Nothing says true love like having one of your teeth extracted and turned into jewellery for your beloved to wear.
Last week, Brooklyn Beckham, 22, and his fiancée Nicola Peltz, 26, proudly wore the wisdom tooth necklaces they’d had made for one another.
In a further display of devotion, they then got their bodies inked with matching butterfly tattoos.
Two decades ago, Brooklyn’s parents Victoria and David were no strangers to making bold gestures of love. But they’re amateurs compared to their oldest son and his partner, whose entire relationship has played out on social media.
CLAUDIA CONNELL charts a very modern love story. . .
Morning after the night before
January 2, 2020
Brooklyn and Nicola met in April 2019 at the Coachella music festival and announced their relationship on Instagram
The pair met in April 2019 at the Coachella music festival in California, but didn’t start dating until the following October.
When it was time to go public, Brooklyn and Nicola announced their relationship on Instagram with a string of photographs that showed them half-naked in a messy hotel room with bed sheets in disarray, followed by a ‘morning after’ snap of them dressed in sweatshirts and looking exhausted.
The message was clear — they’d been up all night . . . and they weren’t playing Scrabble.
Our first (of many) bath selfies
January 9, 2020
Brooklyn Beckham uploaded a bathroom selfie to mark Nicola’s 25th birthday
In what was to become a regular theme of their social media posts, Brooklyn uploaded a bathroom selfie to mark Nicola’s 25th birthday.
‘You have such an amazing heart,’ he said while she was clad in a towel and he was glued to the side of her face.
Not to mention her squeaky clean skin . . . this couple spend a LOT of time in the bath and shower.
Just us and our little old private jet
January 12, 2020
By mid-January, they were jet-setting off together and pictures showed them beside a private jet and shopping in Miami
Things were moving quickly and, by mid-January, they were jet-setting off together. ‘I wanna travel everywhere with u,’ said American actress Nicola, best known for TV show Bates Motel.
‘Me and U,’ replied Brooklyn. Pictures showed them beside a private jet and shopping in Miami close to David and Victoria’s £30 million home.
When your parents are multi-millionaires (him) and billionaires (her) there’s no need to save up to travel the globe.
Stuck on you – like glue
April 18, 2020
Brooklyn has taken an array of photos showing himself embracing his girlfriend
‘I promise to always be by your side,’ said Brooklyn. And, as the photographic evidence proved, he meant it as well.
But he forgot to add ‘. . . taking endless selfies, with my lips superglued to your face.’
A year ago, Brooklyn’s Instagram had been full of similar pictures of him kissing his then model girlfriend, Hana Cross, now deleted without trace from his page.
We are going viral
April 19, 2020
Nicola uploaded photographs of her and Brooklyn kissing through their matching protective masks
Not even Covid could keep them apart.
Nicola uploaded photographs of her and Brooklyn kissing through their matching protective masks as coronavirus spread around the world, and their love affair was all over Instagram.
I’ll never let you go…never
May 18, 2020
Brooklyn calls Nicola ‘my beautiful angel,’ as they enjoy a moment at the Beckhams’ £6 million country estate
The Hills are alive . . . with selfies.
Holding hands in the Cotswolds sunshine, Brooklyn calls Nicola ‘my beautiful angel,’ as they enjoy a moment at the Beckhams’ £6 million country estate.
It must seem a bit pokey to Nicola, raised in a 27-bedroom home in upstate New York.
For richer…and richer
July 11, 2020
Giving her a £250,000 diamond ring, he promised to be ‘the best husband and the best daddy’
After just nine months, Brooklyn proposed.
‘I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes. I am the luckiest man in the world,’ he gushed.
Giving her a £250,000 diamond ring, he promised to be ‘the best husband and the best daddy.’ But will Victoria be so happy to become Granny Spice?
My love is snap happy
August 2, 2020
Nicola said her partner was ‘so talented’ when she posted a picture her love had taken of her
‘My fiancé is so talented,’ said Nicola when she posted a picture her love had taken of her in a nightie.
At least he seems to have improved his camera skills since he published What I See, a book of his photography in 2017.
It included a dark blob that was supposedly a snap of an elephant.
Here we are, foam alone again
September 23, 2020
Nicola and Brooklyn don’t have to compete for bathroom time and in September they treated us to another arty bathroom mirror selfie
Unlike other couples, Nicola and Brooklyn don’t have to compete for bathroom time — they appear to spend most of their time locked in there together.
In September they treated us to another arty bathroom mirror selfie — this time a shirtless Brooklyn is showing off his collection of tattoos while his girlfriend helps him shave.
‘I love you more every day,’ she says. Another romantic snap for the family album
This’ll get a chain reaction
October 13, 2020
Brooklyn and Nicola showed they enjoy outdoor pursuits when they went cycling
Proving they don’t spend all their time Velcroed to one another’s faces, Brooklyn and Nicola showed they enjoy outdoor pursuits, too.
‘My favourite biking partner,’ said Brooklyn as they went for a cycle around Palm Beach in Florida, where Nicola’s parent’s have a £76 million beachside home, a stone’s throw from Donald Trump’s estate.
Nothing will ever pop our bubble
October 29, 2020
One year together and the pair were seen having a soak in their favourite room
One year together and the pair celebrate with bubbles — in a bath, rather than a glass.
Enjoying a soak in their favourite room, Brooklyn wrote: ‘I’m the luckiest person to have you by my side. I cannot wait to grow old with you and start a family.’
Cheese! Following a pattern
November 3, 2020
The couple share a love of high-end fashion and Victoria Beckham has already offered to make Nicola’s wedding dress
Brooklyn and Nicola share a love of high-end fashion and Victoria Beckham has already offered to make lucky Nicola’s wedding dress for her.
But Versace was the designer they chose when they spent the day dressing up in coordinated pattern outfits. Brooklyn calls Nicola his ‘muse’ and they are certainly keeping us amused.
I’ve got my eyes on you
January 23, 2021
Having already had his fiancée’s name inked on the side of his neck, he then had her eyes drawn on the back of it
New Year, new tattoos for Brooklyn. Having already had his fiancée’s name inked on the side of his neck, he then had her eyes drawn on the back of it.
Underneath are the words to a love letter from Nicola, signing off with ‘your future wifey’.
Let’s hope things work out, or a hell of a lot of laser removal lies ahead.
You can’t get away from me
January 25, 2021
Brooklyn as he hugged his topless girlfriend in an arty black-and-white shot
‘Never letting you go,’ said Brooklyn as he hugged his topless girlfriend in an arty black-and-white shot.
‘It’s getting a bit cringey now,’ said one of his 12.2 million followers on Instagram, speaking for us all. At least they came out of the bathroom for this one.
The tooth is out there
March 26, 2021
Nicola had the couple’s wisdom teeth plated in gold and made into necklaces
Flowers? So predictable. Instead, Brooklyn and Nicola found a unique way of celebrating their love.
Nicola had their wisdom teeth plated in gold and made into necklaces. While some might be freaked out by this, Brooklyn declared it ‘the best gift from my best friend’.
And if that wasn’t enough, they also got matching butterfly tattoos.