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GQ must have realized it made a terrible mistake when it checked the archives and found that David Beckham had not once graced the cover of its American edition. So, the magazine is playing catch-up and giving Beckham two covers for his first-ever time fronting the magazine.
It's really for the best because now we get two flavors of the versatile soccer superstar: elegant and suited on one cover and leather jacket badass on the other.
"The Patron Saint of Swagger," as GQ dubs him, discusses his family and gives some truly heart melting quotes. "I get physically ill when I have to leave the kids now," he tells GQ. He also says that he spends much of his time re-watching Frozen with his daughter Harper or bingeing on reruns of Friends, making this the first time "celebrities, they're just like us," was not said in jest.
It's really unbelievable, given his style icon status and broad appeal, that this is the first time GQ has put Beckham on the cover. He's fronted British GQ countless times, including the March 2016 issue which features five separate Beckham covers. He's also appeared on GQ editions in Australia, South Africa, and Russia.
Beckham's full April 2016 cover story will release tomorrow. All the photos from his spread can already be seen here.