Meet Claudia Heffner Peltz! Facts About Nicola Peltz's Mother

Meet Claudia Heffner Peltz! Facts About Nicola Peltz's Mother

Nicola Peltz made headlines after getting engaged to Brooklyn Beckham, son of English footballer David Beckham and Victoria Beckham. 

Brooklyn proposed to Nicola in July 2020, and the two announced the good news through Instagram on July 11, 2020

And while Nicola turned heads with her engagement, she brought in quite a fascinating background of her own, like her parents. 

Nicola’s parents are quite famous names. Her father is billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz while her mother is former fashion model Claudia Heffner. 

Today, we dive into the facts below to get to know Claudia Heffner a bit more.

11 Facts About Claudia Heffner Peltz

  • Claudia Heffner Peltz was born on March 12, 1955, under the zodiac sign of Pisces. 

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  • She was born to successful parents, father William J. Heffner and mother Barbara Heffner. Claudia’s father, William, passed away on March 27, 2009, to an illness. According to his obituary, William was a Johns Hopkins University graduate who later went to the University of Maryland to earn a law degree. He served in the United States Army, having been stationed in Germany during the Korean war. 
  • When it comes to siblings, Claudia has a sister named Holly McCloskey.
  • Claudia had a successful modeling career in the past, shooting for several magazines and working with successful brand deals. According to the reports, she has an estimated net worth of $5 million. (The amount sums up to the majority of modeling earnings back in the day)
  • Claudia got married to her husband, Nelson Peltz, in 1985. Claudia is Nelson’s third wife. 
Claudia Heffner Peltz with her husband, Nelson Peltz (Source: getty)
  • Claudia and Nelson have eight children together. Nelson further has two children from his first marriage. 
  • Claudia’s husband, Nelson, is an American billionaire businessman and investor, who is a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, together with Edward P. Garden and Peter W. May. He is also non-executive chairman of Wendy’s Company, and a director of Procter & Gamble, Legg Mason, and The Madison Square Garden Company. 

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  • Among Claudia’s children, Will Peltz and Nicola Peltz are actors. On the other hand, her son Brad Peltz plays for the Ottawa Senators hockey team.
  • Claudia and Nicola have quite a loving mother-daughter bond that Nicola often talks about on her social media. In fact, the two resemble each other too much when it comes to their physical appearances. And, Nicola doesn’t forget to remind people of that fact. She even posted a picture of her and Claudia revealing their side profile together with the caption, “i am you you are me”


  • Claudia and her daughter Nicola are often together and Claudia is invited to Bekham’s events as well.
  • Nicola also looks up to her parents’ lasting union as Claudia and Nelson are still very much in love even after decades of being married. Nicola even posted pictures of her parents as they kissed, with the caption, “true love lasts”
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