Brooklyn’s wedding: why Posh is freaking out

With just days to go, Victoria Beckham is all in a spin...

Victoria Beckhams

by heat staff |
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There’s so much to stress out about when it comes to your wedding; the dress, the flowers, the venues, the table plan… except it’s not actually Victoria Beckham’s big day.

Friends say the fashion designer is in full meltdown mode over her son Brooklyn Beckham’s imminent nuptials to Nicola Peltz. But it’s not just the growing checklist as the days count down, she’s also freaking out that she’s about to lose her eldest son to another family…

“Victoria is literally running around like Mother Hen – you’d think it was her getting married!” says an insider close to the 47-year-old former Spice Girl, who is also mum to Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 10.

“Despite experts and two planning teams on the case, VB is still having daily wedding meetings and working through a checklist like no other. She actually has a timetable for every minute of the wedding day, a list of who's wearing and doing what – including her extended family – and is obsessing over the VIP guestlist.

"She’s worried all the big names she’s invited won’t turn up, what with Covid still rampaging, and feels under a lot of pressure to make everything perfect.

"She’s getting more and more anxious, doing crisis management for every possible eventuality – it's like a Royal Wedding! Everyone’s been joking that the real bridezilla is Victoria, while Nicola is really relaxed. She'd rather let the planners take care of everything and is adamant that she wants everything to be as stress-free as possible.”

Self-styled celeb chef Brooklyn, 23, proposed to the 27-year-old actress – daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz – in June 2020, just nine months into their relationship.

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They announced the news alongside a proposal photoshoot, with VB styling her future daughter-in-law for the pics, wishing them “so much love and a lifetime of happiness.” The couple are set to marry at Nicola's dad’s estate in Palm Beach, Florida, with 9 April believed to be the big day, and clearly can’t wait. Brooklyn has called his fiancée his ”best friend”, revealing, “If Covid wasn’t a thing we’d have liked to have been married already.”

And celebrating Brooklyn’s 23rd birthday on 4 March, Nicola wrote on Instagram, “Happy birthday baby. I’m so lucky to be able to go through life by your side. I love you more every day. I can’t wait to marry you so soon!”

But that recent birthday is another reason for VB to be stressing out. “A lot of her anxiety is to be expected as mother of the groom,” says heat’s source close to the former singer, who married former footballer David, 46, in 1999. “After all, it's her baby boy standing up there. But that’s also the problem – he’s her baby boy.

"Victoria is very aware just how young and inexperienced Brooklyn is. She keeps asking herself if he’s really ready for this. She’s still mothering him, more so that her younger ones.”

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And friends fear those strong mumma-bear instincts could now be pushing her son away. We’re told, “They've always been so close, but Brooklyn’s very resistant to her 'over-mothering' these days. Now he actually seems to be enjoying spending time with his new American in-laws, who are much more laid back and don't care what the public think of them.

In fact, Brooklyn’s starting to talk a lot more like them than his own parents, and of course the idea of him drifting away makes Victoria even more anxious. Ultimately, everyone is really excited for the wedding, and all Victoria really wants is to see Brooklyn happy, settled and with some direction in his life. She just doesn’t want to lose him in the process…”

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