David Beckham Congratulates Son Brooklyn On Engagement With Heartfelt Instagram Post: "So Happy"

Brooklyn Beckham, the football star's oldest child, announced on Saturday that he's engaged to actress Nicola Peltz.

David Beckham has congratulated his son Brooklyn on his engagement.

The retired soccer star — who has 21-year-old son Brooklyn with his wife Victoria Beckham — said he was "so happy" for the aspiring photographer and his wife-to-be Nicola Peltz as they announced their special news.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "Congratulations to these two beautiful people ... As they begin this exciting journey together we are so so happy for you guys @brooklynbeckham @nicolaannepeltz @victoriabeckham (sic)"

Meanwhile, Brooklyn and Nicola are reportedly set to have two weddings in 2021 and will have one ceremony in the UK and the other in Florida.

A source said: "Everyone is delighted for them. Brooklyn has always looked up to his parents and grandparents, who have been married for a combined 70 years, and that's what he wants. David and Victoria are thrilled. They feel he has finally met a girl who is not after him for fame or money. 

"In fact, her family wealth dwarfs the Beckhams. Victoria no longer needs to solely pay for a bodyguard or driver for Brooklyn, for example, because Nicola's dad Nelson is able to help take care of the security and drivers who are needed to keep them safe. Nicola and Brooklyn's parents met earlier this year. David and Victoria flew to Florida and stayed with Nelson and his wife Claudia.

"They got on really well over dinner and are in regular contact. Traditionally, of course, the father of the bride pays for the wedding — but David and Victoria will definitely want to contribute in some way. It's too early to set a date, but they're aiming for the end of next summer or early autumn."

Nicola's father, Nelson Peltz, 78, is an activist investor and founder of investment firm Trian Fund Management. According to Forbes, Trian now has more than US$9 billion in assets under management, and its portfolio includes stakes in Bank of New York Mellon, DuPont, and food conglomerate Mondelez International. Nelson himself is worth US$1.7 billion.

Brooklyn and Nicola announced the happy news in sweet matching Instagram posts on Saturday afternoon (July 11).

He wrote on Instagram: "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 the best daddy one day ... I love you baby xx (sic)"— BANG

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