David Beckham ‘read the riot act’ to his son Brooklyn in a rare confrontation, as the feud between the family and Brooklyn’s new wife Nicola Peltz continues.
Today, Brooklyn, 23, and Nicola, 27, will watch former Spice Girl Mrs Beckham’s show at Paris Fashion Week.
The reunion will be a show of family unity that, it is hoped, will end an awkward rift that opened in April and has yet to be closed.
But it can be revealed that before this united front appearance there was a rare confrontation between Beckham and his eldest son.
It was sparked by Ms. Peltz’s recent interview with Grazia magazine, in which she repeated tensions over the tailoring of her wedding dress and appeared to accuse her mother-in-law of “whitewashing” her and backing out of an agreement to make the dress.
uh oh! David Beckham had a rare confrontation with his son Brooklyn and ‘read her the riot act’ about the ongoing drama surrounding him and his wife Nicola Peltz (pictured 2019)
Family dispute: The 47-year-old former footballer told his 23-year-old son, ‘we don’t do this in our family’ after Nicola, 27, spoke about tensions over her wedding dress in an interview with Grazia USA, where accused her mother-in-law and would-be designer Victoria of ‘whitewashing’ her
I’m told Beckham ‘read the riot law’ to Brooklyn last week and said, ‘We don’t do that in this family.’
A source says, “I don’t think David lost his temper with Brooklyn or had any reason to speak harshly to him, but that eventually happened.”
“He discussed it with him and said, ‘We don’t do this in our family, and you know we don’t do this in our family.’
Beckham added to Brooklyn: “What happens next is up to you, but we’re done with the drama.”
Drama: The 47-year-old former soccer player told his 23-year-old son, ‘we don’t do this in our family’ after Nicola, 27, spoke about tensions over her wedding dress in an interview with Grazia USA, where she accused her mother-in-law and potential designer Victoria to ‘whitewash’ her
The source said: “David was really appalled by Grazia’s interview because he seemed to be washing the family’s dirty laundry in public, and he said that [Brooklyn’s brothers] Romeo and Cruz also hurt. It was probably a shock as she has never done anything other than tell Brooklyn how much she adores him.
Friends say the Beckhams have privately compared their family situation to the schism in the royal family between Princes William and Harry, and blame American wives Miss Peltz and Meghan in part.
One added: “Word is that Brooklyn has forgotten he’s a Beckham.”
Couple: Brooklyn and Nicola have spent this week in Paris attending fashion shows across the city during the French capital’s biannual Fashion Week.
It seems David is naturally protective of his wife Victoria, who has been hurt by their son’s distance ever since they married in April. Tensions arose during the planning of the wedding, which was handled primarily by Miss Peltz’s socialite mother, Claudia.
During the weekend of the wedding, Miss Peltz changed three times, but she did not wear Victoria Beckham clothes, and the Beckhams were not seated at the head table.
After the wedding, the extended Peltz family joined Miss Peltz and Brooklyn for a honeymoon aboard a yacht. The young couple didn’t spend time with the Beckham family and it seems they haven’t seen them at all, save for lunch in Italy in July. Miss Peltz’s brothers, Bradley and Diesel, will join her and Brooklyn in Paris this week.
The froideur was first evident in the social media interactions between Miss Peltz and her mother-in-law, revealed in this newspaper.
In her interview with Grazia, Ms. Peltz stated that she, stylist Leslie Fremar, and mother Claudia were excited to have a dress designed by Mrs. Beckham. She said: ‘We went online to start designing the dress, and then a few days went by and I didn’t hear a thing. Victoria called my mom and told her that her workshop couldn’t make it.
She went on to state that it hurt her feelings when people speculated that she had never intended to wear a Victoria Beckham dress.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn, an aspiring chef, told the magazine: “To be honest, my wife is obviously my first priority and I never want to see her upset.” We support each other 100% and move forward together.’