English soccer ace David Beckham loved dating his now wife Victoria Beckham when their relationship wasn't in the public eye - hailing their time away from the media glare "amazing".
The 32-year-old shared his first kiss with the former Spice Girl in a restaurant parking lot, and loved the secrecy surrounding their pairing when they began dating in 1997.
Speaking to U.S. TV talk show host Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Tuesday (01Apr08), he said, " For the first three months it was amazing because no one found out about us being together.
"We loved that because we could sneak around. Our first kiss was in the car park of a restaurant.
"We used to drive to places and just spend as much time together as possible and that was an amazing time in our relationship."