As details of Brooklyn Beckham’s April wedding to Nicola Peltz emerge, FEMAIL look at how the 22-year-old photographer will be marrying into a family to rival his own – with helicopters, mansions and a team of staff an everyday reality for his actress fiancée.
While Brooklyn is arguably among the most famous British celebrity offspring, American starlet Nicola, 27, is certainly no stranger to a life of wealth and fame, with her businessman father Nelson Peltz, 79, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion.
Nelson, who has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump in the past, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, and the pair count a 27-bedroom mansion complete with ice hockey rink and a flock of albino peacocks, as their home.
Meanwhile, a £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach – the reported wedding venue – is their weekend estate, and it even boasts an adjescent mansion with a tennis court for guests.
Despite being born into wealth, Nicola’s siblings have also carved out their own successful careers, with her brother Brad, 32, an ice hockey player, and Will, 35, an American actor best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children – while her only sister is a former figure skater.
Brooklyn, whose footballer father David and Spice Girl turned fashion designer mother Victoria boast a combined worth of £335million, met Transformers: Age of Extinction star Nicola at Coachella in 2019, and the pair had been dating nine months when he proposed to her with a £250,000 diamond ring in 2020.
The parents: Self-made billionaire Nelson and former model Claudia Peltz
A meeting of two powerful families: Nicola Peltz’s father Nelson, 79, far right, a former top Trump supporter, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz (seen third left). The couple are seen in 2008 with youngest Nicola, and two of her six brothers
Nelson and model Claudia marrried in the eighties and went on to have eight children, the youngest of whom is Nicola. It is Nelson’s third marriage
Youngest silbing Nicola is seen as a child with her father, the two share a close relationship and she frequently posts about him
A merging of two power families: The Beckham and the Peltz family are seen at an Inter Miami football game. Front: Brooklyn, Haper Beckham and one of the Peltz brothers. Back: Zach and Gregory, Nelson, Claudia, Nicola and Victoria
Nicola’s father was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, and dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School – later attended by Trump – in 1962 to become a ski instructor, but instead ended up being a delivery truck driver.
In 2020 the pair announced their engagement after nine months of dating, when Brooklyn shared a snap of the duo with the caption: ‘Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx’. This week the first details of Brooklyn Beckham’s April wedding to fiancée Nicola Peltz emerged, with the Bates Motel star said to be wearing two Valentino gowns and Vogue reportedly requesting exclusive rights to their big day
Claudia Peltz and husband Nelson Peltz, Wendy Deng and Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp, in 2006
Nicola’s father Nelson is a self-made New Yorker millionaire with a fearsome reputation as a tough-minded corporate raider.
The father-of-ten was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, and dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School – later attended by Trump – in 1962 to become a ski instructor, but instead ended up being a delivery truck driver.
Nelson then focused his efforts into building his family’s tiny frozen-food business in Brooklyn into the largest frozen food distributor in the north east.
From there, he assembled the biggest packaging company in the world, Triangle Industries, which was sold in 1989 netting him around $840 million (£667 million).
One of his closest friends is golfer and sports entrepreneur Greg Norman, who calls Peltz ‘a mental marathon runner’ and adds: ‘Nelson isn’t a Harvard type. He’s street smart. He understands what the masses want.’
The tycoon is a long-term supporter of Donald Trump — they have been neighbours for decades in Florida and he even held a $590,000 (£470,000)-per-couple fundraiser for the US President.
Peltz said previously: ‘His policies, to me, are the right policies for America. We have exported tens of millions of jobs — of manufacturing jobs over the last 40, 50 years, pick whatever time frame you want.
‘We exported them generously. We gave them to Europe, we gave them to Asia. Now it’s time to bring those jobs back.’
However after the Capitol Hill riots he told CNBC that he was ‘sorry’ he voted for Trump in 2020.
Claudia was previously a model and is known for her diamonds and philanthropy, with the power couple creating their independent company Nelson and Claudia Peltz Family Foundation in 2011.
The Trian Fund Management founder, who is worth an estimated $1.6 billion (£1.3 billion) has been married to his third wife for 35 years and the couple share eight kids together, while he has two other children with his first spouse Cynthia Abrams.
Trian has aquired and invested in brands including Snapple, Heinz, Cadbury, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble and Schweppes.
Their homes: A 27-bedroom New York mansion and a £76million 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach
Nelson and Claudia reside in a 27 bedroom mansion in a town on New York’s wealthy outskirts called Bedford, which is a favourite among celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Bruce Willis, and also boast two jets. The businessman fought a five-year battle with his neighbours who objected to the noise of him commuting to his downtown New York office via helicopter in the nineties – one which he eventually lost
If the pair grow tired of the weather, they can pop over to their £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach, one of the most expensive homes in the area of Florida – which they have been expanding. He bought the house across the street to build a tennis court and was then told he had to have a house in order to build a court — so he built a mansion for guests
An inside glimpse at Nicola’s Palm Beach family home, complete with chefs, bodyguards, housekeepers and a neighbouring guest mansion
The Peltz family chef is seen preparing some of the family’s Christmas dinner spread at their Florida home
Nelson and Claudia reside in a 27 bedroom mansion in a town on New York’s wealthy outskirts called Bedford, which is a favourite among celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Bruce Willis, and also boast two jets.
The businessman fought a five-year battle with his neighbours who objected to the noise of him commuting to his downtown New York office via helicopter in the nineties – one which he eventually lost.
It used to belong to DeWitt Wallace of Readers Digest fame and boasts a full rota of staff including housekeepers, bodyguards, maids and gardeners and comes complete with a collection of art, an ice hockey rink and a lake outside, and a flock of albino peacocks.
