David Beckham has some strong feelings on his daughter Harper’s hair. VERY strong.
In the cutest confession ever, the ex England captain has admitted that he’s responsible for the four-year-old’s gorgeous, silky locks. Well, we should have known…
Speaking to Yahoo!, David revealed that it’s him that’s always refused to give Harper a haircut. ‘About a year ago, my wife said, “Maybe we should cut Harper’s hair.’ And I was like, ‘No! We need to grow it. Do. Not. Touch,'” he said.
‘Since she was born, we haven’t cut it. That’s why it’s pretty much down to her knees.’
The dad-of-our then added: ‘I had to. It’s just so good, isn’t it?’ So, it looks like Harper’s got her dad to thank for those impossibly glossy Rapunzel locks then!
His confession hardly surprises us. The former footballer famously dotes on all of his four children, but it is his special bond with 4-year-old daughter Harper that’s had us all swooning ever since she was born.
From ice cream dates in LA to cosy Instagram snaps of Harper doing his hair, daddy David is never far from his adorable little girl.
Which is why, after an article was published earlier this year questioning why Harper still uses a dummy, the ex England captan felt the need to immediately hit back on social media.
The 40-year-old took to Instagram to express his anger at a recent report which slammed Beckham for allowing his child to use a pacifier, claiming it could lead to Harper suffering from ‘speech of dental issues’ in future life.
David wrote: ‘Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts??’
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‘Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier’, he continued.
‘So those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent…’
And with over 575,000 likes, it seems many people agree with him.
‘Completely agree!!’, commented one user. ‘Well said David – you’re an amazing Dad. Keep doing your thing!’ wrote another.
In the article, nurse and midwife Clare Byam-Cookt urged the dangers of Harper continuing to use a dummy at the age of 4.
‘I can’t believe she is still using a dummy’, it read. ‘If she has a dummy in their mouth at this age, at four, it really can damage her teeth and it is very likely to hinder speech development.’
What do you think of the criticism? Was David right to defend his parenting choices? Let us know below…