David Beckham‘s 46th birthday was celebrated in typically extravagant fashion on Sunday as wife Victoria paid tribute to her husband after presenting him with two footballing doppelgängers made entirely out of balloons.
The former Manchester United and England legend entered the latter half of his forties on May 2nd as the family enjoy an extended stay in Florida, home to Beckham’s co-owned soccer franchise Inter Miami.
And Victoria, 47, credited her husband of 22-years in a series of Instagram posts as he celebrated his special day, including one sent on behalf of their nine-year old daughter Harper.
Cheers! David Beckham was joined by two doppelgänger’s fashioned in his likeness and bearing the home colours of Inter Miami as he kicked off his 46th birthday celebrations on Sunday
We love you: David’s birthday was honoured by wife Victoria in a series of Instagram posts on Sunday
Sharing an image of herself and David on Sunday morning, she wrote: ‘Looks like you’re catching me up!! To a very special husband and the most incredible daddy… Happy birthday we all love you so so much.’
In a second post the former footballer was pictured between two caricatures fashioned from pink and black balloons – the home colours of Inter Miami – the club he successfully co-founded in 2018.
Giving followers an early glimpse of their preparations for David’s birthday, fashion designer Victoria admitted balloons – which also appeared to respect David’s penchant for sculpted facial hair – looked remarkably similar to her husband.
Referencing the apparent likeness to her husband in a short video, Victoria wrote: ‘There are similarities, I can’t lie.’
My girl: The fashion designer also shared a special message from the couple’s young daughter Harper Seven
Quite a likeness: The former Manchester United and England ace was presented with a footballing doppelgänger made entirely out of balloons
Happy birthday dad: Youngest son Cruz also paid tribute to his father on Sunday
Celebrating the good times: Middle son Romeo shared a shot of himself and David as they let their hair down in Miami
Ensuring daughter Harper – whose young age means she does not have access to social media – was also seen to acknowledge the date, Victoria posted an image of the pair with the accompanying caption: ‘Birthday kisses from Harper Seven!’
David’s children also paid tribute to the former footballer, with middle-son Romeo, 18, sharing a throwback of himself and his father letting their hair down on the beach.
Captioning the image, he wrote: ‘Happy birthday dad !!!! I love u so much and hope you have the most amazing day.’
Elsewhere youngest son Cruz, 16, wrote: ‘Happy birthday dad have a great day love you.’
I love you: Eldest son Brooklyn Beckham shared a series of throwback snaps as he paid tribute to his famous father
Special moments: Brooklyn’s posts included one of a newly married David holding him upright as they posed for a picture
Old times: The young photographer shared images of himself and David taken during the former footballer’s illustrious career
My boy: Brooklyn is David and Victoria’s eldest child and has been present during each of his father’s moves in a professional career that has taken the family from Manchester to Madrid, Milan, Paris and Los Angeles
The posts come after Victoria gave an insight into how her family spent lockdown together.
Victoria and David spent the first lockdown in the Cotswolds with children Romeo, Cruz, and Harper, nine – while eldest son Brooklyn, 22, spent some time with fiancee Nicola Peltz, 26, in the States.
Speaking to Evening Standard editor Emily Sheffield for London Rising, she revealed that unlike most of the nation – she refused to wear loungewear in the house – but did identify with parents stuggling with homeschooling.
Father and future father-in-law: Brooklyn’s fiancée shared a photo of herself between billionaire dad Nelson Peltz and David
Discussing how the family coped in the last year, she revealed that she acted as a ‘cheerleader’ for the group and was determined to keep everyone’s spirits high as they focused on spending time together.
She explained: ‘At first it was a novelty… I love to dress up, and put makeup on and do my hair. It’s who I am.
‘I don’t just dress up to look a certain way for other people, I do it because it makes me feel good about myself.’
‘Obviously I was a little bit more relaxed at home but i still wanted to make an effort. I wasn’t going to automatically put on sweatpants – even if they are very nice Reebok sweatpants!
‘I wasn’t just going to give up and put on an elasticated waistband.’
Main man: David will celebrate his 46th birthday with close friends and family while overseeing Inter Miami’s latest season in the MLS
On reflection: The posts come after Victoria gave an insight into how her family spent lockdown together (pictured L-R: Brooklyn, Cruz, Harper, David, Victoria and Romeo Beckham)