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David Beckham 'godfather for Tyler's son'

Published 10/04/2015

David Beckham
David Beckham

David Beckham was the "perfect choice" to be godfather to Liv Tyler's young son Sailor, say sources.

Liv and her partner David Gardner welcomed the new addition in February, with both sharing numerous photos of their bundle of joy on their Instagram accounts.

Gardner is best friends with former soccer ace Beckham, and sources say there was no other man for the job.

"Becks and Dave are close pals and go back years. They speak to each other all the time and their families are well connected," an insider told British newspaper The Sun. "They were best men for each other’s weddings so are involved in their major events.

“Dave knows Becks will always be a great influence for his kids. He’s the perfect choice.”

Beckham is known to be a great dad, often talking about how he and his wife Victoria want to instil morals and manners in their children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

He even asked Gardner to be godfather to Brooklyn, 16, a role he shares with Sir Elton John.

Gardner and Tyler have been dating since last summer, after being introduced by their mutual friend Kate Moss.

Both have children from previous marriages; Tyler has Milo from her time with Royston Langdon and Gardner has son Grey with Davinia Taylor.

After the birth of Sailor, who came six weeks early, Tyler's dad, Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler, took to his Facebook page to share his emotion.

"When I got the call that Liv Tyler was going into labor, after crying like a baby myself, I immediately dropped everything and went to to the airport to get on the next available flight…(sic),” he wrote.

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