Becks iss hav­ing a mid-life cri­sis

The star’s re­liv­ing his youth – and riling Posh up in the process

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Kick­ing back with the boys, sinking some beers, do­ing burnouts on his bike and strolling around with a cap, back­pack and head­phones, a long-haired David Beck­ham’s liv­ing that young lad life – at the ten­der age of 42! But we hear his baller be­hav­iour’s bug­ging his wife Vic­to­ria so much, she’s con­vinced he’s hav­ing a mid-life cri­sis! “Vic is to­tally miffed by the way David’s been act­ing. It’s like he’s had a per­son­al­ity trans­plant!” a fam­ily friend tells NW. “He’s been to­tal Fa­ther of the Year ma­te­rial ever since the kids were ba­bies. But now that Harper is at school, and she and her broth­ers need him less and less, he’s had this taste of free­dom – and he’s to­tally run­ning with it.”

Ac­cord­ing to pals, Becks feels he’s been there, done that with the whole Daddy day care biz, hav­ing spent the past few years since his re­tire­ment from pro soc­cer run­ning around af­ter their boys Brook­lyn, 18, Romeo, 15, and Cruz, 12, while Posh built her fash­ion em­pire. Now, he reck­ons it’s his time to chill with his mates.

How­ever, Posh thinks David’s end­less va­cay – which in­cludes par­ty­ing with girls half his age and top­ping up his tat­too col­lec­tion – is “quite em­bar­rass­ing”.

“David prefers hang­ing out with Brook­lyn more than Vic­to­ria. In­stead, she’s left at home run­ning the house­hold,” adds NW’S spy.

“She’s telling her friends that it feels like she’s rais­ing five kids, rather than four.”

But Posh, 43 – and some of Becks’ more ma­ture bud­dies – reckon he’s play­ing up be­cause he isn’t play­ing any­more.

“I miss soc­cer ev­ery day,” the star has ad­mit­ted. “It was al­ways go­ing to be dif­fi­cult, no mat­ter what I’d set up, no mat­ter how many chil­dren I have got to take my mind off things.”

So he’s cop­ing the only way he knows how.

“He’s try­ing to re­place the ca­ma­raderie of his team­mates, but par­ty­ing is no way to do it,”

a source con­firms to US OK! mag. “David needs to let off steam some­times. He doesn’t like to be caged in.”

And while sources say Vic’s re­ally start­ing to worry about him, Becks has ad­mit­ted that, un­til now, his wife-of-18-years hasn’t ex­actly put her foot down when it comes to his wild ways.

“Think Vic­to­ria’s given up on telling me to stop now. She used to. She used to say, ‘Do you have to?’ But she knows it makes me happy,” David’s said of his ever-grow­ing ink col­lec­tion.

But pals fear his re­cent ent string of im­ma­tu­rity may just push her over the edge! e

“Af­ter rais­ing three sons ons and a daugh­ter, Posh is s a very tol­er­ant woman. Plus, she al­ways promised her­self lf she h would never have harsh words with her hus­band in front of the chil­dren,” says NW’S in­sider. “But if David keeps up this child­ish be­hav­iour, she’ll to­tally lose her cool, no mat­ter who’s around. He won’t know what hit him.”

Watch out, Becks!

Dave’s twin­ning with his ‘best friend’ Brook­lyn in­mor­ein­more ways than one Bro-ing out in New York City Boys’ week­ends are a con­stant on David’s cal­en­dar Hit­ting the town with his clos­est mate Dave Gardner


PAR­ENT TRAPPED Becks seems to have put child-mind­ing on the back­burner in favour of par­ty­ing with col­lege stu­dent son Brook­lyn and best mate Dave Gardner – mean­ing Posh is largely rais­ing Harper, six, as well as Cruz and Romeo, solo.

‘I love go­ing to pubs,’ says Becks. Cheers! ‘It’s re­ally a pas­sion of mine,’ Becks says of his bikes Becks cer­tainly looks younger than his age, but there’s con­cern he’s start­ing to act too young for it, too...

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