Victoria Beckham joked that her husband David is like her ‘fifth child’ in a recent interview about her upcoming fragrance collection launch.
The fashion designer, 49, also reflected on their ‘very true love story’ and ‘sexy date nights’ in the candid chat.
The fragrance collection is inspired by significant places in her life which she says reveal a more ‘vulnerable’ side of her personal life.
She told Condé Nast Traveller: ‘This is definitely my most personal creative project to date.
‘I’ve been a lover of fragrance for such a long time, so to use this creative space to tell my story of a very true love story between me and my husband, and our travels and my self acceptance journey, I’ve never felt so vulnerable.
Funny: Victoria Beckham joked that her husband David is like her ‘fifth child’ in a recent interview about her upcoming fragrance collection launch
Romance: The fashion designer, 49, also reflected on their ‘very true love story’ and ‘sexy date nights’ in the candid chat (seen in 2000)
‘It’s been my fifth child. Actually David is my fifth child, the fragrance collection is my sixth child!’
She explained how one of the fragrances is inspired by a trip she and David took to Portofino a few months after they met in 1977.
Victoria told how creating the scent made her ’emotional and tearful’ because the stories the fragrances are inspired by ‘are very true to me and David’.
She said: ‘I suppose that I am a little nervous, because I’m exposing myself and showing a vulnerability that I’ve never shown before – and the story behind every scent is as emotional as the next.’
The beauty also said that if she was preparing for a date night with David she would wear her Suite 302 fragrance – inspired by romantic weekends with him in Paris.
She said: ‘I don’t like using the word sexy, but it is a word I’d use to describe this fragrance.’
It comes after it was revealed that David was so smitten with wife Victoria when they first started dating that he would drive for hours to see her and be on the phone to her almost constantly.
As the former football player, 48, and Victoria approach their 25th wedding anniversary next year, the couple’s friends and family have spoken out about the early days of their relationship.
Life: The fragrance collection is inspired by significant places in her life which she says reveal a more ‘vulnerable’ side of her personal life
Having a laugh: She joked: ‘It’s been my fifth child. Actually David is my fifth child, the fragrance collection is my sixth child!’
Blast from the past: Victoria and David are set to lift the lid on their first attraction to one another in a new Netflix documentary which is due for release this month
They met after a Manchester United game in 1997 when David played for the team, and while Victoria was at the height of her fame as a Spice Girl.
David had already told his pals he wanted to marry Victoria, known then as Posh Spice, after seeing her in a music video on television.
And he made it his mission to win her over after she wrote her number on a plane ticket she’d used to get to the football game at which they met.
According to the Mirror, David said: ‘There was something there just straight away. It was just like OK, this is it and it’s going to move fast.’
David’s former teammate Gary Neville said of David’s obsession: ‘He was on the phone to Victoria every second. He would stay on the phone till one in the morning.
‘It was like an addict. He’d drive four hours to spend 20 minutes with her.’
Paul Scholes added: ‘We knew David was p***ing the manager [Alex Ferguson] off. I think he was probably going down to London at times when he possibly shouldn’t have been. And the manager wouldn’t have that.’
Victoria and David are set to lift the lid on their first attraction to one another in a new Netflix documentary which is due for release this month.
In a teaser for the show, showing off her relaxed side while sitting on a sofa, Victoria said: ‘The fact I went to the games really was to – some might say I stalked him, I would say see him.’
Victoria admitted that when she saw David after a match by the bar in the Manchester United players’ lounge, he caught her eye because he was with his parents and clearly a family man.
She said: ‘When I saw him in the footballers’ lounge, all the other footballers were at the bar, and he was standing and talking to his parents, and I’m very close to my family, and I loved that side to him.’
Giving his side of the story, David simply said of their first meeting: ‘I just fancied her.’
While Victoria gushed: ‘I just fancied him, it was as simple as that.’
It proved to be love at first sight for the couple, who went on to tie the knot at a castle outside Dublin just two years later in 1999.
They now share four children – sons Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and a daughter Harper, 12 – and are as loved up as ever after 24 years of marriage.
However, their romance wasn’t always plain-sailing as David’s mother Sandra has told how she feared her son would ‘lose everything’ when he started dating Victoria.
In the upcoming Beckham documentary, Sandra confessed she was worried David would get side-tracked from his career at Manchester United when Spice Girl Victoria came on the scene.
She said: ‘We’d were worried he would lose everything he worked for because football had always come first and then all of a sudden it wasn’t.’
But, David and Victoria instead became a brand where they gained lucrative contracts with clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines, and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers.
Despite now being a power couple, at the start of her relationship with David, Victoria said she was told by her manager at the time to ‘keep it under wraps’.
She said: ‘We would meet in car parks and that’s not as seedy as it sounds.’
Adding to her comment, David joked: ‘Classy!’
Family: The couple now share four children – sons Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and a daughter Harper, 12 – and are as loved up as ever after 24 years of marriage
Secret romance: At the start of her relationship with David, Victoria says she was told by her manager at the time to ‘keep it under wraps’
Victoria also opened up at being at the centre of the ‘circus’ – with shocking footage showing one of their children crying as fans pound on their car as they drive past.
In the clip David – who drove as Victoria sat in the back – said: ‘It’s all right Buster. They can’t get in the car.’
Looking back on the period, Victoria added: ‘It’s entertaining when the circus comes to town, right? Unless you’re in it.’
The new Netflix documentary which ‘tells the inside’ story about David’s career is set to be released on October 4.