In news that may blow your mind, Brooklyn Beckham celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday, making me — and anyone else who was a fan of the Spice Girls back in the day — feel like we’re old AF. Wasn’t it just yesterday that Spice World hit theaters? No, it was nearly 20 years ago, you say? My oh my, time sure does fly! For those of you not familiar, Brooklyn is the son of Victoria and David Beckham. The couple has four children in total, Harper, Romeo, Cruz, and Brooklyn — who is the oldest.
In celebration of his son’s special day, David posted a throwback photo of himself holding Brooklyn as a newborn. The former athlete captioned the pic on Instagram with a sweet birthday message, which included a story about how he used to get Brooklyn to go to sleep as a baby:
"So on this day 18 years ago this little man came into our lives. To say we felt blessed is an understatement. From day one he never slept through the night the only way he would fall asleep is when I took him out in the car and it had to be BoyZone on the radio and he would drop right off. Thankfully he now sleeps the whole night without needing a song. Brooklyn has gone from this beautiful baby boy to become this handsome, polite and driven young man. I'm proud that he lived through my career with me and I'm even prouder about the person that he has become. Happy birthday Bust, you can now officially take dad for a drink down the pub."
Let's all collectively let out an "aww."
Mom Victoria also wished Brooklyn a HBD on the 'gram, with a photo of him flexing as a young boy and a short caption that read, "the most beautiful, caring, talented young man. We are so proud and love you so much!"
Victoria added that she "can't believe our baby boy is 18 today." Umm... same. I'm honestly having trouble accepting the fact that 18 years have gone by since Victoria gave birth to Brooklyn.
Both of Brooklyn's brothers (Cruz and Romeo) posted birthday wishes as well. The cutest one was this photo Romeo shared, with a caption reading, "Brooklyn's birthday today and he has always taken care of me."
So much nostalgic social media love from the fam.
Happy birthday Brooklyn, here's hoping adulthood is good to you! Enjoy your years as a "young" adult, while they last... Next thing you know, you'll be reminiscing about how you remember seeing a movie yesterday, despite the fact that it came out two decades ago. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to start working on my AARP application.