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Billionaire father-of-the-bride Nelson Peltz, 79, arrives at lavish wedding pre-party


The billionaire father of soon-to-be married Nicola Peltz was spotted arriving at the lavish wedding pre-party on Saturday as he was ferried around on a golf buggy.

Nelson Peltz, 79, was seen being driven to the beach side of his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to his daughter Nicola.

The much-anticipated nuptials between the 23-year-old son of David and Victoria and his bride, 27, will take place at Nelson’s sprawling oceanfront estate. 

Nicola’s father Nelson is a self-made New Yorker millionaire, worth an estimated $1.6 billion (£1.3 billion), with a fearsome reputation as a tough-minded corporate raider.

Born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, he dropped out of Pennsylvania University’s Wharton School in 1962 and instead built his family’s tiny frozen food business in Brooklyn into the largest frozen food distributor in the Northeast of America.

From there he assembled the biggest packaging company in the world, Triangle Industries, which was sold in 1989 netting him around $840 million (£645million).

The billionaire father of soon-to-be married Nicola Peltz was spotted arriving at the lavish wedding pre-party on Saturday as he was ferried around on a golf buggy

The billionaire father of soon-to-be married Nicola Peltz was spotted arriving at the lavish wedding pre-party on Saturday as he was ferried around on a golf buggy

Nicola's father was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, and dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School - later attended by Trump - in 1962 to become a ski instructor, but instead ended up being a delivery truck driver.

Nicola’s father was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, and dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School – later attended by Trump – in 1962 to become a ski instructor, but instead ended up being a delivery truck driver.

Nelson and model Claudia married in the eighties and went on to have eight children, the youngest of whom is Nicola. It is Nelson's third marriage

Nelson and model Claudia married in the eighties and went on to have eight children, the youngest of whom is Nicola. It is Nelson’s third marriage

Nelson Peltz, 79, was seen being driven to the beach side of his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of Brooklyn Beckham's wedding to his daughter Nicola

Nelson Peltz, 79, was seen being driven to the beach side of his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to his daughter Nicola 

The much-anticipated nuptials between the 23-year-old son of David and Victoria and his bride, 27, will take place at Nelson's sprawling oceanfront estate

The much-anticipated nuptials between the 23-year-old son of David and Victoria and his bride, 27, will take place at Nelson’s sprawling oceanfront estate

Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham is seen a day before his wedding to Nicola Peltz in Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrities, friends and family have begun arriving for Brooklyn Beckham and heiress Nicola Peltz's rehearsal dinner ahead of tomorrow's big day. Pictured: Eva Longoria (left) and Serena Williams (right) were seen attending the event together

Celebrities, friends and family have begun arriving for Brooklyn Beckham and heiress Nicola Peltz’s rehearsal dinner ahead of tomorrow’s big day. Pictured: Eva Longoria (left) and Serena Williams (right) were seen attending the event together 

Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria arrived in a beautiful peach silk floor-length gown, complimented with gold heels, while Serena wore a short leather dress and silver shoes. Serena donned a sexy, short, leather-style ruched dress which she paired with a pair of silver heels.

Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria arrived in a beautiful peach silk floor-length gown, complimented with gold heels, while Serena wore a short leather dress and silver shoes. Serena donned a sexy, short, leather-style ruched dress which she paired with a pair of silver heels.

Earlier in the day ahead of the rehearsal dinner Victoria was seen in a black and white dress carrying a box

She cut a glamorous figure ahead of the big day

Earlier in the day ahead of the rehearsal dinner Victoria was seen in a black and white dress carrying a box 

Victoria looked great in the maxi number which had statement white straps and was worn with black sandals

Victoria looked great in the maxi number which had statement white straps and was worn with black sandals 

Meanwhile, Gordon, 55, was dressed in a black suit and white shirt and no tie

Meanwhile, Gordon, 55, was dressed in a black suit and white shirt and no tie

The Beckham family were also spotted at the event, with Brooklyn's brother Romeo driving himself to the wedding rehearsal

The Beckham family were also spotted at the event, with Brooklyn’s brother Romeo driving himself to the wedding rehearsal 

David was also spotted earlier in the day getting out of his swanky car wearing a simple white T-shirt

David was also spotted earlier in the day getting out of his swanky car wearing a simple white T-shirt 

At around 2.30pm, David came out, opened up the passenger door of the black supercar parked beside a canopy and then headed around to the driver’s side

