Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham has taken to Facebook to prove his wife, Victoria Beckham, does indeed smile and laugh. The 39-year-old ex-Spice Girl and current fashion designer has a rather stern demeanour most times.

The Beckhams are presently in China, where the 38-year-old footballer is promoting the Chinese Super League. And during the trip, Victoria Beckham flashed a cheerful smile at David, who immediately posted the image on Facebook with this comment: "See, I told you she smiles," he wrote.

During the tour, Beckham was forced to cut short his appearance at Shanghai's Tongji University after a stampede erupted among thousands of fans who turned out to greet him. The event had to be cancelled and local police said they were investigating the incident. The former England captain was scheduled to meet the university's football team.

Meanwhile, Victoria Beckham has been busy checking out the local shopping, promoting her fashion line and updating her followers on Twitter. The first photograph she shared with the social networking Web site was that of a billboard featuring her son, Romeo Beckham. She tweeted: "Look who I saw at Beijing airport! Proud mummy."

She later shared more photos from a shopping trip with her friend, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, as well as those from official appearances. The couple also found time for an appearance on China Central Television on Sunday.

Beckham looked handsome in a grey double breasted suit with a matching tie and Victoria Beckham wore one of her own creations, a chic red knee-length dress with black cuffs above her elbows and matching black shoes. She had her hair tied up in a ponytail.

Check out photographs of David and Victoria Beckham in China...

A first? Victoria Beckham caught on camera smilingFacebook/davidbeckham
The Beckhams in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham
VB in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham
VB in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham
VB in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham
VB in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham
The Beckham's in ChinaTwitter/VictoriaBeckham