Contrary to her image as an unsmiling ice queen, Victoria Beckham shows her surprisingly dry humorous side when she opens up to Allure magazine for their 20th anniversary issue–on newsstands now. She chats away openly about her famous hubby David Beckham, her kids, her soccer skills, and her love of carbohydrates. With a rather down-to-earth sensibility, she gushes that “Our house is a really happy house. There are kids running around and laughing and joking, and I smile so much more than people would think.” She goes on to say that there’s nothing she loves more than being in L.A. with her kids, cooking dinner with her husband and having a romantic night in. Now this doesn’t sound like the high-maintenance diva we always picture, now does it?

She revealed she gets star struck when the likes of Demi Moore, Madonna, Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, etc., wear her dresses on the red carpet. When she found out that Oprah Winfrey was wearing a dress from her coveted collection, Beckham confided to Allure, “I was so proud, I rang my mum!” Notoriously rail-thin, she also puts the kabosh on eating disorder rumors protesting “I eat a lot. I do.” She shares her secrets to staying in shape including running four miles a day on the treadmill and weight training. She adds with a laugh, “I’m not very good at soccer.”

Currently expecting her fourth child with hubby David, she says that time has mellowed her out. Stylistically, the 36-year-old is leaning toward more natural hair and a slightly more relaxed way of dressing. “I feel really content personally and professionally. I’m not freaked out about getting older. I’m growing older with the most amazing man I’ve ever met — with my soul mate. Life’s great.” She’s never looked better in these easy skinny jeans, drapey top and glam cat-eye sunglasses. But you know girlfriend won’t ever give up those sky-high heels!  –rpuccia

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