The Beckhams — unfiltered! David Beckham revealed some new details about his marriage to Victoria Beckham and how they co-parent their four kids in an interview with ABC News on Friday, Sept. 18.
Beckham told Juju Chang that his marriage with his wife was "pretty easy."
"We’ve been together for 18 years, we’ve been married for 16 years," the soccer stud explained. "So you trust each other’s judgment. I think that has worked for us."
The proud hubby also praised his wife for her "incredible" dedication to designing. "My wife, you know, she’s a hard worker," he said. Indeed, the former Spice Girl debuted her Spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week, where David and their eldest son, Brooklyn, were seated front row.
Noticeably missing this time around was their cute daughter, 4-year-old Harper, who was famously snapped last year picking her nose during her mom's fashion show. David joked that he was recently scolded by his wife — whom he called the "strict one in the house" — for giving Harper ice cream after mom had already said no.
The dad of four, 40, said he and Victoria try to protect their kids — Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 10, and Harper — from public scrutiny, especially on social media.
"It’s hard," Beckham reflected. "Because our 16-year-old son, Brooklyn, he’s got like 4 million Instagram followers. We control everything that he posts, everything that he does, and it’s the same with our other kids."
The former Manchester United superstar said he knew he couldn't control whether his boys played the sport that launched his career. "I'd love them to play soccer, but I want them to be happy doing it, you know,” the famed athlete shared. “One of my boys turned around to me the other day, he said, ‘Daddy, you know, I'm not sure I want to play football all the time…' It broke my heart a little bit. He said, ‘Every time that I step onto the field, I know people are saying, you know, ‘This is David Beckham's son,’ and if I'm not as good as you, then it's not good enough.'"
Beckham's response was simple. "I said, ‘Okay, stop right there…You play because you want to play. You play because it makes you happy.'"