His sculpted physique has graced countless magazine covers and underwear campaigns but David Beckham has revealed that he was recently called fat… and the offender was none other than his three-year-old daughter Harper.
Speaking to chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, David, 39, joked that Harper’s comments have made him worry about his shape.
He said: ”I was bathing Harper and had got her out and was toweling her down when she said: “Daddy I love you but I don’t like you, you’re so chubby!” I didn’t think I was but…..!’
Although he is a world-class footballer with an OBE from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, David admitted that his sons, Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 12 and nine-year-old Cruz, are embarrassed by him.
And David, who is married to designer Victoria Beckham, does everything he can to make them self-conscious.
Speaking about bringing Brooklyn to school, he said: ‘He asked me to park around the corner and he would walk round but I followed him and opened the window and shouted, “Brooklyn I love you!”.’
David also revealed he gave Romeo a huge bear hug in front of his friends when he refused to kiss him and added: ‘Victoria reminded them they had a cool dad but it made no difference.’
Beckham has retired from football and while he has been keeping busy modelling and promoting his new line of whisky, The Haig Club, he joked he sees himself a a taxi driver for the family.
He said: ‘I’m keeping busy. I’ve become a taxi driver overnight. I’m like an Uber driver. From 7.30 in the morning I have dropoffs at four different schools. I pick Harper up at 12 then the boys at 4. Then the boys all train in a soccer academy every single night of the week until 9.30pm. To be honest it’s great.’
David previously revealed that Harper often picks out his clothes, saying: ‘All little girls are like this, honestly it’s amazing to watch.
‘She’ll come in and she’ll want to put my belt on or she’ll want to dress me or she’ll say “Daddy wear these shoes with that”, it’s amazing actually.’