Liv Tyler surprised fans when she revealed on social media David Beckham has the special honor of being her two youngest children’s godfather.
In the Instagram shot, Sailor, 6, and Lula, 4—Tyler’s two children with her British sports and entertainment agent fiancé, David Gardner — appear to be thrilled with the former soccer player.
The 43-year-old Lord of the Rings actress congratulated “our sweet godfather” Beckham, 45, on his first win as president and co-owner of the soccer team Inter Miami CF.
“We are so proud of you,” Tyler gushed.
Tyler’s partner, Gardner, 54, is Beckham’s agent and business manager and the two men have known each other since they became friends almost 15 years ago after meeting at Manchester United Youth Club. Despite knowing such a famous soccer star, Tyler has admitted she doesn’t really understand his sport all that much.
“My partner knows David well, so football is on in our house all the time,” she told The Sun in a 2019 interview. “It’s interesting how tribal it is with all the chants, but I don’t really understand what is going on, except that they run around a lot. They’re constantly running. They must be out of breath.”
Tyler wished she “cared more” about soccer, she said. “It’s alien to me, so unfamiliar, the sound of the chanting and this roar, the crowd. I’ve been to lots of games with David, and he’s told me loads of football stories and introduced me to some amazingly talented players, although I sometimes don’t know who they are.”
She added, “My partner lives for football and his family and all his friends love it. For me, it’s so different from watching American football. I just don’t get it.”