There’s a Good Reason Why Victoria Beckham Hasn’t Told 12-Year-Old Daughter Harper About Her Breast Implants

Beckham has been vocal about her feelings surrounding the implants.

VIctoria and Harper Beckham
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There’s no question that Victoria Beckham is extremely close with all of her kids, including her only daughter, 12-year-old Harper. But there’s one part of her mom’s story that Harper doesn’t know—and it’s for good reason.

Beckham told Allure for its December cover story that she hasn’t told Harper that she has breast implants, and the reason is because she is trying to teach the preteen self-love. “If I’m honest, I wish I’d never [gotten implants],” Beckham said. “It was a moment in time, and I think I can share my experiences with her. But we’re not there just yet.” 

Harper Beckham has her 12th birthday party at Prada Caffe at Harrods in London

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Beckham had her implants removed back in 2014 and has been vocal about regretting getting them, even writing in a 2017 open letter to herself for British Vogue “Don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it—stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”

And that is exactly what Beckham is trying to teach Harper to do—to celebrate her natural beauty. “[Yesterday Harper said] ‘I’ve got a gap in my teeth, Mommy. And I’ve got that little mole right here,’” Beckham recalled to Allure. “I’m like, ‘That’s your lucky gap.’ And Cindy Crawford is a family friend, so I said, ‘Cindy was told to remove her mole, and that mole is what makes Cindy Cindy Crawford.'"

Victoria and Harper Beckham walking

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Harper has long been obsessed with beauty—including (adorably) practicing on her dad, David. “Harper is obsessed with makeup, obsessed with beauty,” Beckham said. “We were driving past her favorite makeup store, Space NK, the other day, and David said, ‘Oh my goodness, your favorite store closed.’ It was so funny. She was like, ‘No, it’s fine, Daddy. Nobody panic. They’re just expanding.’”

Harper is also conscious of fashion and is observant about what her mom wears—and has worn in the past. “‘Mummy, I’ve seen some pictures of you when you were in the Spice Girls and your skirts were just unacceptable,’” Beckham said Harper told her in a 2022 interview with Vogue Australia. “‘They were just too short.’”

In addition to Harper, the Beckhams have three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.