The ex-footballer looks after his kids well

David Beckham has developed a sweet family routine since retiring from football.

The doting dad spends a lot of time with Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 8, and Harper Seven, 2, now he’s hung up his boots and loves to help them prepare for their day.

I wake up with the kids at 7-ish and then make breakfast,’ says David, 38.

They are all easy. Two of them have eggs or fruit, one likes Nutella. Romeo likes coffee, but we don’t allow him to have that, so we buy him decaf espresso.

Victoria is up as well, making sure they have their school uniform on, and all the other things. After breakfast, they are all in the car by 8am.

I drop Romeo off first, then Brooklyn and Cruz. Then I take Harper to her playschool.

They do these amazing bacon butties in the kitchen there, so she plays and then comes over and eats my bacon sandwich with me. It is really sweet.

I pick up the boys from their school in the afternoon and then play football or cricket with them.’

Having been separated from his family on several occasions during his career, David’s thrilled that he gets to be with them now – and the kids are equally as pleased.

They love it when I am at home because I have been away such a lot with my career,’ he tells The Times Magazine.

I just feel that when I am with them, I should do everything possible.’

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Anna Francis