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David Beckham to be Godfather to pal's son

David Beckham to be Godfather to pal's son

David Beckham is to be Godfather to Liv Tyler's son.

The retired soccer star has been chosen by the 'Lord of the Rings' actress and her partner Dave Gardner - who provides the same role to the sportsman and wife Victoria's eldest son Brooklyn, 16 - to provide spiritual guidance to eight-week-old Sailor because they think he is a "great influence".

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Becks and Dave are close pals and go back years. They speak to each other all the time and their families are well connected.

"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."

While father-of-four David and sports agent Dave - who also has son Grey- seven, from his marriage to actress Davinia Taylor - have been friends for years, it was revealed during Liv's pregnancy that she had also grown close to Victoria Beckham.

A source previously said: "Victoria and Liv have been bonding recently when they spent time together in New York.

"Victoria was telling her how she avoided stretch marks and even revealed her best morning sickness remedies!"

Liv also has an older son, Milo, 10, from her marriage to Royston Langdon.