Victoria Beckham, Kelly Ripa See the Benefits of Paparazzi

09/29/2008 at 07:00 AM ET
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In a Friday appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, Victoria Beckham said that she "would never complain about paparazzi intrusion" because of her own role in the equation. "I put myself in this position," Victoria noted. "I am a celebrity and so is [husband] David [Beckham]." The dynamic is made "tricky," however, because the couple have three children — Brooklyn Joseph, 9 ½, Romeo James, 6, and Cruz David, 3 ½.

"Sometimes the paparazzi do get violent, they drive dangerously, and it’s not fair to the kids. That’s the sad thing about it."

All is not lost, however. Kelly Ripa, co-host and fellow mom of three — Michael Joseph, 11, Lola Grace, 7, and Joaquin Antonio, 5 ½, with husband Mark Consuelos — noted that the paparazzi have provided her with her with some of her best family photographs. Victoria, 34, agreed, adding "that’s the good thing, you never have to take a camera because somebody is always going to capture that moment…and they often re-touch [the photographs]!" The boys are still enjoying their new home in California, and are even beginning to develop slight American accents. "I think it’s really cute and they love it here," Victoria said.

Source: Live with Regis and Kelly

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MB on

so it sounds like the paps *do* send celebs some of the good photos. that is good at least.

Nicole on

Huh, so do they buy the paparazzi pictures?

stephanie on

Just to add (before anyone nitpicks), the full quote is:

“At least we never have to take a camera anywhere because someone else will always capture that moment. And they often retouch them too, which is perfect. I look a damn site better in those pictures than in my own ones!”

Brandi on

It’s refreshing to hear someone acknowledge their part in the paparazzi equation!

mapia on

I kind of love Victoria Beckham. Sure, her outfits and her “fashions” are often a bit dodgy, but she is obviously devoted to her children and seems to have a really good sense of humor about herself.

Fifi on

I love Victoria Beckham! She’s a fashion icon!! The Beckhams are definitely my favorit celeb family! I like how she doesn’t complain about the paparazzi like most celebs do because it is true that she put her self out there! They sound like great parents and seem very hands on which is refreshing!

Louise on

stephanie- that quote is even better when its in context! thank you!

i actually love the beckhams-i know they get a lot of publicity,and CAN be overhyped,but they are a brand,and a damn good one at that. being from the uk,i’ve followed their relationship from the start,and have long been a beckham fan. i have a lot of respect for them both as a family and as a brand.

i hope they stay happy x

Alice on

I love how she agrees that the paparazzi are part of the job and the celebrity status. I don’t think we see the Beckham kids enough to disturb them, so she’s sort of found the balance. Thanks for the whole quote Stephanie!!

Lorus on

I really like the Beckhams and I think they are amazing parents to those boys. However, if they realize how dangerously the paps drive around them to get pictures then they should really properly restrain their sons in boosters and car seats.

CelebBabyLover on

Lorus- Who says they don’t? I have never seen any pictures of them in a car at all, let alone with the boys not in carseats/booster seats (granted, CBB is pretty much the only celebrity baby releated blog I read, and they don’t publish photos of celebs and their kids in cars, as those photos are definently on the more invasive side!).

In any case, Brooklyn, at 9, is probably just about big enough not to need even a booster any more. Most kids outgrow them at age 9 or 10.

As for Romeo and Cruz…Remember, the Beckhams haven’t been in the states all THAT long. In England, where they used to live, the recommandations for car and booster seat use are probably a bit different than they are here in the U.S. In otherwords, they honestly may not know that Romeo and Cruz still need to be riding in booster seats.