David Beckham defends kissing daughter on the lips

David Beckham defends kissing daughter on the lips

David Beckham has defended kissing his five-year-old daughter on the lips, after an image on social media triggered a debate.

The former footballer came under fire from some fans last month when he shared a photograph on Instagram of himself kissing Harper, but has now insisted: “We want to show our kids love.”

Beckham’s wife Victoria has also previously been criticised for posting a picture of herself kissing their daughter on the lips.

Kiss for Daddy ❤️

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

David said in a Facebook Live interview: “I got criticised for kissing my daughter on the lips the other day.

“I kiss all my kids on the lips.

“Brooklyn, maybe not. Brooklyn’s 18, he might find that a little bit strange.

“But I’m very affectionate with the kids. It’s how I was brought up and Victoria, and it’s how we are with our children.”

He said: “We want to show our kids love and we protect them, look after them, and support them, and you know, we’re very affectionate with them.”

The star also spoke about his four children’s talents, saying he was proud of Brooklyn’s photography career.

Nice walk in the park with Cruzie & Olive ❤🐶 London is beautiful 🇬🇧 @cruzbeckham

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

He said Romeo, 14, loves tennis and that Cruz, 12, is keen on singing and the guitar.

He said Harper recently came to him and said: “Daddy I would like to maybe play football.”

“I was like, Oh my goodness that’s amazing,” he said.

More in this Section

Elton John reveals singer he thinks is the ‘one true star’ at the momentElton John reveals singer he thinks is the ‘one true star’ at the moment

Harry Styles ‘stalked’ after taking pity on homeless man, court toldHarry Styles ‘stalked’ after taking pity on homeless man, court told

Vinnie Jones breaks down in first TV interview since wife’s deathVinnie Jones breaks down in first TV interview since wife’s death

Stacey Dooley gives fans a glimpse of Kevin Clifton’s birthday celebrationStacey Dooley gives fans a glimpse of Kevin Clifton’s birthday celebration


Lifestyle

Helen O’Callaghan says we are the least strict in all of Europe.Praise over punishment: Irish parents least strict in Europe - study

Kya deLongchamps detects a hint of rebellion behind the ritual of afternoon tea.Vintage View: English tradition of afternoon tea won't exit with Brexit

Friends and Young Offenders actors Shane Casey and Dominic MacHale speak to Pat Fitzpatrick about struggling to make it but why they are not seeking out fame.‘I was down to a euro’ - The Young Offenders actors tell of struggle to make it in acting

Gerry Fitzgerald runs Bandon Books Plus in Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon, Co Cork.We Sell Books: Turning over a new leaf from bank to bookshop in Bandon

More From The Irish Examiner