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.

>Instagram. Here he is with Romeo. Aw..."> 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.