'Like father like daughter': David Beckham wins hearts with heartfelt grown-up snapshot of his daughter Harper

'Like father like daughter': David Beckham wins hearts with heartfelt grown-up snapshot of his daughter Harper
David Beckham becomes emotional as he shares grown-up image of daughter Harper (L) (Darren Gerrish/WireImage for Victoria Beckham)

LONDON, ENGLAND: The undeniable connection between David Beckham and his daughter Harper was beautifully showcased as the former football star proudly posed with her in an adorable image.

On Friday, April 12, the 48-year-old retired soccer player shared a charming black-and-white photograph featuring himself and his 12-year-old daughter, Harper Seven, on Instagram.

The beaming father, dressed in a suit and bow tie, leans close to his daughter, who is grinning softly and is wearing a strapless dress.

"My little girl is growing up 🥹 boys get ready @brooklynpeltzbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham 🥊," David captioned the photo, tagging his three sons. "@victoriabeckham good job mama 🤍," David added, turning his attention to his wife Victoria.

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David Beckham is known for capturing his close bond with daughter Harper

The renowned football player shares a close bond with his children—Harper, Cruz (19), Romeo (21), and Brooklyn (25)—whom he shares with his wife, Victoria Beckham. David and Victoria often share heartwarming updates on their children's achievements.

While it is nothing new for David to share photos and videos of himself kissing his youngest child on the lips, some have taken issue with him doing so.

For quite some time, the Beckhams have stirred controversy due to their openly affectionate relationship. Despite facing division among fans, David has consistently remained steadfast and unapologetic, particularly regarding photos he shares showing moments of affection, such as kissing his daughter.

As per the New York Post, in a 2023 video, Harper was seen using a pink brush to powder her dad's face while Taylor Swift's song 'Style' played in the background. The duo was getting ready for Victoria Beckham's fashion week event.

At the conclusion, David grinned up at Harper, and she leaned down to give him a peck on the lips. While some fans found it unconventional, others regarded it as a touching and beautiful moment.

David Beckham has faced criticism for sharing an affectionate relationship with his youngest daughter Harper (@davidbeckham/Instagram)

David received backlash in 2022 after posting a photo of himself kissing Harper on the lips, who was 10 years old at the time.

In 2017, David—who is also the father of Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 18—was obliged to justify his choice, saying that he and his wife Victoria show their four children "always very affectionate" behavior, per Daily Mail.

While on a trip to Bangkok, the sports star took part in a Facebook Live and responded to his detractors. He claimed that he kisses all of his children on the lips, except for his oldest son Brooklyn.

Although many praised the earlier photos of them kissing as "beautiful" and a representation of his "close bond" with Harper, David also received a flurry of criticism from others who called the post "disgusting."

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Internet reacts to father-daughter duo image

Social media users took to the comment section of the Instagram image to express how beautiful the father-daughter bond is, with one commenting: "Like father like daughter cute photo!"

A second one added, "One thing about you and Victoria: You made 4 absolutely beautiful children!"

Fashion designer Rachel Zoe commented, "Has always been the most special girl"

"Awww 🥰 so sweet 🥹 She’s always a daddy’s girl," said another one, while one more added, "Such a courteous gentleman & a beautiful angel of God. All creatures of God are beautiful & respectful."

A few added on the readers' comment section that Harper resembles her elder brother Brooklyn, with one saying, "Harper looks so like Brooklyn…"

One commented, "She has a strong resemblance to her older brother," while another one remarked, "She looks just like Brooklyn."

"She looks like Brooklyn!" exclaimed another one.

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