At around 2.30pm, David came out, opened up the passenger door of the black supercar parked beside a canopy and then headed around to the driver’s side

At around 2.30pm, David came out, opened up the passenger door of the black supercar parked beside a canopy and then headed around to the driver’s side

DailyMail.com photos show the proud parents arriving to the $103million Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida , in a polished black Maserati MC20, followed by a black Cadillac Escalade

DailyMail.com photos show the proud parents arriving to the $103million Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida , in a polished black Maserati MC20, followed by a black Cadillac Escalade

The eldest child of David and Victoria Beckham cut a casual figure in a white T-shirt and black trousers as he got off a golf buggy with his sister Harper

The eldest child of David and Victoria Beckham cut a casual figure in a white T-shirt and black trousers as he got off a golf buggy with his sister Harper

Actress Eva (in pink) seemed to be enjoying herself on the way to the event, and was pictured laughing and giggling with Serena

Actress Eva (in pink) seemed to be enjoying herself on the way to the event, and was pictured laughing and giggling with Serena

Eva was the belle of the ball in her silk ensemble,  as her group made their way to the rehearsal dinner

Eva was the belle of the ball in her silk ensemble,  as her group made their way to the rehearsal dinner 

He has in his time bought the iced tea brand Snapple and the burger chain Wendy’s, ducked out of a deal to buy Dunkin’ Donuts, and made inroads into the megalith Heinz.

Peltz has been married three times and shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, while he has two other children with his first spouse Cynthia Abrams.

Their £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach is one of the most expensive homes in the area of Florida – which they have been expanding. 

He bought the house across the street to build a tennis court and was then told he had to have a house in order to build a court — so he built a mansion for guests. 

One of his closest friends is the golfer and sports entrepreneur Greg ­Norman, who’s described him as ‘a mental marathon runner’, adding: ‘Nelson isn’t a Harvard type. He’s street smart. He understands what the masses want.’

His phone number is said to be among the thousands in Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘black book’. 

He was in a consortium of investors with Epstein who were looking to buy New York Magazine in 2003.

The website Gawker, since closed down, claimed that Peltz and his wife were ‘horrible bosses’, notorious for firing staff on a whim. 

The article also said that the tycoon was obsessed with personal security, being constantly accompanied by armed bodyguards. 

Gordon has five children with his wife Tana; Holly Anna Ramsay, Matilda Ramsay, Jack Scott Ramsay, Megan Jane Ramsay and Oscar Ramsay. Here he is pictured with Holly while his wife Tana is seen in red far right

Gordon has five children with his wife Tana; Holly Anna Ramsay, Matilda Ramsay, Jack Scott Ramsay, Megan Jane Ramsay and Oscar Ramsay. Here he is pictured with Holly while his wife Tana is seen in red far right 

Gordon was seen chatting and laughing with his daughter Holly - who didn't appear to share in his humor - and who kept it sleek in all black

Gordon was seen chatting and laughing with his daughter Holly - who didn't appear to share in his humor - and who kept it sleek in all black

Gordon was seen chatting and laughing with his daughter Holly – who didn’t appear to share in his humor – and who kept it sleek in all black

Guests mingle around the fountain outside the Palm Beach property ahead of the rehearsal dinner

Guests mingle around the fountain outside the Palm Beach property ahead of the rehearsal dinner 

Brooklyn's brother Cruz arrived on a golf buggy to the rehearsal dinner

Brooklyn’s brother Cruz arrived on a golf buggy to the rehearsal dinner 

Brooklyn’s brother Cruz is also there and was spotted on a golf cart on the street outside the compound

Harper Beckham looked sweet in a pink dress as she was seen out and about ahead of the rehearsal dinner

Her older brother Brooklyn is getting married

Harper Beckham looked sweet in a pink dress as she was seen out and about ahead of the rehearsal dinner 

The former soccer star arrived in an ultra-luxurious $200,000 Maserati MC20

Glamorous guests continued to arrive

Glamorous guests continued to arrive

One guest captured everyone's attention in a red hot strapless leather dress with a giant slit up the back

One guest captured everyone's attention in a red hot strapless leather dress with a giant slit up the back

One glamorous guest captured everyone’s attention in a red strapless leather dress with a giant slit up the back

Preparations for Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz's £3million wedding ceremony on Saturday are well underway at the Peltz family mansion

Preparations for Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz’s £3million wedding ceremony on Saturday are well underway at the Peltz family mansion

