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David and Victoria Beckham's Four Children: Everything You Need to Know About Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper

by Tasha Mayberry


David and Victoria Beckham are parents to four children — and they consider it their “greatest achievement” in life. Just a few months before they tied the knot, David and Victoria welcomed their first child, Brooklyn. A few years later, their family grew with the addition of Romeo, followed by Cruz, and finally their daughter Harper in 2011. In a Mother’s Day letter for TIME, Victoria expressed that watching her kids grow and find their own paths has brought her “boundless elation. They are a wonder to me every day. From playing sports to lounging on the sofa, each of my children fills every second with laughter, music, and discussion,” she wrote in 2015. “They are kind-hearted, well-mannered, and have incredibly curious minds. I feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by these phenomenal human beings.” In October 2023, the entire Beckham family attended the London premiere of David’s Netflix documentary series, Beckham. “What can I say other than how proud I am of you @davidbeckham, such an amazing premiere. Love my family so much,” Romeo wrote on Instagram. Here’s everything to know about David and Victoria Beckham’s children.

Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, 25

David and Victoria welcomed their first child, Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, on March 4, 1999, at Portland Hospital in London. The name was a favorite of the couple’s and made perfect sense as Victoria discovered she was pregnant while in New York City. Brooklyn’s godfather is Elton John. He spent much of his childhood in rural Oxfordshire, although David’s soccer career took the family to Madrid and Los Angeles. Brooklyn attended both the Curtis School and Willows Community School. His parents encouraged him to lead a normal life, and he even held a job at a local café for pocket money. As a teenager, Brooklyn considered following in David’s footsteps and joined the Arsenal FC Academy but decided against pursuing a soccer career and was dropped by the youth team before turning 16.

Romeo James Beckham, 21

On September 1, 2002, David and Victoria welcomed their second child, Romeo James Beckham, also born at Portland Hospital in London. David mentioned they chose the name simply because they loved it. Romeo inherited “Brooklyn’s nose and Victoria’s chin.” As a toddler, Romeo faced health issues, including a diagnosis of epilepsy, leading paparazzi to agree not to photograph him to avoid triggering seizures. Romeo attended private schools in London and made his modeling debut in a Burberry Kids campaign at age 10. He later appeared on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue’s Generation Issue. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Arsenal FC Academy but switched to tennis for a period, training intensely and even playing with professionals like Andy Murray.

Cruz David Beckham, 19

Cruz David Beckham was born on February 20, 2005, at Hospital Ruber Internacional in Madrid. David described him as “beautiful” and happy to be with his older brothers. Naming Cruz was a challenge, but they eventually settled on a name they both loved. Born in Spain, Cruz moved to L.A. with his family when David joined L.A. Galaxy. Cruz showed his flair for the spotlight early, performing with the Spice Girls at age 3. At 11, he announced his musical debut with the single “If Every Day Was Christmas,” supporting the children’s charity Make Me Some Noise. He’s since learned to play the guitar, mandolin, and piano, and records his own music.

Harper Seven Beckham, 12

Victoria and David welcomed their daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, on July 10, 2011, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. David explained that Harper is an old English name they loved, and Seven represents spiritual perfection and luck. David expressed their happiness in a Facebook video, saying, “We love the name and we love Harper Seven. We are very happy to have her in our lives and in our family.” Harper, who enjoys a variety of activities, from soccer and horseback riding to judo, focuses on school and fun rather than following in her mom’s pop star footsteps. Victoria noted that Harper, despite mastering the Posh Spice pose, prefers a more understated style, finding some of Victoria’s past outfits inappropriate.

David and Victoria Beckham's Relationship Timeline

David and Victoria Beckham have a dreamy love story that, according to David, began even before they met. In 2008, David shared with Ellen DeGeneres that he knew he wanted to marry Victoria after seeing the Spice Girls on TV. “I was in a hotel room with my best friend, who was my best man at my wedding,” he said. “I remember turning around — before I’d even met Victoria — and said, ‘I want to marry that one.'” The pair married in 1999 and now share four children: sons Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz, as well as daughter Harper. While they acknowledge that their long-lasting union is the result of hard work and commitment, Victoria has also said, “love at first sight does exist.” In a letter to her 18-year-old self in Vogue, she wrote, “It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge. Although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy.” From moving countries to attending their eldest son’s wedding, here’s what to know about David and Victoria Beckham’s relationship.