David Beckham Praises Wife Victoria for U.K.’s Mother’s Day: ‘She Gave Me the Most Amazing Children’

03/06/2016 at 01:10 PM ET

David Beckham is endlessly grateful for the women in his life.

In a series of posts on Sunday, the soccer star praised his mother Sandra and wife Victoria Beckham in honor of the U.K.’s Mother’s Day.

Sharing a black-and-white photo of their children — sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, and Cruz, 11, and daughter Harper, 4 — to Instagram, David wrote, “17 years ago our brood started and these little ones have the most amazing mummy that they love so much.”

He continued, “And I love her for many reasons but the main one is because she gave me the most amazing children … Happy mama’s day as the little ones would say.”

Beckhams Mother's Day 2016
David Beckham/Instagram

Earlier in the day, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive posted an old photo with Sandra, calling her his “number one fan from day one.”

“More importantly your support, honesty, and tireless love for not just me and my sisters but for your grand kids which really shows the type of person you are,” the 40-year-old wrote. “Amazingly generous … Thank you for being my mum.”

Brooklyn — who recently celebrated a birthday — also used the social media site to praise designer Victoria.

Alongside a black-and-white image of the 41-year-old, the teen wrote, “You love, protect and inspire me every day. I love you so much.”

The family of six are tight-knit, and despite their celebrity status, Victoria and David are still just “mom and dad” to their kids.

“When David takes Brooklyn to school, Brooklyn makes him drop him down at the end of the street, because he thinks it’s embarrassing,” Victoria previously told PEOPLE.

“I’m like, if you’re embarrassed by your dad and he’s David Beckham, what chance does any other father at the school have?”

— Lindsay Kimble

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Never really cared for her one way or the other, but she is one of the few in the limelight that usually dresses with class. Sexy, but covered and not slutty.

Debbe on

Children are typically born “amazing,” mine was too and with good parents’ nurturing….they stay amazing….as my son is. Although I raised mine alone. When I took him out, not one crying moment, no screaming, because from the day he was born I talked to him. He didn’t ‘t know what I was saying but he knew I was including him. I see so many parents think a baby is just a baby and not capable of listening but when you ignore a child and you don’t include them in the conversation, introductions of people around, make them important too….they know they are a nobody. So many babies cry in the stores and the parents never say anything, or when they do, they have no control, no way to shut their child up. I never had this problem because I talked to him when he was wee little and before he could talk, he saw that I tried to help him with whatever was wrong. He was a comfortable and content child and now he is an adult that knows mama’s got his back. Many parents out there look like they are tired, don’t want their kids. Me and my son interacted everywhere we were and enjoyed each other.

Tieraney on

Is it just me or does his mom look like Princess Diana?

Rae on

I thought the same thing…she looks just like Diana.

Anonymous on

I wish my husband can appreciate me too.not even a card for my birthday which was on Valentine’s day does it get any worse

Linda on

How I wish my husband can appreciate me too.Not even a card for Valentine’s day which was also my birthday can it be any worse

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Hopefully they have your personality.

Linda on

Why do we deserve this I’m a person who cooks do everything that a wife should do and never a thank you our anniversary he always forget sometime I look at other couple and our friends and see how much their husband appreciate them

Vanessa on

He is so sweet, his wife is a lucky woman.

Suzanne Smith on

OK, and why do I need to know? Is he trying to get us to think of her as great too? Are the millions they pay to promoters to constantly force them in our faces all the time and make up new attention seeking schemes not working?

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