The $498 million fortune of 23-year-old Brooklyn's (right) parents, David and Victoria, is dwarfed by the estimated $1.7 billion wealth of Miss Peltz's financier father Nelson

The $498 million fortune of 23-year-old Brooklyn’s (right) parents, David and Victoria, is dwarfed by the estimated $1.7 billion wealth of Miss Peltz’s financier father Nelson

Huge marquees have been erected in the grounds of actress Nicola's family home in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of her Saturday wedding to Brooklyn

Huge marquees have been erected in the grounds of actress Nicola’s family home in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of her Saturday wedding to Brooklyn

The tycoon is a long-term supporter of Donald Trump — they have been neighbours for decades in Florida and he even held a $590,000 (£470,000)-per-couple fundraiser for the US President.

Peltz said previously: ‘His policies, to me, are the right policies for America. We have exported tens of millions of jobs — of manufacturing jobs over the last 40, 50 years, pick whatever time frame you want.

‘We exported them generously. We gave them to Europe, we gave them to Asia. Now it’s time to bring those jobs back.’

However after the Capitol Hill riots he told CNBC that he was ‘sorry’ he voted for Trump in 2020.

In 2016, the couple were sued by their dog walker and chauffeur Juan Gonzalez, who said that he was fired after taking a day off sick.

Peltz is a demanding father. He said in an interview: ‘My kids are exhausted every day, and I keep them that way. It’s gym, ice, homework. They’re too tired to get in trouble.’

He added: ‘I don’t want them to see me walking off with a bag of golf clubs over my shoulder. If they see me work hard, it’s better than a lecture.’

And as Brooklyn starts his new life, as the newest member of the clan, they’re words he’d be wise to follow very closely.

Three wedding dresses, three wedding planners and three huge marquees: Why Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s event is the wedding that modesty forgot

By Alison Boshoff and Daniel Bates in Palm Beach, Florida, for the Daily Mail 

The denizens of Palm Beach — long used to partying billionaires — are bracing themselves today for an event the like of which few will have ever witnessed before.

For this afternoon will see the much-anticipated, mega-bucks mega-nuptials between Brooklyn Beckham, the 23-year-old son of David and Victoria, and his bride Nicola Peltz, 27, whose billionaire father owns the Wendy’s burgers chain, among other interests. 

It’s an event which has it all. Held over three days — with three wedding dresses, three wedding planners and three enormous marquees — it started with a dinner on Friday night and will finish with a lavish lunch tomorrow. 

While some may grouse about the ‘optics’ of the occasion — the post-Covid world is in the grip of a massive economic downturn, while atrocities are ripping apart Eastern Europe — the wedding is being heralded as a long, unfettered and joyful display of excess for that lucky 0.1 per cent for whom times are very good indeed. 

Here, from the guests to the calorie-counted buffet, the Mail brings you the order of service for the wedding where budget is a foreign word.  

Huge marquees have been erected in the grounds of actress Nicola Peltz's family home in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of her Saturday wedding to David and Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn

Huge marquees have been erected in the grounds of actress Nicola Peltz’s family home in Palm Beach, Florida, ahead of her Saturday wedding to David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn

The sprawling oceanfront estate, owned by Nicola's parents Nelson and Claudia, boasts two large properties, a swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts

The sprawling oceanfront estate, owned by Nicola’s parents Nelson and Claudia, boasts two large properties, a swimming pool and tennis and basketball courts

MailOnline has learned that a chuppah has been prepared in one of the three massive white tented structures set up for Saturday's marriage on the ocean front lawn

MailOnline has learned that a chuppah has been prepared in one of the three massive white tented structures set up for Saturday’s marriage on the ocean front lawn

Preparations for Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz's £3million wedding ceremony on Saturday are well underway at the Peltz family mansion

Preparations for Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz’s £3million wedding ceremony on Saturday are well underway at the Peltz family mansion

Kicking back: Brooklyn Beckham spent some downtime with his younger siblings Cruz and Harper at Nicola Peltz's family home on Friday

Relax: He spent Friday kicking back, just one day before his wedding to his actress fiancée Nicola Peltz

Brooklyn Beckham spent some downtime with his younger siblings Cruz and Harper at Nicola Peltz’s family home on Friday, just one day before his wedding to his actress fiancée

Pals: His brother Cruz, 17, was also seen driving a club car across the sprawling 44,000 sq ft estate

Driving: Cruz was joined by a friend as they rode the club cart around the sprawling estate

