Victoria Beckham posed for the November cover of Marie Claire, which is on newsstands Oct. 12, and inside she provided some characteristically funny quotes about her home life with her gorgeous husband, David. She's currently off in London taking care of her business with Range Rover, meaning she wasn't there to witness David's big goal on Sunday. Even so, Posh is still David's number one fan, and she opened up to writer Kevin Sessums about admiring David's fine, nude form and how they're still soul mates, and she even admitted to feeling like a gay man trapped in a woman's body. She said:
- On performing "Mein Herr" from Cabaret as her Spice Girls audition piece: "Entirely true. But does that surprise you? If nothing else, that alone proves I'm a gay man in a woman's body."
- On her and David being close: "We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates."
- On appreciating her extraordinary life: "Some people are so blasé about having an extraordinary life. But David and I never take anything for granted. I think it's very cool to still get excited about things. I get as excited now as I ever did when I get a chauffeur driven car pick me up and I stay in a fantastic hotel or get to fly in a private plane. I never want to get blasé."
- On not minding David's voice: "I don't really notice that he's got a high-pitched voice. I just think he's so goddamn perfect that people have to find something wrong with him. We were about to go out somewhere the other day, and he was sending an email. He was sitting at the end of the bed, and he had no clothes on whatsoever. I was getting out of the shower, and I just stood there looking at him. He was all tan. Has all those tattoos — which I love. Hadn't done his hair. He just naturally looks good all the time. He never looks like shit in the morning. Never. So he's sitting there sending his emails, all ripped. Not an ounce of fat on him. And I thought, You done good, girl. I sure wasn't thinking of his high-pitched voice."
To read what Posh says about parenting, David's potential as a future photographer, and her secret to looking good, just
- On being a parent: "Well, you know when you get a TV you get a manual? Well, there isn't one for motherhood. I'm constantly trying to figure it out and questioning whether I'm doing it right. But I'm so proud of my kids. They are very well-mannered. We've always been very strict with the kids. That's the way David and myself were brought up. But they're free spirits as well. They laugh. They joke. They have fantastic personalities. I love hanging out with them."
- On taking care of herself: "I work out every day. I eat healthy. But I like to have fun too. I'm not going to say no to a glass of wine, let's put it that way. But God! People in this business are obsessed with youth. I can understand it when you constantly see pictures of yourself in the press. But I do seem to be the only person I know who is getting older. Most famous people get younger and younger. I sometimes ask myself that question: 'How come I'm the only person who's getting older?' But I'm cool with that. I read once that elegance is a privilege of age. I thought, that's so true. You get more comfortable with yourself as you get older."
- On David's plans for after soccer: "He's a good businessman. Got a good brain on his shoulders. He's a phenomenally good photographer. Nobody really knows that about him. There's a very interesting plan for him in the future that we're mapping out. But he's got a few more good years in him as a soccer player."
Photos courtesy Ruven Afanador for Marie Claire