David Beckham first saw Victoria Adams in Tbilisi
23 August, 2018
Tbilisi is truly a magical city. It brings many people and cultures together, even connects future spouses. Do you think we are joking? Not at all.
Did you know that David Beckham first saw Victoria Adams in Tbilisi? This was mentioned by Beckham himself in his book “My Side”.

Here’s an extract from the fifth chapter of the book:

“My wife picked me out of a soccer sticker book. And I chose her off the telly” – says David and then
tells the story when and why he visited Tbilisi.

Beckham arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1996.

He says “I’m sitting in a hotel bedroom in Tbilisi, the night before a World Cup qualifier against Georgia. Gary Neville, my room-mate, was lying on the other bed in the room” – He then describes the hotel he is staying in, although he does not name the hotel.
David Beckham in Tbilisi at the World Cup Qualifiers. Photo courtesy:

“That particular hotel in Georgia, the only one up to international standards after the break-up of the old Soviet Union, was designed in a square shape, with balconies piled up on each side overlooking an open area containing the lobby, bars and restaurant. All the bedroom doors faced across at each other. There was steel and glass everywhere. This place felt even more like a prison than most. Looking out of the window, I could see a half-built dual carriageway and a grey river oozing along beside it. It wasn’t the kind of view that made you think about going out for an evening stroll”.

David was chatting with Gary and the TV was on- turned to a music channel.

“On comes the new Spice Girls’ video, ‘Say You’ll Be There’. They’re dancing in the desert and Posh (Victoria Adams) is wearing this black cat suit and looks like just about the most amazing woman I’ve ever set eyes on” – this was the first time David became interested in Victoria and eventually ended up falling in love with her.

“Posh Spice was fantastic and I had to find a way to be with her” – says David.
David Beckham with his family. Photo courtesy:

“She’s so beautiful. I just love everything about that girl, Gaz. You know, I’ve got to meet her” – David told Gary. “Gary probably thought I was getting a bit stir-crazy. We’d been through quite a lot together but that hadn’t included me falling in love with a pop star on the television. That’s what was going on: right at that moment, my heart was set on Victoria. I had to be with her”.

Of course, David found a way to find Victoria and eventually married her, but the fact that their love story started in Tbilisi is nice for us to know.

Source: David Beckham, Autobiography, My Side

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