His brother Cruz, 17, was also seen driving a club car across the sprawling 44,000 sq ft estate with a friend as they joined Brooklyn and Harper for the day

Pictured: Brooklyn Beckham as he confirmed his lavish engagement to fiancée Nicola Peltz

Pictured: Brooklyn Beckham as he confirmed his lavish engagement to fiancée Nicola Peltz

Exciting: Preparations were well underway for Brooklyn Beckham's wedding at Nicola Peltz's £76million family home in Florida on Thursday

Exciting: Preparations were well underway for Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding at Nicola Peltz’s £76million family home in Florida on Thursday

Guests including Gordon Ramsay, Dave Gardner and Phil Neville are expected to attend the couple's £3m ceremony

Guests including Gordon Ramsay, Dave Gardner and Phil Neville are expected to attend the couple’s £3m ceremony  

Brooklyn is understood to have signed a prenuptial agreement with his heiress bride-to-be Nicola. The £380million fortune of Brooklyn's parents is dwarfed by the estimated £1.3billion wealth of Miss Peltz's financier father Nelson

Brooklyn is understood to have signed a prenuptial agreement with his heiress bride-to-be Nicola. The £380million fortune of Brooklyn’s parents is dwarfed by the estimated £1.3billion wealth of Miss Peltz’s financier father Nelson

The Beckhams have touched down in Miami and are spending time on their luxury £5million yacht ahead of the wedding

The Beckhams have touched down in Miami and are spending time on their luxury £5million yacht ahead of the wedding  

FROCKS, FOOD, FLOWERS 

Nicola’s gowns, all by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino, were selected by the bride from the atelier in Rome, although everyone is expecting further ‘looks’ over the weekend too, with something from motherin-law Victoria’s struggling fashion line surely getting a look-in.

The flowers — said to be all white and in ‘insane profusion’ — are courtesy of Rishi Patel at HMR Designs, who embellished the 2021 wedding of Bill Gates’s daughter Jennifer. 

Tables and outdoor furniture are coming from Pablo Oliveira at Nuage Designs, who looked after Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials. 

From the middle of last week, trucks started to arrive in Palm Beach, and police were patrolling the vicinity of the estate. 

The marquees are of a size usually rented for trade fairs. Each could comfortably hold 1,000 people — and there are three of them on the lawn at the Peltz’s £76million estate. 

The largest will apparently hold a dance floor where rapper Snoop Dogg is going to DJ. 

The food is apparently being provided by Miami chef Thierry Isambert, who has previously cooked for former U.S. president Bill Clinton.

No show: Geri Horner, 49, is reportedly not attending the wedding this weekend, instead heading to Australia with husband Christian

No show: Geri Horner, 49, is reportedly not attending the wedding this weekend, instead heading to Australia with husband Christian

Superstars: Spice Girls' fans hopes of a reunion of all five band members attending at the ceremony have been dashed, with the girls last pictured together in 2018

Superstars: Spice Girls’ fans hopes of a reunion of all five band members attending at the ceremony have been dashed, with the girls last pictured together in 2018

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz are walking down the aisle in Palm Beach this weekend. And ahead of their lavish £3million nuptials, the smitten couple have taken part in a very revealing, Mr and Mrs game for British Vogue. In a video shared by the publication on Wednesday.

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz are walking down the aisle in Palm Beach this weekend. And ahead of their lavish £3million nuptials, the smitten couple have taken part in a very revealing, Mr and Mrs game for British Vogue. In a video shared by the publication on Wednesday. 

Big day: Aerial photographs taken at the Peltz estate on Friday showed three huge marquees erected on the beachfront, while two smaller tents were also put up elsewhere on the sprawling complex

Big day: Aerial photographs taken at the Peltz estate on Friday showed three huge marquees erected on the beachfront, while two smaller tents were also put up elsewhere on the sprawling complex 

Dietary choices include the usual vegan and vegetarian options, but also stretch to allergy-specific choices and even a ‘light’ option, which comes in underneath a certain calorie-counted ceiling.

THE MAGAZINE DEAL

In true 21st-century fashion, Vogue magazine has photographers and videographers on hand to document every moment.

A source said: ‘It’s a nice event, not too big, it will be black tie. 

‘There is heavy security and the hundreds of guests have been asked not to share pictures of the bride and groom as they have an exclusive arrangement with Vogue, who will put pictures up on their website. 

Lots of the guests are bringing their own hair and make-up artists — it’s that sort of event.’ 

