David and Victoria Beckham are royalty in Hollywood and definitely have a powerful brand. This brand also include their 4 children: Brooklyn (18), Romeo (15), Cruz (12), and Harper (6). When you start with a soccer superstar dad and a multi-talented powerhouse mom, you’re bound to end up with a seriously impressive clan. But Victoria and David Beckham’s four kids are defying even the loftiest of expectations.
The Beckham brood is oddly down-to-earth despite their parents’ superstar status, and in fact they don’t even view themselves as celebrities. No one is disputing that the Beckham children have had more opportunities than most, but the soccer star and posh spice make sure to instill strong family values in their mini-mes.
This is why we often see the kids out and about doing everyday activities with their parents. Though at times some don’t agree and attribute the children’s success to the epitome of nepotism, it is clear that Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and even young Harper are very mature and hard working, skills they no doubt inherited from their parents.
It seems at times, that the Beckham children have their hand in every honey pot. From modeling, photography, singing, acting, dancing, horseback riding to a multitude of sports, is there anything the Beckham clan isn’t good at? We’re breaking down each of the youngsters’ early achievements and everything else you wished you knew about these superstar moguls.
15 Cruz Beckham Started An Online Feud
Last year at only 11-years old, Cruz Beckham signed with Scooter Braun, the manager behind Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, after showing off his singing talents on social media. Cruz premiered his debut single, If Every Day Was Christmas, with sales going to charity.
Shortly thereafter, British television celebrity Piers Morgan started a twitter feud with Cruz’s manager over the young artist. Piers took aim at the Beckhams by saying: “Why don’t you go to school mate? Because you’re not famous, your parents are famous. Carry on your education, and stop putting these kids into the public domain, while simultaneously saying ‘privacy!’”
Scooter retweeted the video of Piers' rant and replied, "He is an 11 year old who wanted to make a song to help other kids. Once again Piers shows why he is a jacka*s and why his show was cancelled... Some people in this world make a living out of finding the worst in every situation."
Regardless of this, one thing is clear. Young Cruz is extremely talented and has a great future ahead of him.
14 Romeo Is A Special Needs Child
Would you be surprised to learn that the Beckhams’ second son suffers from epilepsy? The Beckhams spent the latter part of 2005 struggling to figure out what was wrong with their son as he suffered from seizing fits. If you don’t count migraine headaches, epilepsy is actually the most common nervous system disorder there is. In fact, one in twenty-six people suffer from it during their lifetime.
While it isn’t a mental disorder, it does qualify as making a child have special needs. It disables the individual in a physical and mental capacity during seizing episodes. These events can lead to brain damage and even death.
As a result of Romeo’s condition, flash photography can trigger seizing. For this reason, Posh spice had to come clean with the press and beg of them not to use it when paparazzi photogs are eager to get a shot of the young lad out in public with his uber famous parents.
13 Harper Didn't Know Who Her Mother Was
Can you imagine what you would do if your mother sat you down on the sofa and broke the news to you that she was one-fifth of one of the most successful British girl bands in musical history? Because this is what just happened to Harper Beckham over the weekend.
In a series of photos posted by Victoria Beckham to her Instagram Stories, the mother of four showed off her own collection of vintage Spice Girls dolls, including one of herself wearing her iconic LBD and blunt "Pob" during the band's heyday. Surprisingly, it appears that Harper's encounter with her mum's toy collection might have been the first time the 5-year-old learned her parent was an international pop star.
"When u find out mummy was a pop star!!" Victoria captioned one photo (Mind blown!). In another snap, Harper can be seen playing with Baby and Posh.
12 Their Names Can Never Be Reused
Brand Beckham is now officially complete as Victoria and David have registered their entire clan as trademarks. Even five year old Harper Beckham, who is yet to embark on any kind of career, unlike her older brothers, now has her own trademark, protecting her against companies using her name in their products. An Intellectual Property Office search has revealed that Harper, five, Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12, were all registered to the UK’s IPO and EU-wide office on December 22 last year. Their names have been trademarked in seven categories, including beauty products – such as perfume, make-up and anti-ageing creams, stationary, handbags, books, clothing, toys and dolls.
They have also had their names trademarked are also covered in the entertainment industry, should they wish to follow in Posh’s footsteps. It’s no real surprise, given that Victoria and David both trademarked their names years ago.
