Victoria Beckham Says 'Never Say Never' About More Babies: Can You Relate?

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Victoria Beckham is one of those celebrities who's constantly dodging pregnancy rumors, but she hasn't done much to discourage the speculation. In fact, she recently told Glamour magazine she'd "never say never about [having] another baby" -- which is pretty much exactly what her husband David Beckham stated earlier this month.

"Never say never" is an adventurous, open-to-anything, positive sort of attitude to have about life, but is it really something many parents tend to think about having more children? I mean, don't most of us eventually reach some sort of "never" point when it comes to feeling like our families are complete?

Maybe it's just that never is such a harsh word, and it's difficult to make that kind of commitment. It's like the time my doctor asked me what I thought about getting a tubal -- even though I knew I was done having kids, my instinctive reaction to a permanent birth control option was HELL NO.

Still, the Beckhams' laissez-faire attitude about having another baby seems really unusual to me. She's 38, he's 37, and they already have four kids: you'd think they'd have a somewhat strong feeling as to whether they're done or not. But they've both indicated that they're open to the possibility. Here's what Victoria said last October:

I’d never say never about another baby. It’s a juggling act—a career, family, a husband who’s busy. But I’d never say never!

And David recently said that he'd be down with a fifth or sixth child:

We might have one more or two more, you never know. We’re not thinking about it yet, but if it happens, great. We’re enjoying the kids as it is. It’s always a thought ... I mean, we’re busy people and we’re enjoying the four kids that we’ve got already and we’re lucky, we’re lucky to have four healthy children.

Do you think it's easier to have an "Oh, maybe we will, maybe we won't, let's just see what happens!" feeling about adding to an already-big family if you have an unusual amount of money and resources to help with the work of parenting? Or do you think this is just the party line the Beckhams give the press when they get asked personal questions?

Or is this "never say never" a pretty common philosophy among parents? I guess I wouldn't describe my own feeling as NEVER EVER AGAIN POKE MY BABY FACTORY WITH A FORK BECAUSE I AM DONE, exactly, but my husband and I are definitely in the "our family is all here" camp -- and taking precautions to make sure that magical "if it happens" stuff doesn't, you know, happen.

Do you think there's always a point where 'never say never' becomes something more definitive?

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howcrazy howcrazy

Good for them! They have craptons of money and they like kids. If I had unlimited funds, and a little help, I would be the same way.

Boobo... Boobookittt74

I say NEVER AGAIN right now and I have 3 girls. BUT I admit waaaaaay way way way ;) in the back of my mind I still know I always wanted a boy too. But I'm not a gambling person so I probably won't try it.

Ang9403 Ang9403

They have shit tons of money an nannies out the ass, of course they can have tons of kids. All she does is pop them out an hands them over to there help.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

If I had her money, her husband and body after 4 kids...I would not stop either!

Mrs.F... Mrs.Flinger

"We'll see what happens" is how I got the first two. What's that saying? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three, four or five, I better have a nanny and some major plastic surgery available."

Mommi... MommietoJB

I would have the same attitude if I had millions like them.

Nancy... NancyJ422

Agreed - with their money they don't have the same worries and concerns about life or raising them like us common folk do.  I had too many worries and concerns and wasn't willing to "wing it" which is why we only had one. 

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