
The American actress has spotted David Beckham's H&M adverts and likes them
David Beckham has been a pleasure on the senses for both men and women for decades with his footballing skills impressing men and his modelling skills impressing women – and sometimes vice versa. But his fame and glory has reached new heights after Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain revealed that he's the only footballer she knows, but not because of his soccer skills.
The Hollywood actress will appear on The Graham Norton Show tonight
While sitting on the Graham Norton couch, the Interstellar actress admitted that she's seen Becks in the H&M advertising campaign and she's pretty impressed with what she's seen.
Continue reading: Jessica Chastain Likes A Bit Of Becks Appeal
The happy couple were officially married on their ninth anniversary.
Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).
Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation
One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine.
Continue reading: Elton John And David Furnish Finally Tie The Knot
As part of the new Belstaff collection, 'Off Road', David Beckham was photographed with other models outside of Belstaff House in New York City. The photo shoot came during a signing for the new Peter Lindbergh photography collection - a book documenting the entire photo-shoot, including outtakes, beautifully captured in black and white.
David Beckham and two of his sons, Romeo and Cruz, were amongst the guests at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, held in Los Angeles on Thursday (17th July). See who else attended!
David Beckham's appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards ended when he and his two sons - Romeo and Cruz - were covered in gold goo as part of a skit. Beckham managed to smile through the sliming incident, after his initial shock, but Cruz was distinctly less impressed when his t-shirt was ruined by the practical joke. Fortunately, the trio were the only guests at the awards ceremony to be slimed, everyone else fared considerably better.
David, Romeo and Cruz Beckham at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards.
At 40, could Beckham really 'do a job' on the pitch again?
David Beckham is 39 years of age; he’s played professional football for 20 years in England, Spain, France, Italy and America. He can purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team for £25m and he is aiming for a Miami-based team to be playing in 2016 or 2017. But he might not be done lacing up boots himself.
David Beckham in 'Into The Unknown'
Appearing on a BBC One documentary, Beckham hinted that he might yet play professionally again. "There's never been a player-owner but maybe?” he said. The documentary sees the former England player travel 800 miles by motorbike, canoe and plane into the Amazon rainforest on a mammoth 12-day trip.
Continue reading: Did David Beckham Just Hint At Playing Football Again? He Did!
The oldest of the Beckham offspring is getting major praise for his parents' decision
Brooklyn Beckham has started work as a barista in London to learn the value of money, something his parents have running through the taps into big money hot tubs in their various mansions across the globe*.
*that is not true
Brooklyn Beckham posing with his father
'12 Years A Slave' star Chiwetel Ejiofor with his model girlfriend Sari Mercer were among the stunningly dressed celebrities snapped leaving their New York hotel to attend the 2014 Costume Institute Gala where this year's theme was 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion'.
The retired sports star is venturing into the whiskey business
Given David Beckham’s twin statures as one of the finest football players of his generation and global fashion icon, it’s no surprise that an alcohol awareness charity are condemning him for playing a “fundamental” role in developing Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky alongside Diageo.
David Beckham is going into the whiskey business
Diageo, the British-based drinks company behind Smirnoff, Johnny Walker and Baileys brands announced yesterday that they were partnering up with Beckham, the ex Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester United player, to launch a Scotch that "showcases butterscotch and toffee."
Continue reading: David Beckham Launching Whiskey, Alcohol Awareness Group Voices Concerns
Brooklyn Beckham has made his modeling debut. With such famous parents was he always destined for a life behind the cameras?
It’s been no secret (or surprise) that 15 year old Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest of the Beckham children, has made his modeling debut. Appearing on the cover of Man About Town Magazine, in one shot the teenager rests his head on hands raised behind his head, in the foreground of Star Wars and Eminem posters. With hair styled similarly to his footballer and model father, David Beckham’s, Brooklyn is clearly the product of his famous parents.
Brooklyn, center back, and his brothers Cruz and Romeo, and parents David and Victoria
In one image, which sees Brooklyn wearing a yellow and black striped tank top, he frowns at the camera, his mouth positioned into a pout worthy of his fashion designer mother. Shot by Alisdair McLellan, Brooklyn’s debut has been a huge success with fans of the Beckham clan who look forward to the teenager pursuing a long career in modeling.