11 Brooklyn - Is He Really Working For It?
The celebrity scion's Instagram account has been turned into a photography book. At barely eighteen, Brooklyn is now a published author and photographer with his book entitled What I See. The eldest Beckham has been interested in photography since high school and he knew straightaway that it was something he was interested in, stating:
“I carry a camera around with me absolutely everywhere so I don’t miss a potential photographic moment. Having said that, I don’t love being photographed myself ”.
His parents and siblings are among his favorite subjects to immortalize with his camera. Evidence of Brooklyn’s photography skills can often be found on Instagram, along with glimpses of his other abilities like skateboarding and even water sports.
However, not everyone was impressed with this accomplishment. Many thought his book was the epitome of nepotism and that it was disrespectful to professional photographers who have been crafting their art for a long time.
10 Romeo And Harper Are Very Close
David and Victoria Beckham have always been open about the importance of family and are often guilty of gushing over all of their children on social media. Not surprisingly, all four of the Beckham children are close to one another and are often photographed out and about enjoying family activities. But Romeo and Harper seem to have a special bond.
Recently, Romeo has shared an adorable moment with his little sister Harper on Instagram. In the sweet snap, Harper is showing off her gorgeous long brunette hair as she whispers in Romeo's ear during dinner time. The Beckhams' second eldest son captioned the snap: "So close, love Harper," accompanied by a love heart emoji. Romeo's followers were quick to comment on the picture, with one writing: "Beautiful photo," while another added: "Awwwwwww lovely siblings. Romeo, such a good bro. Love you all."
9 Brooklyn Didn't Know His Parents Were Famous
As glamorous as we might imagine being the children of famous parents, it mustn’t always be a walk in the park. As much as children of celebrities have access to more opportunities, they also have a lot of restrictions and expectations to live up to.
Brooklyn Beckham may be the child of one of the most famous couples in the world, but he claims he had no idea. David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son says he didn’t know his parents were a famous soccer star and a pop star until he was a teenager. That’s because despite their celebrity status, the Beckhams have always had strong family values deeply rooted in their children. Their family comes before work.
“I didn't actually know that they were big until I was about 13,” Beckham, 18, told Wonderland magazine. “I went to a football game and people were shouting my dad's name and I was like, 'What?! Oh my God. I don't look at them like that.”
8 The Boys Are Sweet-Talkers
Dad, David Beckham, is famous for his sculpted tattooed body. David has a huge appreciation of body art and all of his tattoos have special meaning to him, including dedications to all four of his children. So not surprisingly the boys want to be just like daddy and are already sweet-talking their way into tattoos.
Though dad would prefer that they be different and not have tattoos, the boys aren’t having any of it. They even buttered up their parents by saying they would get mum and dad. Awww….how do you want them to say no to that?
As you need to be eighteen to get inked, the two younger boys still have some waiting to do. But Brooklyn has already lost his tattoo virginity, sporting at least 7 known tattoos. His most recent one is dedicated to mum Victoria. He got Mama’s Boy on his chest over his heart.
7 Harper Proved Everyone Wrong
At only six years old, not only is Harper one of the most stylish children in Hollywood, but she is also showing signs that she inherited the family knack for being good at basically everything. Harper has already tackled Mary Had A Little Lamb on the piano, is a ballerina, bakes with her mom, rides horses like a pro, and seems to have inherited her father’s skills on the soccer field. She might be the littlest of the Beckham brood, but she sure is talented.
With three exceptional brothers and legendary parents to look up to, one might expect Harper to crumble under all this pressure. But she has proven everyone wrong and we’ll surely see even more striking surprises from the little one as she grows older, whether she decides to spend her time on the runway, the field, the recording studio or somewhere entirely new.
6 The Meaning Behind Seven
The Beckhams revealed the reasons behind their daughter Harper Seven's unusual name just several weeks after her birth. Despite a long-held rumour that Victoria has never read a book, they said they named their daughter after Harper Lee - the author of Posh's favourite book To Kill A Mockingbird.
Dismissing speculation they named Harper Seven off a character from Disney TV show Wizards Of Waverly Place or Harper's Bazaar magazine, David said the name had a literary meaning for them. One reason is Harper's an old English name which they loved and one of the other reasons was Victoria's favourite book. It's a very strong, passionate book. The footballer went on to explain the middle name seven:
“It was such an influential number throughout my career and a lucky number... but that wasn't the main reason. The other reasons behind Seven was because it symbolises spiritual perfection, the Seven Wonders Of The World, seven colours of the rainbow and in many cultures around the world it's regarded as a lucky number”.
