VICTORIA Beckham teased son Brooklyn’s engagement to Nicola Peltz over a week ago, with fans missing a tell-tale clue.
The 21-year-old aspiring photographer popped the question a little over two weeks ago after asking the US actress’ billionaire dad Nelson for permission.
He confirmed the exciting news on Instagram on Saturday, sharing a sweet photo of himself and Nicola embracing in a sun-drenched field.
But Brooklyn’s famous mum Victoria, 46, almost gave the game away six days earlier – when the family got together to film themselves clapping for carers in honour of the NHS’ 72nd birthday.
Brooklyn and Nicola had only joined the Beckhams at their Cotswolds mansion a few days earlier, having been stranded in the US since March due to coronavirus lockdown.
They joined Brooklyn’s parents and siblings for the video, which Victoria shared to her Instagram Story – notably covering Nicola’s tell-tale hands with a large red heart emoji.
In an apparent bid to make it look more natural, the former Spice Girl added a variety of other heart emojis to the clip, but the one over 25-year-old Nicola was undoubtedly the most attention-grabbing.
Little did fans know that the star was most likely hiding her future daughter-in-law’s £250,000, personally-designed engagement ring – poignantly obscured under the symbol of love.
After announcing the engagement, a close-up of the beauty’s stunning ring was revealed in an Instagram post as she petted one of the family’s dogs on her fiancé’s Instagram Story.
With no need for any emojis now that the cat was out of the bag, the emerald-cut bling was visible for all to see.
Once the cat was out of the bag, Nicola showed off the ring in all its glory[/caption]
The family threw an intimate engagement party at the weekend[/caption]
The happy couple posed with Brooklyn’s grandparents[/caption]
Designed by Brooklyn, the jewellery is estimated to feature a 4.5-5 carat diamond, with the classic solitaire set on a thin and elegant diamond encrusted band.
The Beckhams were joined by close family members on Saturday for an engagement party, with Nicola and Brooklyn seen posing with his grandparents as they celebrated their happy news.
Nicola is wearing the same eye-catching yellow dress from their social media announcement, and the beauty revealed that it was Victoria who’d taken the snap partway through their celebrations.
Brooklyn and Nicola’s engagement news was met with excitement from his family, with David and Victoria both sharing photos to congratulate the pair.
Posh and Becks are supporting their son’s decision[/caption]
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Despite only dating Nicola for eight months, Brooklyn is said to have always wanted to marry young and plans to follow in the footsteps of his parents’ marriage.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “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’.”
Nicola’s father, Nelson Peltz, is an American billionaire businessman, and her mum Claudia Heffner Peltz is a former fashion model.