Tuesday 20 March 2018

Victoria Beckham says only daughter Harper's passion for football not fashion is a 'dagger to the heart'

Brooklyn, David and Harper Beckham next to Anna Wintour at the Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2015 show last weekend. Photo: Lucas Jackson
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Harper might have famously taken her first steps in Dublin's Brown Thomas store, but Victoria Beckham is devastated that her only daughter doesn't want to follow in her fashionable footsteps.

The 41-year-old told Good Morning America that her hopes for Harper to become a future style star have been dashed.

The former Spice Girl has the fashion world in the palm of her hand with her critically acclaimed label, but she doesn't think her 4-year-old has any interest in following her lead.

"She said to me the other day, 'Mummy, I think I want to play football.' Dagger through the heart," Victoria said.

Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper
Victoria Beckham with eldest son Brooklyn and daughter Harper

"I have three boys that want to play football. I mean, come on, let one of them want to be into fashion.

"She loves sport. She's a tomboy because she has three brothers," she added.

Read more: Victoria Beckham says 'tomboy' daughter Harper loves football

However, she shouldn't give up hope just yet as sons Brooklyn and Romeo are inundated with modelling work and brand collaborations. Romeo (13) appeared as the star in Burberry's Christmas campaign last season and Brooklyn (16) was the face of niche Polish brand, Reserved.

David Beckham and daughter Harper
David Beckham and daughter Harper

It does seem that Harper, Victoria's youngest child with husband David Beckham, appears to definitely be the apple of her dad's eye.

Read more: Harper shows off her golden Beckham genes as she takes a strike at goal

The former England footballer is regularly seen out and about with the toddler in their adopted home of Los Angeles, taking her for bicycle rides and frozen yoghurt trips.

The 40-year-old also passionately slammed the MailOnline when they criticised his parenting skills on their website - suggesting that Harper was too old to be still using a soother.

"Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren't feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it's a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people's children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent ..." he wrote.

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