Victoria and David Beckham were among many celebrities to post touching images of their mums in honor of Mother’s Day in the U.K. on Sunday. The Beckhams uploaded old photos to their respective Instagram accounts that featured their mothers as they left touching captions to show their love.
David Beckham gushed about his mom Sandra on his Instagram image, which features the Beckham family sitting down to dinner while Beckham’s mom and others look back at the photographer. He mentioned how she is his biggest fan and supporter, and that she is a wonder mother and grandmother too.
David Beckham didn’t forget to leave a tribute to his wife. The soccer superstar also posted a black and white photo that featured his children. The children are looking down at a garden, and Beckham praised Victoria for being “the most amazing mummy.”
Victoria Beckham posted her own throwback photo to honor her mother Jackie. The former “Posh Spice” uploaded an image of her mother holding Victoria when she was a baby. Victoria used the captions “Happy Mothers Day” and “You inspire me every day and I love you so much.”
Victoria posted a more updated photo that includes her mom and David. All three are in formal clothing while sitting outside.
The Beckham children certainly didn’t forget about their mother. Victoria posted an adorable photo that shows handmade cards, chocolate candies, white rose bouquets, and cookies that spell out “I love you” and “I [heart] U Mum.”
Mothering Sunday is the official title for Ireland and Great Britain’s version of Mother’s Day. The holiday for mums is always held three weeks before Easter Sunday, and the British have upheld this tradition for many centuries.
Simnel cakes are usually given to mothers during this holiday. Many people used to withhold sweet treats, or other rich, heavy meals, during Lent. People made an exception to Simnel cakes during this religious period, and served this light fruit cake topped with marzipan dessert for Mothering Sunday.
Who knows if Victoria and David Beckham had Simnel cakes at their house, but one of their sons, Brooklyn, posted his own mother’s day tribute to Victoria on his own Instagram page. The eldest son showed a black and white photo of Victoria, and added the caption “Happy Mother’s Day mum. You love, protect and inspire me every day. I love you so much X.”
David and Victoria Beckham have been married since 1999 and have four children together: sons Brooklyn, who just turned 17 on March 4, Romeo James, 14, Cruz David, 10, and daughter Harper Seven, 4. All of the Beckham children have actress/model Elizabeth Hurley as their godmother.
The Beckham clan are world-class travelers and seem to lead a glamorous lifestyle, but Victoria and David have managed to stay very close to their children and keep them as grounded as possible in the Los Angeles residence, as reported on People. Victoria mentioned to People how Brooklyn always has David drop him off a block away from school, which isn’t unusual for most teens to be embarrassed to be seen with their parents.
“When David takes Brooklyn to school, Brooklyn makes him drop him down at the end of the street, because he thinks it’s embarrassing. I’m like, if you’re embarrassed by your dad and he’s David Beckham, what chance does any other father at the school have?”
Brooklyn didn’t seem too embarrassed when his parents wished him a happy birthday on their Instagram accounts. Victoria uploaded a photo of her hugging Brooklyn, and added heart-shaped images that surround the photo. Victoria added the caption “Birthday kisses X”
David Beckham posted a black and white photo of him and Brooklyn, while leaving a lengthy caption that praised his oldest son.
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