The couple already have three sons: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and six-year-old Cruz. But both have publicly spoken of their desire to add to their brood, and in particular their wish to have a little girl.
David, 35, took to his Facebook page yesterday to announce the news to fans. He said: “I’ve got great news to tell you. Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer.
“The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister.”
The news comes as a surprise given recent comments made by Victoria suggesting a fourth child was doubtful for the time being.
Speaking to UK Vogue, whose cover she appears on this month, the 36-year-old singer-turned-fashion designer said: “Maybe one day another baby, but at this stage I think the chances of another girl are quite slim.”
The Daily Mail reports that the Beckhams are not planning to find out the sex of the baby until the birth, leaving everyone guessing as to whether they will get their longed-for daughter.