It’s like Palm Beach’s own version of “Dynasty”.
Among tension rumors between Victoria Beckham and her new daughter-in-law, Nicola Peltz, Page Six is told that the problem within the Beckham and Peltz clans is more widespread.
“Victoria and Nicola are just collateral damage. It’s not just about two women, it’s about two families coming together,” said a senior Palm Beach source.
“It is quite obvious that there is a problem between the two families. Everyone needs to find their place. They just aren’t quite connecting yet.”
The issues are not said to be between Brooklyn, 23, and her new in-laws, billionaire investor Nelson Peltz and his wife, Claudia. In fact, Nelson’s offers to back his son-in-law in whatever venture he wants. According to the source, the talk in Palm Beach is that the young couple could create their own empire, in the style of the “Beckham brand” of the Brooklyn parents.
It is believed that Brooklyn and Nicola, a 28-year-old actress, would love to follow in the Beckhams’ footsteps by launching clothing, beauty and perfume lines.
“There is a very deliberate move orchestrated by Nicola and her mother and financed by Nelson. There’s a reason Brooklyn and Nicola are now ‘Peltz Beckham’. It’s about the brand,” the senior source said.
“I think Nicola and her mom come up with ideas, Nelson can finance anything and he says yes. But for David and Victoria, he has to have some substance.”
Beckham’s brands include Victoria’s Fashion and beauty range, as well as David’s $139 million lifetime contract with Adidas, endorsements including Tudor watches and his own whiskey with Diageo Haig Club.
Earlier this year, the 47-year-old British soccer star, who is co-owner of the Inter Miami CF team, signed the biggest deal of his life with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which will co-own and manage his global brand, DB Ventures. CNBC reported that the company paid $269 million for a 55% stake.
“The Beckhams are quite old-fashioned. They believe that everyone should make their way in the world,” said another source familiar with the matter. “While they will always give their children an edge in terms of support and backing, they had Brooklyn work in a cafe to teach her about work ethic and gain some values. They were very interested in supporting his passion for photography, so they helped him get internships; then he I got into the kitchenAnd they have supported him.”
The Beckhams were not available for comment.
“There are cultural differences between the two families,” added the source familiar with the matter.
Representatives for Nelson and Nicola had no comment.
Immediately after the wedding, Brooklyn, who has more than 14 million followers on Instagram, changed her account name to @brooklynpeltzbeckham, while Nicola is now @nicolaannepeltzbeckham.
Another family source said: “Brooklyn has become so, so close to the Peltzes, and especially Nicola’s father. For Victoria, who is very close to Brooklyn, that has to be difficult.”
And because Brooklyn is close to Victoria, 48, Nicola is said to be just as close to her mother, Claudia, who reportedly walked her on the set of “Lola James,” which Nicola wrote, co-directed and stars in. It is not yet known when the film will be released.
“Claudia pulls a lot of the strings in the family.” said a Florida society source.
There’s also a bit of snobbery in the mix, according to multiple sources.
“The Peltzes may have thought, [the Beckhams’] It will be easy. The Beckhams are just a pop star and a footballer, but they’ve been doing this for 25 years, they’re very sneaky,” the Florida society source said.
“You can’t control them with Peltz money.”
David’s fortune is now around $750 million, a source told Page Six. Meanwhile, Nelson is reported to be worth $1.8 billion.
the daily mail Last month he noted how the initial love story between Victoria and Nicola seemed to cool down.
In 2021, Victoria liked 25 of Nicola’s Instagram posts in a three-month period, and Nicola liked 20 of hers in the same time period.
Now, Victoria has not liked a single post from Nicola since May 27, but she has been active on the platform, posting photos of her latest fashion designs, as well as her husband and other children.
While Nicola posted on Instagram from her honeymoon with Brooklyn, which she spent on a yacht with her family in Italy, Victoria didn’t like any of them.
The newlyweds took Nelson, 80, and Claudia, 67, on their honeymoon in Italy.
The Beckhams were on vacation at the same time on another nearby yacht and it was unclear if the families saw each other.
As a sign of how much control the Peltz clan had over the wedding, there was reportedly a Wendy’s burger truck at the party: Nelson is the chairman of the board. He told the Palm Beach source: “The wedding was very much a Peltz production.”
Each family had their own table at the lavish reception, while the newlyweds sat at a separate table, Page Six is told.
“Let’s face it, weddings are tough enough, but particularly tough when you’re dealing with two big, high-profile, complicated, rich families,” the senior source said.
Last Friday Nicola shared a melodramatic selfie on Instagram in which she appeared to have tears running down her face.
“Sometimes it’s hard for me to show my sad parts,” she wrote, explaining that growing up in a large family, her “strong parents” had “hammered home in me not to let people get me down or hurt my heart. .”
He then thanked his fans for their support the next day.
“Look, whatever happens, Nicola and Brooklyn are clearly head over heels for each other, and that’s what matters right now,” the source familiar with the matter said. “Families go through these things, frankly everyone thinks it’s going to take care of itself.”