Victoria and David Beckham are among the few celebrity couples that have withstood the test of time, but how exactly did they do it? During a recent interview with BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the retired football star revealed that he and Victoria secretly renewed their wedding vows, saying, "We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]. It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house." He also credits his long-lasting relationship to his "strong family unit," adding, "We've got strong parents. We were brought up with the right values. Of course you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times. It's about working through it."
And for anyone who thinks David and Victoria are together for any other reason than love, David said, "We know each other better than anybody. People have talked about, 'Do we stay together because it's a brand?' Of course not. We stay together because we love each other, because we have four amazing children. Do you go through tough times? Of course. That's part of relationships. It's part of marriages. It's part of having children. It's part of having responsibilities."
David first set his sights on the former Spice Girl when he was at a hotel with his best friend in 1997. He remembers "turning around before I even met Victoria and said, 'I want to marry that one. The one in the black dress, the one with the bob.'" The duo eventually tied the knot in 1999 and are now parents to four beautiful kids, daughter Harper and sons Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.