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David Beckham on Being a Dad, Family Life, and What Really Matters

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David Beckham: Proud New Dad

David and Victoria Beckham welcomed their first daughter yesterday. Harper Seven joins big brothers Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.  We always hear how having a baby changes a mom’s life, but fatherhood has changed David Beckham.

Find out what the famous dad has to say about how fatherhood made him less selfish and more focused on his family. David Beckham also shares how they chose baby names and what it’s like when his family gets criticized.

We think David Beckham sounds like an amazing dad:

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    "I was selfish before -- everyone is. Until you have children you don't realise how much it changes your life and how they become your main priority in terms of making sure they are OK, making sure they are happy." Source
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    "Being a dad is more important than football" Source
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    "I adore children. I love the fact that our children are part of both of us, it's one of the most amazing things ever." Source
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    "In my career there's many things I've won, and many things I've achieved, but for me my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible." Source
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    "With Brooklyn, we found out when we were in New York that Victoria was pregnant with him, so that's where his name comes from. Romeo comes from [the fact] that we're a very romantic couple. When we first met Tom Cruise - actually quite a few years ago - I said 'Isn't Cruise a really nice name?' And Cruz came from that. Tom was one of the first people we phoned when Cruz was born and told him." Source
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    "Every day the kids say something funny. Brooklyn doesn't say much. Cruz will talk the whole day. Romeo the same but Brooklyn says hardly anything. He's starting to notice girls, typical teenager." Source
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    "The way I and my family have been treated is an absolute disgrace. At the end of the day, I'm a nice person and loving husband and father. I've been called a bad father, I've been called a bad husband and my wife has been called a bad mother. Things always hurt that are said about my family, and for people to call my wife a bad mother is unbelievable. I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father." Source
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    "Me and Victoria are busy in our jobs and what we do as individuals. But there is nothing that compares to being a father. They are the most special boys in our lives and we would do anything for them." Source

Photos: PCN

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