David Beckham with sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo 

THE GUSHING GROOM 

Brooklyn Beckham had some footballing ambitions — but was released by Arsenal when he was 15.

He studied photography at a private London sixth form, before choosing to attend the prestigious Parsons School in New York. 

However, he returned to the UK in 2018 after a year of the four-year course amid talk of being ‘homesick’ and eventually took up an internship with the photographer Rankin.

He gave up that job in order to move to New York with Nicola, and has since started a career as a budding chef and food influencer, posting short videos on Facebook. 

Brooklyn announced the engagement (above) on social media thus: ‘Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and best daddy one day. Love you baby xx.’ 

ON GROOM’S SIDE 

Along with a full flush of Spice Girls, there will David’s best friend Dave Gardner and Gordon and Tana Ramsay and their five children. 

Victoria’s sister Louise and her daughter Libby are already in Miami, as are Victoria’s parents Tony and Jackie. 

David’s parents Sandra and Ted will also be there, along with his sister Jo. 

Brooklyn’s brothers Romeo and Cruz will be groomsmen, the bride’s brother Brandon will be ‘Man of Honour’ and Harper Beckham, ten, will be a bridesmaid. 

The bride’s maternal grandmother Bunny will be Maid of Honour. 

Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie, a childhood friend of Brooklyn’s, has been invited and model Gigi Hadid, a childhood friend of Nicola, is also expected to attend. 

Other guests at the event will include David Grutman, the king of Miami nightlife. 

The Beckhams have become friends of his recently – they have a large apartment in Miami, bought after David founded the football team Inter Miami in 2018. 

Beckham’s coach at Inter Miami is pal Phil Neville, and Phil and his brother Gary – and their families – will be at the wedding. 

ECCENTRIC RELATIVES 

Every wedding has one guest who is a little unusual — and the Peltz family has a corker in the shape of Chandi, the bride’s aunt. 

Chandi is a former belly dancer and Hare Krishna devotee who was adopted by the mega-rich heiress Doris Duke in 1988. 

Duke believe Chandi was the reincarnation of her daughter, who died in 1940. 

She was Duke’s companion and said that the heiress promised to ‘support her for the rest of the life in the style she had enjoyed’, although, sadly, the women fell out eventually. 

After Duke died, there was a lawsuit over the Duke fortune which saw Chandi awarded $65million (£43million). 

Chandi said during the legal action that she had arranged $5.3 million (£3.5 million) in bail money to be paid for Duke’s friend Imelda Marcos, the disgraced former First Lady of the Philippines.

Chandi now runs a horse farm in Hawaii. 

THE TRUMP ISSUE 

An eccentric not expected to attend, however, is Donald Trump, a close neighbour of Nelson Peltz and for many years a close friend as well. 

Peltz gave money to the Trump presidential campaign and even hosted a $10million (£7.6million) fundraiser at the Palm Beach home where the wedding is taking place — although he distanced himself from Trump after the storming of the U.S. Capitol building in 2021.

However, in order not to ruffle millennial sensibilities, it seems Trump is not on the list. 

Claudia, 67, left, is a former model and Nelson Peltz’s wife, pictured with daughter Nicola

Claudia, 67, left, is a former model and Nelson Peltz’s wife, pictured with daughter Nicola

Local newspaper columnist Lesley Abravanel, a long-time watcher of the Florida social elite, said: ‘Trump is going to be dying to come but there is no way that the kinds of celebrities who will be there would let him come.

‘He would pray to be photographed with these people. Snoop Dogg would probably punch him in the face. The whole thing is nutty. I’ve not seen anything like it in my decades in Palm Beach.’

BILLIONAIRE BRIDE 

Brooklyn and Nicola started dating in October 2019, after being introduced by Sofia Richie, the model daughter of singer Lionel. 

They went public in January 2020 and the engagement was announced in July the same year and sealed with a £160,000 emerald-cut diamond ring. 

The pair are said to have signed a pre-nuptial agreement, meaning that they will exit the marriage with whatever they took into it should romance fade. 

THE CONTROLLING MOTHERS-IN-LAW

Although reports have suggested that Victoria Beckham has been organising the wedding, in reality the bride’s ‘titanium socialite’ mother, Claudia, has taken the reins. 

Claudia, 67, is a former model and Nelson Peltz’s third wife. 

She has a reputation for being a perfectionist hostess. 

Which brings us to the bill for the extravaganza — said to hover at around £3million. 

