A psychologist has warned that Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s constant displays of affection online could actually be a sign of trouble behind-the-scenes – hours after the model spoke out about her rift with Brooklyn’s mother, Victoria Beckham.
Brooklyn, 23, and his wife-of-five-months, Nicola, 27, appear to be the epitome of a doting couple on social media.
They constantly share adoring, loved-up snaps that show them kissing, cuddling, and holding hands to their respective feeds, and any time a paparazzi catches them out and about they appear as happy as could be together.
However, a relationship expert has now chimed in on their romance, and revealed that things may not be as picture-perfect in real life as they appear to be online, especially amid rumors that the couple is feuding with Brooklyn’s famous mom, Victoria.
A psychologist has warned that Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s constant displays of affection online could actually be a sign of trouble behind-the-scenes
Brooklyn, 23, and his wife, Nicola, 27, appear to be the epitome of a perfect couple on social media – where they regularly post loved-up snaps and gushing tributes to one another
They constantly share adoring, loved-up snaps that show them kissing, cuddling, and holding hands to their respective feeds
And any time a paparazzi catches them out and about they seem like they are as happy as can be together
Dr. Carmen Harra, a psychologist, relationship expert, and bestselling author from Florida, told DailyMail.com that the pair may be trying to ‘prove something’ to their ‘fans, family, and even themselves’ by posting an excessive amount of pictures together.
‘This couple is trying to prove something – to their fans, to their family, and even to themselves. But we must bear in mind that images are just that; they are a reflection of reality, but not necessarily reality,’ she explained.
‘Brooklyn and Nicola have their fair share of issues to work through, both personal and shared, and it might very well be the case that Brooklyn’s parents know something we don’t.
‘They should engage more in trying to fortify their relationship and deepen their bond instead of trying to convince us that they’re a picture-perfect couple.’
She added that couples who ‘consistently need to flaunt their relationship’ on social media are often ‘struggling behind-the-scenes.’
‘Their overt displays of affection only signal the existence of greater issues behind the curtain, namely insecurities and disagreements, hence why they need to show others that they’re doing well,’ she stated.
The psychologist said she feels like a breakup may be ‘imminent’ for the pair, explaining that while their ‘connection’ feels ‘powerful’ now, they may face problems when the honeymoon phase comes to an end.
‘Theirs is a connection that’s powerful in the beginning: Nicola and Brooklyn share undeniable chemistry and a “need” to be with each other,’ Dr. Harra explained.
However, a relationship expert has now chimed in on their romance, and revealed that things may not be as picture perfect in real life as they appear to be online
Dr. Carmen Harra (pictured), a psychologist, relationship expert, and bestselling author from Florida, told DailyMail.com that a breakup may be ‘imminent’ for the pair
She said that the pair may be trying to ‘prove something’ to their ‘fans, family, and even themselves’ by posting an excess amount of pictures together
She added that couples who ‘consistently need to flaunt their relationship’ on social media are often ‘struggling behind-the-scenes’
‘Right now, it appears as though Brooklyn is unconditionally supportive of his wife, to the point of taking her side over his parents’.
‘As time passes, however, we will start to witness various discrepancies simmer to the surface.
She stated: ‘They should engage more in trying to fortify their relationship and deepen their bond instead of trying to convince us that they’re a picture-perfect couple’
‘Ultimately, these two souls see life through different eyes: although Nicola comes from tremendous wealth, she is spiritual, soft, altruistic, and dedicated to the betterment of others.
‘Brooklyn is more money motivated and concerned with fame, recognition, and power.’
The psychologist also pointed out that Brooklyn was previously rumored to be a ‘womanizer;’ Before he tied the knot with Nicola in April 2022, he was linked to many different women including Chloe Grace Moretz, Sonia Ben Ammar, Sofia Richie, Afton McKeith, Madison Beer, Lexi Wood, Lexy Panterra, Alex Lee Aillón, and Hana Cross.
‘Brooklyn is a complex archetype. Those who are familiar with his extensive dating history may wonder: is this guy a hopeless romantic, or a womanizer?’ asked Dr. Harra.
‘Even if we choose to look past Brooklyn’s seemingly endless former flings, his connection with Nicola is not anchored in a firm foundation.
The doctor added that ‘their overt displays of affection only signal the existence of greater issues behind the curtain, namely insecurities and disagreements’
Dr. Harra also explained that while their ‘connection’ feels ‘powerful’ now, they may face problems when the honeymoon phase comes to an end
‘Right now, he is admirably attempting to settle down and be faithful to one woman, but something tells me he hasn’t yet performed the inner work needed to uphold a serious relationship in time.
‘Their relationship is stable for now, but the problems may start sooner rather than later if Brooklyn hasn’t secured his relationship with himself.’
But Dr. Harra added that there is still hope for the ‘complicated couple.’
