When David Met Victoria
Claire Miles - March 6, 2020

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

There are no shortage of celebrity power-couples that both inspire us and fill us with absolute jealousy, completely redefining the meaning of #relationshipgoals.  But when it comes to David and Victoria Beckham, they are one couple that seriously stands out from the rest.  

David recently made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and he actually shared some exciting secrets and details of what it was like meeting Victoria for the very first time in 1997! 

David recalls how Victoria came to watch him play in a London game together with her manager, as well as with Sporty Spice.  He admits that Posh Spice was already of course his favorite member of the Spice Girls. And although he didn’t get to talk to her on that very day, he did invite his wife-to-be to come to watch another one of his games just a week later. 

He chatted her up for around an hour in the players lounge, managing to score her number which he wrote down on a train ticket that she had taken to the game.  David apparently even still has that legendary ticket (adorable!). 

The dreamy couple got engaged a mere year later and made it official in 1999. Can we all please have a celebrity fairy-tale story like theirs?

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