An important reminder. Victoria Beckham has been in the spotlight for years, and with that comes a certain image she has to uphold — however, the former pop star says that won’t lead her to skipping any meals in front of her children.
The 45-year-old recently sat down with Glamour U.K. to touch on many things, including her goal of remaining healthy for her little ones. “The older I get, the more I realize what works for me and what doesn’t. How working out and eating healthy is key,” the fashion designer explained. “When you have four children you accept your body changes. And when you have children, it also puts a lot into perspective. You realize they notice everything. I would never sit down with my kids and skip a meal — they need to see that their mum eats healthily — you need to show little people how to be healthy and happy with who they are.”
Victoria shares four children — three sons, Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14, and daughter Harper, 8 — with her husband of 20 years, David Beckham. The businesswoman continued, revealing just how important being a mother is to her, as well as how social media is an obstacle. “As parents, we have a responsibility to make sure we communicate with our children, but let’s be honest, social media is not something we had to deal with growing up,” she said.
“David and I are very close to our children and it’s all about communication and protecting them as much as we can and making sure they are strong, nice, decent human beings,” Victoria added. Aside from making sure her little ones understand the importance of eating well and staying safe online, Victoria is also all about passing down some lessons.
“I was bullied a lot at school, mentally and physically, and the fact that I can talk to Harper about that and how girls should be kind to girls … really I use my own experiences and share that,” she shared.
The Beckhams have opened up about their personal life in the past — the soccer legend, 44, once discussed his marriage to the former Spice Girl. “To have been married for the amount of time that we have, it’s always hard work,” David said while on Australian TV show The Sunday Project.
“It becomes a little bit more complicated,” the athlete added.
Well, it certainly sounds like this family does everything in their power to stay open, honest and close!