It is being footed, as is traditional, by the bride’s father and not by the Beckhams. 

Since they are worth a mere £380million compared with Nelson Peltz’s £1.3billion, I’m assured that they offered to contribute, but that this was declined with thanks. 

But the Beckhams are said to be organising extras for their English friends, who will include Spice Girls Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C. 

Nicola is the youngest of eight siblings, and one of three children by Claudia Heffner Peltz, Nelson Peltz’s third wife. 

She was a tomboy who dreamed of playing hockey for a living until she took a drama class when she was 12. 

Her screen debut was in a Miley Cyrus pop video when she was 13. 

Aged 15, she was cast as Katara in the 2010 fantasy adventure, The Last Airbender. 

She is best known for her role as Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in Transformers: Age Of Extinction. She has since appeared in the TV series Inhumans. 

Her exes include pop star Justin Bieber, whom she dated briefly in 2016, and Anwar Hadid, the brother of supermodels Gigi and Bella. 

They split ‘amicably’ after a year, but she unfollowed him and his entire family on Instagram after he was pictured kissing model Kendall Jenner. 

It has been widely speculated that she is the ‘Hollywood mean girl’ described by actress Bella Thorne in a 2015 interview.

In it she said: ‘I have a mean girl. She’s in the business, and she’s very, very mean. I stay away from her at all costs.

I never say hello to her. ‘Her siblings are not mean like she is. It’s just her. One of the reasons I don’t like her is because she’s been a billionaire since she was very little, and she’s never had to work for anything in her life.’ 

Thorne knows Peltz because her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin also co-starred in the film Affluenza with Nicola Peltz in 2014. 

Nicola has never commented on the speculation. 

Pictured L to R:: Brooklyn and Nicola, about to be wed, with David and Victoria Beckham, married for 22 years

Pictured L to R:: Brooklyn and Nicola, about to be wed, with David and Victoria Beckham, married for 22 years

Lavish: The actress previously shared a photograph of herself posing in a black bra and trousers and a shirtless Brooklyn as they stood underneath a glitzy chandelier

Lavish: The actress previously shared a photograph of herself posing in a black bra and trousers and a shirtless Brooklyn as they stood underneath a glitzy chandelier  

FIXER FATHER-IN-LAW 

As fathers-in-law go, Brooklyn’s is scarier than most: billionaire investor Nelson Peltz is a self-made man with a fearsome reputation as a tough-minded corporate raider. 

He dropped out of Pennsylvania University’s Wharton School in 1962 and instead built his family’s tiny frozen food business in Brooklyn into the largest frozen food distributor in the Northeast of America. 

From there he assembled the biggest packaging company in the world, Triangle Industries, which was sold in 1989 netting him around $840 million (£535million).

He has in his time bought the iced tea brand Snapple and the burger chain Wendy’s, ducked out of a deal to buy Dunkin’ Donuts, and made inroads into the megalith Heinz. 

One of his closest friends is the golfer and sports entrepreneur Greg ­Norman, who’s described him as ‘a mental marathon runner’, adding: ‘Nelson isn’t a Harvard type. He’s street smart. He understands what the masses want.’ 

His phone number is said to be among the thousands in Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘black book’. He was in a consortium of investors with Epstein who were looking to buy New York Magazine in 2003. 

Making waves: The Beckhams enjoy a day out at sea off the coast of Miami, Florida last week

Making waves: The Beckhams enjoy a day out at sea off the coast of Miami, Florida last week

Luxury: The property features a stunning pool surrounded by a large terrace with space for guests to kick back and soak up the sun

Luxury: The property features a stunning pool surrounded by a large terrace with space for guests to kick back and soak up the sun

Guests: Smaller tents were also seen elsewhere on the estate, while there were tables and chairs seen being set up underneath one

Guests: Smaller tents were also seen elsewhere on the estate, while there were tables and chairs seen being set up underneath one

The website Gawker, since closed down, claimed that Peltz and his wife were ‘horrible bosses’, notorious for firing staff on a whim. 

The article also said that the tycoon was obsessed with personal security, being constantly accompanied by armed bodyguards. In 2016, the couple were sued by their dog walker and chauffeur Juan Gonzalez, who said that he was fired after taking a day off sick.

Peltz is a demanding father. He said in an interview: ‘My kids are exhausted every day, and I keep them that way. It’s gym, ice, homework. They’re too tired to get in trouble.’

