May 11 (UPI) — David Beckham says he is heartbroken that his sons decided not to follow him onto the soccer pitch.
The former English soccer sensation talked about his children Friday on The Graham Norton Show. Beckham — and wife Victoria Beckham — have three children. The former England captain was on the show with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.
Brooklyn, 19, attends New York City’s prestigious Parsons School of Design. He is a photographer, who released a book in August titled What I See.
Beckham’s oldest son signed with Premier League power Arsenal at 15-years-old. He later left the club after not being offered a scholarship.
Cruz, 12, and Romeo, 14, were also previously enrolled in Arsenal’s Academy. Cruz is a singer. He released a Christmas single in December. Romeo has done work as a model.
Beckham said his six-year-old daughter Harper is the lone Beckham kin still playing soccer.
“She is the only one left and she started playing every Sunday and she loves it,” Beckham told Norton. “The boys don’t play anymore and it’s heartbreaking.”
“They have a talent, but obviously none of them play anymore so it’s down to Harper.”
Beckham said he took Harper to a training session recently. He said he is a “very enthusiastic” parent. Harper plays the game with boys and girls.
The 43-year-old futbol fashionista is now part of an ownership group bring a Major League Soccer club to Miami, Fla. Beckham was in the city in January to officially launch the franchise.