PAGKARAAN ng halos labing-walong taon simula nang magpakasal, gumawa ng hakbang sina David at Victoria Beckham para mapanatiling matibay ang kanilang pagsasama.
Sa bihirang panayam nitong weekend sa special 75th anniversary edition ng BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, ibinahagi ng retiradong soccer star ang kanyang buhay kasama ang dating Spice Girl na si Victoria Beckham, na inaming nag-renew sila ng wedding vows kamakailan.
“We have renewed our vows since (our first wedding). It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house,” ani David, 41.
Malayo ang kanilang renewal sa magarbong kasalan noong 1999 na nakasuot sila ng matching purple outfits. “I even had a top hat in purple,” aniya. “What was I thinking? I looked like the guys out of Dumb and Dumber.”
Inilahad din ng sportsman na prayoridad niya ang pagsasama nila ni Victoria, 42, bilang mag-asawa. “We’re a strong family unit. We’ve got strong parents. We were brought up with the right values,” saad ni David. “Of course you make mistakes over the years, and we all know marriage is difficult at times. It’s about working through it.”
“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,” patuloy niya. “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.”
Ikinuwento rin ni David, na nakipagtrabaho kamakailan sa Kent & Curwen para sa bagong fashion collection nito, kung paano sila unang nagkita ni Victoria.
“She was never into football. Everyone at the time had their favorite Spice Girl. I remember seeing Victoria on the telly, and she was dressed in this black cat suit, which is one of the reasons why she became my favorite Spice Girl.
“I’d seen her the week before, and I must have caught her eye because then the week after she came to another game.
She was obviously there for a reason and I was hoping I was that reason, and apparently I was.”
Binigyang-diin ni David na habang nagbabago ang kanilang buhay nitong mga nakalipas na taon, mas naging matibay sila at patuloy na magkasamang nagtatrabaho bilang isang team.
“Back when we were 22, 23 years old, the only responsibility that we had was to ourselves and to our jobs at the time,” aniya. “We’re very respectful of our life and when we do go through tough times. We work through them as a family, as a unit.” (Entertainment Tonight)