Victoria Beckham is one protective mama!

In a candid new interview on the Australian TV show The Project, soccer star David Beckham admitted his 41-year-old model wife is struggling with their 16-year-old son, Brooklyn, growing up and dating.

"I think it's easier for me than his mum, you know? To see her little boy go out and date," David, 40, said during his Friday, Jan. 22 appearance on the program.

Last month, Victoria adorably took to Instagram to share a sweet snapshot of herself kissing her eldest son on the cheek. “Never too old for a kiss from mum #embarrassingmummoment,” she captioned the photo. The A-list couple — who tied the knot in July 1999 — are also parents to three other children: sons Romeo, 13, and Cruz, 10, and daughter Harper, 4.

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When it comes to his kids dating, David admitted he's not too keen on the idea of his daughter Harper hanging out with boys that aren't her older brothers. "Obviously for mums I think it's slightly more difficult with the boys," he added. "But obviously once Harper starts, then… I don't even want to think about that at the moment!"