She said: ‘If they can communicate effectively, be honest with each other and themselves, and compromise to mitigate their issues, these two stars can continue to be together for the long term.’
While the lovebirds are often seen packing on the PDA, they did leave some people wondering if there was trouble in paradise earlier this month, when Brooklyn was photographed sitting alone on a curb outside of a posh Los Angeles restaurant as he left separately from his wife.
The 23-year-old aspiring chef had arrived with Nicola for dinner at Cecconi’s West Hollywood on September 4, but was later seen all by his lonesome seated cross-legged on the curb while tapping away on his cell phone.
Nicola quickly shut down speculation of any marital problems, however, writing on Instagram after, ‘When you exit out the alley to avoid the paps and do it well enough that they think @brooklynpeltzbeckham left alone,’ while sharing a snap of herself outside of the restaurant.
Dr. Harra’s comments come hours after Nicola addressed speculation that she doesn’t get along with Brooklyn’s mom, revealing to Grazia USA that she and Victoria had a disagreement over her wedding dress.
‘As time passes, however, we will start to witness various discrepancies simmer to the surface,’ she said. ‘Problems may start sooner rather than later’
Dr. Harra’s comments come after Nicola addressed speculation she’s feuding with Brooklyn’s mom, Victoria Beckham, admitting they had a disagreement over her wedding dress
She told Grazia USA that the former Spice Girl (seen in March 2021) offered to design her gown – but then blew her off for days before telling her she wouldn’t be able to make the dress
She told the outlet that the former Spice Girl offered to design her gown for the big day – but then blew her off for days before telling her she wouldn’t actually be able to make the dress.’
We connected to start designing the dress, and then a few days went by and I didn’t hear anything. Victoria called my mom and said her atelier couldn’t make it,’ Nicola, who ended up donning a stunning couture Valentino dress for the wedding, told the magazine.
Initially, Nicola and Victoria appeared to enjoy a close-knit relationship, with the pair regularly sharing selfies on their respective social media accounts and often liking each others content
Doting husband Brooklyn made his position clear amid the family feud, telling the publication that his wife is his ‘number one priority’ and that they ‘have each other’s back 100 per cent.’
‘I was planning on wearing Victoria’s wedding dress and I was truly so excited to be able to wear a design that my future mother-in-law created,’ Nicola added. ‘I thought that was so beautiful and such a beautiful story.’
Following the revelations from Victoria that she couldn’t make her daughter-in-law’s dress, Nicola recalled: ‘I spoke to my mom and [stylist Leslie Fremar], and I was like, “Well, unfortunately, this can’t happen, so what’s the next step?”
‘I’ve been a fan of Valentino and their couture for so long. I was really lucky to be able to travel to [the atelier] to try on the dress. That’s really what happened.’
Dr. Harra suggested that Nicola ‘s problems with Victoria are ‘bound to impact her marriage’ to Brooklyn, explaining, ‘As much as right now Brooklyn claims he’s on his wife’s side, sooner or later, he will also start to feel torn between spouse and parent, especially after his and his wife’s blissful newlywed stage subsides.
But eagle-eyed fans started to speculate that tensions had arisen between the ladies (seen in 2021), after they went months without engaging online
Victoria hasn’t liked any of Nicola’s Instagram posts since May 26, when she offered her online approval of a Dior campaign posted by the model (pictured)
‘Nicola should also keep in mind that although she’s the wife right now, Victoria has been and will be Brooklyn’s mother before and after her.’
The doctor felt that Nicola most likely ‘exacerbated the situation and worsened her relationship with Victoria by speaking out about the incident publicly.’
‘If she truly wanted to repair her problems with Victoria, she should have approached her mother-in-law directly and been open about her concerns instead of voicing them to the public,’ the psychologist said.
Initially, Nicola and Victoria appeared to enjoy a close-knit relationship, with the pair regularly sharing selfies and family photos on their respective social media accounts and often liking each others content.
In 2021, Nicola even described her then-future-mother-in-law as her ‘role model’ while posting a gushing birthday tribute to the designer.
But eagle-eyed fans started to speculate that tensions had arisen between the ladies, after they went months without engaging online.
In fact, Victoria hasn’t liked a single post by Nicola since May 26 – four months ago – a veritable age in the capricious world of social media, where such things truly matter.
Rumors were fueled when it was reported that Victoria and her husband, acclaimed soccer player David Beckham, were not seated at Nicola and Brooklyn’s table at their wedding.
An onlooker claimed that the Beckhams ‘were not at the forefront’ and that the ‘wedding was all about the Peltz family.’
‘The top table was all Peltzes and it really felt as if the Beckhams were not at the forefront,’ the insider told DailyMail.com.
‘There was a feeling that the wedding was all about the Peltz family, as you can imagine, as it was their house and their daughter and their son making the speeches.’