Nicola Peltz has sensationally claimed her mother-in-law Victoria Beckham blanked her for days after she offered to design her wedding dress – before blowing the bride’s plans out of the water and saying her studio couldn’t make it anyway.
The heiress, 27, sported a stunning couture Valentino dress when she tied the knot to Brooklyn Beckham, 23, in April – but there were initial plans for the bride to wear a specially-made dress design by his mother Victoria.
Newlywed Nicola said she was thrilled at the prospect of wearing a dress by Victoria, however she claimed the former Spice Girl, 48, blanked her for days before saying she wouldn’t make the gown for her big day.
The devastating news left Nicola stumped – since her stylist Leslie Fremar and mother Claudia were also set to join the dream team to design the dress. The plan was shot down in a call between Victoria and Nicola’s mom.
In a bombshell interview with Grazia USA, the 27-year-old revealed: ‘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.’
Brooklyn made his position clear amid the family feud, dubbing beloved Nicola his ‘number one priority.’
SHOTS FIRED: Newlywed Nicola Peltz, 27, said she was blanked by Victoria Beckham during the design process of her wedding dress earlier this year. After not hearing from her mother-in-law, Posh Spice suddenly called her mother Claudia to say that she wouldn’t be able to design Nicola’s gown for the special day
Millionaire heiress Nicola stunned on her wedding day in April as she wore a couture Valentino number. She tied the knot with her sweetheart Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria and David Beckham, at her family’s estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2022
FAMILY RIFT: The pair have reportedly been embroiled in a family feud after the heiress sported a couture Valentino wedding dress to tie the knot to Victoria’s eldest son Brooklyn earlier this year – rather than a design by his mother (Victoria, David, Nicola and Brooklyn pictured together in 2021)
Nicola, the daughter of New York billionaire Nelson Peltz, attempted to set the record straight as she explained: ‘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.
‘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: ‘So, I spoke to my mom and Leslie, 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.’
The wedding dress drama was bolstered by the fact that Victoria not only wore her own dress design on the day – but four of her dearest friends and her own mother attended the nuptials wearing her designs.
Eva Longoria, Nadia Ferreria, Zanna Roberts Rassi, and Romeo’s ex-girlfriend Mia Regan all wore gorgeous VB gowns to Brooklyn and Nicola’s big day.
Describing Victoria and David as ‘great in-laws’, Nicola admitted that it ‘hurts my feelings’ following claims that she ‘never planned’ to wear a dress by her mother-in-law.
The 27-year-old said: ‘It does hurt my feelings. I try not to let it, but it’s just not the truth. It’s just a bit of a bummer when you’re like, “Oh, people think that,” but it’s just not true.’
And backing his wife, Brooklyn chimed in and explained that they ‘talk things through’ when rumors circulate, adding: ‘To be honest, my wife is obviously my first priority and I never want to see her upset ever.’
Lovebirds Nicola and Brooklyn tied the knot at their no-expense-spared ceremony earlier this year, held at the heiress’ lavish family estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
BEFORE THE FEUD: Nicola told her followers on social media that Victoria was her ‘role model’ in a heartfelt post for her birthday in 2021. Things have since soured, according to insiders and eagle-eyed fans
Covergirl: Fronting the new cover of Grazia USA , Nicola attempted to set the record straight as she explained: ‘Well, 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’
The wedding dress drama was bolstered by the fact that Victoria not only wore her own dress design on the day – but four of her dearest friends and her own mother attended the nuptials wearing VB designs
Prioritizing: And backing his wife, Brooklyn chimed in and explained that they ‘talk things through’ when rumors circulate, adding: ‘To be honest, my wife is obviously my first priority and I never want to see her upset ever’
Setting the record straight: ‘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,’ explained Nicola
But eagle-eyed fans started to notice a rift between Victoria and Nicola after months of no engagement between them on social media and a set of cryptic interviews and Instagram posts.
In August, Nicola shared a candid snap of herself looking sad with red watery eyes, with the beauty confessing she ‘finds it hard to show the sad bits of me’ as she praised the way her ‘strong parents’ brought her up.
Many believed this was a snub towards Victoria, as she made reference to her loving family teaching her not to allow people to ‘bring her down’.
Fans also questioned Victoria’s rather emotionless celebratory Instagram post following the wedding – as she just wrote: ‘Congratulations Mr and Mrs Beckham. Welcome to the family x.’
Many were quick to notice Victoria didn’t use Brooklyn and Nicola’s official new join surname – Peltz-Beckham – causing further speculation that the post was in fact veiling their growing tensions.
Other clues hinting towards the cold war between the Beckham women include when Nicola failed to post an image with Victoria at the glamorous reception – despite her caption being ‘family is everything to me.’
Since then, Nicola and Victoria have scarcely liked each other’s pictures on social media, despite the fact that they used to always show support for one another online.
The Beckhams were apparently not happy after Nicola’s glitzy front cover close-up on British socialite magazine Tatler came out – published with the in-your-face headline ‘The new Mrs Beckham.’