He added: ‘I don’t want them to see me walking off with a bag of golf clubs over my shoulder. If they see me work hard, it’s better than a lecture.’ 

And as Brooklyn starts his new life, as the newest member of the clan, they’re words he’d be wise to follow very closely. 

Picture research: CLAIRE CISOTTI 

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Is THIS Nicola Peltz’s wedding gown?: White bridal-style dress is transported across her family’s £76million estate the day before the actress is set to marry fiance Brooklyn Beckham 

By Kate Dennett for MailOnline 

A white bridal-style gown was seen being transported across Nicola Peltz‘s £76million family estate, just one day before she is set to tie the knot with fiancé Brooklyn Beckham.

Photographs show a woman holding a long white dress in a branded Isabel Garretón clothes bag as she transported the gown across Nicola’s family estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday.

The two workers were seen travelling down the Peltz’s driveway on a golf buggy as one woman held the bridal-style dress up in the air in a bid to protect it.

Is it the wedding dress? A white bridal-style gown was seen being transported across Nicola Peltz's £76million family estate

Nuptials: The sighting comes just one day before she is set to tie the knot with fiance Brooklyn Beckham

Is it the wedding dress? A white bridal-style gown was seen being transported across Nicola Peltz’s £76million family estate, just one day before she is set to tie the knot with fiance Brooklyn Beckham

Bridal: Photographs show a woman holding a long white dress in a branded Isabel Garretón clothes bag as she transported the gown across Nicola's family estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday

Bridal: Photographs show a woman holding a long white dress in a branded Isabel Garretón clothes bag as she transported the gown across Nicola’s family estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday

Exciting: Two workers were seen travelling down the Peltz's driveway on a golf buggy as one woman held the bridal-style dress up in the air in a bid to protect it

Exciting: Two workers were seen travelling down the Peltz’s driveway on a golf buggy as one woman held the bridal-style dress up in the air in a bid to protect it

Designer: As wedding preparations gather pace at the mansion, it was revealed that Nicola recruited Leslie Fremar – a stylist who has worked with Hollywood A-listers Demi Moore and Charlize Theron – to help choose her wedding dress

Designer: As wedding preparations gather pace at the mansion, it was revealed that Nicola recruited Leslie Fremar – a stylist who has worked with Hollywood A-listers Demi Moore and Charlize Theron – to help choose her wedding dress

It is not known if the gown is Nicola’s wedding dress, as the actress, 27, is set to marry Brooklyn, 23, in a lavish £3million ceremony at her family’s 44,000 sq ft oceanfront house tomorrow.

The dress may also be for Brooklyn’s younger sister Harper, ten, as Isabel Garretón designs children’s clothes for special occasions, including flower girl dresses.

As wedding preparations gather pace at the mansion, it was revealed that Nicola recruited Leslie Fremar – a stylist who has worked with Hollywood A-listers Demi Moore and Charlize Theron – to help choose her wedding dress.

The pair previously travelled to the headquarters of Valentino in Rome and Nicola has confirmed her gown has been designed by the fashion house’s Pierpaolo Piccioli.  

‘Nicola trusts Leslie implicitly and, while her dress is being made by Valentino, Leslie is the person she has turned to help with how she will accessorise and how she will have her hair and make-up,’ a source said. 

EXCLUSIVE: Mazel Tov! Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz will exchange vows under a chuppah in a $4M traditional Jewish ceremony at Palm Beach house where they will be serenaded by David’s BFF Marc Anthony 

By Greg Woodfield in Palm Beach, Florida and Jose Lambiet for Dailymail.com 

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz will recite their marriage vows under a chuppah, a traditional Jewish wedding canopy this weekend, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

The couple are set to tie the knot in a religious ceremony, in a nod to both Peltz and Beckham’s Jewish heritage.  

Actress Nicola, whose billionaire father Nelson Peltz, 79, is Jewish, was raised in a Jewish household, while Brooklyn has Jewish roots through his soccer legend dad David’s maternal grandfather.  

Brooklyn, 23, recently revealed in he would be wearing a yarmulke – a cap worn by Jewish males – while Nicola, 27, confirmed: ‘Yes, (it’s a) Jewish wedding’, in an interview with Vogue.  

