David Beckham “loves” being a house husband.
The British star retired as a professional soccer player earlier this year and has embraced family life ever since. He is enjoying spending time with his four children, allowing his wife Victoria Beckham to focus on her fashion career.
“I love it. I’ve been lucky, I’ve always been able to take the boys to school in the mornings and pick them up and make them dinner and things like that. So I do even more of that,” he said in an interview with British talk show host Jonathan Ross. “I’m able to take all three of the boys to school and then I take Harper to her school for a few hours and then pick her up. I’m kind of like a driver at the moment, I’m always in the car.”
The family have now settled in London, after spending some years in America when David played for LA Galaxy. The 38-year-old then had a brief stint with Paris Saint-Germain before choosing to retire in May.
David is aware that Victoria has made many sacrifices to further his career, and he is now willing to return the favor.
“Victoria’s success has been really incredible and, it’s simple, she works really hard. She’s a great mother, of course, and she looks after the boys and Harper and that’s our priority and her priority, but she works really hard,” he smiled. “She’s a hard working mother and the success that she’s had, she deserves.”
David went on to speak about his children. He revealed 11-year-old Romeo is showing a flair for soccer, but was reduced to tears when his dad awarded a penalty against him during one match.
“Fortunately, I shouldn’t say fortunately, because they’re 11-year-old kids, but fortunately they missed [the penalty],” David smiled. “As we were running back… Romeo was jogging behind and he turned around to me and said, ‘I can’t believe you did that to me, dad.’ And he was crying. It was kind of a lesson for him.”
David also says two-year-old Harper is showing signs of following in her mother’s fashionable footsteps. The toddler is very choosy about her clothes and spends a long time deciding what to wear.
“[Harper] gets her outfit ready the night before, and then she gets up in the morning, we go down to get her ready and she changes her mind. So then, by this time, we’re in a rush. The boys are arguing over what breakfast they want, and I’m trying to get them ready as well,” he laughed. “But then I’m in the room with Harper trying to pick out outfits and anything which I pick out, which I think looks great, she puts back in.”
David also revealed that his three sons – also including Brooklyn, 14, and Cruz, eight – have been teaching their little sister “rude jokes”. He was quick to step in and express his disapproval when he found out.
“I’ve heard some of the boys’ jokes over the last few months and it’s not something I really want them teaching Harper. So I said, ‘What joke is it?’ And they said, ‘It’s the elephant joke,’” he recalled. “And I said, ‘You cannot teach your two-and-a-half-year-old little sister a joke like that.’ Thankfully she doesn’t know the whole joke and she wouldn’t understand it.”
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