Victoria Beckham threw David a baller 40th birthday party in Marrakesh
David and Victoria Beckham celebrating his 40th birthday. (Twitter)
But the retired footballer seemed to have eyes for just his lovely lady on Saturday evening, as he posted an adorable selfie of the two of them together at the end of one very special day.
The star - who has just turned the big 4-0 - took the picture of himself with his wife cuddling up to his chest as he told her how grateful he was for his special day.
'Thanks to my beautiful wife for such an amazing day x,' he wrote to his nearly 3million Instagram followers - earned in less than one day as he only joined the social networking site on the day before his birthday.
Victoria, 41, meanwhile also posted a picture of herself and her man in the stunning location for his birthday party, the Amanjena resort on the outskirts of the the Moroccan city.
The husband and wife posed in front of a gorgeous backdrop from within the resort, in front of a serene pool lined with lamps in the dusky light, as they cosied up together once again.
'Special evening with family and friends x #DB40 x @davidbeckham,' the fashion designer wrote.
She looked to be keeping it very simple for her man's big night, wearing a floor-length black dress.
And David himself looked utterly relaxed in a white collarless shirt, black trousers and man-sandals.
The 16-year-old shared a picture of himself on his own Instagram in the midst of the revelries alongside his long-term family friend Eva, 40, who looked stunning in a lemon yellow frock.
The lucky teen wrote along with the snap: 'Moroccan night with @evalongoria #DB40.'
Like his mother, he made sure to use the special hashtag for his dad's birthday.
Eva also shared a fun picture of herself with Brooklyn, who she has known for many years since befriending the Beckhams when they moved to Los Angeles in the mid-2000s.
She couldn't quite believe that the youngster had beaten her in Instagram followers, as he has now reached a not-too-shabby 2m.
The Hollywood beauty pulled a mock-annoyed pose as she wrote: 'How did this happen? @brooklynbeckham not only beat me to 1M, he now has 2M?? #DB40.'
Late into the evening, Eva looked to be having a whale of a time at a dinner table with Victoria's former Spice Girl pals Emma Bunton and Mel C.
She shared a snap of the two of them together, caught up in all the fun, in front of what appeared to be a belly dancer.
'Too much fun with Emma and Mel! #DB40,' she gushed along with the picture.
Eva is one of a handful of celebrity guests at David's big birthday celebrations, which kicked off on Saturday morning in the glorious sunshine of Marrakech.
Also sharing pictures from the star-studded day was Hollywood star Liv Tyler, who had arrived in Marrakech on Friday with her partner and father of her youngest child, Dave Gardner.
Dave is David's best pal, so it's no surprise the two were included in the very exclusive guest list.
Liv shared a picture of her man - or 'My love' as she simply called him - in front of one of the ornate wooden doors at their exquisite palatial location.
Another photo on her Instagram page was a stunning shot from inside the five-star resort of which she was clearly glad to be a guest at.
The famous family had started sharing pictures early on Saturday morning, shortly after David finally signed up to use Instagram, and they didn't hold back during their lovely day.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder was seen receiving a warm hug from Victoria in a snap shared with her 4.2 million Instagram followers.
Sitting beneath a large banner bearing the words 'Happy Birthday,' Beckham sported a dashing panama hat while sitting at an outdoor table set for a birthday breakfast.
Captioning the shot, Victoria wrote: 'So excited to be spending this special day with David and the kids in Marrakech! Welcome to Instagram @DavidBeckham! x vb #DB40.'
Brooklyn also paid tribute to his father via his own social media channel by sharing a snap in which they sit side by side.
'Happy birthday dad. #DB40,' read a simple accompanying message.
Meanwhile Beckham added further shots to the Instagram account he opened on Friday morning, shortly before jetting to Morocco with his family.
One such image finds the sporting icon looking rather pleased with himself while sitting in front of a table laden with wrapped gifts.
Captioning the shot he wrote: 'I feel very spoilt this morning!'
In another he idled close to the sprawling pool outside five-star Mararkech resort Amanjena, where he will celebrate his birthday over the course of the weekend.
Beckham kicked off his special day by sharing an intimate snap with Instagram followers - just 24-hours after opening his account on the social media site.
The former footballer made his first foray on the enormously popular picture messaging service on Saturday morning from his luxury suite.
Pictured in bed and with one of his trademark sleeve tattoos on full display, Beckham is at his brooding best as he gazes into the camera lens.
Captioning the shot, he wrote: 'Good morning and hello! It’s great to finally be on Instagram, been a long time coming but I can’t wait to start sharing all my special moments with you.
'Thank you for all your birthday messages so far. Looking forward to a great day with friends and family x.'
Beckham and Victoria touched down in the Moroccan capital on Friday evening ahead of a weekend long celebration with a host of celebrity friends - among them TV chef Gordon Ramsay and his family, David Blaine, Dave Gardner and Liv Tyler and Vanessa Feltz and her partner Ben Ofoedu.
Saturday saw Victoria's ex-Spice Girl band mates Mel C and Emma Bunton arrive for the bash, as well as Eva, who had flown straight over from her friend's wedding in Cordoba, Spain on Friday.
Victoria shared a sweet snap of herself with the birthday boy on her own Instagram page, posing in front of their large private jet after their long-haul flight to the African country.
'So excited to be celebrating David's birthday x #DB40 x vb,' she wrote along with the snap.
She stuck to using her self-made hashtag for the occasion, #DB40, that she began using earlier in the week.
The fashion designer had previously shared a sneak peek of their getaway when she posted a picture of a vintage Yves Saint Laurent top along with a suggestive memo.
'What to wear in Marakesh (sic)? Vintage Yves Saint Laurent #DB40 x vb,' she quipped.
The Amanjena hotel's restaurant specialises in Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, but if the group tire of the local delicacies there's also a Thai restaurant on site, while a private dining space could be hired out for David's birthday dinner.
A cigar bar is also on hand for those moments that simply must be accompanied by a smoke.
A boutique is also located inside the resort, meaning Victoria and co. won't even need to set foot in the nearby souks to stock up on locally crafted products, while David's wife can also relax in the renowned spa which features two Turkish-style hammams.
It is not the first time the Beckhams have stayed at the resort, with Victoria and David renewing their vows there during a romantic getaway in 2004.
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