As David Beckham buys Victoria a knee scooter complete with a 'wine basket', how she's desperate to win the race to be fit for her 50th birthday bash… and the special meaning behind his gift SuperNayr

When Victoria Beckham turned 30, her husband David’s present was typically lavish: an oval-cut pink diamond ring, worth £1million.

For her 40th, he is said to have splashed out on a £50,000 diamond bracelet.

So, as she approaches her 50th birthday celebrations, you would have forgiven Posh for expecting an opulent addition to her jewellery collection.

Instead, the former Spice Girl, who on Valentine’s Day this year broke her foot after taking a tumble in the gym, received a rather different gift from her husband of 24 years.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, Victoria revealed that former England captain David had given her a £300 KneeRover ‘mobility bike’, designed to make sure she keeps pressure off her right leg, giving it the best chance to heal and be ready for April 18, when she plans to throw a big birthday bash.

Victoria Beckham zooms around on her new knee scooter in a video posted to Instagram

Victoria Beckham zooms around on her new knee scooter in a video posted to Instagram

Husband David has a turn on the KneeRover mobility device in their family home

Husband David has a turn on the KneeRover mobility device in their family home

Friends of the former Spice Girl say that she is thrilled with her gift, which David presented to her shortly after they arrived in Miami, where they are spending the Easter break.

A giddy Victoria wasted no time in sharing a video of David, 48, setting up the scooter with her 32 million Instagram followers.

‘Okay so David bought me a bike to try and help keep my foot, which is taking a long time to heal,’ she said. ‘So he bought me this little bike with a basket.’

‘Not any bike!’ David interrupted, adding: ‘It’s called a KneeRover.’

‘The accessories are endless,’ Victoria gushed. ‘Think how much wine I can fit in this basket.’

In another snap, where she modelled the vehicle while sporting a t-shirt, leggings, one trainer and her medical boot, she wrote: ‘The best gift my Husband ever bought me!!!’

The Beckham clan, I’m told, have found this purchase highly amusing. Showing off her wicked sense of humour, Victoria has compared herself to Benidorm character Madge Harvey – ageing star of the ITV comedy who shuffles around on a scooter.

Despite the hilarity, David – practical as ever – bought the gift in all seriousness.

Victoria’s injury at her West London home was described by her husband shortly afterwards as a ‘clean break’.

Since then, determined Victoria has refused to stop going to the gym, or cut down her workload.

In recent weeks she has been spotted limping to and from fashion shows and dinners on crutches wearing one (sometimes high-heeled!) shoe, with the other in a boot.

While friends say that she is taking her injury ‘very much in her stride’, they also say she is determined to look her best for her 50th and is now willing to do whatever it takes to arrive at her celebrations, which so far are shrouded in secrecy, with both feet in her trademark high heels.

The fashion designer has one foot in a medical boot and the other in a stiletto while in Paris earlier this month

The fashion designer has one foot in a medical boot and the other in a stiletto while in Paris earlier this month

‘Victoria loves getting dressed up for big occasions, none more so than her birthday – and that involves wearing a beautiful pair of shoes,’ said one friend.

‘The big day isn’t far away now and Victoria has been getting really frustrated because the foot is taking a while to heal,’ says a friend of the star.

‘She has her crutches which she has been seen using a lot but they are very exhausting. So David had a brainwave and decided to get her a scooter so she can move around more easily.

‘She has been saying that it won’t heal up but she won’t have a rest. You can imagine that David has been telling her to stop and give it all a break but she won’t. So he took matters into his own hands and splashed out on the scooter. Obviously he thinks it is hilarious but he also really wants Victoria’s foot to get better.’

Friends described David as a ‘sweetie’ for buying the KneeRover and added that Victoria has been doing rigorous exercises to help her foot heal.

After all, her 50th is not the only reason Victoria wants to be fighting fit.

On July 4 she and David will have been married for 25 years – and there will be endless celebrations that the former singer will want to dress up for.

As their recent social media posts show, the couple – who have endured their fair share of ups and downs in their marriage – are happier than ever. The secret? Making one another laugh, says a friend.

‘Can you imagine David buying Victoria a gift like a mobility scooter six or seven years ago, and then telling the world about it? No. Victoria is so excited about what is to come in 2024,’ says one.

All the more, I’m told, if she can step back into her stilettos.

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