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So who does make the Beckham breakfast?

London - When David Beckham spoke last year of how he gets up to cook breakfast for his children, it was hailed as a fine example of hands-on parenting.

But it seems that when it comes to the truth, no one bends it like Beckham.

The Beckham family arrive for Viva Forever! Press Night, a musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, at the Piccadilly Theatre in central London. Credit: AP

His wife Victoria, 38, has now rubbished his version of events – saying that it is she who gets up to cook while David, 37, lies in bed – and jokingly labelled her husband a ‘liar’ in an interview with Elle, the same magazine that carried David’s initial claims.

Last summer, David said that on a typical day he would wake up at 6.45am, before his children, to ensure ‘breakfast is all ready for them, cooked by me’.

He added: ‘My oldest son, Brooklyn, likes these croissants with jam on. My middle son, Romeo, he loves fruit, he loves mango and pineapple. Cruz loves Nutella on a croissant. And I have any scraps that are left over.’

But describing her typical day this week, Victoria tells how she gets dressed, checks her emails then ‘makes the kids’ breakfast’.

When told that her husband said last year that he makes the children’s breakfast, she said: ‘Well, he lied. He lied. Let me tell you now, he is not the one. I’m always like, “Go and shake Daddy and get him out of bed, tell him that he has to take you to school.” ’ - Mail On Sunday

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