David Beckham sweetly admits to getting 'physically ill' when he has to leave his children

David Beckham Says He Gets 'Physically Ill' When He Has to Leave His Kids

David Beckham is easily known as one of the hottest dads in Hollywood, and also one of the sweetest.

The former soccer player appears in the April issue of GQ magazine for what might be his sexiest, most stylish photo spread yet. In addition to impressive modeling skills, Beckham is also pretty vulnerable when asked about his personal life and the four children -- Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 11, and Harper, 4 -- he shares with Victoria Beckham.

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"I get physically ill when I have to leave the kids now," the 40-year-old heartthrob reveals. In his spare time, Beckham says he can usually be found watching "Frozen" with his daughter for the hundredth time or binge-watching "Friends."

As for his glory days on the soccer field (he retired in May 2013), Beckham doesn't seem quite done with the game. "I miss soccer every day. I don't know whether it's the athlete in me, or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play," he touts. "You know, maybe I could play another year in the U.S. if I was still living in L.A. I'd probably really seriously think about coming back for a year, but we're living in London and the kids are happy in the school."

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David Beckham sweetly admits to getting 'physically ill' when he has to leave his children
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham and David Beckham attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Burberry)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham get lunch at Balthazar in Soho on September 13, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Burberry)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Cruz Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) David Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the world premiere of 'The Class of 92' at the Odeon West End on December 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham arrive at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: David Beckham and daughter Harper are seen in Soho on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Harper Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend an NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 04: Victoria Beckham and her daughter Harper Seven are seen arriving at the 'BONTON' store on May 4, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Paul Hubble/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 21: Victoria Beckham and her son Romeo James are seen leaving the 'NIKE' store on the Champs-Elysees Avenue on April 21, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) David Beckham and Harper Beckham attend a hockey game between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham attend the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Soho on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen in Vesuvio Playground in Soho on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: David Beckham and Harper Beckham are seen on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: David Beckham (R) and daughter Harper Beckham attend a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Football - Great Britain & Ireland XI v World XI - Unicef Charity Match - Old Trafford - 14/11/15 Great Britain & Ireland XI's David Beckham and his children Cruz, Romeo and Harper before the match Reuters / Phil Noble Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: (L-R) Luca Guadagnino, Brooklyn Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Dior)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: (L-R) Victoria Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham are seen on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: David Beckham and son Brooklyn Beckham watch Alexander Zverev of Germany against John Isner of the United States in the mens final during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: David Beckham and his daughter Harper pose for a photo while watching John Isner of the USA against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men's final on Day 14 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 01, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Mike Frey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Cruz Beckham, Harper Beckham and David Beckham arrive to Balthazar on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: David Beckham, Harper Beckham and Romeo Beckham arrive to Balthazar on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: David Beckham, Harper Beckham and Romeo Beckham arrive to Balthazar on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Fashion designer Victoria Beckham kisses her daughter Harper while her husband David Beckham looks on at the Victoria Beckham Autumn Winter 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 10, 2018 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Victoria Beckham seen on the streets of Manhattan on February 09, 2018 in New York (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Victoria Beckham, David Beckham and their son Brooklyn Beckham are seen leaving the 'Ritz' hotel on January 18, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Victoria Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham are seen on February 09, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** MINIMUM FEE OF �250 APPLIES FOR SET & FOR ALL USAGES *** David Beckham and Victoria Beckham with daughter Harper at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. The Beckham family had the ice to themselves for an hour before it opened to the public this morning on December 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A fan gets a selfie with David Beckham while son Romeo looks on during the Mens final between David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov at O2 Arena on November 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: at O2 Arena on November 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: David Beckham and son Romeo James Beckham attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: David Beckham and son Romeo James Beckham attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Victoria Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham arrive to JFK International Airport for a departing flight on October 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham is seen arriving are at (Balthazar) in Soho on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Brooklyn Beckham (R) and David Beckham are seen on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Victoria Beckham watches Madison Keys play Elise Mertens of Belgium on Day Two of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Victoria Beckham and son Romeo seen out and about in Manhattan on August 29 , 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
David Beckham and Romeo Beckham watching Sam Querrey (USA) during Men's Singles Round Two match on the fourth day of the ATP Aegon Championships at the Queen's Club in west London on June 22, 2017 (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
David Beckham (second left), Brooklyn Beckham (centre front), Michael Eavis (obscured right) and his grandson Noah celebrate a completed housing development in Pilton village in Somerset. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham attend the European premiere of 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' at Cineworld Empire on May 10, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham and her son Brooklyn visit the Musee du Louvre in Paris on march 11th 2017 (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah / Nurphoto)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Romeo Beckham and David Beckham are seen on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: David Beckham and son Romeo watch the men's singles match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Dominic Thiem of Austria on day five of the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Brooklyn Beckham, David Beckham and Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham Women's Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week on on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham are seen on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: David Beckham and Romeo Beckham watch on during the first round match between Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland and Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day two of the Aegon Championships at The Queens Club on June 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: David Beckham (R) and Brooklyn Beckham attend a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 3: English soccer player, David Beckham attends the Boston Celtics game against the Los Angeles Lakers with his sons, Romeo James Beckham and Cruz David Beckham on April 3, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Harper Beckham and David Beckham leave Balthazar on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
British soccer player David Beckham and his children attend his wife Victoria Beckham's show during the Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016, in New York. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: David Beckham (C) and his sons, Cruz (L) and Romeo (R) attend the men's singles semi final between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day seven of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 09: Former Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham follows the game from a luxury suit with his son Brooklyn Beckham seated at front as the Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders during an MLS soccer match at StubHub Center on August 9, 2015 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: David Beckham and Romeo Beckham attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham congratulates Romeo Beckham after he finished the Junior Marathon during the London Marathon on April 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: (L-R) Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham and David Beckham attend the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event at Griffith Observatory on April 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Burberry)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: David Beckham and his son Cruz Beckham attend the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stamford Bridge stadium on March 11, 2015 in London, England, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: David Beckham (C) with sons Romeo (L) and Cruz (R) arrives at ABC Kitchen on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
British soccer player David Beckham (C) takes a selfie with his children as he attends a fashion show by his wife and designer Victoria Beckham during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 in New York on February 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: (L to R) David Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer of Burberry, and Victoria Beckham attend the launch of the Burberry festive campaign at 121 Regent Street on November 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Romeo Beckham attends the launch of the Burberry festive campaign at 121 Regent Street on November 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Former soccer player David Beckham and his children attends a game between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on October 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: (L-R) Cruz David Beckham, former soccer player David Beckham and Romeo James Beckham speak onstage during Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCSports2014/WireImage)
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