November 20, 2015 06:15 PM

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Forget about being sexy, David Beckham is also seriously romantic.

“David is very romantic and we regularly do lovely things to surprise each other,” Victoria Beckham tells PEOPLE of her husband of 16 years (and our current Sexiest Man Alive).

And what drew Victoria to David – besides, well, the obvious – was his commitment to family.

David and Victoria Beckham last November
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“The first time I met David, nearly 20 years ago, we were at a football match,” she says. “After the game all the other players were having a drink with their friends and David was standing with his mum and dad and his younger sister Joanne. Family is important to him.”

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So important that he was sure to include Victoria’s family in his proposal plans.

“When he proposed he asked my dad first, which is such a respectful thing to do,” says Victoria. (Take note, Harper Beckham’s future spouse!)

The busy couple are always sure to make time for family – and each other.

“Both of us have to travel with work, but we always make time for each other and time for the children,” says Victoria. “We always support each other and our family.”

David Beckham is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2015

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