florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) His reputation as a far-right Republican kept him from being invited to one of last year’s big celebrity weddings.
court filings from earlier this year reveal just how much billionaire nepo-baby-slash-actor Nicola Peltz wanted to keep DeSantis away from his Palm Beach, Florida, wedding to Brooklyn Beckham, the pop star’s son. Victoria Beckham and soccer star david beckham.
The businessman father of the bride, Nelson Peltz, is currently suing former wedding planners Nicole Braghin and Arianna Grijalbaon for $159,000, hoping to recover his deposit for his eight-day stint planning the Palm Beach Peltz-Beckham party.
Although Peltz accused Braghin and Grijalbaon of being incapable of managing the event, which cost a reported $4 millionhave countersued, claiming that the hosts’ demands were impossible to meet.
Braghin and Grijalbaon said working the guest list of more than 500 people was a Sisyphus task, only complicated by persistent adjustments by Peltz and his mother Claudia Peltz.
In court papers filed in Miami earlier this year, wedding planners claimed Peltz was “adamant not to invite certain politicians” on the adventure, despite the fact that his father was a major donor to the Republican Party.
Snubbing DeSantis appeared to be a top priority for the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” actor, as text messages cited in the lawsuit show his warning to Braghin and Grijalbaon: “Desantis must be OFF THE GUEST LIST. PLEASE CONFIRM!”
“The first important thing in AM,” his mother chimed in.
It seemed that Peltz had his way, as there were no sightings of DeSantis at their April 2022 nuptials.
Cleverly avoiding any prickly politicians, Peltz and Beckham were able to celebrate the evening with Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Eva Longoria, Serena and Venus Williams, Elizabeth Hurley, chef Gordon Ramsay and the groom’s parents.
In the meantime, it appears that Nelson Peltz may have taken a liking to DeSantis as well.
Last month, the Financial Times stated Peltz was wary of throwing too much money behind DeSantis’ 2024 presidential bid, citing the governor’s far-right stance on abortion.
“Nelson Peltz thinks most of DeSantis’s policies are acceptable, but his position on abortion is too harsh,” a source revealed. “That may undermine Peltz’s desire to financially support DeSantis as a candidate.”
Back in April DeSantis signed a six-week abortion restriction in the law.