David Beckham is a national hero… He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike. Anyway, who doesn’t want to see a picture of one of the world’s most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector’s issue.”
Beckham tells the magazine that he is so smitten with his 10-month-old daughter, Harper, he likes to give her a nibble.
“I love to bite her legs, or shoulders. It’s how a baby should be. She’s so beautiful,” the soccer star told Elle magazine in the UK.
Beckham and his former Spice Girl wife, Victoria, also has three sons, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and seven-year-old Cruz.
“There’s no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it’s just different,” he said. “When they [boys] are kids you can roll them around and they fall to the sides and they pick themselves up and they’re fine. Whereas Harper, now, she hits herself just slightly and she cries… I still think ‘Oh God, I can’t believe this, I’ve got a girl.’ And to see the boys with her it’s incredible. When they walk into the room, her little face lights up.”
To promote the upcoming issue the Elle team put out a video clip of the sportsman’s cover shoot. It is only 18 seconds long but it is worth seeing.