Raising children is never easy, especially if one suffers from a chronic condition. Parenting doesn’t come with a rule book, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do the best they can.
Even if you’re a celebrity, parenting isn’t any easier, as they still hold the expectation to raise their kids to become kind, respectable, and responsible adults. Sometimes there are struggles when their offspring get unruly, but other times the circumstances are out of their control, which in turn can make them feel helpless in caring for their child.
David and Victoria Beckham are no different, especially when they were faced with their son’s devastating medical diagnosis.
But let’s rewind on their story. Before the pair met, David saw Victoria in the music video for the Spice Girls’s 1996 hit song “Say You’ll Be There.” He was instantly smitten.
“That’s the girl for me and I'm going to get her! She's my idea of perfection,” David reportedly said to his former teammate Gary Neville.
David’s future bride had been aware of his existence too, as Victoria had been secretly following his career through various magazines.
"My wife picked me out of a soccer sticker book. And I chose her off the telly. It felt straight away like we'd always been meant to be together," David wrote in his 2003 autobiography.
The Beckhams finally met in 1997 after being introduced at a celebrity soccer match, and the rest is history.
Dubbed “Posh and Becks” by the media, the lovebirds tied the knot on July 3, 1999 and have since welcomed four beautiful children: Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 12, and Harper, 6.
Living the picture perfect life, it would come as a devastating shock when their son, Romeo, was diagnosed with epilepsy.