Continue reading: Is Brooklyn Beckham Fulfilling His Destiny?
Brooklyn Beckham is following in his famous father's footsteps.
Brooklyn Beckham, the 15-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has made his modelling debut in high-end magazine Man About Town - a glossy biannual publication "targeted at high-end business-engaged and culturally-orientated male urbanities."
Brooklyn Beckham [L] and David Beckham [R]
Brooklyn appears on the cover, accompanied by the word 'Quiche' - a reference to Chris Lilley's Australian sitcom Ja'Mie in which the word means "a step above hot," reports the Telegraph.
Continue reading: Brooklyn Beckham Makes Modelling Debut For 'Man About Town' Magazine
The special 90-minute doc will go out in time for this summer's World Cup
There are many strings to David Beckham’s bow. A long and illustrious career in football is one of them, as he uses his sporting nous to potentially create an empire over in Miami. Acting is another one; though only for special occasions, like his cameo on 'Only Fools and Horses.' And he likes to support charities, too. But traversing Brazil’s vibrant rainforest is new to us.
Becks drops in on Del Boy and Rodders for Sports Relief
Beckham, accompanied on his expedition by fellow explorers Dave Gardner and Derek White, travelled to Brazil in secret to make the 90-minute film, which will tie in with this Summer’s World Cup, giving fans an insight into the country’s natural beauty while swarms of football fans descend upon city centres to soak up the atmosphere.
Continue reading: David Beckham: Footballer, Actor, Philanthropist... Rainforest Explorer?
Who's making the rounds at this year's NY Fashion Week.
Fashion Week is in full swing, so as per tradition, everyone is looking to the front row at fashion shows as much as the runway. For a while now, the front row has been the place to be seen, not just to see next season’s looks. So it’s about time for a round-up of this year’s most fashion-conscious celebrities.
Robb might play an 80s suburban teen on television, but her style definitely wasn't left behind.
The Rebecca Minkoff show on Friday attracted a whole host of Millenial Hollywood starlets. Anna Kendrick sat next to Carrie Underwood, who sat next to The Carrie Diaries star AnaSophia Robb, who sat next to Girls star Zosia Mamet. In short, it was like a nominees list for a Teen Choice award. Apparently, after taking fashion blogs by storm, Rebecca Minkoff is now steadily conquering young Hollywood as well. And with a collection dominated by short skirts, school girl inspired uniform dresses and uber-trendy dark makeup looks, it’s no surprise that the show appears to the younger crowd.
Continue reading: Fashion Week Front Row: Why The Best Seats Go To The A-Listers
Beckham has been planning on kicking off the franchise since 2007...
David Beckham has finally confirmed that he’ll be taking the option to start a Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise. The legendary midfielder plied his trade in American soccer towards the end of his career, and has since become an ambassador for the sport.
David Beckham signs copies of his new book at Waterstones in London
"I want to make this my own team," said Beckham, who played for LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012 before playing for Paris St. Germain – his last club in a glittering career, the BBC reports.
Continue reading: David Beckham's Empire Expanding: Miami Franchise Beckons
Only Fools and Horses' David Beckham episode will air in March.
Only Fools on Horses, David Beckham? Not two things you'd traditionally put together, but both British institutions formed a comedic alliance to shoot a special sketch for BBC One's Sport Relief. The scene - filmed this week - sees the English sports star head to Peckham to meet up with Del Boy and Rodney - Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst - in a local greasy spoon.
David Beckham meets up with Del Boy and Rodney in one of Peckham's greasy spoon.
The actors last played the wheeler-dealer Trotter brothers in a Christmas special in 2003. The new sketch will be broadcast on March 21 as part of the Sport Relief weekend.
Continue reading: 'Only Fools And Horses' Returns, With David Beckham
A new documentary exposes some of the less glamorous aspects of being a star footballer.
If you’ve gone to university, chances are you’ve had to go through at least one embarrassing initiation ceremony. Some of these are harmless, some have been condemned by media and authorities, but none fit the description of TMI better than David Beckham’s own horror story. Recalling his initiation into the Man United ’92 team, Becks had the following to say.
Becks recalls some of the more gruesome moments of his career for a new documentary.
Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones!”
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Check out the prodigal 6 in a new trailer below.
