Dave Gardner, 46, and Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Jessica Clarke, 30, look more loved-up than ever as they attend the BECKHAM documentary premiere afterparty
Dave Gardner and Jessica Clarke looked more loved-up than ever as they attended the star-studded afterparty after the BECKHAM documentary on Tuesday night.
The sports agent, 46, and the Victoria’s Secret model, 30, who have been dating since October last year, arrived hand-in-hand to support close friends Victoria and David.
Dave cut a dapper figure in a black blazer and matching trousers, teamed with a crisp white shirt.
Meanwhile, Jessica looked glamorous in a plunging black and pink gown, teamed with blue stilettos.
The New Zealand native accessorised with dainty gold jewellery and has her golden locks styled in a glam blow-dry.
Couple: Dave Gardner and Jessica Clarke looked more loved-up than ever as they attended the star-studded afterparty after the BECKHAM documentary on Tuesday night
Sweet: The sports agent, 46, and the Victoria’s Secret model, 30, arrived hand-in-hand to support close friends Victoria and David
It comes as excitement builds for their tell-all Netflix programme, titled BECKHAM, which will arrive on screens at 8am on Wednesday and will see the Beckhams give unprecedented insight into their family life.
Earlier in the evening, power couple David and Victoria Beckham were joined by their four children Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12, for the premiere at The Curzon Mayfair.
The large-scale event attracted attracted huge celebrity names from the fashion, music and footballing worlds including James Corden , Emma Bunton , Gary Neville , Anna Wintour and Alex Scott , among many others.
At the premiere, David spoke about how looking over his life for the documentary was challenging as he revealed the reason he decided to do it.
‘When I retired ten years ago, people started to ask me if I was going to do a documentary about my life and my career, and in all honesty I wasn’t ready to look back,’ he said.
‘I wasn’t ready to go over things, there’s been so much going on, and I wasn’t ready to process that. But heading towards the 10-year anniversary of me retiring, something felt right about doing it.
‘In all honesty, I wanted to have something for my family and my friends and my fans, who have all lived this.’
He went on: ‘I found it challenging looking back at these things that I probably had never looked at before or processed. That was a tough part for me, going over things.’
The tell-all documentary will see the Beckhams’ give an intimate insight into their marriage and early romance, their family life, as well as charting David’s footballing career.
David and Victoria are set to open up on their much-publicised romance on camera, including the harder parts of their marriage and ‘rumoured infidelity scandals’ .
And ahead of the show’s hotly-anticipated release, director Fisher Stevens has told how it was ‘unpleasant’ to ask David and Victoria about their marriage ‘difficulties’.
Incredible: Jessica looked glamorous in a plunging black and pink gown, teamed with blue stilettos
Smart: Dave cut a dapper figure in a black blazer and matching trousers, teamed with a crisp white shirt
Romance: It emerged in October last year the couple were dating after they were seen out together
Pals: David and Dave were seen sharing a sweet moment as he congratulated him on the new BECKHAM documentary
Speaking to The Sunday Times , Fisher said: ‘It wasn’t pleasant, but we got into it.’
‘For me, I approached it as, “How did your marriage stay together?” and you’ll see how he responds,’ he went on. ‘I talked with both of them about the difficulties they went through.’
Producer John Battsek added: ‘They were both signed up to telling us whatever we wanted to know. I’m sure you’ll say, “Of course you would say that.” But they were. There was no, “You will not ask that or do that.”
‘Fisher and I thought that might be the case, but we were clear from the start that we would only do this if we could go in any direction we wanted. And we did.’
A teaser clip for the Beckham documentary has shown Victoria and David lifting the lid on their first attraction to one another.
The pair met at a charity football match in 1997 and have now given an insight into that first meeting and what they thought of each other.
Showing off her relaxed side while sitting on a sofa in the clip, 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.
United: Victoria had attended the premiere for their Netflix show with her husband David, 48, and their four kids (also pictured: Romeo’s girlfriend Mia and Brooklyn’s wife Nicola)
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.
However, their romance wasn’t always plain-sailing as David’s mother Sandra told how she feared her son would ‘lose everything’ when he started dating Victoria.
In the 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’.
Candid: The tell-all Beckham documentary will see the Beckhams’ give an intimate insight into their marriage and early romance, their family life, as well as charting David’s career
Early romance: A teaser clip for the Beckham documentary has shown Victoria and David lifting the lid on their first attraction to one another
She said: ‘We would meet in car parks and that’s not as seedy as it sounds.’
Adding to her comment, David joked: ‘Classy!’
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.’
BECKHAM is available to stream on Netflix on October 4 from 8am.
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