David Beckham Gets ‘Physically Ill’ When He Leaves His Kids

There’s doting dads, and then there’s David Beckham.

The 40-year-old has admitted that he struggles with his work-life balance because of how much he misses his children when he’s away from home. Um, ADORBS.

The Beckhams appear to be a very close family


David and his wife Victoria are parents to Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 11, and four-year-old Harper, so it’s safe to say there’s always quite a lot going on in their household.

Talking to GQ US, he explains: ‘I get physically ill when I have to leave the kids now.’

He even reckons he might still be playing football if it wasn’t for his family commitments, continuing: ‘I miss soccer every day.

David Beckham often shares cute snaps with his kids on Instagram. Here he is with Romeo. Aw…


‘I don’t know whether it’s the athlete in me, or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play…

See: What David Beckham Has To Say About Brooklyn Dating

‘You know, maybe I could play another year in the US. If I was still living in LA, I’d probably really seriously think about coming back for a year. But we’re living in London, and the kids are happy in the school…’

The Beckham kids (inc. Cruz) are now settled in London


Well. There’s always the parents’ game at sports day, right?!

David has been married to ex-Spice Girl Victoria, 41, since 1999. Yep, that’s 17 whole years of Posh ‘n Becks magic.

David Beckham’s youngest is little Harper


They’ve both gone through huge changes over the past few years, with David retiring from footie and Victoria transforming into a successful fashion designer.

See: How David Beckham Helped Victoria In Her Time Of Need

As with any long-term celebrity marriage, there’s often speculation over the state of their relationship. But David’s long past caring about that.

David and Victoria Beckham wed back in 1999


He says: ‘I’m secure as a person, as a husband, as a dad. I’ve gone past the point of really worrying, caring.’

Glad to hear it, Becks.