David and Victoria Beckham Rumored to Have Interest in Buying the Versace Mansion

Expensive, ornate real estate is a lot like expensive, ornate fashion: not just anybody can pull it off. So it's going to take a real diva to purchase the Versace Mansion, which recently went on the auction block after its owner filed for bankruptcy.

And hey, if that diva comes with a soccer star husband and a nickname like "Posh Spice," even better.

NOWdaily Magazine is reporting that David and Victoria Beckham are showing interest in purchasing the home.

According to the gossip rag, Posh & Becks' potential buy of the historic mansion is "all part of David Beckham's secret Florida move." An anonymous source told the paper:

The Beckhams' people have enquired about the mansion, but it's all very hush-hush ... It's an incredibly beautiful family home and oozes Gianni Versace's style ideas ... Posh would be in heaven.

The $25 million home would be strictly a vacation pad for the pair; the source insists that the couple plans to base the majority of their lives in the UK. But as Curbed Miami points out, having a place to crash in Miami would make owning a Major League Soccer team in the city pretty convenient.

Yes, it's an anonymous rumor published by a British gossip magazine. Don't start forming your Spice Girls tribute band just yet. But hey, if it means Miami gets its own MLS team and one of the most attractive couples on the planet? Let it be so.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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