David Beckham has revealed that it was Victoria’s decision for the family to stay in America for another two years, telling the footballer to sign for LA Galaxy so they could bring Harper up overseas.
Speaking at a Google press conference that is being streamed around the world as we speak, David said that his wife had the final say on where he should sign for another season.
He said: “Victoria and the kids have the final answer on where we live. When you’re married with children your priorities totally change.
“With the new contract, it was a decision I didn’t take lightly and at 36 years old you don’t expect these offers as a footballer, but America is where I thought the future was going for the game and where my family is happiest.
“We love living in LA, we’ve adapted to the American lifestyle and we’ve enjoyed our time here and will continue to enjoy it.
“I came to America to grow the game here and I feel I’ve helped do that. The game is growing and to see when I arrived there were 12 teams and now there are 19 – with stadiums being built solely for soccer – that’s the exciting part and one of the reasons I wanted to stay.”David answered questions about his decision to stay in LA
The dad of four was relaxed and spoke well about a number of topics
And although David has decided to stay in Hollywood, he doesn’t think he’ll be crossing over into film just yet.
He joked: “I’d love to star in a film with Tom Cruise. We live five minutes away and there’s banter… but nothing I could say live on Google!
“But I can’t act, simple as that. I’ve done adverts and different soccer movies but not major parts – not much talking!
“But who knows, something might happen in the future… but it’s not an ambition of mine.”
And speaking about what it’s like getting used to the American accent and words Californians use, the father of four recalled one incident that still makes him laugh.
He said: “When he was drawing at our house one day, Brooklyn looked up and said ‘Daddy I need some rubbers’.
“I looked over at my friends from the US and they were in shock!
“I didn’t understand it at the time but I get it now.
“He calls them erasers now anyway.”