Victoria Beckham’s delight over David’s hair loss

As Becks comes to terms with ageing

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

by Katie Holloway |
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Let’s face it, we’re all having hair issues at the moment. But someone we didn’t expect to be looking follicly challenged quite so soon is David Beckham, who was pictured last week with noticeably thinning hair.

Heading to the shops with his eight-year-old daughter Harper, the 45 year old’s famously luscious locks were in short supply. And while Victoria and David have often been cited as one of the world’s best-looking couples, we’re told someone is actually a little bit pleased at this new development.

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RADIO Beckhams through the years STACKED

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1998: Victoria and David got engaged

It all started here...

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Here in 1998 with almost-matching hair

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March 1999: Brooklyn Beckham was born

The couple's first son was born on 4th March 1999.

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1999: The Beckhams' infamous matching all-leather outfits made their debut at a party in London

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July 1999: The couple married in 1999

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July 2000: They attended an event at Hyde Park

They even met Prince Charles at the event!

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2001: Posting with baby Brooklyn

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2002: Along came Romeo

He was born on 1st September 2002.

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2003: David accepted an OBE

He was recognised for services to football.

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2004: Victoria looking cute with Brooklyn

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2005: Teaching Brooklyn the football ropes

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2005: The family welcomed baby Cruz Beckham

The third Beckham child was born in Madrid on 20th February 2005.

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2007: The Beckham Boys together

David became captain of LA Galaxy.

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2009: The family lived in LA

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2011: Harper Seven Beckham was born

The family's first daughter was born on 10th July 2011.

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2012: Beckham boys having fun together

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2012: The family turn out for the Spice Girls musical

The Beckham family supported Victoria at the opening of the Spice Girls musical.

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2013: Romeo joins the Arsenal Academy

Romeo's sons began to follow in his footballing footsteps.

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2013: David is a doting father to his daughter

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2014: David and Victoria attended the Met Ball

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2014: Cruz, David and Romeo got gunged at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards

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2015: David took Harper to attend Victoria's show at New York Fashion Week

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2015: David Beckham and his son Romeo at Wimbledon

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2015: Victoria at Singapore Fashion Week

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2016: Brooklyn and David with Anna Wintour

David and his eldest son sat next to fashion guru Anna Wintour at Victoria's fashion show for New York Fashion Week.

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2019: Victoria decided not to take part in the Spice Girls reunion tour

Her former bandmates - Emma Bunton, Mel B, Mel C and Geri Horner née Halliwell - went on a tour of the UK, with Victoria's blessing.

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2022: David teases Brooklyn's wedding

In March 2022, David shared a first glimpse of his eldest son Brooklyn's wedding, uploading a snap of him in his suit to Instagram. David stood alongside his father, Ted, and Victoria's dad Anthony.Taking place in April, Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz will wed in a ceremony reported to be at Nicola's family home in Florida's Palm Beach.

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2022: Victoria shares tribute to David on his 47th birthday

David turned 47-years-old on 2nd May 2022, and Victoria shared a touching tribute to her husband as they celebrated the occasion in the Bahamas. Sharing some cute snaps of her and David, Victoria wrote: 'I love you so much @davidbeckham you are the most incredible husband anyone could wish for and I feel truly blessed. You are my everything x I love you so so much x happy birthday ud83dudc95ud83dudc95ud83dudc95ud83dudc95' (sic).Victoria also went on to share a clip of David enjoying a little dance with his son Cruz, writing: 'Family time celebrating really is everything. ud83dude4fud83cudffc We love you so much @brooklynpeltzbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #harperseven Happy Birthday @davidbeckham we love you so much x' (sic).

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“Vic is secretly quite happy about this,” an insider tells heat. “The lifestyle of constant travel and late nights – as well as currently being a stay-at-home dad doing the home schooling – is finally showing. For a guy who’s been branded a sex god most of his life, he now looks like a normal bloke in his mid-forties with all the same ageing issues.”

And while you might think Victoria, 46, would be keen to help her husband out in the beauty department, we’re told, “Vic’s actually thrilled that David is not as hot as he used to be – because she hopes it means that fewer women will be throwing themselves at him.”

It’s no secret that dad-of-four David has always been popular with the ladies, and it seems Victoria is not displeased at the prospect of having less of them eyeing him up.

In 2010, Victoria spoke about David’s good looks eventually fading. In an interview, she quipped about their relationship, “What’s David’s role? David looks good, that’s what David does. David looks good, and I’m the funny one, that’s what I hear constantly. But I keep telling him that looks fade.”

David was rumoured to have had a hair transplant back in 2018, after suddenly sporting a fuller hairline. And while we’re told Becks is not exactly keen on his new look, it seems he won’t be revisiting the hair clinic.

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“After he saw the pictures, David did get a bit of a shock, and spent a while looking in the mirror,” our insider reveals. “There was a bit of banter about it from his friends, but ultimately he can shrug it off – he won’t be rushing to get a hair transplant. He knows this is part of getting older and something you just need to come to terms with.”

Even with access to all the best beauty and cosmetic treatments money can buy, our source explains that the biggest issue for David seems to be that he’s simply not immune to stress.

“Vic always buys various moisturising creams, vitamins and collagen drinks for David, but it’s dealing with lockdown and other stresses they’ve been under that have been affecting him most,” we’re told.

“For David, it’s worrying about the future of his Miami football club, Vic’s furlough crisis, being separated from Brooklyn [their eldest son, who’s in the US with his girlfriend] and having to become teachers. He jokes that is what’s really given him grey hairs – doing maths homework with the kids.”

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