As Manchester United’s most famous crop of players, the class of 92 – otherwise known as David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville – are receiving their very own documentary, chronicling their rise to football stardom in 1992 right up until the infamous treble-winning 1999 season.
You’ll see interviews from former footballers Zinedine Zidane and Eric Cantona, film director Danny Boyle, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mani from The Stone Roses as they recount both the sporting and cultural impact their achievement – and mere presence – brought about.
The story of English football's super six has been told in a new documentary.
It’s a pretty good time for football fanatics, especially Manchester United fans, off the field anyway. Alex Ferguson’s book has given an unrivalled insight into the iconic British club since his retirement, and now we’ll be able delve into the Class of 92, seeing United’s greatest generation up close and personal.
Manchester United's Class of 96 - From left to right: Giggs, Butt, Beckham, P. Neville, Scholes, G. Neville
David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville are all special footballers. Not only did they all enjoy illustrious careers – Ryan Giggs still does – but they all grew up together, and cut their teeth under the same, all-powerful manager: Sir Alex.
Taylor Swift is rumoured to be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming spy film, although conflicting rumours have emerged that say otherwise. So what's the deal?
Rumour has it that Taylor Swift will be making the leap on to the big screen in the upcoming British spy caper The Secret Service, with the country-tinged pop starlet apparently due to fill in one of the cameo appearances that are being dished out to famous faces such as David Beckham, Elton John and Adele. Although certain rumours suggest that the part is as good as hers, others claim that this is all bogus and Taylor hasn't even been approached by film bosses. So what gives?
Taylor Swift is tipped to play a cameo role in the spy film
A report from the UK's Daily Mirror states that Swift has landed the cameo role already, in which she will play a butt-kicking escapee of villainous Samuel L Jackson's character. The cameo appearance supposedly features her squaring up to the baddie after fleeing his lair and is one of many cameos lined up for the film, which has been described as being like a modern day version of James Bond (so Skyfall then). David Beckham is also being strongly linked with the role, as have Elton John and Adele, however it is Taylor who has given the first rebuttal and supposedly denied the rumours linking her with the role.
Will Goldenballs be providing another cameo?
David Beckham joining The Secret Service? Sounds about right, even if it’s only the film and not the U.S federal law enforcement agency. In fact, they both sound totally feasible to us. The English ex-footballer will be making his third film appearance alongside Colin Firth and Sir Michael Caine in the Matthew Vaughn-directed film, The Secret Service, if The Sun are to be believed.
A source said: "Becks was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit. He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen - but just as a one-off, not a full-time career." But Becks isn’t the only British star said to be in demand for this film; glamerous singer Elton John is said to be wanted for a fight scene. We would really like that to happen, please. And if it does, it’s due to start shooting this autumn.
Since Sir David quit football, he’s been fulfilling an ambassadorial role for the Chinese Football Association, as well as travelling the globe for sports initiatives and charitable causes. He retired from the game while playing for the recently minted Paris Saint Germain, whose supporters recognised his commitment to the sport by performing a standing ovation at his last game.
Continue reading: Come On Becks, It's Time To Serve Your Country Again
Odds are in for the successor to Matt Smith's Doctor Who - who will become the next Doctor?
Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor is set to step down this Christmas, having debuted in January 2010.
William Hill have drawn up a list of odds; the most favourable, surprisingly, is for the next Doctor to be played by a female actor.
The bookies current favourite, at 10/1, is 31 year-old Russell Tovey, best known for his roles as werewolf, George Sands, in BBC drama Being Human and the character, Rudge, in both the stage and screen adaptations of The History Boys. Tovey took to Twitter to lament the stepping down of Smith in a statement that has fuelled speculation he might be in talk to be the next Doctor: "Sad to hear of Matt Smith's doctor departure, he truly is a superb actor and made the Doc proper.. Who's next tho eh? Who's next.. Hmmm x" Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, jointly ranks alongside Tovey with 10/1 odds. William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams says he thinks Grint, 24, would "be perfect for the role."
Continue reading: WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!
David Beckham’s latest offspring, Harper, might only be 1-year-old, but he’s already warning potential dates that she’s strictly off-limits. Effectively, all you 1-year-old dudes with design son a celebrity wife – hands off.
