David Beckham turned 40 this weekend, and the Lego fanatic took to Instagram to celebrate the festivities, using the hashtag “#DB40.” Though he created the account on May 1 (2 days ago), he already has 3 million followers. Here’s the first pic he posted:
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Must be nice to be a celeb; when it’s your birthday, everyone cares! No, but seriously, a very merry birthday to Mr. Beckham. Son Brooklyn Beckham is also on Instagram, with 2.3 million followers. He also posted some bday pics. You can follow him here. He mainly posts photos of him posing with celebs.
Don’t worry, though – they’re okay! David Beckham and son Brooklyn were in Hertfordshire, England on Saturday, where the elder Beckham had picked up 15-year-old Brooklyn from his soccer game at the Arsenal training ground.
Beckham, 39, the former England captain, was picking up his 15-year-old son when his Audi was involved in a collision outside Arsenal’s training ground in Hertfordshire.
A source close to Beckham said: “They were shaken. It was quite a heavy prang at quite a speed but everybody walked away uninjured. Everybody’s fine. Thankfully the car’s airbags deployed.
Brooklyn, who plays for Arsenal under-16s, had just finished a match against Brighton’s under-16s.
Archie Davies, a team-mate, said: “Just seen David Beckham looks like he got in a car crash and hurt his shoulder. Star struck by seeing David Beckham tbh.’
Brooklyn was signed by Arsenal on a short-term contract in November. His brother, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, nine, have also been playing for the club’s underage teams.
Good to hear no one was hurt. Still, crazy that all three of the boys are playing soccer, though I guess that’s to be expected. I thought Brooklyn was concentrating on modeling, though? I wonder how Chloe Moretz is feeling about all of this?!
David Beckham has had a long and illustrious career in football, but now he’s retired and has a bunch of free time to be a father, get his wife to smile and… play with Legos, apparently. In a feature for the Sunday Times Magazine, he opened up about his life off the pitch and it’s… kinda regular.
“When the kids finish school, they might have different activities going on like football or rugby. But when they get home we’ll often play one of their favorite games, like Connect 4.
”They also love Lego. So do I. The last big thing I made was Tower Bridge. It was amazing.
“It had about 1,000 pieces. I think Lego sometimes helps to calm me down.”
Is anything sexier than a grown man playing with Legos? Yes, that’s a joke. It’s good to hear that David is a hands-on dad and that he’s now enjoying a life of leisure. Must be nice to have the time to put together a Lego version of the Tower Bridge.
Harry Styles is in need of an icon, apparently. I guess he grew up looking up to David Beckham but now David’s getting a bit worse for wear in the icon department, apparently (says the boy band member who will be forgotten in 10 years time) and he needs someone new to come on the scene.
From OK Magazine:
“I think he was everybody’s idol when I was growing up. When people asked you that question, you almost needed a back-up answer because everyone would say, ‘David Beckham!’”
“We actually met once when we were performing in LA. He brought his kids to our concert. He’s a really nice guy.”
So, Harry’s really not meaning to offend David Beckham, he just feels like his own idol should be someone more creative. I don’t really get why it matters if a person inspires more than one other, but I guess I sorta kinda get what he’s saying?
Anyway, Harry also thinks David needs to be knighted:
“I think he really deserves it. It makes sense because he’s such a national treasure. To be honest, I already thought he was Sir David Beckham anyway!”
This is just uncomfortable. David Beckham describes a “hazing ritual” his teammates put him through back in his early days and it sounds a lot like some twisted form of sexual abuse. Decide for yourself. From TMZ:
It happened in 1991 — when Beckham was just 16 — and he says he had to stare at a photo of a famous Welsh soccer player named Clayton Blackmore and (more or less) masturbate in front of his teammates.
He said, “Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones.”
He added, “I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!”
I mean, what??? Bend it like beckham indeed, muwaha.
No but really, this probably isn’t the thing to bring up when you’re hoping to get knighted. By the way, this is Clayton Blackmore:
Every year in merry ol’ England, the Queen does her New Year’s Honours in which she bestows knighthoods and similar awards upon noteworthy individuals, and apparently David Beckham‘s been tipped as one of the fine citizens to be knighted for 2014 due to his contributions to the world of sports and charity.
Here’s my question: is there a minimum of people that have to receive KBEs/DBEs every year? What if no one really deserves it one year – do they just sorta find whoever so that the Honours can take place? Because, I mean… David Beckham? In a way I’m not totally against it – he is a massive star who’s found worldwide success and has done quite a lot for charity over the years. I just also think that’s what you SHOULD do when you have a lot: give to those who don’t. That’s normal.
Here are some other people who have received knighthoods over the years:
I mean, there are tons, really, so I guess it doesn’t mean all that much. I want a DBE! I better get working on that…
I’m sorry, but Harper Seven Beckham is just too cute. She doesn’t half look like her father, too, doesn’t she? Because her mummy – Victoria Beckham, of course – has got a show for her own clothing range at New York Fashion Week, Harper has been making the rounds and winning everyone’s hearts – even stone cold Anna Wintour, who could rival Victoria herself for Most Miserable Face. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:
Adorable! I mean, all the kids are good looking and all, but I think Harper might take the cake for cutest celebrity kid. Sorry, Suri, time to hand over the crown.