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In light of the controversy surrounding David Beckham’s “marriage is hard work” comment on The Project and claims Victoria Beckham arrived in Australia looking “downcast”, we’ve gathered 9 times the Spice-Girl-turned-acclaimed-fashion-designer has surprised and delighted us. (Also, what working-mother-of-four hasn’t faced “hard work” with their husband of 19 years? We’re sure they’re just fine.)
When asked why she doesn’t smile in a Vogue interview back in 2015, Beckham quipped, “I’m smiling on the inside. I believe I have a responsibility to the fashion community.” Nailed it.
Her tongue-in-cheek video for British Vogue with requisite interwoven Spice Girls lyrics is a reminder Beckham doesn’t take herself too seriously. “This is where two fashion forces join to make something quite incredible,” she told Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, adding, “This really is where… two become one.”
The famous and hilarious moment when Victoria revealed to Michael Parkinson that she calls David “Golden Balls”.
VB knows how to enjoy a VB. Not long after she landed in Sydney for the Invictus Games, Beckham posted an image of a Victoria Bitter beer with the caption: “Kisses from VB in Sydney.”
When she was accused of not smiling, again – this time at Meghan and Harry’s wedding – she responded on Instagram with a photo of herself wearing the above shirt, alongside the caption: “When you’re smiling on the inside. As the sweatshirt says, ‘Let your sweatshirt do the talking’ #itsadarkbyhappyplace“
She and Prince Harry also go way back.
She and David support educating the more than 98 million adolescent girls who are not in school. They’re involved in spreading the word about former first-lady, Michelle Obama’s Global Girls Alliance that launched in October as part of the Obama Foundation.
When she was pulled over for speeding while filming a reality show, she proclaimed: “I was completely shocked and devastated because I was wearing flats.”
It’s no mean feat to evolve from girl band front runner to well-respected fashion designer, yet Beckham pivoted industries (and evolved her personal brand) with ease and her designs are now in the wardrobes of accomplished women everywhere. Maybe there’s something to be said for all that smiling on the inside.
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