David Beckham covers the July 2012 issue of ELLE UK magazine. The soccer hunk who is the first male to ever cover the magazine opens up about his youngest child, Harper and how he and wife Victoria have date night each week.
Beckham says he’s absolutely smitten with 10-month-old Harper and loves spending time with her and watching her grow.
”It’s great. I love to bite her legs, or shoulders. It’s how a baby should be. She’s so beautiful. There’s no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it’s just different. When they [boys] are kids you can roll them around and they fall to the sides and they pick themselves up and they’re fine. Whereas Harper, now, she hits herself just slightly and she cries…. I still think ‘Oh God, I can’t believe this, I’ve got a girl.’ And to see the boys with her it’s incredible. When they walk into the room, her little face lights up.”
While David and Victoria are hands-on parents, they like to have a date night once a week where they can just spend some time on their own.
”She comes home and shows me what she’s been doing all day and what exciting dresses and bags she’s got coming through. And then I say something boring like ‘I got kicked today.’ But we listen to each other. We try to go out at least once a week, just the two of us, a quiet dinner somewhere. It’s not about wearing a nice dress or a nice suit. It’s just going out and chatting and having some time together.”
The magazine goes on sale Wednesday.