Victoria and David Beckham are one of the most photographed celebrity couples in the world. But while plenty of celebrities regularly express their displeasure with the roving snappers, Posh admits she brought the attention on herself.
“I don’t complain about paparazzi because I’ve put myself in that position, and so has David,” Victoria told the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “But I always say to the boys, someone is going to take your picture because you’re handsome or you’re smart or because you’re so good at soccer. But every now and again, [our son] Romeo might pick up one of David’s cameras and say, ‘Victoria, Victoria, over here!’ And his attitude is sort of angry.”
As a mother of three boys, Victoria has had to get used to a lot of things. She admitted she gets bruises playing goalie with her children in the Beckham backyard and she also sometimes dresses down at home – to an extent.
“I run around the house in a tracksuit sometimes,” Posh admitted. “A fabulous one.”
But don’t expect the fashion maven to step out of the house in such attire, even if it is “fabulous.”
“If I go to the supermarket looking like sh**, that affects my work. I am selling an image,” she told the mag. “Plus, I have fun with it.”
Another thing Victoria is having fun with is perfecting what used to be her famous red carpet pout.
“I have started smiling,” she admitted of her new out-and-about look. “I’ve mastered this smirk; it’s a smile that isn’t a smile.”
Posh said she is now able to crack a grin due to the confidence that comes with age – she’s now 34.
“I used to get so nervous, and when I got on the red carpet, I’d freeze up. I’ve had so many things said about me over the years, like a public bullying,” she said. “The older you get, the more comfortable you become with yourself, and you accept what you have physically. Also, the fact that my business is doing very well… makes me feel a little more confident, too.”
Another thing that’s going well for Victoria – her marriage to David.
“We’ve had a lot of ups and a lot of downs,” Victoria revealed of her union with the soccer star. “We’ve been married for nine years. I love him more now than when I first met him… Back then, there was a certain innocence. I look back and think if only I knew then what I know now. I’ve toughened up a lot.”
One of the things Posh has toughened up on are the erroneous reports in the tabloids about her – like ones suggesting she is pregnant. These days, Posh laughs about them with pals Katie Holmes, Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale.
“You get a little water retention; it’s not news,” she said. “Me, Katie, Eva, and Kate always joke about how one of us is allegedly pregnant, but no, we’re just a little bloated today! None of us is pregnant.”
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