David Beckham auctioned off his last ever pair of personalised football boots at his friend Eva Longoria“s Global Gift Gala ball in Paris just 48 hours before retiring from football.
Bidders at the George V event, which is covered exclusively by ! magazine this week, were unaware that the just 48 hours later the former England International would quit the game.
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The coveted footwear are only the second pair of boots personalised with his children”s names on that David has ever auctioned off and their price is now expected to soar way above the £15,000 they went for on the night.
The event, set up by Eva Longoria and Karen Ruimy, raised almost £500,000 for the Eva Longoria Foundation, The Great Initiative and Greg Le Marchal Foundation.
David was honoured with the Philathropist Award, but pulled out to celebrate winning the league cup with his side PSG, just hours before he announced his retirement.
In a stunning exclusive photoshoot with ! in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower, Eva reveals why she loves returning to Paris, the city where she had her fateful marriage to basketball player Tony Parker and how she has now moved on enough from the painful split to laugh about it.
“My friend Jeff did the flowers for the event, he did the flowers for my wedding too. The marriage didn”t last but the flowers were beautiful,” she joked.
She also revealed to ! why she loves living with her “sorority sisters” and playing card games and Pictionary in her pyjamas. “I surround myself with strong women…they are there for me always.”
To read more of Eva”s exclusive chat and photoshoot get ! on sale now.