Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz caught in the middle of Victoria’s pre-nup row

Their parents are causing pre-wedding drama

Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz and Victoria Beckham

by Katie Holloway |
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Planning a wedding is stressful for anyone, but throw in a set of mega-famous parents, a billionaire father and a controversial prenup, and the stress levels are most likely hitting maximum. It was reported last week that Brooklyn Beckham and his fiancée Nicola Peltz have signed a prenuptial agreement, which means they would leave the marriage “with what they put into it” should they split up. And an insider close to the Beckham family tells us it’s been the source of quite the family drama.

“They haven’t even set a date yet, but the prenup has already been signed– and it’s watertight,” an insider tells heat. “Brooklyn and Nicola are pretty frustrated with both sets of parents – they feel like they’re trying to turn this into a ‘business deal’ – one which they apparently don’t have a lot of faith in.”

Aspiring photographer Brooklyn, 21, and model/actress Nicola, 25, only started dating in October 2019, but they announced their engagement in July this year. Nicola’s father Nelson is ranked as one of the world’s richest business people, having amassed a $1.7billion fortune. And with prenuptial agreements being more common in the US than in the UK, it’s hardly surprising that Nelson would want to protect his daughter’s finances.

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

“As soon as the engagement celebrations were over, Nicola’s dad set the lawyers to work to draft the agreement, and called David to discuss it,” our source reveals. “Nelson is a shrewd businessman with a vast empire, so it’s understandable. It’s not that he’s got anything against Brooklyn, but he has to be sensible and this is how a lot of marriages work in America – especially if there’s a lot of money involved.”

The source continues, “From the Beckhams’ side of things, they’re less worried about cash and more concerned about family secrets being leaked. They obviously trust Nicola, but they want to protect the family’s privacy should anything go wrong, so they’re keen on including a non-disclosure agreement.”

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But for the young couple – who regularly gush about each other on Instagram – it’s left the wedding feeling somewhat tainted. “They feel like it’s taken the edge off the romance,” our insider says.

“Having to listen to discussions about what happens if they don’t make it to the altar, or don’t make it past the first year, or if there are cheating allegations has been horrible. They feel their parents don’t fully believe the marriage will last long-term. It’s causing tension, but both their families have told them it’s simply because they want to protect their futures.”

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Of course, proud mum Victoria, 46, will do whatever it takes to see her eldest son marry the love of his life. Speaking on Lorraine last week, she waxed lyrical about Brooklyn and her daughter-in-law-to-be, saying, “He’s so happy, they’re both so happy… we could not have asked for Brooklyn to meet a more adorable lady. We’re very happy, we love her. It’s nice, with everything that’s gone on this year, for Brooklyn to have found his soulmate and the lady that he wants to spend the rest of his life with.”

And our insider adds, “Vic has tried to tell him over and over that, of course, she believes in their love and relationship, but her job is to protect her son – so that’s what she’s doing. But all Brooklyn sees is parents who don’t have much faith he will even make it to the church.”

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