The Beckhams En Route to the United States
Teary-eyed David and Victoria Beckham and their three sons have boarded their plane at Heathrow airport and jetted off to begin a new life in the US. Before their departure Posh said: "I'm going to try to smile more in America."
David will be welcomed to his new club LA Galaxy at a press conference scheduled for Friday morning. A sexually charged photo spread in W magazine and an NBC reality special should also help create some buzz about their move.
But can the couple, who are iconic figures in their native Britain, break into US mainstream? According to a poll conducted by British tabloid Daily Mail, over 60% of readers believe Posh and Becks will be back in the UK within a year.
The couple will move into a Mediterranean style mansion in Beverly Hills, next door to their friends, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
David's first game takes place on Saturday, July 21. He and the team will be wearing the newly redesigned Los Angeles Galaxy jersey which David is posing in in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.
Observes believe David Beckham's contract with LA Galaxy could earn the star player over 250 million USD.