He’s the guy in school who didn’t fancy you back but was always nice to you. The guy who played soccer but wasn’t quite like the other sporty lads. The guy whose photos pop up on your Facebook timeline periodically, making you smile fondly. He looks like he’s doing alright for himself, you think. Good for him.
Yes, David Beckham is the original crush – no matter how much time passes or where you are in life, you can always rely on him to make you sigh.
He turns 42 today and while his wife Victoria has already paid tribute to him on her Instagram, but we feel like one pic just doesn’t do him justice. In honour of this special day, here are ten of Beckham’s dreamiest moments.
1.When he was just a slip of a thing.
Here he is in 1994 at the start of his career and the beginning of our obsession.
2.When he made you dinner.
Ignore the caption, that pie is for you.
3. When he wore THE HELL out of a Fairisle jumper.
Many happy returns.
4.When he rocked a man bun in 2003.
A good ten years ahead of the the rest of the world.
5.When he modelled underwear.
We’ll just leave that there.
6.And then good-naturedly signed boxes of said underwear for fans.
He’s even cute when he’s morto.
7.When GQ dubbed him ‘the Patron Saint of Swagger’.
Staring into your soul.
8.When he was the world’s cutest daddy.
10.And finally, when he held a little duckling.
Can’t. Stop. Swooning. Happy birthday ya big old dish.