Beckham’s stance on dating is pretty fierce. "Absolutely not,” the now-retired football said to The Sun when asked about his little girl dating. “She’s not going out. She’s going to be like Rapunzel – up in the tower." Beckham has plenty of boys, three in fact, but his first girl has got him locked firmly in protective mode. "To have a daughter is a whole different thing. I’m not saying I love my daughter more, but the boys are independent," he explains. With Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Cruz aged 8, it’s not just their gender that makes them a little more self-sufficient. Apart from protecting his protégé, Beckham seems to be protecting his assets, too. He’s investigating the possibility of investing in a new Major League Soccer franchise based in Florida."I think Miami fans are very passionate about their sports and very passionate about winning," he said. "It's definitely exciting."
His recent retirement from professional football, aged 38, came as quite a surprise, despite most outfield players struggling to make it past 35. He finished his illustrious career in Paris, which started in Manchester and made it’s way to Spain and Italy before culminating in the French capital.
Continue reading: David Beckham To Buy Baby Harper In A Tower Like Rapunzel
Apparently, both families are hockey fans.
It was an idyllic family night out as the Beckhams joined the Cruise clan at an L.A. Kings game last night. Tom Cruise was joined by his son Connor, while the Beckhams were out in full force – David, alongside Victoria and their brood - Romeo, Cruz, Brooklyn and even adorable little Harper Beckham, clearly enjoying the game from her father’s lap. The Beckhams and the Cruises – two of the most talked about families in the business, have been palling around ever since Victoria and David’s hyped up relocation to the US of A a few years back. Unfortunately, even after all of David’s hard work, football or, as those silly Yanks insist on calling it, soccer, never quite managed to catch on in the States, but hey, at least the family is managing alright in their social life.
Before the night ended, David even got caught on Kiss Cam and gave the ever excitable Harper a peck on the cheek, while she stared at the Jumbo screen in fascination. Yes, it was probably the most endearing moment the Beckhams have had in public. And, now that we know the Beckhams are Kings supporters, you can keep an eye out for the clan in Kiss Cams throughout the season. It was definitely an “aww” worthy moment.
Victoria Beckham suggests fans get the wrong impression of her from paparazzi photographs.
Victoria Beckham has admitted that fans presume she will be "a cow" after seeing photographs of her in the press. The fashion designer is rarely seen beaming with delight in paparazzi snaps, though speaking at the Vogue Festival in central London, the wife of David Beckham joked, "Everyone thinks I'm going to be such a cow - I get it because I think the same when I see the pictures."
The 39-year-old, who is recognized as one of the biggest designers in the world, also discussed the challenges of juggling her expanding brood with her booming business. "I'm a perfectionist, I like everything to be right. I'm probably a complete pain in the neck to work with because it is really important to me because I've grown this brand from nothing to where it is now," she said. Beckham noted that she constantly feels guilty being a working mother, "I think you feel so torn, don't you?" she said, adding, "But I've got great people who handle my schedule and everything does revolve around the children."
After spending several years in Los Angeles, Victoria and David are back in London, though he is currently playing in France for Paris-St Germain. "Living in London is very, very different from Los Angeles, but it's great, it's inspiring. London is such an inspiring place to live, so multicultural, it's interesting, I'm happy," Victoria added.
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham On Why Everyone Think She's A Cow
Victoria Beckham and husband David are said to have become "posher" since their move to Los Angeles.
A study by students at the University of Manchester has found that David and Victoria Beckham and changed the way they speak to sound less working class. Using YouTube clips from before and after the couple's move to America in 2007, one team of students found that David in particular was less likely to drop his 'H's' and use cockney sounding vowels. Another team discovered that Posh was more likely to pronounce the 'L' at the end of words such as 'all.'
According to the students, Victoria would have made 'all' sound like 'aw' in her Spice Girls days. Linguistics lecturer Dr Laurel MacKenzie supervised the study, "Linguists have determined that when languages change, it is primarily children and teenagers who drive those changes. Pronunciation isn't static, but changes gradually over hundreds of years. This is why Chaucer sounded so different 600 years ago - and it's children who facilitate this process," he said.
David and Victoria Beckham Recently Relocated To Paris
Continue reading: Victoria And David Beckham 'Getting Posher', University Study Finds
David Beckham chills out with his little girl after a stressful night at 'work'
David Beckham had a nice relaxing day with his daughter, Harper, in London after a rather heated argument with a member of the opposition while playing for Paris Saint German last night in France.
