Palm Beach Society
Will there be Gulfstream-loads of showbiz folk, athletes, fashionistas and ultra-rich descending on Palm Beach for a big wedding around holiday time?
Maybe. We’re hearing that Nicola Peltz, the gorgeous 25-year-old actress daughter of PBers Nelson and Claudia Peltz, is officially engaged to Brooklyn Beckham, the 21-year-old son of soccer star David Beckham and his posh wife, Victoria.
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The future bridegroom, a photographer, popped the question two weeks ago, but it wasn’t until a few days ago that the pair decided to make it official on social media.
“‘Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx ,” Beckham posted on his Instagram feed, under a photo of the two of them taken near his parents’ home in the Cotswolds.
“I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day. I love you baby xx.”
The romance first went public right here in Palm Beach over the winter holidays, when the attractive duo spent their time at her parents’ oceanfront home, chronicling their every moment on social media.
Friends reported that the relationship was smokin’ hot from the get-go.
Although the betrothal came rather quickly — the pair only began dating in the late fall — they were quarantined together for months in his apartment in New York. So, that kind of closeness counts for an additional year of familiarity credit, no?
No date or place has been announced, but a big end-of-the-year Palm Beach wedding would be great.
As long as that nastiest of party crashers, Mr. COVID, has been eliminated.
We hear: That Ken Griffin, who runs his Citadel hedge fund when he’s not busy buying up Palm Beach oceanfront, is the buyer who paid more than $100 million for a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
He bought the 1982 work “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump.” The seller? Palm Beach resident Peter Brant, who was one of the late Basquiat’s early patrons.
Hey, might as well keep all that cash in the neighborhood.