Beckhams plan to expand ‘team family’
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THE latest addition to the family is just seven months old but David Beckham is already dreaming of the next. The footballer, who is relishing every moment of having a daughter after three sons, said he and his wife Victoria would love to have more children.
The couple are parents to Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, nine, Cruz, six, and baby Harper. But it seems that the Beckhams would love another – making the perfect five-aside team.
In an interview to be broadcast on Jonathan Ross’s ITV1 chat show tonight, Beckham declared, “Harper is seven months now. I can’t even look at her without swelling up. After having three boys, you just assume that you’re going to have another boy, but when we were told she was a little girl, it was amazing. We might have one or two more, you never know.
We’re not thinking about it yet, but if it happens, great. We are busy people and are lucky to have four healthy children.” Beckham said that despite their hectic lifestyles at home in Los Angeles, both he and Victoria try to do ‘normal things’ with the children.
“You know, we take them to school, we pick them up. We take them to taekwondo or wherever they go, so we are always around for them.” The sportsman has another agenda when it comes to teaching his sons martial arts - protecting his little girl. He explained, “I just want them to protect her when she’s at that age where she needs protection. Cruz does taekwondo, Brooklyn does boxing and Romeo does karate, so they’ll all be ready. But Cruz is the one who’s going to really look after Harper, he’s the tough one.” As well as marital arts, the boys are understandably keen on football, the game which made their father famous.
However, David’s knowledge of the beautiful game can cause problems when he watches his boys in action.
He recalled, “I was watching the kids play recently. It was the younger kids of Romeo’s club, and there was a penalty given. And the kids are seven-yearsold and he sent the kid off. And I said, “Come on, he’s seven-years-old, referee, you can’t send him off. The referee looked at me and said, “Yes, I can.” And I said, “Ok, well, you can’t, he’s seven-years-old. He came over and gave me a red card and told me to get out of the park. For real. The gate was only 20 yards away and I waited and went back in when my son’s game was on.” David also spoke about the fact that despite being happy in Los Angeles, the family will always be proud of their British roots.
He said, “My children have been happy for five years there. They love the life in London. My eldest is 12 years old now, he needs stability, so we did it for him and we also love living there,” he added.