David Beckham Says Sons Have Lost Their Accents

11/15/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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Dad David Beckham may still have the undeniable twang from his London upbringing — but his three sons are so immersed in L.A. life that they speak like the locals.

“They’ve got total American accents now, all three of them,” noted the soccer star Monday on ITV1’s Daybreak.

“I was putting Cruz to bed the other night and I said something to him. He turned around to me and said, ‘Daddy, you’re so English,'” Beckham, 35, laughs.

“I was like, ‘So are you actually,’ but he laughed about it.”

He and wife Victoria Beckham along with their boys — Brooklyn, 11½, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5½ — are incredibly happy with their life in California.

“We’re really settled, we were settled from the day that we moved here because it’s such a great place to live — such a great place to bring up the kids,” Beckham explained to the morning show.

“We love London — that will always be our home without a doubt because we’ve still got a house there, we’ve still got all our family there. [But] to be able to pick the kids up from school and go to the beach, or play in the pool … Last year, Dec. 1st and the kids were in the pool messing around. When the kids are as happy as they are, you enjoy that.”

— Simon Perry

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Judith on

I know what he means. I love living in California— in the O.C.!!

Holly on

Aww that’s adorable. “Actually so are you…” I love the Beckhams!

Jennifer on

We have the same conversation with our 6 year old who has been here half her life! She insists she’s American like all her friends, soon she will be I guess!

Kerry on

He is such a sweet and loving dad! And gorgeous

simi on

In all the pictures of the boy with their mom or dad they are always, holding hands, hugging, or the parents are placing a kiss on their kids, and it’s lovely to see. I love the fact that even with all the money and fame they are still just hands on parents who love their boys and want the best for them. They truly love each other and their boys and it makes me smile every time I look at their pictures. I am glad that the boys like their new life in the USA. Like David said “When the kids are as happy as they are, you enjoy that.” Well to many more years of you and Victoria enjoy your beautiful boys. Wishing you all the best.

its all good on

This is such a sweet photo! They are getting to be big boys all three!
Happy faces even Romeo and Brooklyn looks a bit like we are so use to taking our pictures get it over with! Cruz is like i don’t do this, lets go! LOL

sadie on

He is so HOT & the fact that he is a fabulous Dad makes him hotter! The boys are quite adorable! Romeo is a little heartbreaker!

Terri on

Cute story.

katy on

i think they have more freedom in the US than UK there are lots of stars in hollywood so the paps go easy on them well when they first arrive i think that was crazy but now i think the paps moved on..i really like the beckhams..

LoveCrazyBeautifulLife on

I love the Beckhams. They seem like a nice, down-to-earth family. I’m ecited to know they are having another child on the way.