David Beckham Tells Us: It’s Not Easy Being Away From Harper Seven


In a perfect world, David Beckham would be at home on paternity leave.

Two weeks after welcoming daughter Harper Seven, the soccer player headed back to work Wednesday at the MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United game at Red Bull Arena in in Harrison, New Jersey.

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Though his team lost 4-0, Beckham was notably upbeat when Us Weekly asked him about his family's latest addition.

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"We have been so lucky with her, and it was hard leaving them all the other day," he told Us. "It's always hard leaving my family. Having a two-week-old daughter and leaving her, and leaving the boys and [wife] Victoria, it was difficult. I can't wait to get back and to hold her and kiss her."

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The California-based athlete, 36, added that his daughter is "absolutely fabulous" and that his three sons — Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6 — are madly in love with their little sister.

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"The boys won't put her down," Beckham told Us. "They won't leave her alone, so I hope they are like that in 20 years."

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