David Beckham's son Brooklyn engaged to American-Jewish heiress

Nicola Peltz is an actress and the daughter of Jewish investor Nelson Peltz


Brooklyn Beckham, the son of former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham and former popstar Victoria Beckham, has announced his engagement to an American-Jewish heiress.

Brooklyn Beckham, 21, announced to his 12.2 million followers on Instagram that he had become engaged to Nicola Peltz, 25, on Saturday.

Mr Beckham and Ms Peltz reportedly began dating in October and moved in together in New York in March, after Mr Beckham quit his job to move back to the United States.  

Nicola Peltz is an actress who is known for starring role in the fourth iteration of the Transformers franchise – Transformers: Age of Extinction.  

The Daily Mail reported that they were planning to spend up to £4 million on two weddings, one in the US and another in Britain, although it is not yet known whether either ceremony will be held in a Jewish setting.

Ms Peltz is the daughter of Jewish billionaire and hedge-fund manager Nelson Peltz, who is estimated to be worth around $1.5 billion.

Nelson Peltz, who has ten children, reportedly spent over $2,000,000 on the barmitzvah of his twin sons in 2016 and is a significant patron for Jewish causes in the US and Israel.

Mr Peltz is also a prominent backer of US President Donald Trump and hosted a $10million fundraiser for the Republican at his Florida estate in February.

Nicola Peltz and her brother Will have matching Yiddish tattoos on their ribs, reading: “family first”.

Brooklyn Beckham’s father, former England and Manchester United captain David Beckham, has Jewish ancestry through his grandfather and has previously said that he “feels Jewish.”

Brooklyn Beckham is the only one of his children to have memories of David Beckham’s grandfather, who attended synagogue.

Mr Beckham, who has a tattoo on his left arm that reads “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,” also said at the time that his grandfather had explained Judaism to his oldest son but that “he was very young”.  

David Beckham said in 2016 that his Jewish grandfather, who died at 83 in 2009, was the “inspiration” behind his footballing career.

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