Posh Spice might appear to have it all, but Victoria Beckham explained that being a working mom has left her with a lot of guilt. In an interview with Vogue China, the 39-year-old model and singer said she’s just like other mothers when it comes to feeling bad about leaving her children behind to pursue a career.
“When you are successful, the hardest thing is maintaining that level of success, so you work harder to maintain what you have achieved,” the former Spice Girl told the fashion magazine, according to Us Weekly.
Beckham married soccer star David Beckham in 1999 and together the couple has had four children: Brooklyn, 14; Romeo, 10; Cruz, 8; and Harper, 23 months.
The singer-turned-fashionista noted: “It’s a huge juggling act, when you are a working mother and looking after your family. Millions and millions of women around the world are doing this every day, but it’s not easy and, yes, you feel guilty every time you walk out of the door to go to work.”
Despite the fact Beckham suffers from “mom guilt,” she said it is all worth it in the end. “I have been in the limelight for over 20 years,” said the British star, who has developed a reputation in the tabloids for not smiling in pictures. “I am not on an ego trip; empowering women and making them feel sexy and great when they wear my clothes means more than thousands of people clapping. Empowering women is what makes me feel good.”
Check out Beckham’s Twitter account to see her latest tweets, in which she occasionally posts pictures of her favorite fashion items. She has her own ready-to-wear fashion line, which includes accessories and makeup.