EVEN when a millionaire marries a billionaire, the best-laid wedding plans can hit some snags.
For Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, their big day sparked rumours of a family war when the bride chose not to walk down the aisle in a dress designed by her singer-turned- fashionista mother-in-law Victoria.
But yesterday in their first major interview since their £3million nuptials in April, the couple shut down rumours of a falling out, saying that Nicola, 27, did not snub an offer from ex-Spice Girl Posh when she opted for a custom Valentino gown.
In a revealing joint chat alongside Brooklyn, 23, the American actress said about wearing a VB wedding dress: “I was going to and I really wanted to, and then a few months down the line, she realised that her atelier couldn’t do it, so then I had to pick another dress.
“She didn’t say you can’t wear it; I didn’t say I didn’t want to wear it.
“That’s where it started, and then they ran with that.”
‘You have the most amazing heart’
Defending the relationship between the two most important women in his life, Brooklyn added to Variety magazine: “I’ve learned they’re always going to write stuff like that.
“They’re always going to try and put people down. But everyone gets along, which is good.”
It comes after Nicola, the daughter of New York billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, 80, wrote a cryptic post to her 2.7million Instagram followers last week about people bringing her down.
The Transformers actress shared two snaps with tears in her eyes, captioned: “Sometimes I find it hard to show the sad bits of me.
“Growing up with seven siblings and two very strong parents made me really tough.
“They hammered it into me to not let people bring me down or hurt my heart. It made me put such a wall up to protect myself especially in this industry.
“We all have days where people make you feel bad and it’s OK to be hurt by it. I just thought I would write something because I never show this side of me here.
“I wanted to show this side of me. I love you all so much and truly appreciate all of your support.”
Comforting his wife, Brooklyn posted a string of heart emojis and commented: “You have the most amazing heart. I love you so, so much.”
But Victoria, 48, did not publicly support her daughter-in-law by commenting on the post — despite the pair constantly reacting to and liking each other’s social media posts prior to the wedding.
Last month Nicola appeared to take aim at her in-laws when asked about her new husband’s career change from photography to cookery.
In a dig at those who advised him — including his parents David, 47, and Victoria — she told Tatler magazine that he felt, “A lot of pressure to please people with his career and he didn’t love it”.
She went on to say Brooklyn was turning to her father for advice, adding: “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.”
It was also claimed on social media that Brooklyn had snubbed Victoria on Mother’s Day after he failed to mark the occasion online.
But those close to the family insist there was no issue between them.
The couple spend most of their time in Los Angeles — and Nicola has ruled out a return to the UK.
She told Tatler: “I would say ‘No’, but you never know. I love knowing I’m so close to my family.”
Asked about their lifestyle, Nicola added: “Honestly, we never go out. Our happy place is staying in, watching a show and being with our dogs. We’re like an old married couple.”
And Brooklyn told Variety he is ready to start a family with Nicola — his own dad became a parent at the same age.
‘We would love a big family’
Brooklyn said: “I keep saying to my wife, I can’t wait to be a dad. I’m ready to have kids, but I always tell my wife, whenever you want.”
Meanwhile, Nicola, who has six brothers and a sister, added: “We don’t plan on having kids any time in the next year.
“But we would love to have a big family one day. We would love to have some of our own, and we would love to adopt.”
But despite the rumoured divide between the Beckham and Peltz households, the couple said they “came up with the idea” to combine their surnames, forever uniting their families.
Brooklyn said: “We had this idea, we kind of combined our last names.
“I was just like, ‘Oh, we could start a new thing’, and it’ll be so cool to have our own kids and have little Peltz Beckhams running around.”
Nicola and Brooklyn wed at her £76million family beachside mansion in Miami, Florida, with Victoria wearing a silver satin gown by her eponymous label.
I’ve always said to my wife, we should do a reality TV show, we should actually do a reality TV show, because she’s so funny.
Guests on the day included Beckham family friends celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and actress Eva Longoria along with tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
Elsewhere in the interview, Brooklyn admitted that he and Nicola could line themselves up for their own fly-on-the-wall documentary similar to Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
He said: “I’ve always said to my wife, we should do a reality TV show, we should actually do a reality TV show, because she’s so funny.
“And we take the ps out of each other all the time. She sometimes doesn’t get my English humour.”
Meanwhile, Brooklyn revealed that he would also love to have his own pub in Los Angeles with a line of “sauces, knives, pots and pans” after teaching himself during lockdown and sharing videos to his 14.3million followers.
He said: “I want to have so many TV shows, and hopefully one day open up a pub in LA, because LA needs a pub.”
And the couple also told how they are closer than ever after they began dating in October 2019.
Nicola said: “The thing that’s great about us is that we don’t need anything from each other. We’re just so in love.
“There’s nothing I need from him or he needs from me.”