That and the pressure of trying to live up to the former England captain’s name was immense.
The eldest of David and Victoria Beckham failed to secure an Arsenal academy scholarship when he was 15 and instead took up photography, which he later ditched in favour of becoming a chef.
Brooklyn - who is launching a show where he will work in restaurant kitchens - opened up about his life choices in a new interview with Bustle.
“To try and live up to what my dad did, it was just like, it got to the point where I was just, like, I really just want to make my own name for myself and work my a*** off. I’m a Pisces. Sensitive,” he told the publication.
“Obviously, my dad knew what he was doing at a very young age. I’ve only been doing cooking for not even three years,” he continued.
“It’s okay to be 25, 26, or even 30 and not know what you’re doing yet. You know what I mean?”
There is one respect he would like to share with his dad, however - becoming a father at a young age.
Speaking to People magazine, he said: “I could have had kids yesterday. Obviously, it’s my wife’s body, but I’ve always wanted to have a bunch of kids around. That’s something I really want to do. And my dad was young when he had me. He was 23. And I’m 23 now. I’ve always wanted to be a young dad.”