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5” at the top of the German charts, Johannes Rau is Federal President and the millennium is just around the corner: on July 4, 1999, Victoria and David Beckham tied the knot.
Some observers probably didn't expect the two to be married for two years, but the superstars have now been married for 23 years - and have published small declarations of love on their day of honor.
"They say it's not funny, they say I never smile, they say it doesn't last 😂," Victoria Beckham wrote on Instagram.
»Today we celebrate our 23-year marriage anniversary.
David you are my everything, I love you so much!!!!«
In addition, the former pop singer posted a picture that shows her and her husband – laughing heartily.
The former Spice Girl - nickname Posh Spice - really prefers to appear in public with her serious poker face.
David Beckham dug deep into the archive and posted a small video snippet.
He and Victoria can be seen in an old interview on Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G Show.
There, David was asked if he was into the Spice Girls before he met Victoria.
"No, but I was into Posh," David replied.
He wrote on Instagram: "Posh became Mrs. Beckham 23 years ago today but she will always be Posh." And: "I love you, we all love you."
David and Victoria met at a soccer game, then the romance took off.
The wedding is said to have cost a good million euros, ludicrous at the time, from today's perspective probably cheap for a celebrity wedding.
The ceremony took place in an Irish castle, the Beckhams sat on golden thrones, she wore a crown and finally a flag was hoisted with the letters "VBD" - initials that would also be a brand logo from then on.
The Beckhams have four children: Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 10.
Brooklyn is now married himself, in April he celebrated his wedding to actress Nicola Peltz.
Grandma and Grandpa are not Victoria and David yet.