Romeo Beckham was born into money and fame. He is the son of the famous footballer David Beckham and the former Spice Girls’ singer, fashionista and businesswoman, Victoria Beckham. Romeo is the spitting image of his father from an early age and has always loved to hang around him and even follow in his footsteps. Even his father, David has admitted on social media that Romeo has his good heart and a dashing smile that is likely to break more than a few hearts in the future.
The middle boy of the Beckham dynasty has shown flashes of talent in the world of modelling and athletics (soccer and tennis), two talents that both his parents are known for. However, most recently, it seems the young man is focusing on building a career in tennis.
Who is Romeo Beckham? His age and biography
Romeo Beckham was born on September 1, 2002, at Portland Hospital in London, England. At the time of his birth, he weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces. His father, David Beckham was plying his trade in English football at the time for Manchester United. Romeo’s mother, Victoria Beckham, whose Spice Girls group had gone on a hiatus a couple years earlier in 2000, was trying out her hand at a solo career when Romeo was born.
Looking at his parents, the young man has a lot of success to look up to. David Beckham played for some of the best soccer teams in the world like Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, and LA Galaxy. He also won many team and individual awards during his playing days, especially at Manchester where his team remarkably won six Premier League titles in eight seasons between 1995 and 2003. David, who represented the England national team, is also the first player from England to win league titles across four different countries.
Victoria Beckham, on the other hand, is known for her singing career with the pop girl group Spice Girls. Their albums Spice, SpiceWorld, and Forever had singles that topped music charts in 37 countries including the UK and the United States. Victoria has also been a powerhouse of her own in the fashion world since the launch of her eponymous fashion label in 2008.
By reason of his father’s career, Romeo Beckham and his family moved around a lot. He spent his first year in England, then they moved to Madrid in Spain, then the USA as his father was traded to different teams.
Romeo is the second son and second child of his parents. His older brother, Brooklyn, was born in 1999 before his parents were married. After Romeo’s birth, David and Victoria had two more kids; a boy, Cruz and a daughter, Harper.
Romeo Beckham and his two brothers were at one point enrolled in Arsenal Football Club Academy much to their father’s delight as he was over the moon to see his boys following in his footsteps. However, Romeo dropped out of the academy in 2015 eight months after his elder brother Brooklyn did the same. He told his father that he had decided he did not want to play football at all.
Before this time though, young Romeo had already had a taste of his mother’s world when he won his first modelling contract at the age of ten. It was a big deal for the young lad to land such a major deal with the massive British fashion house Burberry. This deal saw him stay with the brand, appearing in different campaigns and billboards until 2015. His last campaign for the brand was during the 2015 Christmas season.
Most recently, Romeo has developed a love for the game of tennis and has taken it more seriously than he did soccer. The young Beckham trains very hard and has even had training sessions with tennis great Andy Murray. Since 2015, Romeo has been training under the tutelage of tennis star Grigor Dimitrov who has frequently commented on his dedication and discipline to the game as evidenced in his developing talent and his healthy eating habits.
As expected, Romeo has been to many premier events and award shows such as the Teen Choice Awards; Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards; and Wimbledon. He was also on his mother’s reality television show Being Victoria Beckham, and another reality show about the Beckham dynasty The Real Beckhams.
Romeo Beckham’s height, tattoo, and other facts
- Romeo Beckham is still growing and is already standing as tall as his mother. According to various sources, the young tennis prodigy stands at a height of 1.60 meters, although some other sources believe he is already taller than that.
- Romeo’s celebrity heritage extends beyond his bloodline. His godfather is Elton John, the pop music icon and his godmother is the popular Hollywood actress Elizabeth Hurley.
- In 2012, when Romeo was just ten, he tried to imitate his dad by sporting his first tattoo. It was an inscription of his sister’s name printed on his neck in exactly the position his father has the very same tattoo. However, it turned out that Romeo’s was a terminal version.
- Romeo Beckham is learning every day the power of his last name. The teenager joined Instagram on March 4, 2017, to announce his birthday wishes for Brooklyn. The same day, his mother also posted a picture of the both of them as a way to welcome him to the social media platform. In 24 hours, Romeo Beckham’s account had been followed by over 210,000 people.