English superstar David Beckham, seen here
being introduced the Los Angeles Galaxy fans, was wowed the first time he
set eyes on his new 22 million dollar California home, which he says will
make putting down roots in Los Angeles that much
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - David Beckham was wowed the first time he set eyes on his
new 22 million dollar California home, which he says will make putting down
roots in Los Angeles that much easier.
Beckham and his pop star wife, Victoria, officially switched continents
Friday, trading in his Madrid digs for a 90210 zip code in Beverly Hills.
"We had three and a half weeks holidays and we were thinking on the flight
over that we just wanted to get here and get settled and get in the house and
try to relax," Beckham said Friday at his first news conference as the newest
member of the LA Galaxy.
"We got a few hours sleep last night and the jet lag has not kicked in quite
It has been a whirlwind visit so far for the Beckham's and their three
children since their plane touched down at Los Angeles International Airport on
As part of their extravagant lifestyle, Beckham and Victoria purchased a
lavish home in Beverly Hills.
"We arrived at the house last night for the first time," Beckham said. "I had
not seen the house, so I was pretty excited and my wife was pretty nervous. It
is a great house, very private and the kids are very happy there."
The Beckham's already have a small support group of friends, including
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes.
"I am good friends with him," he said of Cruise. "It is nice knowing someone
like that when you come in. When we moved to Madrid we didn't know anybody, so
it is nice to have Tom and Katie here already."
Beckham insisted he has no immediate aspirations of joining the Hollywood
scene or trying to break into acting.
"People talk about me going into Hollywood, and that is not what I am here
for," Beckham said. "I have friends in that side of the business but that's all.
"The main reason for us to be here is my soccer career, and obviously
wherever I go my family comes with me.
"It is important for us to make sure the kids are happy in their school."
Beckham said raising a family and balancing that with their celebrity is
something they are getting better at.
"Since Victoria and I got married there has always been a lot of attention on
our lives," he said. "The most important thing is to keep our children out of
"We don't like to palm our kids off on nannies. We plan to enjoy life here as