Victoria Beckham may be known as one of the top fashion designers in the world but family comes first.
It's what has kept the fascination with the Beckham family ever-constant; their down-to-earth likeability. Yes, we can't forget they do live a life of obvious luxury but even within this, they do 'normal' things. They write adorable father's day cards, a proud mum posts a snap of her daughter's haircut, a sweet sixteen gets celebrated (on a yacht with Elton John, but still).
But all this hasn't stopped Victoria and David from enduring a share of unwanted attention from the press. The couple have been married for 19 years, and in the new issue of British Vogue, Victoria – who appears on two cover options, the first with her four children and the second with husband David while daughter Harper plays on a swing behind them – addressed the ongoing public fascination of their marriage.
Even this year, back in June, the couple were plagued, seemingly out of nowhere that their marriage was over. So much so, that after a 24-hour social media storm, a spokesperson for the couple was forced to vehemently denied the claims and unfounded rumours. The fashion designer and singer simply says that their lives are all about family, but added that she found the rumours "unfair."
The stories are not only unfair to them, but to the "wider effect on the people around us." She doesn't mention her children by name, but it is the boys: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz as well as daughter Harper who would instantly be affected by hurtful gossip.
"It's all about the family unit. We are much stronger, the six of us, than we would be if we were individuals. We respect that family bond and that is key," she said in the interview.
She also adds that she knows the true value of the bond – and brand – that both her and David bring as a couple, despite both being charismatic and strong individuals.
"We both realise that we are stronger together than we are as individuals. Would either of us be in the position that we are in now had we not met and been together all those years ago?"
While the profile has generally been praised, some are criticising the above photo in which the kids are fighting with water guns, with comments saying the move was "utterly tasteless."
“Why the guns?” read one comment on British Vogue’s Instagram page. “Use of guns is utterly tasteless,” wrote a critic. “Fake guns but really, did you need to use guns as props?” read a comment on Victoria’s Instagram page. The family have yet to comment on the backlash.
Yet while the Beckham family are perfectly suited to the iconic magazine's historic pages, it's the 44-year-old's behind-the-scenes video footage of the shoot that is a highlight – it sheds light on yet another layer to her enigmatic personality as she showcases iconic looks from her Spice Girl days:
She's hilarious. And she's given us many more reasons to adore her clan.