Peltz and his wife have a reputation for firing staff on a whim. In 2016, the couple were sued by their dog walker and chauffeur Juan Gonzalez who said that he was fired after taking a day off sick. The case was settled.
And if the pair grow tired of the weather, they can pop over to their £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach, one of the most expensive homes in the area of Florida – which they have been expanding.
He bought the house across the street to build a tennis court and was then told he had to have a house in order to build a court — so he built a mansion for guests.
Nelson’s mini-me: Matthew Peltz (pictured), 36, is arguably the most business savvy sibling out of the Peltz clan as he’s served as a partner and senior analyst at his father’s investment management firm
Matthew, 36, is arguably the most business savvy sibling out of the Peltz clan as he’s served as a partner and senior analyst at his father’s investment management firm.
He’s been a director at Wendy’s Co. since 2015 and is also a board member for New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).
The Yale University graduate, who is said to be worth $884 million (£703 million), recently splurged out by purchasing a waterfront mansion in Palm Beach County for $10.5million (£8.3 million), complete with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a massage room and a swimming pool.
Nicola also has a famous sibling in the form of brother Will, 34, who played hockey in his youth before becoming an actor, who is pictured with his father
The Peltz family own a sprawling estate with Nicola’s brother Will showing off one of his luxury cars to followers on his Instagram account
Nicola Peltz is pictured with one of her brothers, Will, 34, who is also an actor and appeared in the TV drama Euphoria
Nicola also has a famous sibling in the form of brother Will, 34, who played hockey in his youth before becoming an actor.
The screen star moved from the Big Apple to Los Angeles in 2009 and bagged his first minor roles in a series of film productions.
In 2015, he portrayed the role of Adam Sewell in horror film Unfriended, and played Brandon Lender in comedy-drama Men, Women & Children a year earlier, which starred the likes of Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Ansel Elgort.
Nicola Peltz with her other brother Brad, 30, who is a former professional hockey player with the Ottawa Senators
Former professional ice hockey star Brad, 30, played for Ottawa Senators between August 2012 and April 2013 after being drafted by the team in 2009.
The sportsman, who often shares photos of himself rubbing shoulders with celebs such as Elon Musk and Cindy Crawford, studied Political Science from 2011 until 2015 at Yale University.
Brad went on to become the founder of Mymo, an automated scheduling system for medical appointments which ‘enhances the experience between the patient and physician allowing for a better continuity of care.’
Bombshell: Nicola’s only sister Brittany, 30, grew up as a competitive figure skater and studied film at NYU’s Tisch School after retiring from the sport (pictured left in a photoshoot, pictured right breastfeeding one of her daughters)
Nicola’s only sister, 30, grew up as a competitive figure skater and studied film at NYU’s Tisch School after retiring from the sport.
The fashion designer later founded childrenswear company, Leah + Rae, in February 2018, which sources its materials from across the globe and is made in a female-run factory in Manhattan.
Aside from her work, the brunette is married to Franz Buerstedde, the Managing Director at Rhône Group, and the couple share two daughters, Eva & Lila Rae, as well as a 10-month-old son called Phoenix Blu.
A good head on his shoulders: At 27, Diesel, who did not finish his degree at NYU, featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Consumer Technology this year for his social networking company Twenty (pictured left with pal Leo Rogath in 2016)
At 27, Diesel, who did not finish his degree at NYU, features in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Consumer Technology this year.
He is the CEO of social networking company Twenty, an app that helps ‘friends meet up in real life by planning future hangouts’.
According to Forbes, the company recently joined forces with location-based network Mappen, has two million users and has raised more than $40 million in funding.
Zachary and Gregory Peltz
Nicola’s twin brothers, Zachary (pictured on the ice rink) and Gregory, 17, hit headlines in May 2016 when Nelson spent a reported $2million (£1.6million) on their bar mitzvah
Zach Peltz, 17, with Brooklyn above, is one of Nicola’s younger twin brothers, he attended a prep school in Connecticut
Nicola’s twin brothers, Zachary and Gregory, 17, hit headlines in May 2016 when Nelson spent a reported $2million (£1.6million) on their bar mitzvah.
The lavish event was attended by hundreds of guests — including Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan — and saw stilt-walkers, two bands, five singers, a hockey rink, a basketball hoop and video games provide entertainment.
According to their respective Instagram accounts, the teens share the same love of ice hockey with their older siblings.
The families appear thrilled at the engagement, and a source previously said: ‘David and Victoria are thrilled. They feel he has finally met a girl who is not after him for fame or money. It’s too early to set a date, but they’re aiming for the end of next summer or early autumn.’
Soon after their announcement, alleged details emerged of their upcoming nuptials, which are said to be costing £4 million.
Nelson is reportedly paying for the wedding with Brooklyn’s parents Victoria and David also wanting to ‘contribute’.
The ceremonies are said to be taking place in both the UK and Florida with the couple allegedly expected to sign pre-nups at the behest of Nicola’s father.
In announcing his engagement in 2020, Brooklyn shared a snap of the duo with the caption: ‘Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx…
‘I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day. I love you baby xx’.
Brooklyn has previously dated actress Chloe Moretz and model Hana Cross.
Nicola was previously dating the youngest of the Hadid siblings, model Anwar Hadid. It’s believed they dated for just over a year before they split up in May 2018.
Brookln and Nicola: The ceremonies are said to be taking place in both the UK and Florida with the couple allegedly expected to sign pre-nups at the behest of Nicola’s father
Nicola Peltz is the daughter of billionaire American investor Nelson Peltz, 78, a former director of Heinz and non-executive chairman of US fast food chain Wendy’s