She was the puppy-faced pop star and he was the footballer with a dodgy centre parting.
But the Victoria and David Beckham merger created a family business that could one day be worth a billion.
Here we look at how every day is Christmas for the Beckhams and their lucrative offspring.
Like the Haig whisky he advertises, David has improved with age and is now worth £270million.
In his first fashion shoot in Sky Magazine in 1997, he looked more spiv than the global style icon he has become.
Slagged off for wearing sarongs and slated for being red-carded in the 1998 World Cup, he went from hero to zero and back to hero again.
Last year, he earned £45million and Goldenballs, as Posh admitted she calls him, came second in earnings only to Michael Jordan, the world’s highest paid retired sportsman.
He has a five-year contract with a variety of brands from Kent & Curwen to Adidas and his own underwear line with H&M, means he makes millions just standing in his boxers.
Victoria is the mastermind behind Brand Beckham, which began when she asked her hairdresser to turn David’s greasy mop in to a streaky blonde statement that got him noticed.
In the Spice Girls she was such a chronic singer that producers used to turn her microphone off but the fashion world now hangs on Victoria’s every word.
Let’s face it, with those hair extensions and that fake tan, she used to look a bit naff but our Victoria is proper posh now.
The supermum has won her place by Vogue Editor in chief Anna Wintour’s side as a fashion designer whose collections have won serious plaudits from those in the know.
With a successful music career, endorsements, perfumes and her own cosmetics line with Estee Lauder, her net worth has soared to an estimated £240million.
At 11, Cruz has now made his own stab at stardom. With modelling, sports and photography already taken, Cruz has taken a leaf out of his ex-Spice Girl mother’s books and entered the world of music.
The latest edition to the Beckhams’ myriad of celebrity adventures comes in the form of Cruz’s newly released Christmas single If Everyday Was Christmas. Manager Scooter Braun has rebuked claims from Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who said that his parents, are “pimping out” their son, for the brand.
While initially it was hoped that the single would be a real contender for Christmas No1, the odds have dropped dramatically since its release on Wednesday. However, all profits from the annoyingly festive tune will be donated to the Make Some Noise Charity which supports disadvantaged children in the UK.
The five-year-old was born pooing into a Gucci nappy (probably).
From the moment she took her seat in the front row of Paris fashion week, Harper was destined to be Victoria’s mini me.
She has her own fashion blog and Harper’s drawing featured on a new World AIDS Day charity T-shirt which can be snapped for £100.
Her mother boasts that she has been in heels for years and can already run in platforms.
According to reports, she has been training with the English National Ballet, so look out for a line of Beckham tutus coming your way soon.
In recent years 13-year-old Romeo Beckham has ventured into the world of modelling, taking centre stage in Burberry’s 2014 Christmas campaign and starring alongside established modelling legend Naomi Campbell in 2015. The middle-male child of the Beckham clan contributed a further £45,000 to the family money pot from his initial campaign, ruffling the feathers of his lesser-paid co stars. Romeo had also followed his now “retired” father, David Beckham, and photographer brother, Brooklyn Beckham, into the world of football, playing with the Arsenal academy. However, he is now pursuing a different ball game – tennis. Romeo apparently has a natural ability for the sport, impressing tennis coach John Johnston who said “he has a lot of talent”.
In Romeo’s spare time he enjoys the occasional game of tennis with family friend Andy Murray.
He is the new face of fashion brand Pull and Bear, which in its ad, claims: “We all have a place in the world, jump barriers and be in the right place.”
Thanks to some heavy duty nepotism, barriers haven’t been an issue for Brooklyn who is worth around £6million thanks to his modelling.
Pretty is in his genes but with eight million instagram followers and the Beckham name, Brooklyn was always going to be able to command a premium by fronting cool brands.
His photography book What I See is out next year, which is quite an achievement for a 17-year-old given the world renowned David Bailey didn’t manage his first published collection until he was 26.
Brooklyn has a £100,000 ad campaign for Huawei smartphones, in which he says “everyone thought I would follow my dad but I went in my own direction”.
That direction is on a steady trajectory upwards.