Is Claudia Heffner Peltz related to Hugh Hefner? Nicola Peltz's family tree

Yasmine Leung April 11, 2022
Is Claudia Heffner Peltz related to Hugh Hefner? Nicola Peltz's family tree

Following Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham’s lavish wedding on Saturday (9 April 2022), fans have been rushing to find out about the heiress’ famous family, particularly after they spotted her mother is model Claudia Heffner, raising questions over whether she’s related to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz are now husband and wife. Vogue had dibs on their fairytale wedding, which took place during the weekend at the Peltz’s sprawling Palm Beach estate, Montsorrel, which Page Six reports is worth $123 million.

Nicola looked breathtaking in a custom Valentino gown with a show-stopping train and delicate lace opera gloves. Her stylist, Leslie Fremar, called her wedding dress a “work of art”.

The mother of the bride, Claudia Heffner, almost stole the spotlight wearing a custom blue Versace dress:

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No. Although Mrs Peltz’s maiden name is Heffner, she has no links to the Playboy founder. Their surnames aren’t spelled the same for a start.

Born on 12 March 1955, Peltz is a former model but and the third wife of businessman Nelson Peltz, who she married in 1985.

Despite her daughter and new son-in-law’s level of fame, the mother-of-eight stays out of the spotlight as she has no social media, although she has made several appearances on Nicola’s Instagram page.

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Who are Claudia Heffner’s children?

Heffner shares eight children with Peltz, who has two children from his first marriage.

Their eldest son, Matthew, was born in 1986 and is director of the family company Wendy’s Co, The Sun reports. Like Nicola, their second son, Will, is an actor. He has appeared in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children. Their other sons are Brad, Diesel, and twins Zach and Greg, while their daughters are Brittany Buerstedde and, of course, Nicola.

All the Peltz children have established careers – Matthew, Brittany and Diesel work for the family or as entrepreneurs – while Brad is a professional ice hockey player, previously in the NHL.

Twins Zach and Greg are only 17 but, if they’re anything like their siblings, they’re well on the way to success.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.