Brooklyn Beckham and fiancee Nicola Peltz put on a tender show when they were pictured leaving Nobu in Malibu on Wednesday after a romantic meal.
The two complemented each other’s style in dark clothing as they prepared to head home, all while holding hands.
Their exit comes after Brooklyn, 21, was defended after being criticized for posting a now-deleted Instagram photo in which he had his hand on Nicola’s neck.
Tender: Brooklyn Beckham and his fiancee Nicola Peltz held hands as they left dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Wednesday … after being defended against this “strangled” drama
Brooklyn had stuck to a chic / casual dress code as he was pictured leaving the restaurant wearing a dark sweater, sleek indigo jeans and chunky boots.
Nicola, 25, wore a plunging black pantsuit and heels, with the couple both sporting black masks.
Brooklyn has been defended by fans after being criticized for holding fiancee Nicola Peltz’s neck on social media.
Chic: Nicola, 25, wore a plunging black pantsuit and heels, with the couple both sporting black masks
KWRO Women’s Rights Organization Founder Diana Nammi said it was “disgusting” to share online and thinks it’s wrong to turn such a serious matter into a joke.
But others thought it was an overreaction given that Brooklyn removed the snap as soon as the reviews came to light and her intention, though misguided, was to be light-hearted.
One fan wrote: “@Diana Nammi and her rant against Brooklyn Beckham is why sometimes causes get lost in the sauce.
‘Anyone with eyes could see there was nothing wrong’: Brooklyn defended after being criticized for holding his fiancee Nicola’s throat in now deleted Instagram post
“Anyone with eyes could see that there was nothing wrong with their photo but I guess” the sky is falling “for Diana… focus on the real domestic violence ma’am and not the photos idiots on IG.
Others took to social media to send their “love” to Brooklyn after the comments.
However, others have stood up for the newly engaged couple. One of them commented, “I love you guys”. A second typed: “Adorable”, while another wrote “two goals”.
In the photo, posted earlier this week, David Beckham’s eldest son, 21, showed off his tattooed arms as he held the 25-year-old actress by the neck while drinking wine at dinner.
KWRO is a charitable organization that campaigns against issues such as domestic violence, honor-based violence and forced marriage.
Opposing views: Fans showed support for Brooklyn as both sides of the debate were discussed
Reacting to the photo of Brooklyn holding Nicola by the throat posted by the Bates Motel star, Ms Nammi said, “It’s disgusting and I think on the serious side, no one should allow themselves to play a joke.
“It’s very important, an organization like ours has seen so many women fall victim to honor-based violence, domestic violence, forced marriage – and they have been strangled by their own families and they have been killed by husbands, partners or boyfriends.
“So we’re talking about real life, even if it’s a joke it’s disgusting in my opinion. I think this kind of photo should be banned from Instagram. He’s mature enough to know this is a very serious matter and I think he needs to openly apologize and tell people that he made a serious mistake.
“We’re talking about living people – it’s not a doll to play with, so I think that sends a very wrong message, a very dangerous message to young people in particular.
Photos: In another image shared on Nicola’s Instagram, she held Brooklyn around her neck
“This type of attitude is not acceptable and men and women, especially women, should be respected and their lives should be celebrated.
“It’s so dangerous and his position is so important and not only he but his family have to discuss it to say something in the media that they don’t approve of it, especially because of their position.
“In his position he shouldn’t do it at all and even think about it and I couldn’t believe that sort of thing happened.” He’s quite mature, he’s not a baby playing with a doll.
“We’re talking about a grown man talking about his girlfriend – and his girlfriend certainly doesn’t have to accept that. I urge them to post an apology message on Instagram and Twitter and all over the media for their wrongdoing.
Close: The couple love to share loved photos of themselves on social media
“People like us fight daily, talk in schools, try to educate people about the issues of domestic violence and how to have a healthy relationship.
“On a daily basis we try to fit these things into the school curriculum – for example, healthy relationships need to be educated to people – but a message from an irresponsible like him gives a really big message to the whole world and it’s so dangerous. . .
“I think he really has to learn to treat women, he has to take education in healthy relationships and learn to act as a responsible human being.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Brooklyn and Nicola for comment.
The photo also caught the attention of Brooklyn fans, some of whom were alarmed at the way he was squeezing her throat. Some have warned that this could normalize domestic and sexual violence on their combined Instagram account of more than 14 million people.
Jaye Taylor said, “Every girlfriend he’s had, there are pictures of him holding them around his neck. Even when he puts his arm around them, it’s really tight and looks like a headache.
“Really strange how he’s never been photographed with male friends, just his girlfriends who he falls in love with in two minutes and then holds them by the throat, etc.” “
Jordan Moral asked, “Why is he choking you? Another user echoed Jordan saying, “Why is he choking you?” “
Last week, Nicola uploaded a black and white photo of herself holding a topless Brooklyn by the throat as her face is covered in shaving cream.
She captioned the snap: “I love you more every day. Brooklyn replied, “I’m the luckiest boy in the world to have you by my side.”
Love: Others have stood up for the newly engaged couple. One of them commented: “I love you guys”. A second typed: “Adorable”, while another wrote “two goals”.