‘I’m Proud Not Pushy’

But the fash­ion de­signer still pan­ics over ‘mo­mager’ par­ent­ing

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As Vic­to­ria Beck­ham pre­pares to pub­licly sup­port Eva Lon­go­ria-bastón, 41, at her BFF’S Global Gift Gala in Lon­don’s Corinthia Ho­tel this week­end, Look can ex­clu­sively re­veal that be­hind the scenes – in the world of VB – the busy work­ing mum of four is set on ‘em­pow­er­ing’ her own brood. But Keep­ing Up With The Kar­dashi­ans’ ma­tri­arch Kris Jen­ner, 61, shouldn’t fear los­ing her ‘mo­mager’ crown just yet, be­cause the for­mer Spice Girl doesn’t want to be a pushy mum to Brook­lyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, five.

‘With Brook­lyn and Romeo carv­ing out their own fu­ture ca­reers, Vic­to­ria is des­per­ate to avoid be­ing one of those overly de­mand­ing “showbiz mo­magers” that you see be­hind a lot of young stars,’ a source tells Look. In­stead, VB, 42, ap­pears to re­main in her chil­dren’s shadow, hav­ing mas­tered the art of In­stashar­ing ‘non-pushy’ posts of her kids’ abil­i­ties and achieve­ments in a series of fly-on-the-wall style shots.

Brook­lyn's mod­el­ling ca­reer is tak­ing off – he's the new face of Pull&bear and a £100k ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign with mo­bile phone firm Huawei. Mean­while, his brother Romeo has mod­elled for Burberry, and is be­ing in­un­dated with of­fers. But while VB is more than will­ing to help her kids get no­ticed on so­cial me­dia – last week she posed with Brookyln and Kevin Sys­trom, CEO and co-founder of In­sta­gram, at her Dover Street store, which she cap­tioned: ‘Busi­ness meet­ings can be fun’ – in­sid­ers tell Look she’s pan­ick­ing about how they will cope with fame.

‘Vic­to­ria is de­lighted that Romeo and Cruz are do­ing so well but she is ex­tremely pro­tec­tive of them,’ says our in­sider. ‘There are at least 20 work re­quests a week from ma­jor brands and busi­nesses.’ As some­one who was ex­posed to fame from a young age in the Spice Girls, she knows first-hand how fame can be a dou­ble-edged sword. And it’s no se­cret that Cruz is keen to fol­low in his mother’s foot­steps af­ter cute videos of him singing and play­ing gui­tar went vi­ral. But with Brook­lyn catch­ing up his mum’s 12.8 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­lows with an im­pres­sive 8.7 mil­lion fol­low­ing, VB is doubt­ing her par­ent­ing meth­ods.

In an in­ter­view with The Sun­day Times Style, Vic­to­ria ad­mit­ted she and hus­band David, 41, are ‘very strict’ as par­ents. But the de­signer, who jug­gles fam­ily life with her grow­ing fash­ion em­pire, is feel­ing the pres­sure to be with her kids as much as pos­si­ble. She ad­mits: ‘I am be­ing pulled in four dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions with the chil­dren.’ How­ever sources tell Look VB fears she lacks strength: ‘Vic­to­ria gets re­ally ner­vous and ap­pre­hen­sive about let­ting her boys be­come such big showbiz names. She won­ders if she’s be­ing a strong enough mother fig­ure by let­ting them carve out their own ca­reers at a young age. She can be need­lessly self-crit­i­cal.’

Well, those kids look very happy to us, Vic!

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