5 Cruz - The Next Justin Bieber?
Cruz might be the youngest son, but that doesn’t mean he has any less talent than his two older brothers. Cruz Beckham has a lovely voice and might just be the next Justin Bieber in the making. In fact, last year he signed with Scooter Braun, who is also Bieber’s long-time manager. Cruz’s most notable contribution is his debut single If Every Day Was Christmas. And although it wasn’t well received by everyone, he nonetheless demonstrated that he has a great gift.
Dad, David Beckham, is certainly proud of him and even shared a video on his Instagram of his youngest son’s rendition of the Pitch Perfect “Cup” song which is no easy feat. Cruz dazzled Beckham’s fans and has earned his reputation as an upcoming star.
View the full video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEV9bJkzWcE/?hl=en&taken-by=davidbeckham
4 Brooklyn And Romeo's Godparents Are Even More Famous
As if having David and Victoria Beckham as your parents was not enough, Brooklyn and Romeo’s godparents are none other than Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley. In December 2004 Posh and Becks spent a reported £1million on a glitzy Christmas christening for their two eldest sons. They asked their long-timed friends to accompany their sons in their life journeys.
It must be great to have famous godparents, who understand and have experience with the world you’re growing up in. I’m certain both the Rocket Man and Liz have been able to give valuable advice to the young Beckham heirs. In fact, when Brooklyn hit 1 million Instagram followers, he took to social media to share an intimate photo of himself and his famous godfather, thanking him for always keeping him on the path of the lord. Some people speculate that Elton will one day share out his multi-million-pound fortune between his lucky godchildren.
3 The Dunphys Versus The Beckhams
The Dunphys are out and the Beckhams are moving in. Early this month the whole Beckham family visited the set of Modern Family. They received a grand tour by none other than Jesse Tyler Ferguson himself.
Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett on the show, shared a snap of the family in the Dunphy living room. “The role of Claire is being played by Victoria Beckham. The role of Phil is being played by David Beckham. The role of Victoria Beckham is being played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson,” he wrote on Instagram. Fans of the show jumped to the conclusion that Ferguson’s post meant the Beckhams would appear on an upcoming episode. Ferguson quickly put the fire out on any fan theories, clarifying that the family “was only visiting the set, not shooting an episode.”
Who knew the Beckhams were big Modern Family fans? Let's just say the Dunphys and Pritchetts have some serious competition. Now all we need is the Beckhams to do an actual cameo.
2 Brooklyn And His Girlfriends
In the past, Brooklyn has been linked to actress/model Chloe Grace Moretz, who is 2 years older than him, but his parents reportedly didn’t approve. Nowadays, Brooklyn has been seen with Madison Beer. The famous singer is better known as Justin Bieber’s protégé and as we know, Brooklyn’s youngest brother Cruz has signed with Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun. Therefore, it’s not surprising that Brooklyn and Madison are now together.
Brooklyn and Madison first sparked rumours they were more than friends when they cuddled up to one another at the Wonderland summer bash held in London back on June 5. Now, Beer has reportedly already met mum Victoria, when the three of them enjoyed lunch a couple weeks ago in L.A. With Brooklyn moving to NYC this fall, it will be interesting to see if the two young lovebirds make it long distance.
1 Brooklyn And Romeo's Debut
Not surprisingly, all the Beckham children are blessed with good looks (with parents like David and Victoria Beckham, it’s hard to be ugly) but they are also crazy talented and hardworking. Both Brooklyn and Romeo got their modeling debut in 2014 by scoring several prestigious modeling gigs. I’m sure mom, who is a fashion icon, and dad, who is no novice to modeling, were more than happy to coach them.
The eldest Beckham first snatched the cover of Man About Town cover. Since then, Brooklyn’s been padding his résumé with increasingly enviable work with the New York Times style magazine, Vogue China and L’Uomo Vogue, just to name a few.
Romeo on the other hand, famously made his modeling debut with Burberry, a very coveted role. He also showed-off his modeling prowess (and some dance moves!) in a short film by Burberry.
Sources: People.com, Dailymail.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Mirror.co.uk.