Brooklyn Beckham, 23, and his bride-to-be Nicola Peltz, 27, (pictured last September) are set to wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony over the weekend in Palm Beach, Florida

Brooklyn Beckham, 23, and his bride-to-be Nicola Peltz, 27, (pictured last September) are set to wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony over the weekend in Palm Beach, Florida

DailyMail.com has learned that a chuppah (stock photo) has been prepared in one of the three massive white tented structures set up for Saturday's wedding ceremony on the ocean front lawn of the sprawling Peltz compound

DailyMail.com has learned that a chuppah (stock photo) has been prepared in one of the three massive white tented structures set up for Saturday’s wedding ceremony on the ocean front lawn of the sprawling Peltz compound

The wedding will take place at the Peltz family's $99.67 million, 44,000-square-foot ocean front house in Palm Beach

The wedding will take place at the Peltz family’s $99.67 million, 44,000-square-foot ocean front house in Palm Beach

The middle marquee of of three erected on the sprawling grounds of the billionaire Peltz family's $76million estate now has a row of steps leading directly down to the ocean, while plush white and gold chairs and matching plant holders could be seen inside

The middle marquee of of three erected on the sprawling grounds of the billionaire Peltz family’s $76million estate now has a row of steps leading directly down to the ocean, while plush white and gold chairs and matching plant holders could be seen inside

But DailyMail.com has learned that a chuppah has been prepared in one of the three massive white tented structures set up for Saturday’s marriage on the ocean front lawn of the sprawling Peltz compound in exclusive Palm Beach, Florida.

A chuppah is a canopy supported by four poles creating an open-sided structure that symbolizes the new home of the bride and groom.

The top is a beautiful square cloth, usually made of silk or velvet but it can also be a tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl.  

A chuppah can be fairly simple, or garlanded with flowers. 

Brooklyn would enter the chuppah first, to be joined by Nicola – followed by David, former Spice Girls wife Victoria, 47, financier Peltz and his third wife, former model Claudia, 65, and the rabbi.

DailyMail.com has learned another intriguing clue about the timing of the extravaganza, reported to be costing nearly $4million and with guests including celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, actress Eva Longoria and supermodel Gigi Hadid.

Jewish weddings held on Saturdays, the Sabbath, are traditionally held after the sun has gone down. 

Nelson Peltz was spotted being driven over to his other estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The billionaire was being driven by security over to the beach side of his properties

Nelson Peltz was spotted being driven over to his other estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The billionaire was being driven by security over to the beach side of his properties

Peltz has a net worth of $1.7billion and has homes in Palm Beach as well as his home state of New York

Peltz has a net worth of $1.7billion and has homes in Palm Beach as well as his home state of New York

On Friday morning Peltz was spotted being driven on a golf cart from the property over the road from Mountsorrel and into the ocean front home

On Friday morning Peltz was spotted being driven on a golf cart from the property over the road from Mountsorrel and into the ocean front home

Peltz, who lives in West Palm Beach, will soon host the wedding of his daughter Nicola (right) to Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria and David Beckham

Peltz has three children with third (and current) wife, model Claudia Heffner

Peltz has three children with third (and current) wife, model Claudia Heffner

DailyMail.com photos show David and Victoria Beckham arriving to the Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida Friday

DailyMail.com photos show David and Victoria Beckham arriving to the Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida Friday

Both were wearing sunglasses, with David in a white t-shirt and black pants and Spice Girl Victoria in a white top

Both were wearing sunglasses, with David in a white t-shirt and black pants and Spice Girl Victoria in a white top

Both were wearing sunglasses, with David in a white t-shirt and black pants and Spice Girl Victoria in a white top 

The pair had spent the past few days enjoying their $5million yacht, named Seven after soccer legend David's number during his career and daughter Harper's middle name

The pair had spent the past few days enjoying their $5million yacht, named Seven after soccer legend David’s number during his career and daughter Harper’s middle name

DailyMail.com understands that on Thursday evening around 7pm, technicians were tirelessly working to balance the indoor lighting inside the huge tents to replicate that of the outside – possibly suggesting a sunset ceremony.

It is not known if aspiring chef Brooklyn and Nicola, star of A&E drama, Bates Motel, and 2014 action film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, have signed a traditional Jewish marriage contract called a ketubah.

However the couple reportedly have signed the ‘mother and father’ of all pre-nups, to protect the respective fortunes of both families. 

Nelson Peltz is worth $1.7billion according to Forbes, putting the Beckham fortune of $450million in the shade. 

It is understood the chuppah will be to the side of a stage, with flowers all around. 

Additionally, it is believed some windows on the tented structures facing out on to a public beach will be tinted. 



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