Did you know he gave his whole salary one year to charity?
Ah, David Beckham! A heart-throb the world over, not to mention a doting dad of four gorgeous children, and a husband to one of the worlds most popular designers and ex-Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham.
Last night the gorgeous ex-footballer was honoured by UNICEF at a star-studded ball for his work helping children through his Seven Foundation. The gracious star received the prestigious Humanitarian Leadership Award during a glitzy ceremony from legendary singer Elton John. Could we love David Beckham anymore right now?
People Magazine appeared to agree, as they just named David as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2015! The modest star reacted to his new title by saying modestly, “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person…It’s a huge honour.”
Here are the reasons why we all love David Beckham…
He’s a charitable superstar
As well as owning his own charity called the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust, which provides wheelchairs to children in need, David spends a lot of time travelling as an ambassador for UNICEF and isn’t afraid to look silly raising money for the likes of Comic and Sport Relief! Plus, when he played for French team Paris Saint-Germain, he didn’t earn single penny as during his contract with the team he donated his entire salary to charity. Hats off to you Becks.
He’s got a heart of gold
On 17 January 2007, Rebecca Johnstone, a 19-year-old terminally ill cancer patient from Canada, received a surprise phone call from her idol David Beckham. After the conversation he went on to send her a signed Real Madrid jersey. Rebecca died 12 days later on 29 January 2007.
He’s a romantic
Did you know he surprised his wife Victoria with her very own winery in Napa!! They both have a passion for wine so he thought it was the ideal gift. Oh, and in case you are wondering, it’s only open to close friends and family – darn! Plus, for their 13th wedding anniversary, David made his wife a self-written love book apparently. He also rented out a super luxurious Malibu pad for the couple to spend some one-on-one time together. What a hubby!
He’s a doting dad
Beckham is a brilliant father – there’s not doubt about it! He’s pictured with his kids constantly and always spends time with them either playing sports, going out for dinner, jetting off on holidays, or simply just grabbing an ice cream like all other fathers do. He knows the true meaning of family, and always tells the media how much he couldn’t have been a success with Victoria and his kids. Bless.
In May 2013 he announced plans to retire (sob!) and told the world, “I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams and I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period.”
He’s a pie and mash kinda man!
He’s a man after our own heart! That’s right, Beckham’s favourite meal is pie and mash with a side of jellied eels! When living in Paris he had it shipped to his hotel he wanted it so much! Plus he loves a burger or two and is often snapped spending some quality father son time with Brooklyn at numerous US restaurants grabbing a bite to eat.
He’s had more hairstyles than we’ve had hot dinners!
From those shaggy 90s curtains to a shaved head, Mohican, and plaits – David’s rocked all manner of male hairstyles yet he always manages to still look hot!
He coordinates with his wife in a totally sweet way!
Remember when he and wife Victoria stepped out in matching black leather outfits?! Some may say he was under the thumb, but we think it was sweet and showed his love for his wife who clearly asked him to do it and he did. Now that’s true love!
He isn’t afraid to look silly for his kids
Everyone cooed when they saw this picture of David Beckham posing up a storm with the Frozen characters at Disney just to make little Harper happy! He tweeted, ‘I became an even better daddy today after Harper seven asked daddy to have a picture with her favorite girls …..’
And let’s face it – he’s hot!
There’s no denying it, David is one hot man and it’s clear to see why Victoria keeps a close eye on him! Our favourite part of a Becks football match has ALWAYS been the shirt swapping at the end. Sorry but it’s true!
Oh and PS…He once wore a sarong!
Even though he got stick for it he didn’t care! He sported a black sarong back in 1998 and rocked the fashion world no end – but hey it was Becks so he TOTALLY got away with it in our book. Not afraid to break the mould – tick tick!