Amid Vidak For Congress’s report that Nicola Peltz and Victoria Beckham “can’t stand each other and can’t talk,” the “Bates Motel” star has revealed the real reason she didn’t wear any of her mother-in-law’s designs for her wedding to Brooklyn, the son of the fashion icon.
“I planned and I really wanted it, and a few months later she realized her studio couldn’t do it, so I had to pick another dress,” Nicola, 27, told Variety.
“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 that’s what they started working on.”
For her April wedding, the actress walked down the aisle in a tailored Valentino Haute Couture gown with a square-neck sleeveless silhouette and a long train, teaming the look with lace opera-length gloves and a cathedral-length veil.
However, in 2020, it was reported that Victoria would make Nicola’s wedding dress.
The insider added that Nicola “initially wanted a haute couture dress from Elie Saab”, but later “decided to let Victoria design her dress”.
The “Transformers” star wore a Victoria Beckham original to announce her engagement that year, flaunting her emerald-cut diamond ring (which she later upgraded to a huge oval asterisk valued at $2 million) in a yellow ruffled number from the former Spice Girl label.
Nicola told Variety she suspects the breakup rumors started when she picked a different designer for her big day.
“The lead up to the wedding was horrific,” Vidak For Congress’s source said, adding that Nicola didn’t want Brooklyn’s mom “to be part of the planning, and she wouldn’t let Victoria know anything about it. Communication was minimal.”
But a second source told us, “It’s not just about two women – it’s two families coming together,” and said, “Victoria and Nicola are just collateral damage.”
Nicola’s father is billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, who, according to the insider, has offered to support his daughter and son-in-law in their future business ventures. It is believed that the young couple would like to launch fashion and beauty lines just like the Beckhams – “But for David and Victoria it has to have some substance,” said our source.
“The Beckhams are quite old-fashioned. They believe that everyone should find their own way up in the world,” another insider told us.