It’s the last Sunday in April, the day before the Met Gala 2023, and it’s pouring rain in New York City. Just buckets of water falling from the sky. This is a dismal omen for the hundreds of stylists, photographers, drivers, and myriad other event planners who are in town to work the event. But for Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, the torrential April showers are making him feel at home.
“I do love the rain,” he tells me on Sunday afternoon, sitting at a corner table in a hotel restaurant on the Upper East Side. As the eldest son of two of the most famous Brits on the planet, David and Victoria Beckham, 24-year-old Brooklyn has a soft spot for dreary weather. His wife, Nicola, however, loves the sun. This, I suggest, feels like an extension of the olive theory, a test of romantic compatibility that favors when one half of a couple enjoys what the other despises, and vice versa—such as rain, or olives. Turns out Brooklyn and Nicola have that one down, too. “I do hate olives, but my wife loves them.”