David Beckham is a former soccer star and a model, but first and foremost, he’s a dad.
ET spoke to the 40-year-old Sexiest Man Alive at the 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday, and he opened up about how the rules differ for his four kids as they get older, especially when it comes to dating.
“Obviously Brooklyn is definitely at that age. You know, he's 16, he's definitely at that age,” said Beckham, who received UNICEF’s Humanitarian Leadership Award at the event. “We're strong parents, and strict parents, but we're like most parents. We love our kids and we want the best for them, so we’ll see.”
But will the rules be different for his daughter, Harper? The soccer stud has admitted in the past that he is far less strict with his daughter than he is with his three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.
“Oh yeah,” he admitted with a laugh, “that'll definitely be different.”
"I have no power with that little girl -- no power whatsoever," Beckham told ET back in September, while promoting his H&M Modern Essentials campaign. "I love all my children, of course, equally but I'm definitely stricter with the boys than I am Harper, which gets me in trouble with my wife of course."
Beckham also opened up about the death of legendary musician and fellow Brit David Bowie, who died on Sunday after a quiet 18-month battle with cancer.
“I met David quite a few times and obviously, he's such an inspiration,” Beckham said. “He’s had such a great influence over so many people, millions of people, over the years. His music will continue to live on forever, because the music that he made, it was all so classic.”