It seems that David Beckham is going for Embarrassing Dad of the Year after relaying yet another story about his children.
The former footballer was appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden when he relayed the story of his son Brooklyn’s first date.
David explained to James, the audience and the many viewers at home that he had to accompany his eldest on the Valentine’s Day dinner.
When probed by Corden, who asked, ‘He must be getting quite big into the dating circuit now?’, Beckham said: ”Yeah, it’s happening. He’s going to hate me for this.
‘I’m fine with it, because on his first date – when he was about 14 and a half – it was Valentine’s Day so he said, “I’d love to take this girl to dinner.”
‘I said, “Okay, great.” I spoke to Victoria, and she was like, “Really?”, so I said, “Yeah, he’s going to do it.”
‘She said, “Okay, make sure you take him and then make sure you sit in the restaurant.” So I was like, “Really, you’re going to make me do that?” and she said “Yeah, that’s the only way I’m going to let him go.”‘
‘So we took him to a small sushi restaurant and he sat at the sushi bar and I sat about five tables back.
‘By the way, my daughter is four years old. When she gets to that age, I will be closer than that!’
David had previously spoke about embarrassing his children on the school run.
“My middle son, Romeo .. he’s just started … when I go to give him a kiss he’ll turn his face, so then I’ll pick him up and give him a bear hug and kiss him in front of his friends,’ he told Jimmy Kimmel.
‘I take [Brooklyn] to school and he says to me, “Dad, park around the corner,”‘ Beckham said. ‘So I’m driving around and he’s just walking into the school and I open the window and said, “Brooklyn, I love you!” Obviously it didn’t go down very well.’
Beckham’s eldest son, who was sat in the Late Late Show audience as his dad retold the embarrassing story, is aiming to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a professional footballer.
This season, he has been playing for Arsenal’s Under 16s but was recently dealt a blow with the news that the Gunners will not hand him a new deal at the end of the season.
For now, Brooklyn is enjoying his teens, but being the son of one of the most famous men in the world has not stopped him from having to get a weekend job.
‘A couple of years ago, you know what kids are like, they want new sneakers, they want new soccer boots,’ Beckham told Corden. ‘It came to the point where he turned 14, 14 and a half, and I thought “If you want something, then go and work and you’ve got your own money”.
‘It got to the stage where I was like, “Okay, if you wanna buy some new stuff, or new boots or new trainers, then if you’re working for them then you can afford them yourself”.
‘Much to his dismay, we packed him off to the French cafe and he works there every Saturday and Sunday and gets his own pocket money.’