They reunited over Easter weekend for a family dinner, dubbed a ‘peace summit’, after a year of speculation over the feud.
And despite posing for a family photo on Thursday, Victoria Beckham and her eldest son’s wife, Nicola Peltz, still seemed to keep a slight distance from each other.
The fashion designer, 48, joined husband David, 47, son Brooklyn, 24, Nicola, 28, and daughter Harper Seven, 11, as they all beamed for a family photo together .
According to body language expert Judi James, the snap shows no “signs of bonding” between Victoria and Nicola – as the latter appears to be an outcast in the snap.
The Beckham family spent Easter at the Nicola billionaire family’s £76million mansion in Palm Beach as they marked one year of marriage for her and Brooklyn.
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It appeared they were enjoying a night out together, with the American heiress and Victoria standing next to each other, the latter letting her arm closest to Nicola dangle, while the rest of the family was bound.
Brooklyn shared the family photo on his Instagram Stories, writing, “Love you guys so much” as he teased his family members.
The budding chef stood at the end of the line-up, dressed in black slacks with a matching overshirt.
As former footballer David stood beside him looking suave in a suit as he wrapped an arm around his wife Victoria, who opted for a black blazer dress with sheer tights.
Nicola kept her usual vintage theme with a colorful knee-length dress, while Harper donned a pair of cowboy boots and a floral dress.
Each family member, except for Harper who has no public social media, shared the photo on their own Instagram feeds.
And according to body language expert Judi James, the positioning of the family in the image signals that “there aren’t really definitive levels of bonding.”
After analyzing the snap, she told MailOnline: ‘If Brooklyn and Nicola are back in the family, why are they posed apart, flanking David and Victoria rather than together and with each other?’ You’d expect the parents to do the flanking, to signal that Brooklyn and Nicola are loved as a couple at the heart of the family unit.
Noting that the inclusivity focuses on David, Victoria and Brooklyn, rather than the family as a whole, Judi acknowledges that the former footballer has his arms around his son like a protective parent. While Victoria’s head and pelvis are also tilted towards the boys.
“Victoria has left a right arm between her and Nicola, which creates the effect of a barrier. Nicola appears to have her right arm placed behind Victoria’s back but there is no reciprocal response from her stepmother,’ Judi shared.
Continuing that it’s more of a celebration for Brooklyn than for Nicola, she adds, “It’s like Victoria is celebrating Brooklyn’s return to the fold and kinda forgot about Nicole.” There is a similar “echo” gesture from Brooklyn, however, as he stuffs his left hand into his pocket rather than wrapping it around his father.
“Nicola’s broad smile suggests she is happy to send signals of family unity and her mirroring rituals imply a desire to look like a family member. Her left arm is placed around Harper’s shoulders in a gesture that mirrors David’s embrace of Victoria and the position of her leg perfectly matches that of her mother-in-law.
Over the weekend, Brooklyn and Nicola celebrated one year of marriage surrounded by their respective families.
The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at the lavish mansion of Nicola’s billionaire parents in Palm Beach, Florida in 2022.
Gushing over his wife with a message to mark the milestone, Brooklyn wrote: ‘1 year ago today I married my best friend xx I am the luckiest person to be able to call you my wife.
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As the Beckhams and the Peltzes gathered for the occasion, it was thought it could put an end to rumors of a family feud once and for all, after they all seemed united last month for the 24th anniversary from Brooklyn – but left some fans still wondering if there was a rift.
In the year since the lavish nuptials of the aspiring chef and his wife heiress, the family has been plagued by rumors of a falling out between the latter and his stepmother Victoria.
While Victoria and Nicola have been at the center of the drama, they appeared to be in good spirits as they caught up with each other on Sunday and enjoyed an Easter egg hunt.
The Cold War began when Victoria and Nicola clashed over her wedding dress and the Transformers star accused her new stepmother of stealing the show at her wedding.
The Beckhams refused to pay for Brooklyn’s US green card, a source says, and more recently the former Spice Girl snubbed her son and daughter-in-law for her new Paris Fashion Week show, a source said. another insider of the family.
A source familiar with Nicola said the drama started around her and her Palm Beach, Florida, Brooklyn wedding – and only escalated.
As a famous designer, many in the fashion world assumed that Victoria would design Nicola’s wedding dress. But instead, the bride appeared on the May cover of Vogue in Valentino couture.
Nicola then gave an interview insisting that Victoria’s abandonment of the offer was not designed to be an insult to her new mother-in-law.
“I was going to do it and I really wanted to, then a few months later she realized her studio couldn’t do it, so I had to choose another dress,” she said. at Variety last month.
But an insider says Nicola “never” intended to wear Victoria Beckham to her wedding.
“She was always going to let her design something. But she was never going to put that on him,’ the source said. “She has too many really talented designer friends.
“It’s like when you have a brother-in-law, and they say they make the best meatballs, you hate meatballs, but you let them cook them anyway. This is exactly what happened.
“She was never, ever going to wear it.”
Another source familiar with the sartorial controversy was led to believe that Nicola was really considering wearing her mother-in-law’s design, but was scrapped at the “last minute”.
“Valentino was concerned that they didn’t have enough time to make the dress because Victoria didn’t tell the Peltzes that her studio couldn’t make the dress for Nicola until the last minute,” the second source said.
After the clothing drama, Nicola was offended when David and Victoria’s close friend Marc Anthony gave a rousing speech at his wedding – all about Victoria, according to an insider.
“It was just an ode to Victoria and how awesome she is.” Nicola likes to be the center of attention, especially on her wedding day. So that really, really pissed her off,’ the source said.
“She stormed off in the middle of her wedding reception with [sister] Brittany and her mother, and wept her eyes.
With the dust seemingly settling on Sunday, Beckham’s daughter Harper happily roamed the grounds picking up chocolate treats, while the other family members were seen enjoying the sun and bonding together.
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