Who is Dave Gardner? Liv Tyler partner, David Beckham’s best friend and football agent


DAVE Gardner has one of those faces that you kind of recognise but you can’t work out why – he’s not an A-lister, but still, you’ve seen him about…

The handsome football agent has been swimming among celebrity circles for years, first with bestie David Beckham and Kate Moss, and now with his partner Liv Tyler. Here’s all we know.

 Dave Gardner and his partner Liv Tyler attend the Gunpowder premiere

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Dave Gardner and his partner Liv Tyler attend the Gunpowder premiere

Who is Dave Gardner?

Dave Gardner started his career in the Manchester United youth team when he was just 14 years old.

But after failing to impress five years on, the youngster left to set up Elite Sport Agency with Jason Ferguson, Sir Alex’s son.

They went on to become two of the most successful football agents in the Premier League, piling up millions of pounds in fees during each transfer.

They split when Gardner set up his solo firm after Ferguson junior was accused of exploiting his dad’s position to gain financially from set up transfer deals.

In his personal life, Gardner never seemed to have much luck before meeting Liv Tyler.

In 2003 he married loo-roll heiress Davinia Taylor in a lavish ceremony with guests including the Beckhams, Phil Neville and Kate Moss.

But Taylor’s alcohol addiction and bi-polar disorder seemed to push the couple apart and they divorced in 2010.

Gardner was linked to several famous faces during his single years, including Rita Ora, Stephanie Dorrance and Kelly Brook – but then he met Liv Tyler.

 Dave and Liv have four children between them

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Dave and Liv have four children between them

How did David Gardner meet Liv Tyler and how many children do they have?

Dave and Liz were introduced to each other by friend and matchmaker Kate Moss.

She supposedly just had a feeling that they would hit it off and turns out that the supermodel was right.

The couple fell truly, madly, deeply in love and soon after had their first child, Sailor (born in 2015).

Just one year later they had their second baby together, Lula Rose.

They also both have sons from previous relationships, with Liv having Milo, 11, from her marriage to Royston Langton, while David shares am eight-year-old boy called Grey with ex-wife Davinia Taylor.

 Dave hangs out with his old pals David Beckham and Gary Neville

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Dave hangs out with his old pals David Beckham and Gary Neville

How does Dave Gardner know David Beckham?

Dave Gardner met his long-time pal during his stint at Manchester United Youth Club.

Despite Beckham going on to become a worldwide superstar in sports, the pair remained close from the age of 14.

He is said to be one of Beckham’s three best friends and is godfather to Brooklyn.

The footie star was also best man at his wedding in 2003 and made his godfather to his son Grey.

Gardner’s friendship with Beckham has caused him to be caught up in the media storm following Beckileaks.

This was a cache of leaked emails between David Beckham and his advisors over his campaign to get a knighthood.

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