The 37-year-old footballer, model and all-round British icon strolled around Kensington with his daughter while sporting a pair of trendy brown desert boots, jeans and his now customary flat cap. All the walking became a bit too strenuous for Harper, and daddy Beckham had to pick her up to alleviate her wee legs. Becks was likely relaxing after what turned out to be a rather tempestuous first start for his new club PSG. St Etienne’s workhorse Brazilian forward, Brandao, and Goldenballs got into a bit of a scuffle after he stepped on compatriot and Beckham’s team mate, Thiago Silva’s shin. Good ol’ D-Beck stepped right in to defend the centre back, before they had to be separated. Beckham signed for the newly minted PSG in the Janurary transfer window, and warmed everyone’s hearts by announcing his salary at the club, which, considering the hefty funds at their disposal will be very high, is to be donated to a children’s charity rather than Beckham’s presumably already swelling account.
Still going - Becks
David Beckham has numerous promotional campaigns with various companies but none of them raise the heartrates of women across the nation more than his underwear line with H&M. Becks has uploaded some photos from his latest shoot onto Facebook. Some people are questioning: Is this Beckham's sexiest ad ever?
"I'm excited about the new H&M campaign directed by Guy Ritchie... the campaign will launch in early Feb'." He said, via Facebook. In many respects Guy Ritchie seems a truly odd choice to direct a 'sexy' ad campaign. While Snatch is a hugely enjoyable film, it's about as far from 'sexy' as any film can get - Jason Statham's stilted dialogue entirely detracts from his looks. However, as the Mirror reminds us, Ritchie 'was the man who brought us Sienna Miller in suspenders". There's hope yet.
Beckham has modelled underwear before, along with his wife, for Armani in a memorable black and white campaign. This ad will see him wearing khaki pants and a black vest running through the gardens of Beverly Hills, showing off his tattoos and athletic physique. As the Sun reports, Guy said "For me this felt more than a campaign - it was like directing a short film." Adding that Becks was "the perfect leading man."
Never one to mince his words, Morrissey has taken aim at the Beckhams in his latest rant, labelling David and Victoria "insufferable" and suggesting he'd have them "dragged to the edge of the village and flogged." The former Smiths man has taken aim at Sir Paul McCartney, the London Olympics and the Royal Family in recent months, though the former Manchester United star and his fashion designer wife have come in for particular scorn.
Speaking to Loaded magazine, the 53-year-old mused, "I'd... have the Peckhams dragged to the edge of the village and flogged because they are insufferable to anyone of intelligence, and they actively chase the paparazzi." Following the end of his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, it is rumoured that Beckham will search for new employment in London. He and Victoria are reportedly renting a home in Kensington, West London, in time for the new school term, though Morrissey thinks it's bad news for everyone involved. "We don't seem to realise that David and Victoria Peckham will soon be back and god forbid they will be bestowed with titles Sir and Lady Peckham, this is what's wrong with this country, we don't seem to care," he said, adding, "Football often seems to me to have no meaning whatsoever other than just to be there. It can't be elevated any higher because so many footballers are paid £200,000 a week, yet couldn't identify a harp."
Continue reading: Morrissey On The 'Insufferable' Beckhams: "I'd Have Them Flogged"
If we were to judge the British educative system of state schools by the standards of the tabloids that line the shelves of the nation's newsagents, then the majority of our children would barely be able to write their own name before the age of 16.
Of course, in fact, the country offers one of the best educations to be found world wide but if you can pay for the best, then why not? That's precisely what the Beckhams have opted for a £15,000 p/a school for their three boys, to coincide with their return to living in the UK.
As the Mirror reports, "both David and Victoria's families are all delighted too as a return to London means they will see so much more of the children,' a source said. "'For David and Victoria, the children come first. They have spent months researching schools and after visiting a few earlier this month, have found one they agree on. It's an independent school and will not be fazed by having celebrity children on its books."
Continue reading: Beckhams Come Back To Blighty, And Education Comes First
Robbie Williams, David Beckham, Princess Diana, and a few people actually deserving of the honour, have all been included in a 150-strong shortlist of potential replacements for Charles Darwin on the back of the £10 note.
