Victoria Beckham reveals she dumped ex before having sex with David for the first time, spicy details
Victoria had to keep her relationship with the then Manchester United striker a secret from everyone, especially Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls' manager
While their 19-year-old marriage has been inspirational, Victoria and David Beckham started their romance with car-park dates and snatched moments in hotels before they came out as the multimillion-pound couple in public.
Victoria opened up about the start of their dating life in her 2001 autobiography 'Learning To Fly' and revealed how she kept their relationship a secret from friends, family, and even Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls' manager, the Mirror reported. Posh Spice had to dump her previous boyfriend Stuart Bilton in the weeks after she met David before they'd had sex for the first time.
According to her, Fuller was trying hard to keep a lid on her blooming relationship with the football star. Victoria wrote in her book: "Simon was still adamant that we should be seen in public as little as possible. But at the same time, he was such a Man United obsessive that he was getting off on playing the ringmaster role."
She said she grew uncomfortable after her manager wanted to poke his nose even in the famous pair's wedding. "A few weeks after me and David met he [Simon] suggested that we go away for a few days. To a great hotel he knew in Italy. He'd make all the bookings, he said, giving me a look. It would be totally incognito," she recalled. "He was basically arranging the first place we should have sex. I had the feeling he expected me to say, 'Oh, thank you, thank you, Simon'. That was one thing I didn't want scheduled."
Rejecting Fuller's offer, the couple made secret plans to meet for a hotel tryst while other Spice Girls were hanging out at the Manchester Opera House before the Price's Trust concert. Despite Fuller's warnings that she needed to stay with the rest of the band, David picked Posh up from their hotel in his metallic blue BMW and took her back to his place. Victoria decided to spend the night with David, who dropped her back in the early hours next morning so she could sneak in and ruffle up her bed, to make it look like she had been there all night.
David was present the next night at the Price's Trust concert, with fans fawning at his burgundy Gucci suit that was secretly gifted to him by Victoria. "No socks and a pair of loafers. The press just loved it - they'd have loved even more what they didn't see," she cracked.
Despite Fuller's attempts, their relationship quickly made headlines. Victoria was thrilled when David proposed to her six months later with a beautiful Tiffany engagement ring. However, she was scared of the ramifications it would have on the public. "I didn't dare say anything to anyone. I was still terrified of what Simon would say. Well, I knew what Simon would say - he would go mad," she wrote.
"He had this thing he used to repeat time and time again - that a man would split the Spice Girls up. So why didn't I just tell him to go to hell? The truth is I was frightened of what he could do. He had such power, he could make it even more difficult for me to see David. And it was going to be difficult enough anyway," she added.
While the engagement quickly became public, the news made the front pages replacing headlines relating to the death of Princess Diana. Finally, the fashionable couple took their vows in an extravagant ceremony in July 1999 and went on to have four lovely children - sons Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz, and daughter Harper.