The sports hunk and his wife Victoria welcomed their fourth child earlier this month (Jul11), but Los Angeles Galaxy player Beckham had to leave his kids behind this week (begs25Jul11) as he jetted to New York to play in the Major League Soccer All-Stars team match against his old English club, Manchester United.
The MLS All-Stars lost 4-0 on Wednesday (27Jul11), but Beckham is refusing to let the disappointment dampen his mood - he's just eager to fly back to California.
He tells UsMagazine.com, ""We have been so lucky with her (Harper), and it was hard leaving them all the other day. It's always hard leaving my family. Having a two-week-old daughter and leaving her, and leaving the boys and Victoria, it was difficult. I can't wait to get back and to hold her and kiss her.""
And Beckham is happy to see his three sons - Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six - bond so well with their new sister.
He says, ""The boys won't put her down. They won't leave her alone, so I hope they are like that in 20 years.""