The Bank Of England has released a list of more than 150 great Britons that have been suggested by members of the public for the honour when the new notes are printed. Currently, the Bank of England £10 notes are Series E, but are due to be replaced with the new Series F notes next year, which means a change to the person on the back of the note too.
Whilst the thought of having someone like Becks or Robbie on the English currency may have caused a series of face-palms to occur up and down the country, fortunately it is looking as though someone of genuine historic significance may take the honour instead. Phew!
Is it time for David Beckham to concede to his offspring? With Romeo Beckham - the English footballer's second child - being unveiled as the face of Burberry's new advertising campaign, the 'young Becks' as we like to call them, might be taking centre stage.
Described as "a joy to work with" by Burberry's chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, it seems as though Romeo is already making friends in high places, despite being only 10-years-old. "We had such fun shooting the campaign and I think that comes through in the images which really reflect the upbeat spirit of the collection," said Baily. The advert was shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, long time Burberry collaborator, and the man behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's engagement portraits. "This season's campaign lights up with the infectious energy of an amazing young cast of old and new Burberry family," Baily continued, "Cara, Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Charlie France and Alex Dunstan are joined by Max Rendell and Romeo, who was a joy to work with and really stole the show."
Victoria and David Beckham have three sons - Brooklyn, 13; Romeo, 10; and Cruz, seven - as well as daughter Harper, who was born in July 2011. David and the three boys walked the red carpet at the premiere of the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever last week in support of Victoria. They were sporting bespoke Burberry suits.
It was only a matter of time before one of the Beckham children began capitalising on their inherited blessings, both fiscally and genetically. Ten year old Romeo Beckham, the second of the bunch of four offspring, is the new face of Burberry. His first campaign video, for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, was released online today.
Romeo is clearly the centre of their latest campaign, with the video hiding the youngster, showing a mysterious model walking across a platform and popping his collar before revealing the endearingly gappy grin of Romeo Beckham. "We are excited to reveal news of the Burberry Spring Summer 2013 campaign cast, featuring Romeo Beckham and Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Alex Dunstan, Charlie France and Max Rendell", Burberry said in a statement, reported by the Mirror.
He was a natural choice for the Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, particularly after being included in GQ's best men list in January 2011, and his mum Victoria Beckham having spoken so frequently about Romeo's love of fashion. "I think that my middle son thinks that he is going to take over." She said, "Romeo likes to get involved. He likes to go out in a suit with a bowler hat - he's a real fashion lover."
Continue reading: Romeo Beckham Brings Life Into The New Burberry Campaign
Jessica Ennis has topped a poll of the most searched sports personality in the UK, according to Yahoo UK, who ran the survey.
The gold medal winning heptathlete battled off competition from all corners of the sports spectrum to climb to the top of the table, with Olympians, footballers and tennis stars succumbing to the second fiddle behind Sheffield's biggest star.
Behind Jess was Andy Murray at number two, with another British female Olympiad taking the number three spot: Victoria Pendleton. Two more London 2012 heroes made the list, with Tom Daley at number five and Jamaica's most famous (living) son Usain Bolt at number ten.
Continue reading: Jessica Ennis Is The Most Searched For Sports Person On The Web
Amid all the controversy that has arisen in response to the appalling video allegedly shown at the newly-wed's wedding last week, it's a pleasure to report that Jessica Biel may not be a Biel for that much longer, opting to legally take her husband's name.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot last week in a lavish Italian wedding, with celebrations spanning almost an entire week. To further show her love and loyalty to her singer/actor husband, she has chosen to legally change her name to 'Timberlake', though she will still use 'Biel' professionally, probably to avoid any confusion in the future. She thinks she's 'really won the jackpot of names' by taking on Timberlake, reports Today Entertainment. We doubt that Justin offered to change his name to Biel, but he did pen an original song and perform it as she walked down the aisle.
Most actresses choose to keep their name, these days in line with feminism and all that jazz. However there are a select few that have opted to take on their partner's name. Courtney Cox-Arquette chose to double up after marrying David Arquette (although she's returned to just Cox after their divorce), famously Victoria Beckham took on David Beckham's name (her original surname was 'Adam's, Beckham is a great improvement) and Katy Perry made mistake of taking on Brand during her short lived marriage to Russell Brand. We just hope that Jessica will be able to keep Timberlake for the rest of her life, though, given the stats of the above marriage, 2 out of every three marriages fail.
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