Claudia Heffner Peltz is a former model most famously known for being the wife of American billionaire entrepreneur and investor Nelson Peltz. The two married in 1985 and have eight children together. Despite her affluent background, Claudia has strayed from the limelight.
Claudia Heffner Peltz Biography
Full name: Claudia Heffner Peltz
Date of birth: 12 March 1955
Age: 68 years (as of June 2023)
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Place of birth: Baltimore, USA
Current residence: Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
Weight: 127 lbs. (58 kg)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Father: William J. Heffner
Mother: Barbara Heffner
Siblings: Two sisters
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Nelson Peltz
Children 6 sons and 2 daughters & 2 step-children
Profession: Former model, Entrepreneur
Net worth: $5 million
Claudia Heffner Peltz was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on March 12, 1955. She was raised in a Catholic school in Baltimore. She has two siblings- Charlene Heffner & Holly McCloskey.
Claudia Heffner is the daughter of William J. Heffner and Barbara ‘Bunny’ Heffner. William, a Baltimore native, held a law degree from the University of Maryland, practiced law, and was involved in commercial banking. Also, William was a member of the US Army and served in Germany throughout the Korean War. Sadly, he passed away at 80 due to a long illness on March 27, 2009.
Her mother Barbara had a career as a nurse and is still alive today, although she now uses a wheelchair due to medical issues. Claudia’s daughter Nicola often posts pictures of her grandmother on her social media accounts.
Claudia Heffner Peltz Education & Career
Before she met her beloved husband, Claudia Heffner was a renowned fashion model who was widely recognized for her work on the runway, on magazine covers, and in advertising campaigns. It is said that she spent her early years in the area and attended a Catholic school. She was making a successful living from her career, but love changed the path of her life.
Claudia Heffner is renowned for her work as a model. After marrying business magnate Nelson Peltz, her career soared. She was featured in many high-end advertisements, gaining recognition across the US. Claudia also walked the ramp for premier fashion companies and was featured in famous editorials and magazine covers.
Claudia Heffner Peltz & Nelson Peltz Love Story
When Claudia and Nelson first encountered one another, Nelson was already making headway in the world of business, and Claudia was a notable model. They dated for some time before deciding to get married.
In 1985, Claudia Heffner changed her name to Claudia Heffner Peltz. For the following years, Claudia stayed in modeling as her profession, and Nelson kept increasing their fortune. Eventually, Claudia made the decision to stop her modeling career to concentrate on building a family and aiding Nelson in his multiple business investments.
Prior to his union with Claudia Heffner Peltz, Nelson had been married and divorced twice. He had two kids from his earlier marriages. Then, when he and Claudia chose to start a family of their own, they committed totally.
Claudia Heffner Peltz Children
Claudia Heffner Peltz and her partner Nelson have a total of eight kids between them. The eldest is Matthew, aged 37, followed by Will (35), then Brad (32), Brittany (30), Diesel (27), and Nicola (27), and the youngest of them all are the 17-year-old twins, Zachary and Gregory.
With regards to her children’s careers, Matthew and his father Nelson are joint proprietors of Wendy’s Co. with Matthew in the role of director. Will has achieved notoriety for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women, & Children, Brad was an illustrious hockey player, Nicola is also an actor, Brittany is a popular influencer and proprietor of SENA, an interior design studio, and the twins have yet to choose their careers.
How is the Peltz family related to the Beckham family?
In April 2022, Claudia Heffner Peltz and Nelson Peltz attended the opulent wedding of their daughter Nicola and Brooklyn Beckham. Brooklyn is the son of former footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria who is a former member of the Spice Girls.
Nelson and Claudia Heffner Peltz’s Palm Beach, Florida mansion, known as Montsorrel, was the site of the wedding. It is estimated that the property is worth $94.9 million according to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser. Nelson Peltz was able to purchase it in 1987 for only $13.5 million and has since had many renovations done. The estate boasts 27 bedrooms, a beach, a walled garden, a swimming pool, and a guest house.