It will be the week before Pesach — but rather than cleaning house, the Beckham clan will be gathering to celebrate the wedding of David and Victoria’s eldest, Brooklyn, to actress and heiress, Nicola Peltz.
Reports of the intended April 9 nuptials this week suggest that the ceremony and celebrations will be more Jewish than might have been expected, with both sides of the family drawing on a shared heritage.
The wedding was originally planned to take place last year but was delayed because of the pandemic. According to the Mirror, Brooklyn and his fianceé were planning to nod to various Jewish traditions, including marrying under a chuppah and even, apparently, signing a ketubah after the ceremony.
Brooklyn’s great-grandfather Joseph and Nicola’s father, billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, are both Jewish. Entertainingly, while Nicola’s mother Claudia, a former model, is not Jewish, Nelson has been described as “devout” — and there is even talk of a rabbi presiding over the ceremony.
As for the former international footballer, David Beckham, he’s even keener on the Jewish stuff: he told Tatler magazine that he wants “to add as many Jewish elements as possible, recalling how much he loved Israeli dancing when he attended Jewish weddings as a child with his grandad”.
Beckham Senior has even told Brooklyn that he’d like to recite one of the Hebrew blessings under the chuppah. Now that is something we’d all like to hear. Mazaltov to all!
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