'People can be cruel': Victoria Beckham 'terrified' of her daughter Harper using social media
The ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has expressed her concerns over her only daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, and how the thought of her growing up terrifies her. Harper, 10, is the youngest of Victoria and her husband David Beckham's four children. The couple has three other sons - Brooklyn (23), Romeo (19) and Cruz (17). In an interview with Vogue Australia, the 48-year-old designer discussed parenting Harper and shared her worries about body shaming and the kind of effect it could have on Harper's future.
Highlighting the fact that body shaming has taken a sharp rise on social media and the impact social media has on young minds, Victoria said: "Harper isn't on social media, so we don't have to worry about that just yet. But seeing how cruel people can be, yes it really does [concern me]," she told the portal. Victoria spoke about how Harper is at an age where her body is going to start changing and how important it is that there is open communication between her and Harper. She also believes friendship has a great impact on young people and that she wants to make sure Harper ends up having nice friends.
Beckham revealed that her daughter is more conventional than herself, comparing Harper's looks to hers from when she was a Spice Girl. Victoria says, "She actually said to me recently, 'Mummy, I've seen some pictures of you when you were in the Spice Girls and your skirts were just unacceptable. They were just too short,' ". According to Victoria, Harper seemed to repulse the idea of wearing short skirts and said that she would never wear something like that.
Harper has lately spent a lot of time traveling with both of her parents. David recently revealed an outing he had with Harper in Venice. He uploaded a video on Instagram on June 14 that showed him and his daughter enjoying an ice cream at 9 in the morning. Both seemed to be having a really good time. In the caption of the video he wrote, "Ssssssshhhhhhh don’t tell mummy 9 am Gelato. Sorry mummy @victoriabeckham ❤️ creating special memories with #HarperSeven 👒"
The couple Victoria and David celebrated their 23rd anniversary on Monday, July 4. Victoria shared a photo of the both of them on Instagram captioning the pic: "They say he isn’t funny, they say I never smile, they said it wouldn’t last 😂 Today we celebrate 23 years being married. David you are my everything, I love you so much!!!! 💕"