Victoria Beckham in April issue of UK Vogue

03/17/2008 at 02:44 AM ET

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.

On paparazzi:

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.

I get seen when I want to be seen, at the end of theday.

Source: British Vogue, April issue. Scans courtesy Victoria Beckham Blog. Full article available here.

Photography by Nick Knight.

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Eliza on

Where does she talk about infertility? Did I miss a part or something?

Sarah’s note: No, looks like you misread the post.🙂 It says infidelity, not infertility.

Eliza on

Oops, sorry!

Anna on

WOW she is a stunning woman. No need to look like Linda E when you look like Victoria B! ha.

I love that she can poke fun at herself (the flat shoes and looking bloody miserable comments).

I like her take on the paparazzi too. It’s one not many celebs have.

UggaMugga.com on

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!!! She’s so realistic and beautiful and strong as a wife and mother! And I love Anna’s comment about who needs to look like Linda E when you look like Victoria B…I thought the same thing! 🙂

Sarita on

I really like her views on the paperazzi. I hate to hear celebrities complain about it. It’s a choice and it comes with the making millions part of your job.

Morgan on

I loved this article; her book is very similar, with just a spoonful of self-deprecation and enough confidence to balance it out. She seems very secure in herself and her family and that’s a blessing, especially considering how out of touch with reality the whole celebrity scene is. Love her!

Natasha on

Love her! She’s just amazing!

Debbi on

She looks so gorgeous here. I also liked what she said about the paparazzi, and about being mindful of what her kids are hearing and protecting the family unit.

brooke on

I agree Sarita, I love what she says about the paparazzi. She seems to deal with it well because in all her pics with the children she seems fine, and basically she is saying you get paid millions so it comes with the territory.

Anybody who is private and hates the media or paparazzi really has no business as an actress or singer. You can’t use the paparazzi when you want to like say to sell wedding pics, or new baby pictures, and than say oh but I’m a private person lol. You can’t pick and choose the media and when you do or don’t wanna get attention from them, it just doesn’t work like that.

As for victoria she seems like a pretty good hands on mom, and I love her style. Her kids are cuties too.

terri on

She looks beautiful. I love her hair like that. It really softens her sometimes sharp features. I like what she said about being seen when she wants to be.

Kelly on

this is completely random but i was wondering what ever happened about romeo & his epelepisy i read abt it & how no one would post pictures of him because he could have a fit? but there are a lot of pictures of him i was just wondering…

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