Victoria Beckham in April issue of UK Vogue
Victoria Beckham is a busy woman. Mom to three sons — Brooklyn Joseph, 9, Romeo James, 5 ½, and Cruz David, 3 — wife to soccer star David Beckham, and creative director of dVb, her denim line that is quickly expanding into much more, Victoria, 33, wears many hats. She sat down with UK Vogue to discuss home life, infidelity rumors, Spice Girls, body image, the paparazzi, and more.
Click below for the photo and interview highlights.
On their British home and activities with the boys:
Webought this house because I wanted to live near my parents. The goodthing about being further outside London is you can have lots of landand it’s nice for the children — they’ve got little quad bikes and alittle pony. David and the kids and me playing on the quad bikes …it’s just nice to have that space.
The boys have a football pitch. David and the boys stick me in the goal and I dive side to side.
On her looks and body image:
Iwould never put my health at risk. Obviously working out is important.Well, I don’t. I have joined a gym but can’t bring myself to start. Ican’t bring myself to wear flat shoes!
I was never one of the tall, skinny, gorgeous ones. Eatingdisorders are an incredibly serious illness, but you’ve got to berealistic about who you are and what you are. I’d love to look like Linda Evangelista. You know what? I could try for the rest of my life, but I’m never going to look like her.
On one of her reasons for doing the Spice Girls reunion:
Iwant the boys to see me as a pop star, not just telling them to dotheir homework, and David can be reminded of the person he fell in lovewith.
On dealing with media attention in 2004 after David’s former assistant made claims they had slept together:
You know, I love and trust my husband 100%. It’s myjob to protect the family. We have children and I wasn’t going to go tocourt and drag up my personal life when my children were old enough tounderstand what they were hearing.
We have a very nice positive energyaround us as a family, and if it’s not positive and nice, I don’t wantto know about it.
On the family unit:
Youknow, we have fun. I laugh a lot, even though people say I look sobloody miserable. There’s lots of singing and dancing going on thewhole time. Not from David — he doesn’t have great rhythm! — but fromme and the boys.
Youknow what? You make your bed, you lie in it. I have never complainedabout it. The only time I find it difficult is with the children. IfDavid and I go out and have a nice dinner in London, you’re going toget photographed.
Photography by Nick Knight.