Claudia Heffner Peltz – How This Billionaire Is Now Related To David Beckham

Claudia Heffner Peltz is the wife of billionaire Nelson Peltz and the couple has eight children. One of them married David Beckham's son.

By Rick Gonzales | Updated

As far as billionaires go, Nelson Peltz is just one of the over 2,500 scattered across the globe, and with a net worth of roughly $1.5 billion, he certainly is not hurting. But it does take a village and that is exactly what Peltz has with his eight children and wife of 37 years, Claudia. Now Claudia prefers to keep a fairly low profile, despite her background, so let’s see what we can find out about Claudia Heffner Peltz.


There aren’t many details to be found about Claudia Heffner Peltz’s early life. She was born on March 12, 1955, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the area and it is said she spent her formative and scholastic years at a Catholic school. Claudia has two siblings, Charlene Heffner and Holly McCloskey.

Before Claudia Heffner met her future husband, she was a popular fashion model who walked runways for a number of high-end fashion labels, she graced the cover of a number of fashion magazines, and she was also involved in a number of advertising campaigns. Claudia Heffner was making a great living doing what she loved, but it was love that took her away from modeling.


By the time Claudia Heffner was introduced to Nelson Peltz, he was well on his way to building his fortune. Claudia herself was a highly successful model, something she continued to do even after they married. She met Nelson in the early ‘80s, dating for a couple of years before they decided to tie the knot.

Claudia Heffner became Claudia Heffner Peltz in 1985. For the next couple of years, Claudia continued to model as her career, while Nelson kept building their wealth. Finally, Claudia chose to step away from her modeling career to focus on having a family and helping Nelson with his vast business ventures.


Before Nelson Peltz settled down with Claudia Heffner Peltz, he had been twice married and twice divorced. From his previous marriages, Nelson had two children. But once he and Claudia decided to have children of their own, they went all in.

Eight children in all are what Claudia Heffner Peltz has with her husband Nelson. They are, in age order, Matthew (37), Will (35), Brad (32), Brittany (30), Diesel (27), Nicola (27), and 17-year-old twins Zachary and Gregory. As far as what her children do for a living, Matthew is in business with his father Nelson working as the director for Wendy’s Co. Will is an actor who is best known for his work in Unfriended and Men, Women, & Children, Brad was a professional hockey player, Nicola is also an actor, Brittany is an influencer and owns an interior design studio called SENA, and finally, the twins have yet to get their careers started.


The big news coming from Claudia Heffner Peltz’s family recently was the marriage between Nicola and Brooklyn Beckham, the son of former soccer star David Beckham and wife, Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham.

The wedding was held at Nelson and Claudia Heffner Peltz’s $94.9 million (according to Palm Beach County Property Appraiser) Palm Beach, Florida mansion that they nicknamed, Montsorrel. Knowing a good deal when he sees it, Nelson Peltz purchased the estate in 1987 for $13.5 million and throughout the years has had extensive renovations completed on the estate. It is said the mansion holds 27 bedrooms, with a private beach, a walled garden, a swimming pool, and a guest house.

To complete these renovations on their nearly 48,000 square foot home, Peltz and his wife Claudia have taken out mortgages of $31.1 million, $38.1 million, and most recently $23 million. Along with their estate, Nelson and Claudia Peltz own the smaller home across the street. It only measures almost 18,500 square feet.

The couple also owns a mansion in Westchester, New York that they purchased in 1998. The mansion became available when then owners, Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola, decided to call an end to their marriage. Nelson and Claudia Heffner Peltz purchased it for $20.55 million.

When combining families such as the Peltzs with the Beckhams, money is obviously not an issue. With that in mind, Nicola took off to Rome along with her stylist prior to her nuptials for her wedding dress fittings. Victoria Beckham herself designed Nicola’s engagement dress.

For those unaware of Claudia Heffner Peltz’s youngest daughter’s background, she has made a nice name for herself in Hollywood. She has been seen in films like The Last Airbender, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Back Roads, and Holidate. Nicola has also been seen on TV series such as Bates Motel, Inhumans, and most recently in Welcome to Chippendales.

With Nelson and Claudia Heffner Peltz, along with David and Victoria Beckham in attendance, Brooklyn and Nicola wed on April 9, 2022. It was a big list of family and friends that joined the festivities. Some of the big names included family friend Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana, Mel B (Victoria Beckham’s Spice Girl bandmate), singer Marc Anthony, and Venus and Serena Williams. Unfortunately, Brooklyn Beckham’s godfather, Elton John, was unable to attend the wedding, as he was out on tour.


Although Claudia Heffner Peltz keeps her private life with her family, especially her husband, private, it does not mean she doesn’t appear on social media. True, she has no social media accounts of her own, but her daughter, Nicola Peltz Beckham, is an actress and has no problem posting pictures of herself with her “bestie.”

Nicola made sure she posted a wonderful birthday tribute to Claudia Heffner Peltz. Along with a fuzzy picture of the two, Nicola also captioned it with, “Happy birthday to my role model, my queen, my twin 💕 you are everything good in this world! I want to be just like you. You’re the most beautiful woman inside and out and am the luckiest girl in the girl to call you mom. I love you I love you I love you a millions over.”

With her twins ready to move onto their next phase of life, Claudia Heffner Peltz will have time to focus more on the business aspect of the family fortune. Although he isn’t showing many signs of slowing down, Nelson Peltz is 80 years old. Throughout their nearly 40-year marriage, Claudia has shown to be a formidable business partner alongside Nelson and that doesn’t appear it will be changing anytime soon.