It is a title Victoria has, of course, worn with pride since she wed footballer Becks in July 1999.
Brooklyn posted the stunning front cover of his adoring wife, with the caption: ‘Wow. I am so proud of you baby. You look absolutely gorgeous and I am so in love with you. Congratulations babe.’
The Instagram post was not liked by his mother, Victoria.
Brooklyn Peltz Beckham and his wife Nicola kiss lovingly as they leave Club 55 in Saint-Tropez on July 13, 2022
The loved-up couple pose for pictures on the red carpet at the Met Gala in May 2022
THE NEW MRS BECKHAM: Nicola’s front cover interview for British magazine Tatler is said to have turned heads in the Beckham household. Mrs Beckham is of course the name Victoria has worn with pride since she wed footballer Becks in July 1999
Family: Brooklyn is the eldest of Victoria and David’s brood, with the long-standing couple also sharing 20-year-old Romeo, Cruz, 17 and Harper Seven, 11
Posh and Becks in the 1990s before they tied the knot in 1999
Keeping quiet: David and Victoria have stayed silent on the matter, as rumors circulate of the rift
Opening up in the Tatler interview, fans believed that Nicola exposed sly digs at how David and Victoria had previously treated her husband Brooklyn, 23.
She told the magazine: ‘Brooklyn felt a lot of pressure to please people with his career and he didn’t love it.’
And Nicola also said that Brooklyn often turns to her 80-year-old father, Nelson Peltz, for business advice – rather than to his singer, fashion designer, multi-million pound business owner mother, or his legendary former footballer father.
She said: ‘Brooklyn is getting into very exciting things with his shows and also business things and it’s really sweet. I watch him call my dad and say, “What do you think about this?” I love watching him learn from my dad.’
Brooklyn is the eldest of Victoria and soccer player David Beckham’s brood, with the long-standing couple also sharing 20-year-old Romeo, Cruz, 17 and Harper Seven, 11.
The family of six are famously very close knit, with Victoria and her photographer-turned-chef son historically sharing a close relationship.
But with reports of a rift between Nicola and Victoria reportedly driving a wedge between the Beckham’s and their eldest son – the wedding dress fiasco appears to have only been the beginning.
Nicola was allegedly offended when David and Victoria’s close friend Marc Anthony gave a gushing speech at her wedding – all about Victoria, according to one insider.
‘It was totally just an ode to Victoria and how awesome she is. Nicola loves to be the center of attention, especially on her wedding day. So this really, really p***ed her off,’ the source said.
‘She stormed off in the middle of her wedding reception with [sister] Brittany and her mom, and was crying her eyes out.’
Another source agreed Nicola was upset during the reception – but said it wasn’t because Anthony was gushing about Victoria.
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz tied the knot in April 2022, and they both formally changed their names to Peltz-Beckham to signify their union. But fans were quick to notice that there was a scarcity of pictures posted of Nicola and Victoria. Neither Beckham women posted images together on their social media. Pictured, their engagement announcement
The loved-up couple show their love and appreciation for each other nearly every day on social media – posting a series of sultry snaps, soppy captions and supportive comments for one another
This insider claimed that Posh Spice stole the newlyweds’ First Dance song for her own mother-son dance moments before Brooklyn and Nicola were meant to two-step in front of their guests.
The First Dance song was Anthony’s ‘You Sang To Me’. The romantic love song includes the lyrics ‘Now I’m crazy for your love’, ‘When I called you late last night you see I was falling into love’ and ‘Girl, I live for how you make me feel’.
A source at the wedding told TSWT.com: ‘Marc asked Nicola and Brooklyn to pick their favorite song to dedicate to them, and that one was their favorite.
‘Nicola left the room because she and Brooklyn thought Marc was introducing them for a special dance to a love song the couple had chosen,’ the second source said.
‘But without any warning and at the request of Victoria, Marc switched it to a mother-son dance using the same song.
‘Most of the guests could tell something off had happened. It was uncomfortable for the couple who were thinking it was to be a special moment for them.’
And friends say Victoria is deeply upset that Brooklyn did not join the Beckham family holiday this summer, which saw them travel across Europe on a lavish yacht.
Instead, youngest son Cruz, 17, took his girlfriend Tana Holding for the duration of the trip, while Romeo joined them in Miami when his footballing commitments allowed him to.
Brooklyn, who is now a self-proclaimed chef, has said that his wife is his priority amid the bubbling family tensions
Victoria was upset that Brooklyn did not join the Beckham family holiday this summer, which saw them travel across Europe on a lavish yacht, according to friends
Mother son moment: Another insider claimed that Posh Spice stole the newlyweds’ First Dance song for her own mother-son dance moments before Brooklyn and Nicola were meant to two-step in front of their guests (Victoria, David and Brooklyn at the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards)
Unhappy: Nicola allegedly became offended when David and Victoria’s close friend Marc Anthony gave a gushing speech at her wedding – all about Victoria, according to one insider